WaPo’s Modest Proposal: Dictator Obama

“It’s time to put that power back where it belongs,” explains Jonathan Zimmerman in today’s Washington Post, “Barack Obama should be allowed to stand for re election just as citizens should be allowed to vote for — or against — him. Anything less… [...]

Frontrunning: November 29

So much for the euphoria: Stores open early on Thanksgiving but shoppers in no rush (Reuters) Get to work Mr. Chairwoman: Do-Nothing Congress Dithers on Budget as Deadline Nears (BBG) FX to Libor Probes Leave U.K. Traders Looking for Lawyers (BBG) Pro… [...]

Something’s Afoot In China: Young Rich Woman Are Buying Maseratis

Wolf Richter   www.testosteronepit.com   www.amazon.com/author/wolfrichter Money-losing Italian supercar maker Maserati, a subsidiary of money-losing Italian run-of-the-mill automaker Fiat, has some challenges. It sold 6,288 cars wo… [...]

Frontrunning: November 27

Winter storm lashes eastern U.S., threatens Thanksgiving travel (Reuters) Fed Reveals New Concerns About Long-Term U.S. Slowdown (BBG) Private equity keeps $789bn of powder dry (FT) – because they are “selling everything that is not nailed down” Merke… [...]

Margin Debt Soars To New Record; Investor Net Worth Hits Record Low

The correlation between stock prices and margin debt continues to rise (to new records of exuberant "Fed's got our backs" hope) as NYSE member margin balances surge to new record highs. Relative to the NYSE Composite, this is the most &qu… [...]

That Mega "Black Friday" Sale? It’s Just The End Of The Mega"Pre-Black Friday" Mark Up

“The silliness of it all is that the original price from which the discount is computed is often specious to begin with,” sums up the seemingly obvious “retail theater” that plays out every Black Friday in mall after mall across America. As the WSJ rep… [...]

That Mega "Black Friday" Sale? It’s Just The End Of The Mega"Pre-Black Friday" Mark Up

“The silliness of it all is that the original price from which the discount is computed is often specious to begin with,” sums up the seemingly obvious “retail theater” that plays out every Black Friday in mall after mall across America. As the WSJ rep… [...]

That Mega "Black Friday" Sale? It’s Just The End Of The Mega"Pre-Black Friday" Mark Up

“The silliness of it all is that the original price from which the discount is computed is often specious to begin with,” sums up the seemingly obvious “retail theater” that plays out every Black Friday in mall after mall across America. As the WSJ rep… [...]

That Mega "Black Friday" Sale? It’s Just The End Of The Mega"Pre-Black Friday" Mark Up

“The silliness of it all is that the original price from which the discount is computed is often specious to begin with,” sums up the seemingly obvious “retail theater” that plays out every Black Friday in mall after mall across America. As the WSJ rep… [...]

That Mega "Black Friday" Sale? It’s Just The End Of The Mega"Pre-Black Friday" Mark Up

“The silliness of it all is that the original price from which the discount is computed is often specious to begin with,” sums up the seemingly obvious “retail theater” that plays out every Black Friday in mall after mall across America. As the WSJ rep… [...]