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  • On Fat Tails
    Oct. 30, 2013 4 Comments
  • Thoughts On Amazon
    Oct. 27, 2013 AMZN 26 Comments
  • The Rules, Part LVI: Leverage And Risk Eventually Transfer To The Least Regulated
    Oct. 18, 2013 Comment!
  • On Liabilities In Asset Allocation
    Oct. 17, 2013 5 Comments
  • The Rules, Part LV
    Oct. 15, 2013 Comment!
  • Analyzing Float
    Oct. 14, 2013 KIE, IAK, KBWP Comment!
  • Taleb Versus Reality
    Editors' Pick • Oct. 14, 2013 108 Comments
  • Few Things Are Impossible
    Oct. 11, 2013 13 Comments
  • On Tower Group
    Oct. 9, 2013 TWGP 8 Comments
  • Attempting To Poke Holes In Jeremy Siegel's Investing Theses
    Oct. 8, 2013 4 Comments
  • A New Look At Endowment Investing
    Oct. 8, 2013 2 Comments
  • On Leveraged Municipal Bond Closed-End Funds
    Sep. 30, 2013 BTT, EIV 8 Comments
  • Valid Strategies Work, But They Don't Work All The Time
    Sep. 22, 2013 Comment!
  • 2 Additional Ways To Fix Money Market Funds
    Sep. 22, 2013 MINT, RAVI, BIL Comment!
  • On Principles-Based Accounting For Financials
    Sep. 20, 2013 XLF, IYF, PFI 3 Comments
  • Some Graphs On Fed Policy
    Sep. 19, 2013 2 Comments
  • Redacted Version Of The September 2013 FOMC Statement
    Sep. 18, 2013 1 Comment
  • A Letter From A Special Reader: Don't Be Tempted By High Yields
    Sep. 17, 2013 4 Comments
  • The Rules, Part LIV: Corporate Bonuses And Incentive Structures
    Sep. 12, 2013 1 Comment
  • On Big Corporate Bond Deals
    Sep. 11, 2013 VOD, VZ Comment!
  • The Rules, Part LIII: Sector Vs. Broad Market Performance
    Sep. 10, 2013 QQQ, SPY, IVV Comment!
  • On Alternative Investments
    Sep. 9, 2013 QEH, ALFA, CSLS Comment!
  • The Rules, Part LII
    Sep. 9, 2013 2 Comments
  • Should You Buy Shares Of Stock Or Not?
    Sep. 8, 2013 5 Comments
  • On Human Fertility, Part 3
    Sep. 4, 2013 10 Comments
  • The Rules, Part LI
    Sep. 4, 2013 1 Comment
  • On Reinsurance
    Sep. 3, 2013 AIG 1 Comment
  • On Trading Illiquid Stocks
    Aug. 29, 2013 2 Comments
  • Checking In On The Promoted Stocks Scoreboard
    Aug. 28, 2013 GTXO, BONZ, BONU 4 Comments
  • A Different Look At Industry Attractiveness
    Aug. 26, 2013 2 Comments
  • The Rules, Part XLIX
    Aug. 23, 2013 5 Comments
  • The Fed Needs Valuation Actuaries (And More Steel In The Spine)
    Aug. 20, 2013 XLF, IYF, PFI 1 Comment