CNBC

Hot Links: Ron Paul, Evan Newmark, Fixing CNBC & The Yellow Lobster

Hot Links for Weekend Reading… Let’s start off with Dealbreaker‘s call for submissions: What should the New York Stock Exchange’s tagline be?  The message board was hopping with funny stuff. The Epicurean Dealmaker posted a viscious takedown of former Goldman Sachs I-Banker turned WSJ columnist Evan Newmark and his recent musings on regulating Wall Street…

Yes, Melissa…OPEC is, in fact, a Cartel

    CNBC’s Melissa Francis inadvertently ticked off one of the lovely OPEC ministers she was pointlessly attempting to interview by referring to the organization as a “Cartel“. Melissa shouldn’t apologize, she was right on the money… From Wikipedia: A cartel is a counterfeit agreement among industries. It is an informal organization of producers that…

Update: Ackman/ Target

William Ackman, the man behind Pershing Square‘s activist battle with Target (TGT), appeared on CNBC this morning and did a reasonably good job at explaining his reasons for his challenge to the company.  He did make some compelling arguments regarding the lackluster backgrounds of some of the existing board members and management’s own non-history of…

Goodbye Bill Seidman

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_91pCe2jgHU] Bill Seidman passed away yesterday.  Rather than attempt to write up an obit without any new details of the man’s extraordinary career or service to his country, I thought I’d show you how good and sharp he was as a market commentator. The above video shows Bill Seidman doing what he did best…being insightful…

Market Recap: Ugly Love

 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIDy_09nmQU] The Reformed Broker, AKA Oxblood Oxheart, here with today’s Market Recap… The secondary offering parade that started last friday continued today with a jumbo 56 mil share lump out of Capital One Financial (COF) this morning. The markets used that as an excuse to take profits with the Dow off 150 heading into the…

Warren & Becky Sittin' In A Tree…

It’s springtime, so that can only mean one thing…yes, Becky Quick is in position for another Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting in Omaha. Let the lovefest begin. As sure as the Swallows return to Capistrano each year, Becky and her camera crew will show up for their standing hotel reservation deep in the heart of Buffett…

Hot Links: CNBC, Positivity, Thomas Weisel & Credit Cards

Hot Links for Weekend Reading Ever wondered what CNBC actually stands for?  Its their 20 year anniversary, so check out The Business Insider (the old Clusterstock) for the answer and amaze your friends and co-workers! Also on TBI, James Cramer breaks his silence on his appearance with The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart.  Twas an ambush….

Fun With Analogies: Spring 2009

First let’s practice: Meow is to ___ as woof is to ___.  The answer? Meow is to cat as woof is to dog. OK, are you ready to continue?  Great! ______________________________________________________________ Maxine Waters is to Finance as Lindsay Lohan is to Sobriety Charlie Gasparino is to CNBC as Dr House is to Fox Andrew Cuomo…

A Day in the Life: Hank Greenberg

A Day in the Life of Maurice “Hank” Greenberg 7:00 am:  Wake up.  CD alarm clock plays “It’s All Over Now” by The Rolling Stones. 7:05 am:  Mutters “wasn’t my fault” on the way into the shower. 7:30 am:  Breakfast, includes 2 egg whites, one half grapefruit, one heaping bowl of Gorilla Munch cereal (from…