Monthly Archives: September 2010

Career Advice: LinkedIn

LinkedIn, the Social Network that Gets Down to Business Lots of good reasons to create a profile on LinkedIn as well as great advice on how to use the network effectively.  

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Raters Ignored Proof of Unsafe Loans, Panel Is Told – NYTimes.com

According to testimony last week, from January 2006 to June 2007, Clayton reviewed 911,000 loans for 23 investment or commercial banks, including Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, UBS, Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns and Morgan Stanley. The statistics provided by these … Continue reading

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New UBS Investors Guide

Download 2010-9 UBS investor's guide

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Buffett Interview

Jay-Z, Buffett and Forbes on Success and Giving Back  

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Treasurys Can Be Painful, as History Shows – WSJ.com

At the start of the month, with pessimism on the economy peaking, investors rushed to buy long-term Treasurys and dump stocks. For now at least, their timing couldn't have been worse. In their rush for safety, many investors may have … Continue reading

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Macro Analysis Winning over Bottoms-Up

Macro Forces in Market Confound Stock Pickers More and more investors aren't bothering to pore through corporate reports searching for gems and duds, but are trading big buckets of stocks, bonds and commodities based mainly on macro concerns. As a … Continue reading

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Ex-Physicist Leads Flash Crash Inquiry – NYTimes.com

Now, from his small office at the Securities and Exchange Commission here, the former physicist is busy completing a similarly painstaking task, supervising a team of more than 20 investigators who have spent the last five months scrutinizing reams of … Continue reading

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Opportunity to Hear First-hand about Congo Conflict

Dear Professor Clark, My name is Whitley O’Connor and I represent the Global Poverty Initiative, a student organization here at Vanderbilt.  It is our goal to raise awareness and promote sustainable, innovative solutions to poverty around the world.  I would … Continue reading

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Wall Street’s Engines of Profit Are Slowing Down – NYTimes.com

Even after taxpayer bailouts restored bankers’ profits and pay, the great Wall Street money machine is decelerating. Big financial institutions, including commercial banks, are still making a lot of money. But given unease in the financial markets and the economy, … Continue reading

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Good Ideas for Stock-Trak – Options and ISM Mfg Index

A New Wrinkle in Options Short-term weekly option contracts are gaining traction among investors—even though their volatility can make it easier to lose money. Unlike standard option contracts that expire in a month or more, weekly options can be a … Continue reading

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