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Blog Profile / Mercenary Trader

Filed Under:Business & Finance / Investing
Posts on Regator:1073
Posts / Week:4.9
Archived Since:August 23, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Mercenary Links July 25th: Big Doubts

Mercenary Links July 25th: Small caps run into big doubts... massive outflow from high yield bond funds... Amazon whiffs big... why every speed limit may be too low, deep-fried Doritos, and more.

Too Much!

We look at the various ways this market is showing "too much" -- too much divergence, too much Fed trouble, and so on.

Mercenary Links July 22nd: Stupid Deals

Mercenary Links July 22nd: Merger boom breaking records... US wage pressures rising... Russians embracing conspiracy theory... Ackman slams Herbalife, the call for a three-day work week, and more.

Mercenary Links July 18th: Escalation

Mercenary Links July 18th: Ukraine escalation on downed Malaysia flight... Israel launches Gaza ground invasion... Murdoch bids $80 billion for Time Warner... the third biggest stock bubble in US history, why idiots succeed, and mor...

Mercenary Links July 15th: Gold in the Cold

Mercenary Links July 15th: Gold has its biggest loss of 2014... Fed officials debate timing of rate increases... empty trading floors fray nerves on Wall Street... secrets of the creative brain, the mini-Madoff boom, and more.

Mercenary Links July 11th: October

Mercenary Links July 11th: October is the end... companies selling stocks at a record pace... the one percent's rental nightmare... the Oracle of San Quentin, rare videos on YouTube, and more.

Mercenary Links July 9th: The Everything Bubble

Mercenary Links July 9th: The everything bubble... why interest rates could stay low... the 'crazy' euro... the brain-based trader warning signal, how to fly on a private jet for cheap, and more.

Mercenary Links July 1st: Bulk For Sale

Mercenary Links July 1st: Bulk foreclosure buyers looking to sell... why NYC real estate is the new Swiss bank account... mergers hit a 7-year high... China workers dying at their desks, why teenagers act crazy, and more.

Mercenary Links June 27th: Loosening the Ban

Mercenary Links June 27th: Four-Decade Ban on Oil Exports Loosened... Bullard sees rate hike in first quarter 2015... fixed income headed for euphoria... the hedge fund industry surpasses $3 trillion, why a Chinese buyer smashed his Tesla, and more.

Mercenary Links June 24th: In Yellen We Trust

Mercenary Links June 24th: In Yellen we trust as inflation fears dismissed... France puts drag on euro zone growth... US industry booming again... what it's like to work for Elon Musk, RIP Felix Dennis, and more.

Mission Not Accomplished

Originally published June 14th, 2014, in our Strategic Intelligence Report: “I was in Baghdad, and I was given a draft of that thing to look at. And I just died, and I said my God, it’s too conclusive. And I fixed it and sent it back…...Show More Summary

Mercenary Links June 20th: Dangerously Overvalued

Mercenary Links June 20th: Stocks are 'dangerously overvalued' by M&A yardstick... gold jumps most in nine months... housing market faltering... 'Yo' nuttiness, golfing with Peyton Manning, and more.

Mercenary Links June 17th: Run of Calm

Mercenary Links June 17th: Longest Run of Market Calm Since 1995... China Inc borrows $14 trillion, overtakes US... the $2B Jihadist network... the biology of risk, the end of the shooting guard, and more.

Mercenary Links June 6th: Passing the Peak

Mercenary Links June 6th: US employment passes pre-recession peak... the new trading normal... more on the ECB... sleep's memory role discovered, the random financial advice generator, and more.

Mercenary Links June 5th: Via Negativa

Mercenary Links June 5th: ECB deposit rate goes negative... global stocks rally... the euro rebounds and closes higher... Amazon's smartphone, 25 things hiding in sports logos, and more.

Mercenary Links June 4th: Calling Super Mario

Mercenary Links June 4th: Europe struggles to avoid deflation's grip... the US economic snapback is here... Fed growing wary of market complacency... how to win an argument, maps that explain the internet, and more.

Don’t Sell Your Soul (to an Investment Bank or Anyone Else)

Why was the investment banking path, as brutal and dehumanizing as it is, so popular for so long among Ivy League high achievers? My theory: It was more about self-esteem than money...

Mercenary Links June 3rd: Shock and Awe

Mercenary Links June 3rd: ECB on tap for shock and awe... bond yields lowest since Napoleon... US auto sales looking robust... the stradivarius-shaped pool, a 20-year measles outbreak, and more.

Mercenary Links June 2nd: Sharp Curbs

Mercenary Links June 2nd: US unveils sharp curbs on power plants... US consumer spending hits six-year high... China's first hint of QE... Ballmer overbids, Barksdaleisms, and more.

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