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  • Online brokers tumble; Schwab decries HFT [View news story]
    Memories. SCH's old Nasdaq market maker Mayer and Schweitzer (sic?) was the one that dinged us the most.
    Apr 3, 2014. 03:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Online brokers tumble; Schwab decries HFT [View news story]
    We used to trade baskets on a prop trading desk in the early '90s and often got 'raped' by specialists and esp Nasdaq brokers. Now we do the same thing online with Motif. Painless. Anyone bitching about HFT has another agenda. And their interests do not likely correspond to yours.
    Apr 3, 2014. 01:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The National Retail Federation pushes for 40 hours as full-time week [View news story]
    This has zero chance of passage. Waste of time. For me now.
    Apr 2, 2014. 01:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Analysts weigh in on Dish-DirecTV merger talk [View news story]
    "there's a chance regulators would let the merger progress" slim to none.
    Mar 27, 2014. 10:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stock futures higher following Putin remarks, U.S. economic data [View news story]
    Finally Putin is promising to do (or not do) something we can be assured he'll do (or not do). Whew. Finally a leader we can trust.
    Mar 18, 2014. 09:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The retail slog continues [View news story]
    XLY not XLP
    Mar 6, 2014. 09:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Broadcasters throw first punch in Supreme Court fight against Aereo [View news story]
    "the whole pay-TV system could crumble".

    And this is a bad thing?
    Feb 24, 2014. 04:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Paul Ryan: Ideas for reducing poverty [View news story]
    He said funding for "corporate" job training. So the US taxpayer ends up paying paying for Megacorp's training program, something old-time corporations used to do themselves. Ryan is just looking for more govt. handouts for his corporate bosses. Moochers.
    Jan 26, 2014. 06:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Paul Ryan: Ideas for reducing poverty [View news story]
    beat my snarky comment by hours...but I have the flu so slow on the uptake
    Jan 26, 2014. 06:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Paul Ryan: Ideas for reducing poverty [View news story]
    Are you saying that Hasidic Jews don't get Gov't assistance? If so I'd invite you to go to Kiryas Joel, welfare capital of New York
    Jan 26, 2014. 06:11 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Beware the steepening yield curve in U.S. Treasurys, warns Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian. Despite their staunch credentials, El-Erian notes the spread between the two and 10-year Treasurys is the widest it's been since May. “What we would caution is rather than the level of the rates, the shape of the curve.” he says. “The long end is exposed to a lot more risk.” [View news story]
    WTF is he complaining about. The long end of the curve has been getting a free ride on the flight to safety. But that plane has landed. Time for steepening.
    Aug 9, 2012. 09:14 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Will Rocket On Natural Gas Rebound This Year [View article]
    I don't know if XOM will rocket on NG rebound but NG is rebounding if only because of mean reversion in these times of high correlation. Take a look. http://bit.ly/INjCQu
    May 8, 2012. 11:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Moody's turns negative in its outlook for the U.S. coal industry, citing "a regulatory environment that puts coal at a disadvantage, along with low natural gas prices," with some of the decline in U.S. coal consumption permanent. Moody's expects operating margins for coal producers to deteriorate this year, and for prices for U.S. coal deliveries to decline at least 5% in 2013.  [View news story]
    Did you know that the Mormon religion forbids the use of coal furnaces for home heating?
    May 8, 2012. 11:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Macy's (M) announces a collaboration with Nicole Ritchie for a special line to be launched this fall. The company says that the collection will extend its designer capsule series for its contemporary fashion Impulse department.  [View news story]
    Focusing on the celebrity anorexic demographic. Super idea.
    May 8, 2012. 09:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Railways On Diverging Tracks [View article]
    Maybe you folks wd like to see how CN and CP are doing (operationally)? Here's a link to our RPM data visualizations. (with a z) http://bit.ly/IUME31
    May 8, 2012. 09:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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