During the recent global financial crisis, regulators, politicians and high-profile media coverage blamed short sellers for amplifying stock market downturns. Regulatory authorities in a number of countries imposed short-sale constraints aimed at preventing excessive stock market declines. This paper examines bans on selected financial stocks in six countries during the 2008-2009 global financial crisis. These…Details
Last night I caught a snippet on Woodside calling it quits on a prject in WA. Ordinarily this wouldn’t worry me but I was intrigued by all the crap speak that surrounded the event. So I went in search of what was actually happening. – Woodside Petroleum Ltd. has decided against using the Western Australian…Details
Neatly encapsulated in this video are all the things NOT to do. Top of the list should be DONT LISTEN TO ANYTHING YOU SEE ON TV
I could watch people make dicks of themselves all day……..
From The Economist – Some revisions may be down to cock-up but a closer look hints at conspiracy. Counter-intuitively, most fixes aim to make performance look worse than originally stated. That is probably because two-thirds of funds charge performance fees only if they are at or above their highest valuations. Eager to bring forward the time…Details
Apparently, the Bank of Cypress was named best bank for private banking in 2012.
…before I start seeing real estate seminars advertising this….
I have been seeing a few articles pop up about how bearish Wall Street is about the current rally. The chart below courtesy of Merrill Lynch has been popping up for the past few months. Apparently it is telling me that analysts have not been this bearish for about 30 years. To be honest I…Details