Monthly Archives: September 2010

S.E.C. Proposes New Rules on Debt Maneuvers – NYTimes.com

The commission’s proposals, which will be subject to 60 days of public comment before final action by the commission, would require all publicly traded companies to report quarterly their average daily amount of outstanding short-term debt and the weighted average … Continue reading

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Hedge Fund Managers Set Up for Second Acts – NYTimes.com

After shutting his giant fund following a humbling loss, Mr. Pallotta, the money manager who is an owner of the Boston Celtics, is doing what hedge fund types do in tough times: he is opening a new fund. via www.nytimes.com … Continue reading

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UBS Model Portfolios and Macro Forecasts for Stock-Trak

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Big Banks Dress Up Their Balance Sheets for Qtrly Reporting – by 42%

Regulators to Target "Window Dressing" Federal regulators are poised to propose new disclosure rules targeting "window dressing," a practice undertaken by some large banks to temporarily lower their debt levels before reporting finances to the public. The Securities and Exchange … Continue reading

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Scary Numbers on Entitlements and Taxes in U.S.

Obstacle to Deficit Cutting:  A Nation on Entitlements Efforts to tame America's ballooning budget deficit could soon confront a daunting reality: Nearly half of all Americans live in a household in which someone receives government benefits, more than at any … Continue reading

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Check Out What the Smart Bulls Are Doing

For the Bad News Bulls, Adversity is Opportunity At a time when fear-stricken hedge funds are stocking up on gold, retail investors are fleeing the stock market and gloom-peddling economists like Nouriel Roubini are commanding the airwaves, making a bullish … Continue reading

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Excellent Update on Global Macro Events

Waning Economic Recovery Fuels Global Uncertainty Check out the three scenarios and their liklihood, according to economists: Feeble Growth:   Double Dip:  20% Upside Surprise:  10% (interesting analysis, however)

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Bank Regulators Back New Rules to Avert Crises – NYTimes.com

BASEL, Switzerland — The world’s top bank regulators agreed Sunday on far-reaching new rules intended to make the global banking industry safer and protect international economies from future financial disasters. via www.nytimes.com These changes will take a long time to … Continue reading

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Glut of Pending I.P.O.’s, but the Market Mood Is Iffy – NYTimes.com

Some 161 companies are seeking to raise more than $56 billion through initial public offerings, according to Renaissance Capital, an I.P.O. research firm. That is the most companies in the I.P.O. pipeline since 2000 and the largest pent-up dollar amount … Continue reading

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Are Investors Unfair to U.S. Stock Funds? Buying Opportunity, Perhaps?

INVESTORS have been fleeing stock funds in droves, moving their money into bond portfolios, the headlines tell us. But while there is some truth in these reports, they don’t provide a complete picture. According to the latest figures from the … Continue reading

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