Joshua M Brown

Bespoke's Best and Worst Earnings Reactions: Q2 2009

Bespoke rocks. For those of us who play earnings season like a full contact sport, it’s nice to have a scorecard. Below is a look at how your favorite names traded after releasing their earnings (or lack thereof) this quarter. I’ve posted the winners, for the worst reactions, visit Bespoke Investment Group:  BIG

Josh Brolin to Get Villain Role in Wall Street Sequel

From Deadline Hollywood Daily: I hear Josh Brolin on Monday will get an offer to star as the villain in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street sequel. Fox’s first choice was Javier Bardem, but he turned down the stock-shorting hedge fund manager role. And, with the film’s start date fast approaching, I’m told that Stone and screenwriter…

More Hot Links: Sarah Palin, Bill Gates & Comic Con 2009

More Hot Links for Weekend Reading… Revenge of the debtors…the revolt of the indebted begins.  (NYT) A few ways to look at whether or not the market is cheap right now.  (PragCap) So the Fed has set up an “Investor Advisory Council”, chances are you’re not invited.  (Jesse’s Cafe Americain) The shorts are capitulating.  (Bloomberg)…

Mauldin Takes on China's Growth Story

In John Mauldin‘s excellent Thoughts from the Frontline newsletter, the subject of The Statistical Recovery is covered, with an interesting aside about China’s growth prospects.  Below is his commentary on the chart above: A few side observations on the above graph. China is roughly as big as the other three of the BRICs (Brazil, Russia,…

Hot Links: CNBC, Fox Biz & Larry Summers

Hot Links for Weekend Reading… Bronte Capital takes on these phony baloney explanations of how Goldman Sachs could have made $22 billion in High Frequency trading.  (Bronte) Speaking of Goldman, how has Warren Buffett fared with his stake?  (Hint: he kicked ass so far).  (DealBook) I thought this faux-CNBC homepage artwork was hysterical. (TBP) Even…

Breaking: US Dollar to Reverse Split

Breaking News: Washington D.C., Jul. 24, 2009 — The Federal Reserve announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a reverse stock split, at a 1 for 2 ratio for the US Dollar, effective August 1, 2009. As a result of the reverse split, every $2 of outstanding US currency will be changed into one Dollar. All fractional monies…

New York Times Suffering From Body Dysmorphia?

Body Dysmorphia is a psychological disorder in which the affected person is excessively concerned and preoccupied by a perceived defect in his or her physical features. – Wikipedia Dear New York Times, I thought it was adorable the way you reported on your own earnings report in your Media & Advertising section.  But I have…

Breakfast Links: Trader Mark, Judd Apatow and the Cankle Epidemic

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… The NYSE applies the old “Grandmother Rule” in it’s barring of a bad broker.  (SEC Teaparty) Javier Bardem is out as the villain of the Wall Street sequel.  Check out the comments section on Dealbreaker for some of the most hilarious replacement suggestions imaginable.  (Dealbreaker) So far, a monstrous comeback…

China Goes Berserk for IPO's…Sound Familiar?

Ahhh, the year 1999…Y2k was on everyone’s mind, all the boys had their hair pushed forward and up, and our eardrums were pounded mercilessly by that Rob Thomas/ Carlos Santana abomination that attacked from every radio speaker coast-to-coast. More memorable to me than any of that was the dot com frenzy that turned the entire…

Breakfast Links: Livermore, Gasparino & the 2nd Ave Subway

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… Carney may be onto something re: Epstein‘s “Hedge Fund”.  The next Ponzi?  (Clusterstock) Thank heavens for Greenback’d, a monster list of every activist investor situation going on right now.  (Greenback’d) NEXT Financial gets nailed…gotta supervise those OSJ branches, people.  (BusinessWire) Charlie Gasparino has a secret un-admirer who thinks he went…