Monthly Archives: September 2009

Disaster in Detroit – Housing. Unbelievable. Great Story.

WSJ: In One Home, a Mighty City's Rise and Fall On a grassy lot on a quiet block on a graceful boulevard stands the answer to a perplexing question: Why does the typical house in Detroit sell for $7,100?

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Update on the Crazy Subprime Mortgage Guy from “Giant Pool of Money”

Is he reformed, or making the best of a bad situation?  If his wealth returned, would his newfound values fly out the window? NPR Blog: "Subprime Guy" Loses Everything, Finds New Definition of Success

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Gov’t Debt Taking Up the Slack

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Trading Fun – An Inside Look at Strategies for AIG Stock and Options

WSJ: Traders Seek Fortune in AIG, a Stock Once Left for Dead

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The Minsky Moment – Calculated Risk Blog

A Moment with Minsky Posted: 13 Sep 2009 08:38 PM PDT Stephen Mihm at the Boston Globe looks at Hyman Minsky: Why capitalism fails Amid the hand-wringing … a few … commentators started to speak about the arrival of a “Minsky moment,” … Continue reading

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Bubble Psychology

NYT: Same Old Hope: This Bubble is Different This time is different. That’s what people argue every time a bubble inflates, and what they think every time they are chastened by its popping. But century after century, decade after decade … Continue reading

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UBS Investor Guide – Bubbles

Download 2009-9-18 UBS investor's guide-Bubbleology

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Flash Trading Not New

NYT: A Short History of Fast Times on Wall Street MANY fear that new technology is giving some investors unfair access to stock market information. Supercomputers allow certain traders to profit by executing trades in milliseconds, a practice known as … Continue reading

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Option Trade Ideas – Try it

WSJ: Bets on Nike and Red Hat Some stocks appear likely to remain stable in coming weeks, presenting an opportunity for traders willing to sell options in those names. Among candidates for an options-selling strategy is Nike. Shares in the athletic … Continue reading

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Duration Uses – Long Duration = Higher Risk

WSJ: Don't Trip in Your Search for Higher Bond Yields Last month, investors put twice as much money into intermediate-term and junk-bond funds as into short-term bond portfolios. As a result, they have exposed themselves to much greater risk from … Continue reading

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