Answers: Will Social Mood Matter?
By Todd Harrison Oct 20, 2009 9:15 am
Has the path of maximum frustration punishing savers who "did the right thing" arrive?
- Have equities ever been this overbought?
- Will the alleged insider trading scandal impact an already fragile societal mindset as it relates to investor psychology?
- Given at least ten more people in the securities industry will be charged as early as this week, according to Bloomberg?
- How far-reaching will these alleged allegations permeate the financial infrastructure?
- Corporate America?
- Corner offices?
- Hedge fund titans?
- Where will it end?
- Or might investors deem this cleansing to be a net positive for the financial process?
- What if some of the accused players prove that their activities were consistent with the letter of the law?
- How much of the 6% two-day S&P decline last December was related to the Bernie Madoff news following his Ponzi scheme?
- Has the path of maximum frustration punishing savers who "did the right thing" arrive?
- As Minyan Peter points out, while investors were licking their chops over Apple (AAPL), how many paid attention as BB&T (BBT), the first "traditional" bank to report, confirmed that deterioration in credit now permeates every loan category?
- Are corporate bond spreads the modern day equivalent of irrational exuberance?
- Or is the government debt bubble still in the middle innings?
- Does anyone else get the sense that policymakers finally awoke to what Minyans have known for a long time; that a stronger dollar will lead to the death knell of deflation?
- How were your ice skating skills at nine years old?
- Have you joined the conversation at Ticker Talk on the Minyanville home page?
- Which banks will California sue today?
- Crisis? What crisis?
- Have you seen yesterday's newfangled Random Thoughts video?
- Did you see Citigroup (C) and Bank America (BAC) give up pa nub yesterday afternoon?
- Is S&P 1120 too obvious?
- Protectionism? What protectionism?
- Would a transaction tax (like the one that existed between 1914 and 1966) really shock you?
- Isn't this consistent with the real employment conundrum we forecasted in January?
- What does it say that the same type of pushback received on an optimistic article in March was garnered last week when a more cautious tone was syndicated?
- Have you locked your spot for our unbelievably fun Festivus to benefit children's education on December 4th in NYC?
- Is there anything wrong with a little levity on our time?
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