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3Com Insider Trading Probe In Effect

The SEC is looking into what many people are calling a blatant sign of insider info on the Hewlett-Packard for 3Com acquisition according to Bloomberg (hat tip Zero Hedge). In case you missed it: More than 8,000 3Com calls changed hands on Nov. 11, 17 times the four-week average. The most active were contracts conveying…

Hot Links: Dobbs, Rogers, Dimon & The Cloud

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… Post of the Day:  Is everyone investing by the seat of their pants?  (AbnormalReturns) JPMorgan’s Dimon is “helping shape” what the new bank regulation will look like.  (Forbes) Unfortunately for Dimon, the big banks are probably f@cked if Rep Kanjorski has his way.  (Bloomberg) Paul Krugman bashes Fox Business.  Can’t…

Hot Links: Stock Market MILFs

Hot Links for Weekend Reading… Carney calls ’em out: The Idiot-Maker Rally.  (Clusterstock) The bears are running out of ammunition.  (Morningstar) The 50 best jobs in America, as ranked by Payscale.com.  (CNNMoney) Attention Traders – Here’s the only calendar you need for the coming week:  (UpsideTrader) The way of the stoic, learning not to be…

More Hot Links: I Hate Cupcakes

More Hot Links for Weekend Reading… My fave site Abnormal Returns turned 4 years old this weekend.  Happy Blogiversary! (AbnormalReturns) Thank goodness for our private equity/ i-banking industry for deals like these.  Disgraceful.  (ZeroHedge) John Crudele: One Trillion Reasons to Avoid a New Stimulus Plan.  (NYP) Eddy Elfenbein challenges David Rosenberg‘s “market is extremely overvalued”…

Vitaliy Katsenelson on the Propaganda of Michael Moore

When you get a chance, run on over to Zero Hedge to read about a true capitalism love story, from an ex-resident of the Soviet Union who now runs money professionally here in the US and is a hell of a writer. From Zero Hedge: (This) past weekend Americans voluntarily spent a few million dollars to…

New York Magazine on the Financial Blogosphere

Wall Street’s Digital Underground A few of the more prominent financial bloggers.   Illustrations by Matthew Woodson    The Amiable Skeptic Barry Ritholtz was a pioneer when he launched the Big Picture in 2003 using the beta version of blogging software, Word Press. He’s a levelheaded bear with a knack for seeing through the statistical…

Hot Links: ZeroHedge, Safire & Shamrock

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… Cash hoard in money market funds still bulging: Investors have cash equal to 73% of the S&P 500’s net assets.  (Bloomberg) Must-read of the day:  New York Magazine tries to make sense of Zero Hedge.  (NYMag) Shamrock activists tussling with Texas Industries (TXI) in the midst of Obama‘s infrastructure whirlwind. …

Insider Trading Lesson 1: No Call Options

You guys are so stupid.  The first thing the SEC looks at is the call option activity whenever there’s a high profile merger or takeover.  Anything unusual is gonna be flagged. From DealBook: The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday charged two men with running an $8.6 million insider-trading scheme connected to Dell’s $3.9 billion agreement…

More Hot Links: Booms, Busts & Viking Treasure

More Hot Links for Weekend Reading… Trader Mark takes us back to what he was saying/ doing the week the market bottomed.  (FundMyMutualFund) Unemployed in their 40’s and 50’s.  (NYT) Big mistake: commercial fisherman who literally s%$& where they eat.  (True/Slant) Killer chart: Rise and fall of the US Dollar, 1800 to 2009.  (ZeroHedge) Robert…