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Doin' It Bloggystyle: 300 Links... Plus Or Minus 290


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.

Voldemort Vs. Voldemort
  • In case you missed The Calculated Rant Heard Around The World, it's now up on YouTube. "In the fixed income markets we have Armageddon ... He has no idea how bad it is out there".
  • Funny, the guy in the video looks strangely like the guy in this video two weeks ago, who said this about subprime: "Completely meaningless, it has no relevance whatsoever."
  • Hat tip Barry for both these.
  • And great money quote from Barry as well. "I have two words for Jim: Moral Hazard. Contrary to everything we learned under Easy Alan Greenspan, it is not the Fed's role to backstop speculators and guarantee a one-way market."

And some more sober looks at the Fed.

  • Trader's Narrative agrees with the substance of the point: " times of stress to the system, the Fed should step in and act to reassure the market."
  • The Aleph Blog dissents: "A mere financial crisis where we aren't even in a bear market yet is not enough to goad action, particularly when none of the major commercial (not investment) banks are under threat yet."
  • The odds of a Fed cut have actually decreased over the past few weeks, says Econbrowser.

Food for Thought

Election Update

  • Not too early to start handicapping. Dems ahead 56-40 for prez, with the balance Bloomberg I guess.
  • Jeff at Dash of Insight is running a collaborative Election Project.
  • The ultimate objective? " create two stock portfolios for each candidate -- one bullish and one bearish. We will track the candidate portfolios on "
  • It's funny, I disagree with the premise that anything candidates say on the stump will have any relationship to actual policy. But the market will behave like certain things will happen if Candidate X gets in, so I like this idea.
  • I was trading in the Caterpillar (CAT) options crowd in '92 and the stock just went up literally every day as best I remember. Why? It was a "Clinton" stock as the market assumed the entire U.S. infrastructure was going to be rebuilt. And someone's got to move that earth first.
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