Reader Poll

When Will The Treasury Announce Plans For Fannie and Freddie?

Yesterday’s frantic activity at the Treasury produced no news but there is widespread speculation that an announcement about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be made in the near future. What do you think?
After the jump, take the reader poll.

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  • 09 Jun 2008 at 1:07 PM
  • Lehman

Were You Impressed With Erin Callan?

Lehman Brothers chief financial officer Erin Callan this morning faced what was perhaps the biggest challenge of her career: explaining Lehman’s losses and need to raise capital to the markets. She began by lowering expectations–saying the Q&A on this morning’s conference call would be limited because this was a preliminary announcement and more granular numbers were still being worked out–and wound up answering many questions in great details.
She’s getting mixed reactions. Many are impressed by her confidence and competence with talking about Lehman’s large asset sell-off and deleveraging. Others, however, aren’t sure that Lehman really has a enough of a grip of the risks faced by its portfolio. So we decided to ask the experts, you.
After the jump, our poll on Callan’s Monday morning performance.

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  • 18 Mar 2008 at 11:35 AM
  • Fed

Fed Day Reader Poll: Will They Go The Full 100?

(One Of) You Asked For It

Some of you have expressed distaste for the new look of things around here. “I don’t like the grey font.” “I don’t like my content on the left side.” “I don’t like having to sign in to write something [Ed. Note: You don’t.]” “I don’t like this.” “I don’t like that.” “I don’t like the italics, I may set up a competing site [Ed. Note: Do it, I fucking dare you].” “I don’t like that there aren’t any Carney Crotch shots.” “Gayest website ever after this redesign.”
One of you bet (yourself) that we probably didn’t have the “cojones” to make a poll asking who likes the new format. I can’t speak for Carney, but you, Guest at 9:02AM, bet wrong about me. Though the results will be absolutely meaningless and not get us to consider even for a second changing it back (it’s so cute that some of you thought it might), I offer you, after the jump, your mother fucking poll. I hope you enjoy it, as least as much as you enjoy the new look of

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Super Fat Giant Tuesday: The DealBreaker Primary

If you are totally confused why DealBreaker has been doing so much politics this week, we’re now ready to reveal the secret: it’s fat Tuesday. We’ve been drunk all week in advance of our annual observance of Lent! Drink early and often.
Also, people are irrationally voting all around the country today. But don’t vote at the official voting spots–it only encourages them–vote right here. Make your voice heard. Or at least your click.
(And, yes, we realize the poll should ask “whom do you support” but that sounds too mannered for a political poll.)

  • 30 Jan 2008 at 10:12 AM
  • Fed

Twenty-Five Or Fifty? The DealBreaker Reader Poll

Just in case you missed it last night, we’re bringing the reader poll on today’s Fed decision back to the top of the page. There’s about an hour left to vote for this before we shut down the poll and start gearing up to cover the aftermath.

  • 29 Jan 2008 at 5:04 PM
  • Fed

Fed Cut: 25 or 50?

Following this morning’s economic reports the widely expected 50 bps cut from the Fed became a little less widely expected, with the futures showing a drop from 86% to 72%. An internal poll at Morgan Stanley, however, showed the opposite, with 73% of respondents predicting only a 25 bps cut, according to an email sent to clients this afternoon.
Our own polling, which had over 1,700 respondents, showed almost an even split between a 25 bps cut and a 50 bps cut. No other position got a significant number of votes. So we’re asking again, with just two options.

  • 28 Jan 2008 at 8:47 AM
  • Fed

Let’s Predict The Fed’s Move Again!

Our polls have an excellent track record of correctly calling the Fed’s interest rate moves. The masters of the economy meet again this week, so it’s time for another reader poll!