Monthly Archives: January 2012

Recent Tweets

Probable RT @moorehn: Because I’m pretty sure John Reed was super-excited to bust Glass-Steagall until Sandy Weill outsmarted him. Jan 31, 2012 RE: @finadd I think the US has two possible ways out with $AIG. Take control, break it up, and auction off the piece… http://t.co/RjjxqMpG Jan 31, 2012 Modern version of the Roman Empire: […]

Post 1700

Every 100 posts, I breathe a deep breath and try to catch up on where we have been.  It’s not always easy for me; I write about so many different issues, and I shift in response to changes in the markets. So, where have we been? Discussing finding jobs in the shrinking field of finance […]

Recent Tweets

Stinks RT @s_m_i: RT @hedgefundinvest: RT @financialpost: Twitter to censor content in some countries http://t.co/zhnzV1Qo Jan 27, 2012 When the Reps win, wants 2b FedChair RT @pdacosta: Fed activism harms US growth, former Fed board governor Warsh says http://t.co/Tht5YyHi Jan 27, 2012 I’m different. I gained my net worth little by little through investing, and […]

Recent Tweets

@The_Analyst does Hempton do Twitter? Bright guy. Jan 26, 2012 RE: @SoberLook It’s not a pledge, indeed, but it is an estimate.  The bond market has reacted quite strongly to the e… http://t.co/crpU3QpH Jan 26, 2012 RE: @SoberLook Does this post from Alea change your opinion at all? http://t.co/2hs1LTyN… http://t.co/p3Plmjnb Jan 26, 2012 MF Customers […]

Redacted Version of the January 2012 FOMC Statement

December 2011 January 2012 Comments Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in November suggests that the economy has been expanding moderately, notwithstanding some apparent slowing in global growth. Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in December suggests that the economy has been expanding moderately, notwithstanding some slowing in global […]

Recent Tweets

They may not have meant to publish it, but the results don’t seem too earthshattering — … http://t.co/MkmCtxnJ Jan 25, 2012 @Convertbond He was 1 of my professors @ Hopkins, & the only 1 w/a consistently free market viewpoint; Talked w/him @ http://t.co/k4mL15rp Jan 25, 2012 India to pay gold instead of dollars for Iranian […]

On Financial Intermediation

I appreciate Steve Randy Waldman, who writes the excellent blog Interfluidity.  Even before I started blogging, while I was at RealMoney, we interacted over CPDOs, along with Alea, and several others that were onto the scam.  That was a fun time, because aside from the Canadian rating agency Dominion, there was no one else questioning […]