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Charlie Gasparino: “Is It Easy To Make The Jump, Culturally, From Wall Street To Porn?”

The Fox Business Senior Girlie Mags ‘N Skin Flicks Correspondent asked this question of asset management intern turned erotic arts performer Veronica Vain earlier today, in a wide ranging interview that included a discussion of “the feminist critique of porn” and a debate on who is cooler, the men of the adult entertainment world or Wall Street.

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    75% Of Point72’s Portfolio Managers Were Drafted Right Out Of High School, Worked Their Way Up Through Hedge Fund’s Minor League System

    Last week, after spending a mere 4 months with the firm, an executive named Scott Braunstein decided his time at Point72 Asset Management (AKA SAC Capital 2.0) had run its course. Somehow, that news and a request for comment by Bloomberg resulted in this statement:

    / Jan 28, 2015 at 11:40 AM
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    Was That Wrong? Should We Not Have Done That?

    Last week, after spending a mere 4 months with the firm, an executive named Scott Braunstein decided his time at Point72 Asset Management (AKA SAC Capital 2.0) had run its course. Somehow, that news and a request for comment by Bloomberg resulted in this statement:

    / 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: 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
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    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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    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
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    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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    How Shall We Measure Bill Ackman’s Amazing 2014? Let Us Count The Ways

    Raw performance figures failing to adequately capture the scale of Ackman awesomeness for you? His status as an autograph-signing celebrity still not quite illustrative enough? Require, perhaps, a dollar figure? Or a ranking that shows the Pershing Square chief taking his rightful place among the GREATEST HEDGE FUND MANAGERS OF ALL TIME? We can do […]

    / Jan 27, 2015 at 3:16 PM
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    Mathew Martoma’s ‘Victims’ To Split $602M Of Steve Cohen’s Money

    Which Steve is OK with, just as long as you don’t use the “V” word.

    / Jan 27, 2015 at 3:13 PM
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    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
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    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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    Great News: Technology Has Advanced Since 1996

    Back when the business of buying and selling stocks depended on human traders gathering in the same physical location — the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan, for instance — a major snow storm could snarl commutes so badly that exchanges had to shut. That’s what happened during the blizzard of January 1996, which […]

    / Jan 26, 2015 at 4:35 PM
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    No One Trashes Louis Bacon For 10 Years And Gets Away With It

    For a decade, Moore Capital Management founder Louis Bacon has endured smear after smear on the part of his Bahamas neighbor, Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard: That he’s a racist, and possibly even a top-secret Grand Wizard of the KKK. That he’s a narcotics kingpin. That he’s trying to take over the government of the […]

    / Jan 26, 2015 at 12:00 PM
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    Opening Bell: 1.26.15

    Greece Must Repay Debt, Europe Officials Say (WSJ) Europe’s establishment moved quickly on Monday to douse hopes it would relax the terms of Greece’s bailout following the commanding victory by antiausterity leftists in its election, insisting that Athens honor its commitments. “We believe Greece has accepted terms that are not off the table after the […]

    / Jan 26, 2015 at 9:30 AM

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