The Best of TRB: Deep Thoughts

Your favorite Wall Street blogger is getting some much needed fun and sun down in Cabo San Lucas this week, so here is a link list to some of my best posts from the last few months to tide you over until my return… Here is The Best of TRB: Deep Thoughts Kidz Korner: Bonuses…

The Best of TRB: Humor

Your favorite Wall Street blogger is getting some much needed fun and sun down in Cabo San Lucas this week, so here is a link list to some of my best posts from the last few months to tide you over until my return… Here is The Best of TRB: Humor Good Bank Bad Bank…

Life After Wall Street?

What becomes of the broken bankers when their services are no longer required?  Does a man still look for work on Wall Street when even the guy who fired him has been let go as well?  Is there any incentive to even want to put in a 15 hour day now that the entire compensation…

Domino's Pizza Rips on the 2-and-20 Set

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nggsJI6Aro] Yes!  The Big Taste Bailout is for everyone, except the hedgies. You know you’re in a f%$@ed industry when even the most trailer trash pizza chain and its customers have a laugh at your expense.  Has the backlash against hedge funds reached it’s zenith with this spot?  What’s next, Taco Bell offers the Beefy,…

Johnny Upside: "I'm All About Distressed Assets, Yo!"

Today we bring you another interview with Johnny Upside (read the first one here).  Johnny’s a Wall Street hotshot armed with an MBA, very little brain power and a limitless ego.  Today, Johnny discusses his new venture, Distressed Asset Investing. The Reformed Broker: Hey Johnny, what’s happening? Johnny Upside: Happening?  IT’S ALL HAPPENING, BABY! TRB:…

Deadbeat Biker Gangs and Retired Dentists

It will come as no surprise to you to read that people who bought Harley-Davidson (HOG) motorcycles with sub prime loans have started to default on their payments.  What?  Yep, the crisis has finally gotten ugly for the biker set. From the New York Times: In a pattern similar to that of the housing bust, Harley…

The Ener1 Situation is Exactly Why We Suck

I haven’t made many recommendations for clients in alternative energy stocks because a lot of the names that look commercially viable just seem too far away from profitability or are subject to drastic margin erosion (solar stocks, anyone?). I guess I’d rather be late but at least be involved in something proven. I read about…

More Hot Links: Madoff Insider

More Hot Links for Weekend Reading No one on the interwebs has had more big scoops on the Madoff Scandal than Lucinda Franks of The Daily Beast.  I just got around to reading her interview with an ex-Madoff employee who breaks down the whole organization and who did what. Some Highlights: The “legit” parts of…

Hot Links: AIG Hearings, Class of '09 and Fed Open Thread

Hot Links for Weekend Reading The big happening in Bailoutland this week was, without a doubt, the Senate hearing on the Notorious A.I.G. bonus scandal.  Whenever a disgraced Wall Street executive is called onto the Congressional Carpet, you can be sure that Dealbreaker‘s Bess and EP are going to Liveblog it for your reading pleasure….