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  • WSJ Hits Mary Schapiro Hard: Only the Tip of the Iceberg [View article]
    these are very disturbing comments and i believe finra should be held accountable and execs including Ms Shapiro should be subject to clawbacks and possible criminal sanctions if these alleagtions are true. the trouble is ,who investigates this?
    Feb 21 02:34 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • John Brooks' 'Once in Golconda' Should Be More Specific [View article]
    I completely disagree with your review. "Once in Golconda" paints the picture as it should be painted, with real people and real emotions and facts. If you wanted a chart book then you could have bought any of a thousand out there. Brooks stories of the early 1920"s and Stutz Bearcat were very inresting. I will never forget this book and recommend it to everyone interested in understanding wall street and human behavior.
    Jan 31 10:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • JP Morgan Thinks Downturn Will Be Buying Opportunity [View article]
    dear apppro,
    i think the ultra etf's need review on both the long and short side. the other ideas are uninteresting and populist drivel.
    Jan 31 10:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley: Half Price on TARP Warrants? [View article]
    i appreciate your research efforts
    Dec 29 03:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Berkshire Hathaway Meeting and Some Options Strategies [View article]
    if you think ultimately owning shares of these companies 50% below current orices is leveraged perhaps you are too conservative. Practically speaking in a hedge fund we would also own gamma on indices.

    On May 10 08:32 AM Decoy wrote:

    > Isn't your small portfolio,above, highly leveraged which helped get
    > into the present mess.
    Dec 15 03:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Solution: Derivatives on Exchanges [View article]
    Very good article. As a former listed and unlisted derivatives trader I agree with your analysis. Standardization and transparency allows for the orderly transference of risk among investors and users. This function is vitally important to financial markets. Transparency in trading and clearing benefit everyone except those who benefit from "dark"markets.
    Jun 9 08:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • PowerShares Shutters 19 ETFs [View article]
    This field is indeed very crowded. I have a question about some one who is short an etf that is delisted.Do they pay the NAV as of last trade date?
    mg riley
    May 8 04:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Common Sense: My Solution to the Mortgage Crisis [View article]
    this solution has too many laws ...let the market sort it out
    Sep 28 06:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NAR's Lawrence Yun Continues to Mislead on Housing [View article]
    in my neighbor hood prices have not fallen much because turnover has dried is at a 20 year high and buyers are in control but there are very panic sales...yet...i think this will take years to clean out at current prices...if prices go down 50% or so , then we can clear out the sellers.
    May 13 04:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Options Trader: Friday Outlook [View article]
    not real happy with this political diatribe and the illogical conclusions........
    May 10 02:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Marc Faber: Short Emerging Markets - Barron's [View article]
    i found the most interesting comment was looking at the pe of the market with energy stripped out. Approacjhing 20 times very shaky earnings. this flies in the face of the usual bkather of taking out the finacials to tell us how cheap the dow or S& P are. This is a market of stocks and they are not cheap .
    May 4 09:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Pacific Capital Bancorp: Evasive Maneuvers [View article]
    One of the worst signs a CEO or CFO can give off is evasiveness. Share holders should review the conference call for themselves. All bank stock owners should be very wary of these types of stocks and switch to a more transparent and stable financial institution.There is no way the assets on the books of these banks should be valued at 100 cents on the dollar which is where most of their loans are valued.
    May 4 09:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    love your wrap ups
    May 1 02:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hillary Does 'Mad Money' - 3 Takeaways [View article]
    100 million in three years i wonder how much money they have invested in oil stocks.? Can we have a windfall tax on lying politicians income?
    Apr 4 06:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Arbitrage Opportunity: Western Sizzlin/Steak 'n Shake Pair Trade [View article]
    thanks ..i like your strategy
    Apr 2 04:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment