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Monthly Archives: September 2008

SF litigation conference…

Structured Finance & Derivatives Litigation Conference October 15 – 16, 2008, The Lighthouse Executive Conference Center and Theater, New York City Agenda here…    (I don’t know these folks but am posting this notice as a courtesy… I imagine the agenda will positively full of issues this year… good luck…)

E-trading up…

 Aite report on electronic trading of fixed income…

274% of GDP

    “The disease runs very deep. This is a very necessary but an insufficient solution for the banking condition,” Tim Harris from JPMorgan Asset Management told CNBC Monday. (Video here… running time ~ 5 minutes) Well… the real truth starts to emerge… here is what Mr. Harris says (mainly from the Euro perspective)… (this video […]

Sir Manton

Cloud Study, c. 1820s, by John Constable, Oil on artist’s board When I lived in New York City I used to keep up the garden of my church, Church of the Ascension, at 10th Street and 5th Avenue. I got to know a delightful, elderly couple from the church who took great delight in the […]

Rip roaring…

Of course it’s all very serious but there are some hilarious takes on the crisis… hat tip to immobilienblasen….

Women in Housing and Finance

U.S. Bond Market Basics & Recent Events  Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm Location: Stanford Group, 1399 New York Ave, NW Ste. 375  Phone: (202) 508-3760  Directions: Metro – McPherson Square, 14 St exit. Building located on the corner of New York Ave and 13 St.   Speaker: Cate Long, Founder, Multiple-Markets […]

Mainz and Monticello

Library of Congress There is only one good namely knowledge and only one evil namely ignorance.     Socrates The Library of Congress’s (LOC) Thomas Jefferson Building is the nation’s jewel box. The rich Italian Renaissance interiors can be a little visual for our minimal, modernist tastes but the Library is full of the most wonderful treasures. From Wikipedia… ~~~ “The […]

Wanted: Financial markets tutors

Watch CBS Videos Online Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin seemed a little overwhelmed discussing the markets in her interview with Katie Couric… maybe SIFMA should send a backgrounding team… quick…

The pinnacle…

   The culmination of the period of extreme greed for Wall Street came in 2007… although the credit markets froze up in August of 2007 and trading and underwriting was constrained for the second half some of the Street’s finest wheeled home some large returns… Measured against last year’s profits these figures are not entirely out of […]

Looking at the books…

News that we really enjoy reading… from BBG… ~~ ” The FBI is investigating Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and American International Group Inc. in its probe of the collapse of the subprime-mortgage market, according to a senior law-enforcement official. Those companies are among 26 being reviewed by the Federal Bureau of […]