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Doin' It Bloggystyle: Structured Investment Vehicles; Oh, The Humanity!; and More...


Minyanville brings together the best of what they are saying "out there" about the topics we're talking about right here.

Blogs themselves need no introduction, as they get as much publicity as pretty much anything these days, save maybe the latest Britney news. There's an expanding world of excellent financial blogs, covering just about everything, from global economics to swing trading. Minyanville's goal is to bring together the best of what they are saying "out there" about the topics we're talking about right here.

SIV in the Back
  • Lots of commentary on these Structured Investment Vehicles (SIV's).
  • As per the Journal, "In a far-reaching response to the global credit crisis, Citigroup Inc. and other big banks are discussing a plan to pool together and financially back as much as $100 bln in shaky mortgage securities and other investments."
  • Mish is not a big fan:
  • "This Super-SIV bailout is nothing but a fraudulent attempt to allow banks and financial institutions to keep questionable assets off their balance sheets."
  • Other opinions from Naked Capitalism.
  • And Market Movers.

What's in A Name?
  • Zackstocks with an in-depth look at Bolt Technology (BTJ).
  • Bullish Jim flies into some Boeing (BA) calls.
  • You can certainly learn more in a "bad" trade then a good one, which is why I appreciate writeups like this one on Deere (DE) via Options Trading Daybook.
  • And speaking of missed trades, different sort of one here from Gamma Jammer.

Oh, The Humanity!
  • So you think the grass is greener on the rich side of the fence?
  • Kirk finds this nugget of a story.
  • "The surge in the number of millionaires in the world is spawning a fast-growing industry -- wealth psychology... U.S. wealth managers are adding services such as psychological counseling for wealthy clients to set them apart from the competition, experts said. Some of these psychologists handle clients who feel guilty about inheriting wealth. Others help with problems such as how to raise children in an environment where almost anything can be bought, or intervene when spouses fight over money."
  • OK, for a lot less money, here's my solutions to some of these vexing issues. If inheriting wealth gives you such guilt, give some away. If raising children in an environment where almost anything can be bought is a problem, put yourself in the shoes of someone who actually can't buy everything for their kids. I suspect his problem is more vexing.
  • And another (real) suggestion. Just send everyone to Dr. Brett's site, "Trading Psychology".

Blogs On the Market?
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