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  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    TB: Latest is it's not U.S. Norwegian flagged somewhere in the Carib.

    No U.S. citizens on-board either.

    HardToLove
    Apr 28, 2015. 02:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    "moved up the conference call an hour and a half tomorrow"

    If results are known to likely be viewed favorably, additional punishment for the shorts? Revenge served cold?

    HardToLove
    Apr 28, 2015. 06:59 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    "but I’m not too sure we can corral it"

    probably more accurate s/b

    "but I’m not too sure we WANT TO corral it"

    Maybe I'm just jaded, but who wants to kill off a major source of their revenues?

    As with any business, your "best customers" always get some special consideration if it can be given w/o much risk.

    SROs (Self-Regulatory Organizations) like major exchanges, FINRA, ... allow the promulgation of such behavior with minimal risk even though intentions may generally be "good". Profit is a strong enough motive to often overcome "good intentions" when the areas are gray or the expected penalties if wrong-doing is decided are just "cost of doing business" levels.

    MHO,
    HardToLOve
    Apr 28, 2015. 06:48 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There Is Little 'Fact' In The Austerity Vs. Deficit Spending Debate [View article]
    John,

    A good read in Cullen's paper. Should be mandatory.

    The second link has what seems a glaring inaccuracy: "Cullen has indicated that the key to understanding modern monetary theory ..."

    AFAICT, monetary reality, not theory was his goal. I do recognize that close proximity of the description in Cullen's paper and MMT, but ISTM Cullen shied away from "theory" for a reason and those folks at erablogdotcom should honor the separation Cullen created.

    Good to see you.

    HardToLove
    Apr 26, 2015. 08:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    That was touching!

    What a great find Maya!

    HardToLove
    Apr 25, 2015. 05:19 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    WWT: In-flight? Parachute? :-))

    HardToLove
    Apr 23, 2015. 11:57 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AXPW Split-Adjusted Fails-To-Deliver Charts 2014 Onward [View instapost]
    Fails updated through EOM March (less 3 trading days). Note the significant and consistent increase in the fail volume (remember it's cumulative, not a daily new volume) shortly before the B warrant conversion begins falls off rapidly once the conversion date arrives.

    They weren't even waiting to let the natural course of events take hold - they started hammering by naked shorting to ensure the price would enter a death spiral.

    HardToLove
    Apr 22, 2015. 05:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    Maya: I suspect the VLCC rates are rising as they are also being used to a high degree as storage for the speculators.

    Just like last time around - you remember those pics and stories, I know.

    HardToLove
    Apr 22, 2015. 02:29 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    WT: Another good 'un from Mauldin.

    I do like the black hole and event horizon analogy. Fits, in a way, with Mises's "once a credit bubble collapse begins it can not be reversed" (I hope I remember that correctly).

    Thx!
    HardToLove
    Apr 22, 2015. 02:27 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    Joseph Stiglitz: We've created "Ersatz Capitalism" .

    http://cnb.cx/1DhFrAb

    Not news to us'ns, but nice to see a respected figure lay it out.

    HardToLove
    Apr 22, 2015. 09:43 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    Related to that, whodda thunk it? Government data in error?! No way!

    http://cnb.cx/1DhEU1b

    HardToLove
    Apr 22, 2015. 09:40 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    For those, like me, w/o a subscription to the WSJ, Google, with the quotes, "Why Did These Oil Workers Die?" to get by the paywall.

    HardToLove
    Apr 22, 2015. 06:31 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    I found "The Global Liquidity Squeeze Has Begun" interesting.
    http://bit.ly/1J8dQbG

    And the accompanying link in the article, flagged "... the biggest spike in credit application rejections ever recorded in the United States ..." was worth a look too.

    http://bit.ly/1GgaM9M

    HardToLove
    P.S. Interesting comments too.
    Apr 21, 2015. 06:55 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    MJ: Moreover, he "layered" them in with multiple orders on the sell side at multiple price points to make it look like selling pressure was stacked up.

    I've seen this off and on in some of the junk I follow ... but not for a long time now.

    ISTM that these "stub" orders (IIRC that's what they are called - orders entered and never intended to execute) occurrences have been reduced over the years.

    Heh. Or maybe I don't watch the right equities.

    HardToLove
    Apr 21, 2015. 02:18 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stability Of The European Union (23) January 1, 2015. [View instapost]
    More riots in the offing methinks.

    HardToLove
    Apr 20, 2015. 04:41 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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