December 2010

  • News

    Write-Offs: 12.31.10

    $$$ To Heal The Hangover, Skip The Coffee And Hit The Gym [Bloomberg] $$$ Goldman Looks Set For Win In M&A [Reuters] $$$ Gold Gains Nearly 30% In 2010 [WSJ] $$$ That’s it for us today. Regular posting will resume on Monday- have a HAPPY NEW YEAR and see you in 2011!

    / Dec 31, 2010 at 4:20 PM
  • News

    Opening Bell: 12.31.10

    Your Toasting to 2011 Isn’t the Boss’s Business (Bloomberg) Bloomberg columnist has important public service announcement: “Unless you return to work obviously hung over, inebriated or sipping some hair of the dog from your coffee thermos, your employer can’t legally test you for alcohol. Drugs, yes. But if the boss has no good reason to […]

    / Dec 31, 2010 at 9:50 AM
  • News

    Write-Offs: 12.30.10

    $$$ Faber Says Long-Term U.S. Treasuries Are `Suicidal‘ Investment [Bloomberg] $$$ Words of 2010: Luge, robo-signer, Tamaulipas and jeggings registered spikes in usage. [WSJ] $$$ AIG May Be Preparing to Sell $510 Million Blackstone Stake [Bloomberg] $$$ Jenn Sterger’s dad: ‘I better not meet Favre in dark alley’ [NYP]

    / Dec 30, 2010 at 4:40 PM
  • News

    Opening Bell: 12.30.10

    Goldman Sachs Bonuses at Near-Record Lows? (Deal Journal) So sayeth Credit Suisse: “We expect full year comp expense to be accrued at 40.4% of revenues, the second lowest level since Goldman has been a public firm, reflective of both mgmt discipline and the impact of new hires over the past year.” An Interview Question From […]

    / Dec 30, 2010 at 11:00 AM
  • News

    Write-Offs: 12.29.10

    $$$ Sweden Shows Central Bankers How to Fight Against Next Asset-Price Bubble [Bloomberg] $$$ “A Manhattan party girl says her investor hubby is threatening to post steamy sex videos of her online if she doesn’t accept a lowball divorce settlement, court papers say. Lily Shang, 24, has asked a judge to stop soon-to-be ex-husband David […]

    / Dec 29, 2010 at 5:13 PM
  • News

    Here Is A Mildly Amusing* Music Video About Quantitative Easing

    Featuring, you guessed it, the furry animals that won’t die. And here’s a slightly more next level, avant garde video on the same topic.

    / Dec 29, 2010 at 3:30 PM
  • News

    Feds Make Another Insider Trading Arrest

    CNBC reports that expert network consultant Winifred Jiau was arrested today and accused of giving insider information regarding Marvell Technologies and Nvidia. That all we know at this time. Update: Reuters has more:

    / Dec 29, 2010 at 12:23 PM
  • News

    Opening Bell: 12.29.10

    China: No Wild Parties At Taxpayers’ Expense (AP) As usual, Jim Chanos called this one: “Some of the parties to make headlines have seen officials die after excessive drinking at banquets. One official was arrested after diary entries he allegedly wrote appeared online describing casual sex, drinking and under-the-table payments at parties. Lavish official tours […]

    / Dec 29, 2010 at 10:25 AM
  • News

    Write-Offs: 12.28.10

    $$$ Bankers Face ‘Scorecard‘ Test To Justify Bonus Bumpers [Telegraph] $$$ Cara Goldenberg: Analyst to Hedge Fund Manager In 6 Years [Fortune] $$$ Goldman To Play Down Risk Taking [Benzinga] $$$ Watch City Sanitation Vehicles Total a Ford Explorer in Brooklyn Heights [Daily Intel]

    / Dec 28, 2010 at 5:31 PM
  • News

    Be Thankful You’re At Work Today

    Feeling a bit salty at being the one of three people at the office during the slowest week of the year? It could be worse! You could be on break, in Maine, falling off a chairlift.* [WSJ, CNN] *Though maybe some people would prefer that to working? If so, carry on.

    / Dec 28, 2010 at 3:02 PM
  • News

    Caption Contest Tuesday

    [via NYP/Reuters]

    / Dec 28, 2010 at 1:34 PM
  • News

    Dear DealBreaker…

    Your help is needed.

    / Dec 28, 2010 at 12:25 PM
  • News

    Opening Bell: 12.28.10

    Stranded Airport Travelers Face ‘Long’ Wait After Storm (Bloomberg) Get comfortable because no one’s going anywhere! “The time needed to accommodate affected passengers will depend on the length of the shutdowns, Ed Martelle said. “It’s a moving target. I don’t know how fast we can get them on planes.” Out of Lehman’s Ashes Wall Street […]

    / Dec 28, 2010 at 10:15 AM
  • News

    Write-Offs: 12.27.10

    $$$ Roy R. Neuberger, who drew on youthful passions for stock trading and art to build one of Wall Street’s most venerable partnerships and one of the country’s largest private collections of 20th-century masterpieces, died on Friday at his home at the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan. He was 107 and had lived in New York […]

    / Dec 27, 2010 at 5:00 PM
  • News

    The New York Stock Exchange Doesn’t Give A Rat’s Ass About The Snow

    Kenneth Polcari knows, and planned accordingly.

    / Dec 27, 2010 at 1:58 PM
  • Communiqués, News

    Larry Robbins: “What Types Of Companies Are We Investing In? Again, I Use Tommy Boy As An Analogy”

    As we’ve discussed at length, the hedge fund quarterly letter to investors is an art form. In down months and in up, it’s become increasingly difficult to come up with an original way to say you got your ‘nads ripped off and shoved down your throat “but it’s okay! because this had nothing to do […]

    / Dec 27, 2010 at 1:33 PM
  • News

    Opening Bell: 12.27.10

    New York Hit Hard As Winter Storm Slams Northeast (Reuters) In a sign of the severity of the storm, an NFL football game scheduled Sunday in Philadelphia was postponed, forcing the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings to reschedule the contest for Tuesday. The move sparked criticism, especially as the sport loves to glorify great games […]

    / Dec 27, 2010 at 8:46 AM
  • News

    Opening/Closing/Holiday Bell: 12.24.10

    Insider Trading Plea-Case By Witness Unsealed (WSJ) The documents unsealed Thursday relate to cooperating witness Karl Motey, a California-based investment consultant, and they provide insight into how he was ensnared in the investigation and within months began to help authorities in their probe into the activities of analysts, hedge funds and mutual funds, among others. […]

    / Dec 24, 2010 at 11:30 AM

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