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    The 2013 Dealbreaker Holiday Gift Guide

    The holiday season is nigh and you still haven’t shopped. While you’re dreaming only of sugar plum fairies bearing fat bonuses, you don’t the time to mingle with the riff raff at some big box nightmare. Dealbreaker is here to help.  Behold the 2013 Dealbreaker Holiday Gift Guide, chockfull of descriptors like “custom,” “gourmet,” “housecleaning,” […]

    / Dec 10, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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    Markets In Everything: Mothers Day Trading

    The real problem with holidays is that they are illiquid. You can’t trade them very well, which is why roses cost so much on Valentines Day and the price of a swiftly-dying severed evergreen increases prior to Christmas Day and drops immediately afterwards. Here in New York City people do manage to trade holidays in […]

    / May 12, 2008 at 5:07 PM
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    Jingle Bells: A Very Different Kind of Opening Bell

    Our economic education was somewhat unorthodox. Much of it took place in the basement of a library with moveable stacks, located not far the center of campus but very far, intellectually speaking, from the lecture halls where famous economists taught throngs of undergraduates to ignore what they know in favor of what could be depicted […]

    / Dec 25, 2007 at 4:27 PM
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    Merry Christmas!

    As Bess Levin noted on Friday, posting will be light this week. We didn’t post yesterday despite the half-day for most US exchanges. Frankly we don’t get paid enough to work on Christmas eve and our bosses are not Scrooge-y enough to expect us to. Tomorrow we will pick up publishing with a few updates […]

    / Dec 25, 2007 at 11:26 AM
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    Sell Before Sundown?

    It’s time for a perennial Wall Street debate to begin once more: What’s the correct trading strategy for the Jewish High Holy Days? Over on the Wall Street Journal’s MarketBeat column, Mark Gaffen points out that the old adage “Buy Rosh Hashanah, sell Yom Kippur” has been working in reverse for a couple of decades […]

    / Sep 12, 2007 at 2:02 PM

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