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Hot Links: Cramer Reverses on Trader Tax, Taleb in Exile & Flying Cars

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… Stocks set to rip at the open as Dubai gets the rearview mirror treatment and China posts big data.  (Bloomberg) The Andrew Ross Sorkin op-ed on Dubai, A Financial Mirage in the Desert.  (NYT) Our economic consequences for being fat slobs.  (InvestingCaffiene) A guide to November’s stock buyback announcements, including…

Don't Do It Google!

I’ve yet to see a successful Internet Roll-Up strategy executed and in my opinion, even a company as brutally successful as Google probably couldn’t pull it off. Watching Barry Diller collect assets like Expedia, Hotels.com and AskJeeves only to start spinning them off in frustration was a cautionary tale for old media execs.  Having witnessed…

Hot Links: Facebook's Ticker, HP's Earnings & Coke's Milk

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… Way overdue:  Howard Lindzon decides to assign stock ticker symbols to Twitter and Facebook.  (HowardLindzon) Hey anarchists, the US government is starting to turn a profit on the chaos loans.  (NYT) Mutual Funds blowing out shares of consumer spending plays, retailers etc.  (Bloomberg) Pretty provocative stuff for Newsweek: Is The…

Congrats to the StockTwits Gang

I want to take a moment to congratulate the StockTwits guys who rang the closing bell for yesterday’s trading session over at the NASDAQ Marketsite. I met Howard Lindzon, Upside Trader and the rest of the gang at a Bacchanalian loft party earlier this summer.  They’re all great guys and, without a doubt, they are…

Introducing…The Man Behind Abnormal Returns

This is cool… One of the best finance blogs extant, Abnormal Returns, now has a face and a name to go along with the incredible and consistent posting record.  He’s finally come out from the shadows, and it’s about time! About Tadas Viskanta is the founder and sole editor of Abnormal Returns, one of the…

Things To Do Instead Of Attending Your Neighbor's Tea Party Rally

Tea Party The Tea Party movement has been spared my ridicule thus far…Until now. I caught a Fox News town hall-esque State of the Tea Party program hosted by Glenn Beck this weekend and my abdominal muscles ached from all the cringing this broadcast induced. This was a nationally-televised moron-a-thon in the round. Its not…