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  • The eurozone bailout fund is being delayed by a change in government in little Slovakia, while some German banks are resisting release of stress test data. German regulators cannot legally disclose the results on individual banks without permission from the institutions, which many say they will not give.  [View news story]
    Don't ask, don't tell
    Jul 2, 2010. 01:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Long-term unemployment is one of the worst things for an economy to overcome. So what could we be doing for the unemployed? Not much, says Megan McArdle, other than making sure they don't miss any meals; the government can't help you find a job any more than it can find you a mate.  [View news story]
    FDR, of course, comes to mind when thinking of other realities. Ms. McArdle has what she apparently considers powerful arguments against the possibility of temporary government-created jobs. First, “there are powerful public sector unions, who are going to fiercely resist any attempt to create low paid temporary jobs.”


    Not convinced by this? She offers the clincher: “Even if you could surmount union opposition, the federal government has an ever-increasing thicket of red tape.”
    Mar 1, 2010. 05:39 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zero Hedge digs up a weird disclaimer for Goldman (GS) clients using its 360 investing portal: "Your use of the products and services on this Web site may be monitored by GS, and the resultant information may be used by GS for its internal business purposes." Does that mean frontrunning?  [View news story]
    They would still be be breaching their fiduciary duty--not that they wouldn't or haven't, but that disclaimer would not protect them.
    Jul 1, 2009. 12:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zero Hedge digs up a weird disclaimer for Goldman (GS) clients using its 360 investing portal: "Your use of the products and services on this Web site may be monitored by GS, and the resultant information may be used by GS for its internal business purposes." Does that mean frontrunning?  [View news story]
    Frontrunning is illegal--why would they announce they're engaging in it?
    Jul 1, 2009. 11:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In a superb comment, Mad Hedge Fund Trader explains why lumber (and its producers WY, RYN, LPX) is a long-term buy - and how the recent rally "could be further proof of the beginning of a much broader, long term bull market in commodities."  [View news story]
    Ok, a columnist called Hedge Fund Trader is advising fellow traders on a good "long-term buy". Why am I skeptical?
    Apr 30, 2009. 04:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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