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  • AT&T - Upside Potential Of 20% [View article]
    T's growth comes from what?

    Oh, I guess they can make some extra money selling profiles on their customers data & phone usage.
    Jun 6 06:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stopping asset purchases at once would be too disruptive, says Dallas Fed chief Richard Fisher, appearing on CNBC. The hawk instead calls for the program to be tapered, beginning imminently. "We've made people richer ... the question is what have we done for working men and women in this country." [View news story]
    Now, of course, it's obvious that they are talking the markets down.
    May 23 09:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • E-Commerce China Dangdang (DANG) is upgraded by Morgan Stanley to an Overweight rating and assigned a price target of $6.50. DANG +5.1% premarket to $6.00. [View news story]
    this could be the next Apple, for all I care, but I am just not interested in something called E-Commerce China Dangdang .
    May 20 08:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Refining Canada’s oil sands produces petroleum coke, called "the dirtiest residue from the dirtiest oil on earth." It's piling up along the Detroit River, NYT reports, thanks to a Marathon Petroleum refinery that began refining Canadian oil sands in November. Detroit’s pile will not be the only one. Canada’s efforts to sell more products from oil sands to the U.S., which include transporting it through the proposed Keystone pipeline, are pulling more coking south to U.S. refineries, creating more waste product. [View news story]
    Imagine, the NYT coming out against a fossil-fuel operation.

    Solar! Wind Turbines! Unicorns!
    May 20 08:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The VIX (VXX +0.6%) - typically moving the opposite direction of stock prices - has been more correlated to equities this year than any other time since 1996, according to Kaitlyn Kiernan, with today (if it holds) being the 23rd instance YTD in which both have moved in the same direction. That translates into 25% of the trading sessions (for all 1996, it was 29%). [View news story]
    it's your basic wall of worry.
    May 15 04:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T Calls On Massachusetts Customers To Pledge: Never Text And Drive [View article]
    so when the government is getting inside your head, its corporate surrogates are.
    May 15 09:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SNAP Food Stamp Participation: February 2013 [View article]
    Not sure if you're serious. If solar power is feasible today, it's barely so. It was nowhere near feasible 35 years ago. Nothing yet compares to "fossil" fuels -- but that's beside the point.

    When America was flatlining, Reagan -- I won't say revived Her -- he enable Her to revive Herself by reminding Her who She is and then getting out of Her way.

    There was no time like the '80's.
    May 13 10:02 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "The recent complaints relate to practices that are almost as old as Bloomberg News," Bloomberg News' editor in chief Matthew Winkler said in an editorial Sunday, referring to complaints reporters accessed proprietary information on Bloomberg terminals in order to get an edge on other financial news agencies. Winkler apologized, calling the practice "inexcusable." Several former employees have said a function allowing them to access subscribers' contact information and login activity sometimes "advanced news coverage," according to the NY Times[View news story]
    Is there a place where I can short the "Bloomberg gets the Rupert Murdoch Treatment" contract?
    May 13 07:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SNAP Food Stamp Participation: February 2013 [View article]
    That is phenomenal in a disgusting way. And they promote it, advertise it, and give it catchy, happy sounding names. In this way the sponsors are smarter than the crew that gave us that dismal, "generic" food on the grocery shelves back in the 70's -- they've made it seem like fun. Back then, we called it "malaise". Merely malaise.

    On the bright side, in the real world, parabolas don't carry on forever. If history is any guide, after Carter comes Reagan.
    May 13 07:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "The recent complaints relate to practices that are almost as old as Bloomberg News," Bloomberg News' editor in chief Matthew Winkler said in an editorial Sunday, referring to complaints reporters accessed proprietary information on Bloomberg terminals in order to get an edge on other financial news agencies. Winkler apologized, calling the practice "inexcusable." Several former employees have said a function allowing them to access subscribers' contact information and login activity sometimes "advanced news coverage," according to the NY Times[View news story]
    Indeed. If they sat down one day and said, "hey, we've got all these terminals all over wall street, let's start eavesdropping..." -- I can't get my head around that kind of blatant abuse of one's position.

    I wonder if somewhere in the fine print, in the "Privacy Policy", they jammed in a loophole.
    May 13 07:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "The recent complaints relate to practices that are almost as old as Bloomberg News," Bloomberg News' editor in chief Matthew Winkler said in an editorial Sunday, referring to complaints reporters accessed proprietary information on Bloomberg terminals in order to get an edge on other financial news agencies. Winkler apologized, calling the practice "inexcusable." Several former employees have said a function allowing them to access subscribers' contact information and login activity sometimes "advanced news coverage," according to the NY Times[View news story]
    Can't see how that was a bad thing as you state it.

    Bad for Thompson Reuters, maybe, but better for the marketplace as a whole because information was disseminated faster owing this edge.

    The "surveillance" aspect is a problem, though.
    May 13 08:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "The recent complaints relate to practices that are almost as old as Bloomberg News," Bloomberg News' editor in chief Matthew Winkler said in an editorial Sunday, referring to complaints reporters accessed proprietary information on Bloomberg terminals in order to get an edge on other financial news agencies. Winkler apologized, calling the practice "inexcusable." Several former employees have said a function allowing them to access subscribers' contact information and login activity sometimes "advanced news coverage," according to the NY Times[View news story]
    "'The recent complaints relate to practices that are almost as old as Bloomberg News,' Bloomberg News' editor in chief Matthew Winkler said in an editorial Sunday...calling the practice 'inexcusable.'"

    True to form, "Blame your predecessor" seems to be the policy.
    May 13 06:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Volatility ETFs Could Face A Short Squeeze [View article]
    ....maybe because there don't seem to be any, officially at least.

    http://on.ft.com/11ZJoHU?

    ... No mention of any pos'n limit on the CBOE site. But somewhere there is an effective limit. A tail can only wag a dog so much.
    May 11 12:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Volatility ETFs Could Face A Short Squeeze [View article]
    Not sure if this has been covered here already -- I searched and didn't see -- but every share they "create" is going to have to be hedged in with the underlying (or options on the underlying, which will be hedged by the underlying).

    Wouldn't then the position limits in the underlying be a theoretical limit to how many shares can be created?
    May 10 10:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Volatility ETFs Could Face A Short Squeeze [View article]
    I found the premise that Big Liquidity suppresses the VIX to be fascinating. Something in the gut suggests the squeezing of a great, big coiled spring.

    As pointed out above, it seems that, whether or not the derivatives in question are subject to the dictionary-definition of short squeeze, the underlying instruments should be.
    May 9 08:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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