Archive for October, 2012

  • Never Ever Give Up
    Posted by on October 31st, 2012 at 10:20 am, Comments: 0

    Thanks to a friend at US Trust, I was able to meet author James Bradley.  If you don’t know who he is, his first book [...]

  • Back Offices Aren’t Modern
    Posted by on October 31st, 2012 at 9:19 am, Comments: 0

    One of the reasons cited for exchanges in NYC being closed the last two days is the back office.  The modern day back office of [...]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on October 31st, 2012 at 7:16 am, Comments: 0

    Good Luck to The Minimalist Trader.  He left Chicago for Boulder, CO. How much money did Ford ($F) take from the Federal government? Saved the [...]

  • Benghazi; Why Weren’t AC-130 Spectres Scrambled
    Posted by on October 30th, 2012 at 8:31 am, Comments: 0

    In the Benghazi cover up, it has been noted that the two former Navy SEALs were using laser pointers to paint targets.  That means they [...]

  • Why Aren’t Exchanges Open?
    Posted by on October 30th, 2012 at 7:43 am, Comments: 0

    One thought occurred to me yesterday, with electronic trading, why aren’t exchanges open?  One of the virtues of electronic trading is that it’s virtual.  Greg [...]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on October 30th, 2012 at 7:06 am, Comments: 0

    Sandy came ashore and wreaked havoc with the east coast.  It even snowed in Virginia. Stock exchanges remain closed.  Some are irked.  Gregg Harmon makes [...]

  • Let’s Trade Nickels
    Posted by on October 29th, 2012 at 8:08 am, Comments: 0

    Richard Grasso said this morning on CNBC that stocks should be traded in nickels, not pennies and sub-pennies.  I have been stating that since I [...]

  • Rethinking College
    Posted by on October 29th, 2012 at 8:04 am, Comments: 0

    Was visiting one of my daughters at college this weekend.  Chatted with a bunch of people.  My oldest goes to a top ten liberal arts [...]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on October 29th, 2012 at 6:46 am, Comments: 0

    Hurricane Sandy.  First day both the NASDAQ ($NDAQ), NYSE ($NYX), and NYMEX ($NYX) will be 100% electronic.  Sandy shut down the markets. Stay safe east [...]

  • Beating the Odds
    Posted by on October 28th, 2012 at 8:19 am, Comments: 0

    If you didn’t catch this weekend interview in the WSJ, I thought I might link to it here.  It touches on various themes we have [...]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on October 28th, 2012 at 6:47 am, Comments: 0

    Are you are real foodie? The Libya coverup starting to weigh on Obama. The Navy Seals that defied orders three times, were trying to use [...]

  • YCharts and Stocktoberfest
    Posted by on October 27th, 2012 at 9:20 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday, Shawn Carpenter the CEO of Ycharts presented at Stocktoberfest.  It’s the investor festival being hosted by Howard Lindzon of  the highly innovative Stocktwits.  From what [...]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on October 27th, 2012 at 8:56 am, Comments: 0

    Maybe we all just have tumors. Everyday, this Benghazi thing gets worse.  Yesterday, the CIA threw Obama under the bus. Hundreds of birds removed from [...]

  • Math Can Be Hard
    Posted by on October 26th, 2012 at 8:10 am, Comments: 0

    A lot of folks are searching for compromise.  They want the parties to work together.  However, there are fundamental differences in visions.  There isn’t a [...]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on October 26th, 2012 at 5:26 am, Comments: 0

    Spent the night in Charleston, WV.  Went to a nice place called Pies and Pints. They have their own microbrew here.  It was decent.  Walking [...]

  • Chicago, The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Is Growing
    Posted by on October 25th, 2012 at 8:58 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday was pretty fun.  Hyde Park Angels managing director Karin O Connor and I were at a lunch for our alma mater, The University of [...]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on October 25th, 2012 at 8:18 am, Comments: 0

    Interesting story on the evolution of man.  “If you’re at a party and someone says, ‘Oh, I can’t eat that—I’m lactose intolerant,’ ” he says, [...]

  • Do You Cover Up?
    Posted by on October 24th, 2012 at 10:31 am, Comments: 0

    News last night showed that the Obama administration knew of the Benghazi terrorist attacks while they were happening.  They also knew that it was an [...]