• FOREX, Hedge Funds

    Work for the Jeyaretnams in London

    It seems Kenneth Jeyaretnam needs some help. A nanny to be specific. He’s got a 9-year-old kid who needs looking after and his current nanny is on her way to college full-time. They’re offering three hundred pounds a week but indicate they are flexible. And since Ken just launched a $500 million hedge fund, we […]

    / Jul 11, 2006 at 4:31 PM
  • FOREX, Opening Bell

    Opening bell: 7.6.06

    Southwest Pushes Fares Higher, Blaming Fuel Costs (Washington Post) For the past few years, Southwest Airlines has been able to avoid the pressure of high energy prices due to some well-timed and massive hedges it had put in place a few years earlier. But murmuring had started earlier this year that the hedges were slowly […]

    / Jul 6, 2006 at 8:45 AM
  • banking culture, FOREX

    An Indian Warns His Countrymen Against the Allure of Investment Banking

    The India Times blog today warns bright young Indians about the reality of investment banking. 3. Now what an analyst does. First of all they work mind numbing hours. They are supposed to work 18 hrs a day, 7 days a week. non stop! night outs are frequent. You are always on call. you can […]

    / May 15, 2006 at 11:17 AM
  • FOREX, Opening Bell

    Opening Bell: 5.15.06

    J&J to Skip Network TV’s ‘Upfront’ Market (WSJ) Johnson & Johnson is the latest company to raise doubts about the TV advertising market, with their announcement that they won’t participate in the ‘upfront market’, when advertisers usually commit to buying a certain amount of ad minutes for the following season. Officially, J&J wants to harmonize […]

    / May 15, 2006 at 8:35 AM
  • FOREX, Opening Bell

    Opening Bell: 5.11.06

    Fed Raises Rates Again but Clouds Next Move (NYT) Bartiromo was right; it’s not over. Well, maybe. Nobody really knows, but Bernanke isn’t ready to relinquish his inflation hawk credentials just quite yet. The whole thing is getting to be something of a joke. It’s like traders have to pretend to be upset at rate […]

    / May 11, 2006 at 8:30 AM
  • FOREX, Opening Bell

    Opening Bell: 4.27.06

    China Central Bank Raises Benchmark Interest Rate (Bloomberg) The Chinese interest rate/exchange rate puzzle always perplexes, and trying to figure out which direction things will go is a thankless task. Presumably, a higher interest rate for lending Yuan will crimp Yuan borrowers. The stock market is punishing shares of mining companies, who need to borrow […]

    / Apr 27, 2006 at 8:20 AM
  • FOREX, Opening Bell

    Opening Bell: 4.21.06

    Google dazzles Wall Street (Mercury News) It was another blowout performance from Google, whose revenues jumped nearly 80%. That’s, well, staggering. If you recall, in late February, investors got unnerved after entirely predictable comments from their CFO about how growth would inevitably have to slow. Actually, he said that Google might feel the effect of […]

    / Apr 21, 2006 at 6:59 AM
  • FOREX, Opening Bell

    Opening Bell: 4.17.06

    Dobbs, Schumer Fall For Mercantilist Fallacies (TCS Daily) Why are trade and immigration so important here? Because protectionism is almost certainly a graver threat to the economy and then anything we need to be protected from. So keep reminding your friends that folks like Lou Dobbs and Chuck Schumer are falling for old mercantilist fallacies. […]

    / Apr 17, 2006 at 6:50 AM
  • FOREX, Opening Bell

    Opening Bell: 4.14.06

    Who’s to blame for high gas prices? (Fortune) Leave it to some low-rent rag like Fortune to start looking for someone to blame over oil prices. Some Senators are angry, claiming that big oil is profiting from high oil prices. They’re right, that’s what oil companies do. They sell oil, and when people are paying […]

    / Apr 14, 2006 at 8:18 AM
  • FOREX, Opening Bell

    Opening Bell: 3.21.06

    Mack Facing Challenge At Morgan (Bloomberg) Weird, we were sure you could just bring in a new face and solve everything. Apparently not. Nine months into his reign as CEO, Morgan Stanley’s stock still trails its piers. In M&A, the company has lost market share, while the company has shown gains in other areas. Ultimately, […]

    / Mar 21, 2006 at 8:30 AM

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