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    Was That Wrong? Should We Not Have Done That?

    A couple of guys who helped Capital One customers deal with fraudulent credit-card charges also (allegedly!) helped themselves to a whole mess of customer data, such as learning that credit-card customers really, really like Chipotle. This was really quite brilliant, and quite profitable (1,819% return in three years!). It was also, according to the SEC, […]

    / Jan 28, 2015 at 11:20 AM
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    You Can Take Your Insider Trading Appeals Court Ruling And Shove It: Preet Bharara (Paraphrasing)

    He took his time, mulled it over, considered his life choices, worked on his grief, pondered the criticisms and looked the awful, no-easy-insider-trading-convictions future in the face. It is a future the Manhattan USA isn’t ready to accept just yet. Prosecutors will ask a full panel of the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to […]

    / Jan 28, 2015 at 10:00 AM
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    Opening Bell

    Opening Bell: 1.28.15

    Shake Shack now expects IPO to be priced higher at $17-$19 a share (Reuters) Burger chain Shake Shack Inc (SHAK.N) now expects its initial public offering to be priced at $17-$19 per share, up from $14-$16 expected earlier, valuing the company at up to $674.5 million. The offering of 5 million Class A shares is […]

    / Jan 28, 2015 at 7:56 AM
  • Write-Offs

    Write-Offs: 1.27.15

    $$$ Yahoo to Spin Off Remaining Alibaba Stake [WSJ] $$$ Investors Rethink Taking a Leap Into Junk Bin [WSJ] $$$ Apple Delivers Quarter for the Ages [WSJ] $$$ Oil jumps on weaker dollar; traders wary of stock build [Reuters] $$$ Survey: Valentine’s revelers to spend $703 million on gifts for pets [UPI]

    / Jan 27, 2015 at 6:53 PM
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    Overzealous Weather Forecasts Ruined QWAFAFEW Night For Nothing

    This is on your conscience, Roker.

    / Jan 27, 2015 at 5:43 PM
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    What KFC Giveth, KFC Taketh Away

    Some might view the fact that Kentucky Fried Chicken is offering the Double Down Dog– its follow-up to 2010’s Double Down Sandwich, which spawned many a food eating contest across Wall Street– in limited quantities, for a limited time, and only in the Philippines as a good thing. A sort of, saving ourselves from ourselves […]

    / Jan 27, 2015 at 5:20 PM
  • News

    Swiss National Bank, Everyone Else Not On The Same Page Re: Definition Of ‘Weak’

    The Swiss National Bank is ready and willing to keep the franc weak. Which it apparently still thinks it is, 30% appreciation notwithstanding. Which may come as quite a surprise to those of you who lost all of that money two weeks ago, or who had to pay an extra 30% for drinks at Davos, […]

    / Jan 27, 2015 at 4:57 PM
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    Some People Passed The Level I CFA Exam…

    …while others, like 56% of those who sat for the test last month, did not. Today, those in the latter camp are contemplating what went wrong, wondering if they threw away 4-6 months of their lives studying (or if it was all a dream), and estimating how much more liquor they have to ingest to […]

    / Jan 27, 2015 at 4:33 PM
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    Opening Bell

    Opening Bell: 1.27.15

    Goldman Sachs’s Cohn Says Oil Prices May Hit $30 in Extended Slump (Bloomberg) Oil prices will probably continue to decline and could reach as low as $30 a barrel, according to Gary Cohn, president of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. “We’re probably in the lower, longer view,” Cohn, a former oil trader, said Monday in an […]

    / Jan 27, 2015 at 9:30 AM
  • Write-Offs

    Write-Offs: 1.26.15

    $$$ Blizzard Set to Bring New York, Northeast to a Standstill [Bloomberg] $$$ Here’s What the Blizzard Is Shutting Down [BusinessWeek] $$$ Russia Rating Cut to Junk by S&P as Ukraine, Oil Weigh on Growth [Bloomberg] $$$ Greece Must Repay Debt, Europe Officials Say [WSJ] $$$ Judge: You cannot name your baby ‘Nutella’ [NYP]

    / Jan 26, 2015 at 7:43 PM

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