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Housing Industry Frets About the Next Brick to Drop

Wolf Richter Stephen Schwarzman, CEO and co-founder of Blackstone Group, the world’s largest private-equity firm with $290 billion in assets under management, made $690 million for 2014 via a mix of dividends, compensation, and fund payouts, according to a regulatory filing. A 50% raise from last year. The PE firm’s subsidiary Invitation Homes, […]

Frontrunning: January 30

Falling Prices Spread Pain Far Across The Oil Patch (WSJ) ISIS Group Claims Responsibility for Attacks That Killed 27 in Egypt (NBC) Russia Unexpectedly Cuts Key Rate as Economy Eclipses Ruble (BBG) Greece’s Feisty Finance Minister Tries a More Moderate Message (NYT) U.S. homeownership hits 20-year low, but new households growing (Reuters) Indian Banks’ Shares […]

Frontrunning: November 13

Moar central banks! Asian Stocks Rise Amid Stimulus Speculation; Topix Jumps (BBG) Syria rebels in south emerge as West’s last hope as moderates crushed elsewhere (Reuters) Bufett’s Berkshire to Buy Duracell Business From Procter & Gamble in $3B Deal (AP) Weak Demand, Real-Estate Slump Signal Headwinds for China (WSJ) China Slowdown Deepens as Leaders Said […]

David Tepper Unwinds S&P, Nasdaq Calls; Liquidates QCOM, JPM; Adds To AAL, GM: Full 13F

For everyone curious how the market’s favorite “balls to the wall” barometer did in the second quarter (which ended 45 days ago), here is the full breakdown. First the notable liquidations: in the three months ended June 30, Tepper closed his SPY and QQQ Call positions, which had a total notional equivalent of over $1.5 […]

How A Few Wall-Street Backed Firms Manipulate The Entire US Housing Market

Wolf Richter Private equity firms are the ultimate smart money on Wall Street; they know how to wring out the last dime from their own clients, such as pension funds and rich individuals, through hidden fees, obscure expenses, elaborate expense shifting, lackadaisical disclosure, and “zombie advisers,” to the point where SEC Inspection Chief […]

Frontrunning: July 2

France’s Sarkozy faces corruption probe in blow to comeback hopes (Reuters) Ukraine Says Military Offensive Against Rebels Yielding Results (WSJ) JPMorgan Investors Show Support for Dimon in Cancer Fight (BBG) World’s ATM Moves to Frankfurt as Yellen’s Fed Slows Cash (BBG) Argentina Seen Backtracking on Fernandez Vows as Legacy at Risk (BBG) Palestinian teen killed […]

Frontrunning: January 29

U.S. Wants Criminal Charges for RBS (WSJ) Bernanke Seen Buying $1.14 Trillion in Assets in 2014 (BBG) Irish banks at mercy of international paymasters (Reuters) Do badly, and we will let you do even worse: Rehn Signals EU May Ease Spain Budget Goal in Austerity Retreat (BBG) Too Soon to Celebrate for Europe’s Banks (WSJ) […]

Frontrunning: November 12

Jefferies to be bought by Ian Cumming’s Leucadia in an all-stock deal for $3.59 billion or about $17/share (WSJ) FBI Scrutinized on Petraeus (WSJ) Identity of second woman emerges in Petraeus’ downfall (Reuters) SEC staffers used government computers for personal use (Reuters) Japan edges towards fifth recession in 15 years  (FT) Europe Finance Chiefs Seek […]

Frontrunning: October 12

OECD: Japan Public Debt in ‘Uncharted Territory’ (WSJ) Germany holds firm on Greece as IMF pressure mounts (Reuters) Schäuble and Lagarde clash over austerity (FT) – it would be great if someone actually implemented austerity… Merkel hints at tax cuts for growth boost (FT) Hollande Robbed of Growth Engine as Companies Cut Investment (BBG) Romney […]