Write-Offs: 3.26.15

Bill Ackman will debate a guy...for a million dollars; Tim Cook plans to give away all his money; "McDonald's Is Shilling Big Mac Clothing"; and more.
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Write-Offs: 5.1.15

Ex-GS programmer found guilty again; Churchill Downs makes $83 million in two minutes; Sony CEO doesn't have very nice things to say about Bill Ackman; "World Naked Gardening Day is just a day away"; and more.

Write-Offs: 06.18.12

$$$ Clogged Credit Weighs on Fed Policy Makers [WSJ] $$$ Ex-Expert Network Consultant Pleads Guilty in Insider Case [WSJ] $$$ TCI is trying to guilt the FSA into forcing Lloyds to redeem TCI's holdings of Lloyds contingent capital bonds at above-market prices [FT] $$$ Homeowner Aid Boosts Big Banks [WSJ] $$$ World's population is 17 million tons overweight [MSNBC] $$$ Do you have plans on July 17? Do you fancy yourself a poker player? A really good poker player? Do you think you could beat David Einhorn, even if he’s working the table like it's Lehman Brothers circa 2007/2008? Do you think it would not be so awkward that the two of you could then enjoy a meal together and talk shop after which he picks up the tab? If David's not your thing, do you think you could envision yourself in the same scenario but with Bill Ackman? If you answered yes to most of the above and also consider yourself a fan of humanity, helping others and all that jazz, you should most definitely clear your schedule next Wednesday and sign up for a World Poker Tournament benefiting the Rewarding Achievement (REACH) program, which was co-founded by Bill Ackman and Whitney Tilson and gives inner-city high school students academic support and scholarships for passing AP exams. The event is taking place at Gotham Hall in New York and Einhorn (your competition) will be playing, as will Ackman and Tilson. Prizes for winners include the aforementioned meal (a lunch), with Bill, David or Seth Klarman, five nights at a “world-class private beach home in Lamu, Kenya,” a private poker lesson with 2011 WSOP bracelet winner and 2011 WPT Player of the Year, Andy Frankenberger and more. Alternatively, if you’re not one for cards but still want to help kids, you can also just register for the cocktail hour. $$$ Would you be interested in a job as a credit team director at a distressed-focused private equity firm in New York? What if I told you it's at Patriarch Partners? [DBCC, also available] $$$ Likelihood of Grexit Still 50-75%: Citi [CNBC] $$$ Alvarez Says Fed Hasn’t Seen Other JPMorgan Risk Problems [Bloomberg] $$$ Millionaire Parents Say Their Kids Are Unfit to Inherit [CNBC] $$$ New Jersey Man Allegedly Calls 911 From His Pillow Fort, Demands To Speak To Tim Tebow [DeadSpin]

Write-Offs: 8.31.15

Mike Mayo says break up Brian Moynihan's job; Review finds SEC in-house judges are fair; Bill Ackman has a tennis protégé; "Man jailed four months over 'meth' that turned out to be salt"; and more.

Write-Offs: 6.10.16

Bill Gross; George Soros; Phil Mickelson; Man takes leopard for casual walk on Russian street; and more.

Write-Offs: 07.02.12

$$$ Manufacturing Slowdown Reaches U.S. [WSJ] $$$ Eurozone unemployment hits record high [FT] $$$ The Fishing Guide Who Hooked Hedge-Fund Titan Bill Ackman [Forbes] $$$ Finns, Dutch cast first doubt on euro zone deal [Reuters] $$$ Old Mitt’s Investment in a Fetus-Disposal Company Is Not a Great Thing for New Mitt [DI] $$$ Morgan Stanley is looking for an executive director to manage its Latam FX options market-making book [DBCC] $$$ JPMorgan Tightens Bond Grip As Whale Loss Weighs [Bloomberg] $$$ Esma probes agencies’ views on banks [FT] $$$ Physicists Inch Closer to Proof of Higgs Boson [NYT] $$$ Justin Bieber Graduates High School [NYT]

Write-Offs: 3.17.15

Ray Dalio says run for your lives; Greece is pissing people off; "Man uses M16 assault rifle to cook bacon"; AND MORE.

Write-Offs: 8.21.15

Dow falls off a cliff; Shake Shack shorts; "The economics of anal sex"; Billion dollar unicorns; Over-the-top ‘Godfather’ funeral causes outrage in Rome; and more.

Write-Offs: 5.27.15

Germany doesn't see Greece deal happening any time soon; Bill Gross says Bunds bet was 'well timed, not well executed'; The ghost of Lehman Brothers; "Man Named Bacon Assaults Person For Eating Sausage"; and more.