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Hot Links: Buffett & The Bikers

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… Whistleblower Harry Markopolos says Credit Default Swap fraud will top the Madoff ponzi.  (Clusterstock) Warren Buffett‘s latest op-ed just went up, it’s called The Greenback Effect.  (NYT) Don’t look up, private equity firms are about to drop some REIT IPO’s on us.  Sold to you.  (DealBook) Chinese pig farmers speculating…

Breakfast Links: Dr Tatoff, Richard Russell and Dayton

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… Barry Ritholtz on why CNBC has very little control over it’s own ratings.  (TBP) California’s tatoo removal chain Dr Tatoff could be a hot IPO.  (DealBook) Joseph Stiglitz wants to keep shoveling the stimulus.  (EconomistsView) Forbes sees a glimmer of hope in Dayton, Ohio – a city they recently counted…

Breakfast Links: Schumer, Bernanke & The God of Email

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… The Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas is undergoing a big expansion right now…good timing.  (AP via Yahoo) Seantor Schumer asks SEC Chief Mary Shapiro to ban high frequency trading.  No Goldman campaign money for you, Chuck.  (Bloomberg) The Great Preventer op-ed:  Why Nouriel Roubini thinks Ben Bernanke should be…

Breakfast Links: Cody Willard, CIT, Sun Valley & Jay-Z

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.2945931&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] OMG, everything is wrong with this video, Batman, Robin & assorted villains sing “At The Hop” in Spanish for some reason, and then at around the 1:18 mark, a mini Spider-Man appears for no reason whatsoever (Spidey is a Marvel character, Batman is DC).  This thing is nine types of bizarre. OK, on…

Hedge Funds and the Gloved One

That Michael Jackson‘s finances were a mess was always very well known.  What many don’t know is that some of our favorite financial runaway trains were active participants in Jackson’s monetary fantasy world. The Fortress Investment Group (FIG), which went public in one of the most spectacularly horrible IPOs of all time, was at one…