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  • 2008: Ten Unforgettable Days [View article]
    Ha, that's an exhaustive list. Great job Lawrence. We did get the GS/MS conversion, though - see Sept. 22.

    On Jan 01 03:10 PM Lawrence Schnurmacher wrote:

    > need to add... Bank of America rescues CountryWide Financial, Bank
    > of England rescues Northern Rock, Treasury rescues CitiGroup...include
    > one of the dates it injected capital, FED announces various debt
    > facilities to rescue banks, Goldman Sachs & Morgan Stanley rescue
    > (they convert to commercial banks...investment banks no longer exist),
    > $700billion bailout bill fails in congress, Iceland goes bankrupt,
    > exact dates hard to remember....its all a blurr.
    Jan 1 03:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2008: Ten Unforgettable Days [View article]
    Updated to reflect the great feedback. Thanks guys!
    Jan 1 03:49 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An astonishing 60% of Americans who now think a depression is likely will almost surely be disappointed, Savant Capital says. "The truth is that the current situation is nowhere near that bad."  [View news story]
    How about the 21% who say a depression is Very Likely?
    Dec 30 02:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Madoff investors may soon have a better idea of what's left to divvy up, after a federal judge ruled his firm must detail its holdings by New Year's Eve.  [View news story]
    Well, he's out on bail. What are you suggesting?
    Dec 28 09:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • HP Grows Stronger and More Profitable - Barron's [View article]
    You make some good points, HedgedIn. I'm also a bit miffed by Barron's playing up a jump in margins if HP sells less printers. How is a short-term boost to margin supposed to be a positive for the company if printer sales drop - in the long run costing it profitable sales of ink cartridges etc.?
    Dec 28 06:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • OPEC chops its oil output by 2.2 million barrels a day. (WSJ)  [View news story]
    This originally read 4.2M b/d. The figure of 4.2M was cumulative, pinning today's cut at 2.2M.
    Dec 17 12:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Feb. crude now down 3.2% to $45.20, notwithstanding OPEC's 2.2M barrel/day production cut.  [View news story]
    This originally read 4.2M b/d. The figure of 4.2M was cumulative, pinning today's cut at 2.2M.
    Dec 17 12:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Harry Winston: 'The Worst Sale They Ever Made'? [View article]
    A fascinating piece of research. Thanks!
    Dec 15 05:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The auto bailout is stalled in the U.S., but in Sweden, the auto industry will get 28B Swedish kronor ($3.4B) from the government. Recipients include car producers Saab (GM) and Volvo (F).  [View news story]
    Thank you - fixed that.
    Dec 12 07:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims of 509,000, down 21K from last week, were less than the 540,000 economists expected - the second week in a row forecasts have overshot. The 4-week moving average moved up 6,250 to 524,500.  [View news story]
    That's an interesting point.
    Dec 4 10:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Commodity DRAM prices collapsed in Q3, down 34% from Q2, while spot prices fared even worse, -52%.  [View news story]
    Thank you for pointing this out. I have removed SanDisk from the post. Here's why SNDK is down:
    Dec 4 10:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Who in particular?
    Dec 4 10:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The NBER's declaration of recession on Monday "officially confirmed what virtually all economists already knew," Fed's Lacker says. "But conditions downshifted dramatically sometime in September." Still, he thinks a 2009 recovery is doable.  [View news story]
    WSJ does a nice job of summarizing:
    Dec 3 01:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Carl Icahn: Senior Bonds Look Outstanding - Barron's Interview [View article]
    Thanks User 309353 - I hadn't seen that!
    Nov 29 10:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Walt Mossberg reviews the keyboardless BlackBerry Storm (RIMM). He's lukewarm on its biggest feature, tactile feedback, and is miffed about the lack of Wi-Fi.  [View news story]
    Ha! Fixed.
    Nov 20 01:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment