Came across this interesting little paper. The title can be a little confusing since the term prediction market is simply used to convey a market that generates odds. When they say prediction market think bookmaker. The gist of the paper is that such markets have been used for centuries for a variety of events but…Details
Apparently Goldman Sachs has done a bit of thinking about the upcoming London Olympics and have come to the following conclusions about the medal count. Olympics and Economics 20102 Research Report Brought to you by the folks who didn’t see the need for their own $10 billion bailout. I don’t really need to say anything…Details
Infographic by AccountingDegree.net
Brilliant piece by Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone – I have said it before and I will say it again – Taibbi is the best finance journalist going around today. All the rest seemed to be boring hacks who try and conjure up some postdictive bullshit as to why something happened as opposed to looking…Details
More from Matt Taibbi the best finance journalist around at present It’s by now been well-established that the S.E.C.’s performance in policing Wall Street before, after, and during the crash has been comically inept. It would be putting it generously to say that the top cop on the financial services beat has demonstrated particular incompetence…Details
Brilliant little graphic from the FT – click image for interactive chart.
I wonder how many local investors have been caught the same way. I do know folks who decided it was a good thing to buy US property at $US0.65 despite advice to contrary because the spruiker who pushed the idea said currency fluctuations didn’t matter.
I had long been curious as to where Australia sat in terms of its pricing of petrol but was too lazy to put together a list. Fortunately Bloomberg has saved me the trouble. Most expensive gas ranking: Price per gallon of premium gasoline: Norway $9.69 Denmark $9.37 Italy $9.35 Netherland $9.35 Greece $9.23 Sweden $8.97…Details