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Hot Links: Ratings Agencies, Europeans and the Power of "No"

Hot Links for Weekend Reading… OMG you guys, I love it when you hear that famous people are friends, I like to come up with my own combinations and pretend they hang out…like Kevin James and Phillip Seymour Hoffman…ok, sorry…so Bill Gates and Warren Buffett and Oprah and Ted Turner and Mike Bloomberg and all…

Hot Links: Lemonade, Eschatology & The Gotti Foreclosure

Hot Links for Weekend Reading Let’s kick it off with something that’s both outrageous and smart, Johnny Debacle goes ape$hit on the business practices of a kid’s corner lemonade stand.  Here’s a taste: This Lemonade Stand was founded on a promise of fresh beverages to keep you cool on a hot day. Instead, management oversees…

In-Flight Reading

I’m traveling today, but here’s a list of what I’ll be reading on the plane (pleasehavewifi, pleasehavewifi…) It’s been awhile since I’ve kept up with the Railroad stocks, but they may get interesting again in the second half of this year.  This gentleman Jack Wx wrote up a breakdown of which railroads do what and…

Hot Links: Poor Celebs, Spitzer, Analysts in Love & Holy Trading

Hot Links for Weekend Reading Let’s kick things off with Stockwire’s list of Celebrities who are poorer than you, including Gary Coleman and Kim Basinger. Next up, here’s the story of an analyst who fell in love with the CEO of a company she covered and what FINRA decided to do about it…Bill Singer’s BrokeAndBroker.com…

Hot Links: Icahn, Roubini, Sir Allen & Blockbuster

Hot Links for Weekend Reading It’s about time the Kaiser of Korporate Governance weighed in on the lack of accountability on the part of congress when doling out TARP (your) funds.  Carl Icahn wrote a sharp op-ed piece for the New York Times called “We’re Not The Boss Of AIG“.  The main thrust here is…

Hot Links: Trading, PPIP, Protests, Spices & Econoland!

Hot Links for Weekend Reading Ever wonder about the “being responsible” side of trading on your own for a living?  I have a lot of trader friends and I respect the discipline they show in terms of segregating moneys and so forth in the heat of the battle.  Michael Higgins of Tickerville wrote a really…

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: LOLFed, Bailout Nation & Bill Singer

Hot Links for Weekend Reading I confess, I am now officially a LOLFed junkie.  This week, they gave us the NYSE’s new Dollar Menu, featuring items like Citigroup, Pier 1 and Vonage.  Alyx, you rule. The week started with another bombshell (non) earnings report from AIG, the hedge fund that happens to be attached to…

Hot Links: Zombie Banks, the Trader Tax & Doug Kass

Hot Links for Weekend Reading On The Big Picture this week, Barry Ritholtz explained the definition of a Zombie Bank, complete with a table of companies that currently qualify as zombies. TheStreet.com‘s James “Rev Shark” DePorre has certainly been busy this week with the launch of his petition to combat the “Trader’s Tax“.  It seems…

Hot Links: Berkshire, UBS and the Microsoft Store

Hot Links for Weekend Reading Warren Buffett has had a tough year so far and an especially tough week.  The Bespoke Investment Group shows us the ugly year-to-date evidence.  Berkshire Hathaway common stock was demolished during a week that saw many of Buffett’s largest stock holdings plummet, for example Wells Fargo and US Bancorp.  On…