All posts tagged "derivatives"

  • Carl Icahn interview
    Carl Icahn Worried About Yellen’s Excessive Money Printing

    Carl Icahn, speaking to CNBC's Scott Wapner, said he was concerned about excessive leverage and derivatives "in this cycle that we're in."

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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  • Jamie Dimon and Wife Judith
    JP Morgan: How Do You Lose $2 Billion?

    Jamie Dimon, banking’s boy genius, who appeared to navigate the financial devastation of 2008 in a superlative manner has just presided over what could eventually be the biggest trading loss in Wall Street history. Observers such as...

    • Posted May 11, 2012
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  • William Cohan - Author Goldman Sachs
    Henry Blodgett Says Yes Indeed Goldman Clients are Muppets

    Henry Blodgett interviewed William Cohan, author of Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World, regarding the uproar over Goldman Sachs exec Greg Smith’s departure letter. Cohan questioned Smith’s motives for writing the letter;...

    • Posted March 16, 2012
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  • Mark Mobius - Franklin Templeton
    Mark Mobius Says the European Crisis Isn’t Terrible

    Amongst the shrill of voices calling for the complete and utter destruction of the European economy, the calming voice of Mark Mobius, chairman of Franklin Templeton’s Emerging Markets Group, says there is nothing to worry about. He...

    • Posted December 23, 2011
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  • Charlie Munger Sees the End of America

    Paul B. Farrell has written an interesting article on the challenges facing the U.S. from the viewpoint of Warren Buffett’s sidekick Charlie Munger. Farrell translates Munger’s bleak vision into a 10-scene crime-thriller about America’s “road to ruin.”...

    • Posted February 28, 2010
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  • The Warning

    PBS’s Frontline presented “The Warning” last week with a very controversial look at Alan “The Wizard” Greenspan. It’s a fascinating expose’ on the attempts of Robert Rubin, Larry Summers and Alan Greenspan to railroad Brooksley Born, former...

    • Posted October 30, 2009
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  • Paul Volcker Prescribes Some Tough Medicine

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker testified before the committee on Banking and Financial Services yesterday. His recommendations to prevent another financial meltdown included: Reaffirm the principle separating banking from commerce as our approach to financial regulation;...

    • Posted September 25, 2009
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  • Jim Rogers Says He is Short JP Morgan Chase

    JP Morgan Chase, considered by many to be one of the more sound financial institutions, is a good short candidate according to legendary investor Jim Rogers in a recent Bloomberg interview. He cites JPM’s large derivatives positions...

    • Posted March 19, 2009
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  • Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke: Portraits of Extreme Ignorance and Incompetence

    While Alan Greenspan was asleep at the switch, a bubble of historic proportions was allowed to grow out of control and swamp the global economy in toxic debt and derivatives. Greenspan is now trying to shift blame...

    • Posted February 17, 2009
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  • Bernstein’s Wisdom

    87 year-old Peter Bernstein recently wrote the following which I found to be a good synopsis of the mess the economy is now in: Credit is always and everywhere a matter of trust. Where there is trust,...

    • Posted March 30, 2008
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