Retired Engineer, living on a Fixed Income, with 4 grown up kids. Having, more time on my hands I devote many hours, each day on financial Sites such as Seeking Alpha, and others. I hope to start blogging on the Instablog , when I have more confidence, in the subject matter. Intent on Assmilating knowledge from the Experienced Investors on this site and pasing it on, so all can gain.
Dave Burwell is a Vice President with The Howard Group, providing Corporate Communication and Capital Market services for micro & small-cap companies. Established in 1988, The Howard Group is a Corporate Communication and Capital Markets firm. We look at a lot of micro and small-cap companies but choose to align ourselves with a select few. Our focus is on the long-term as building a business and building a public market following is not a quick process. Our services are tailored to each company we represent as we do not abide by the theory that one size fits all.
Let me give you some numbers about the US Economy :
Domestic debt at 400% of GDP 70%of the Economy is Consumption based with borrowed money , Now you understand why I am bearish ....I let you imagine the outcome of this debt based casino economy ....join me on my blogs meanwhile :
Lawrence G. McDonald has written a book on the fall of Lehman Brothers, with Patrick Robinson, the #1 New York Times best selling author of Lone Survivor.
“A Colossal Failure of Common Sense - the Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers,” is being published by Random House and will be on the shelves in stores 7/21/09. Currently, Lawrence is a Managing Director at Pangea Capital Management LP.
At Lehman Brothers
From July 2004 through September 2008, Lawrence G. McDonald was a Vice President of Distressed Debt and Convertible Securities Trading at Lehman Brothers. He ran an extremely successful joint venture between the firm’s fixed income and equity divisions. He was the most profitable trader on the convertible securities desk 2006 and 2007.
The Subprime Implosion
In early 2006, Lawrence was part of a faction that called the subprime crisis, then he made over $46 million for the firm during its implosion. Mr. McDonald was highly regarded as one of the most consistently profitable traders at Lehman with over $83 million in trading profits during his time with the firm.
More interestingly, Lawrence McDonald was an integral part of a faction within Lehman Brothers that passionately tried in vain to stop the firm from heading down the road to destruction. Likewise, he also worked closely with Lehman’s credit derivatives team and saw first-hand the design and construction of what Warren Buffett termed as “Wall Street’s financial weapons of mass destruction.”
My firm counsels investor relations departments of public companies around the world on how to use web technologies to communicate with investors, analysts and investment bloggers. Our research and guidelines have been cited and referenced by industry associations, academics and consultants around the world. I have been quoted by many financial publications on the topic of investor-centric online investor relations communications, including Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Investor Relations Magazine, Real IR, NIRI’s IR Update; CFO magazine, Investor Relations Business, Investor Relations Newsletter, Corporate Governance Advisor, The Globe and Mail Report on Business, Financial Executive, and the National Post.
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The Mole (pseudonym) is a man in the know. I don't trade for a living, but instead work for a well-known Irish institution, heading a desk that regularly trades over €100 million a day. I aim to provide top quality, up-to-date and relevant market news and data, so that traders can make more informed decisions.
Visit The Mole's blog (http://www.paddypowertrader.com/blog/index.php/category/market-watch/).
Grandpa of 2, boy and girl. Retired Army Physical Therapist. Now running an outpatient clinic. Married to my very patient wife of 7 years. She was a Geo Undergrad, so any geo literacy displayed by me is to her credit. We enjoy sailing on Lake Ontario out of Henderson Harbor.
Son of a sailor and nurse who have lived in war-torn places - we settled in America to escape the endless corruption and strife. I have known dictators and people of power very closely, and the big take-away is that people enlarge themselves and their friends without consideration of the consequences to the "little" guy. The "good guys" are in an endless struggle against the selfish and corrupt.
My family are generally conservative which means they believe in limited government and individual freedom. We marvel at the outrageous hypocrisy of the "left" who believe in reaching into your pocket to pay for their charity. And the false piety of the "right" while they conduct wars in perpetuity. The reality for most is that we are subjugated by the false promise of democracy that in the end is not much different from the feudal era. At least here in America, we have some measure of devotion to the law. But, also here in America, a minority of voters can check-off a ballot that in the end allows the party in power to tax and spend itself into comfort at the expense of the defenseless.
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