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Keep Calm & Carry On

Authored by 720Global's Michael Liebowitz via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, “Before long, we will all begin to find out the extent to which Brexit is a gentle stroll along a smooth path to a land of cake and consumption.” – Mark Carney, Bank of England Governor In 1939, the British Government, through the Ministry of Information, produced a […]

Ex-Soros Trader Sued For Viciously Abusing Women In “Manhattan Sex Dungeon”

Out of all the stories of harassment, abuse and victimization of women that have emerged since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke last month, this one is possibly the most bizarre, and – if accurate – repugnant. To wit, the New York Post reported Friday that a former portfolio manager at Soros Fund Management, the firm […]

In The Shadows Of Black Monday – “Volatility Isn’t Broken… The Market Is”

Authored by Christopher Cole via Artemis Capital Management, Volatility and the Alchemy of Risk The Ouroboros, a Greek word meaning ‘tail devourer’, is the ancient symbol of a snake consuming its own body in perfect symmetry. The imagery of the Ouroboros evokes the infinite nature of creation from destruction. The sign appears across cultures and […]

Government By Goldman

Authored by Gary Rivlin and Michael Hudson via The Intercept, in partnership with The Investigative Fund, Steve Bannon was in the room the day Donald Trump first fell for Gary Cohn. So were Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner, and Trump’s pick for secretary of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin. It was the end of November, three weeks after Trump’s […]

The Secret History Of The Banking Crisis

Authored by Adam Tooze via ProspectMagazine.co.uk, Accounts of the financial crisis leave out the story of the secretive deals between banks that kept the show on the road. How long can the system be propped up for? It is a decade since the first tremors of what would become the Great Financial Crisis began to […]

Bill Miller Says He’s Invested 1% Of His Net Worth In Bitcoin

Former Legg Mason investing guru Bill Miller’s Opportunity Trust is back on top this year thanks to bets on a hodgepodge of stocks including Apple Inc., J.P Morgan Chase & Co. and Restoration Hardware. Just weeks after his Opportunity Trust was named No. 1 among diversified funds with at least $1 billion in assets, Forbes […]

LTCM Is Back: One Hedge Fund Uses 25x Leverage To Beat The Market

Before we start, a little history lesson… At the beginning of 1998, Long-Term Capital Managementhad equity of $4.72 billion and had borrowed over $124.5 billion with assets of around $129 billion, for a debt-to-equity ratio of over 25 to 1.   It was run by finance veterans, PhDs, professors, and two Nobel Prize winners. Everyone […]

Relax, There Is No Housing Bubble

Visit Full Archives At The Entry Points   Three heavy hitters in real estate – Darius Bozorgi, Veros CEO, Mike Fratantoni, Mortgage Bankers Association chief economist, and Douglas Duncan, Fannie Mae chief economist – all agree, “There is no housing bubble“. These real estate experts are all in agreement, and they believe the relentless house price […]

Axiom: “Red Flags” Suggest China Credit Event Is “Closer Than It Appears”

Submitted by Gordon Johnson of Axiom Capital While we, as well as the few bearish peers we have, have warned of a pending “credit event” in China for some time now – admittedly incorrectly (China has proved much more resilient than expected) – the more recent red flags are among the most profound we’ve seen […]

Steve ‘Big Short’ Eisman: Smart, Lucky, Abrasive (& Now One Of Them)

Authored by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, I loved Michael Lewis’ book – The Big Short – about the 2008 Wall Street created global financial catastrophe, that is still impacting the little guys on Main Street eight years after it was supposedly resolved by Paulson, Bernanke and Obama. I even wrote an article […]