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I have the hammer

February 26, 2010

Apologies for the slow posts... but the NYT explains: Wall Street trading is often described as a blood sport. But inside the great investment houses, the sport of the moment is, of all things, curling — that oddball of the Olympics that is sort of like shuffleboard on ice. This slow-poke game, which originated in 16th-century […]

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Viva la banker

January 3, 2010

Coldplay's Viva la Vida could be Wall Street's anthem: I used to rule the world Seas would rise when I gave the word Now in the morning I sleep alone Sweep the streets I used to own I used to roll the dice Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes Listen as the crowd would […]

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Keeping heads out of textbooks

November 2, 2009

Wall Street & Technology briefly discusses some survey results and concludes: "Wall Street's Quants Feel Misunderstood." There's the obligatory quote from Dr. Wilmott: "These numbers are alarming," said Dr. Wilmott. "They indicate that even with the events of the past year, financial institutions are still not taking the importance of financial education seriously, especially as it […]

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A Non-Random Walk Down Wall Street

June 6, 2009

I couldn't have been happier than to see this article in the NYT about efforts to refute the efficient markets hypothesis. My title of course is shared with Andrew Lo's excellent collection of anti-EMH statistical demonstrations, as well as a play on Malkiel's classic investing guide.

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Andy Kindler visits Wall Street

March 14, 2009

Clip from David Letterman featuring an excellent Krugman montage:

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About those things I said before...

February 24, 2009

Does it strike anyone else as odd that the same greedy, irresponsible, "shameful" people who got us into this mess are the same ones Obama is relying on to get us out?  They may call it "private money" but the reality is that taxpayers are going to subsidize loans allowing Wall Street et al. to […]

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