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The Epicurean Dealmaker: T-Bone the Metaphor (2008)
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson suffered a bruised balance sheet and a knock to his Teflon image after he struck a sour note while rescuing the federal housing agencies. Secretary Paulson said he was spending about $200 billion Sunday evening when he came upon the wobbling GSEs and spotted a moral hazard about 10 feet in front of him. He didn't have time to stop and T-boned the metaphor. He tumbled over the podium, his plan hit taxpayers and GSE shareholders in the pocketbook and the three went cartwheeling into uncharted territory. The conservatorship rolled over Americans' sensibilities, undermining self-discipline, and cackled and scratched its balls before scampering down the corridor back to K Street.
Literature  Writing  Finance  Business  Ideas 
9 hours ago by mfernando
AQR - SNAFU Situation Normal All FANGed Up
The following table shows the impact in 2015 of removing the N biggest contributing stocks
finance  investment 
14 hours ago by yevgenyd
The Fat Pitch: Using Breadth To Anticipate Market Inflection Points
In other words, it is common for a relatively few number of stocks to disproportionately carry the indices higher. Collectively, 96% of stocks will often lag; so, their breadth might be weak. More on this here.
finance  investment 
14 hours ago by yevgenyd
Regulator Wants Financial Industry to Self-Report Wrongdoing - The New York Times
[CFTC] will increasingly look to banks and other financial institutions to come clean on their own about misconduct and problems in the market.

the agency expected to reduce penalties by roughly 75 percent for those that fully cooperate. In rare instances, he said, cases would be dropped altogether.
finance  wallstreet 
15 hours ago by brycecovert
המניות גבוהות מה האלטרנטיבה | פורום הסולידית
כאן למשל, מציינים שבמדד הדאו, כ-5% מימי המסחר קבעו שיאים חדשים.
וכאן (מדד קצת שונה - SP500, ותקופת השוואה קצת שונה) מציינים שבכ-7% מימי המסחר נקבעו שיאים חדשים.

market highs
finance  investment  hasolidit 
17 hours ago by yevgenyd

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