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It was hardly surprising to learn this morning that Pimco’s $235.9 billion flagship bond fund had gone net short Treasury bonds.
But I was surprised to learn in conversations how many people were convinced that this was exactly the right move—although some wonder if Pimco might be a bit early.
As investors prepare for the beginning of earnings season, two threats are lurking in the shadows: Toppy corporate profit margins and the threat to a consumer just showing signs of recovery.
Should either specter emerge from the dark it could cast a scary pall over how strong growth will be in coming quarters.
The news that the Securities and Exchange Commission is considering raising the 500-shareholder limit on non-public companies and relaxing the general solicitation rules on selling unregistered securities was a welcome surprise.
I had expected the SEC to react to Goldman Sachs offering of Facebook non-registered, private shares to go in the opposite direction: an immediate attempt to shut down or highly regulate the markets for non-registered securities.
The report from the UKs Independent Commission on Banking overestimates the competency of regulators.
The commission said on Monday that the UK's biggest banks do not need to be broken up to reduce systemic risk. Instead, they should be forced to hold more capital and 'ring fence' retail units so they cannot be brought down if a bank's trading and investment units fail.
If I can figure out how to tie a tie this Monday morning, you, too, can get out of bed \(hopefully without finding a spider in your bathroom the size of a Buick\) and start the glorious week of earnings we have before us.
, Bernie Madoff explained how—and why—he defrauded his investors out of billions of dollars. His account certainly sounds credible—but one doesn't perpetrate the largest Ponzi scheme in recorded history without the capacity to make dubious information sound legitimate.
Aside from the fascinating psychological insights one may \(or may not\) take away about the man himself, the most striking part of the interview is Madoff's continued insistence of major banks complicity in his fraud.
Many small business owners support a government shutdown and believe that it will have little effect on them, according to a new study.
The study from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management reports that 48 percent of small private business owners and those who lend to small businesses said they supported a government shutdown. Thirty-nine percent said they opposed a shutdown.
Investors have been shunning tech names. "There's going to be a bit of a shift back to value," says a veteran analyst.
The best way the Fed can help the troubled stock market would be to "just do nothing," Gartman tells CNBC.
The JPMorgan top strategist who correctly predicted the August swoon makes a very bearish call on Internet stocks.