Monthly Archives: July 2009

Intriguing Data on High-Frequency Trading and More Scary Graphs

Download 2009-7-10 High-frequency Trading, and World Demand for Debt To illustrate most situations, we will use a hypothetical institutional order to buy 10,000 shares of a stock at $20.00 that has been input into algorithmic trading systems, which most buy … Continue reading

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Who Is Responsible for the Financial Collapse? The Answer Here…

Thanks, Dave, for sending this along. PS – I'm sure you saw it, but just in case I'm attaching an incredible article from the New Yorker (mid-May) called "The Death of Kings". It is absolutely fantastic. Favorite quote:   "Among … Continue reading

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Goldman and JPMorgan Dominate

NYT: Two Giant Emerge From Wall Street Ruins A new order is emerging on Wall Street after the worst crisis since the Great Depression — one in which just a couple of victors are starting to tower over the handful … Continue reading

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The Problem with Asset Allocation

But a number of influential investors and analysts, from managers of massive funds such as Pacific Investment Management Co., or Pimco, to those at small school endowments, argue that asset-allocation strategies are fundamentally flawed. This wasn't a one-off failure, they … Continue reading

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Think About Renting Your Textbooks

NYT: We Rent Movies, So Why Not Textbooks? www.chegg.com

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Passive Management Winning the Upper Hand — Told You So

WSJ: Active Managers Get the Cold Shoulder A growing number of big investors are concluding that stock and bond pickers failed to add any value during the market turmoil and are shifting to index funds, a move that threatens to … Continue reading

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Hear Vanderbilt’s Muhammad Yunus at Wharton

Muhammad Yunus Video Interview at Wharton What began with a loan of $27 to 42 women in a small village 33 years ago has grown into a global microcredit movement that has changed the lives of millions of poor people … Continue reading

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Must-Read Article Recommended by Will Easley

NYT Op-Ed: The Economy is Still at the Brink Six months ago, nobody believed that our banking system was well designed, functioning smoothly or properly regulated — so why then are we so desperately anxious to restore that model as … Continue reading

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Staying in School Not Such a Bad Choice in This Economy

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Option ARMS Are the Problem for the Future

From Bloomberg: Option ARMs Threaten U.S. Housing Rebound as 2011 Resets Peak Shirley Breitmaier took out a $315,000 option ARM to refinance a previous loan on her house. Her payments started at 3/8 of 1 percent, or less than $100 … Continue reading

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