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Short-Seller Jim Chanos: Tesla’s ‘Brazen’ SolarCity Bid Is ‘Shameful Example of Corporate Governance’

Jim Chanos gave a statement to CNBC regarding Tesla Motors’ bid for SolarCity. Jim Chanos, founder of hedge fund Kynikos Associates, is no fan of Tesla Motors’ (TSLA) offer to buy SolarCity (SCTY). Chanos, a famed short-seller, told Scott Wapner of CNBC in a statement that he views Tesla’s “brazen” bid for SolarCity as “a shameful […]

Shilling: World Facing High Probability of Panic Deflation

Gary Shilling, author of The Age of Deleveraging and editor of the investment newsletter Insight, thinks the world is facing another 6 to 8 years of deleveraging with a "high probability of panic deflation" that will push 10-year Treasuries to 1% and oil eventually back to down to $10...

Laurence Juber: Live & Up Close

Last week, I interviewed Laurence Juber for MiB. (The full podcast is here). I used the phone to grab a few videos of him playing, and it was terrific:   I Saw Her Standing There   I am the Walrus   Catch The post Laurence Juber: Live & Up Close appeared first on The Big Picture.

Why America Is Likely to Remain a Global Superpower

The idea of American exceptionalism traditionally focuses on the assumed industriousness and intelligence of the American people. However, this time on FS Insider, Peter Zeihan, author of The Accidental Superpower, argues that America's economic prowess is strongly...

Not a One Way Street

Who's zooming whom? Within the AEIOU framework (arouse, educate, inspire, "opinionate", use) framework of market writing, most authors sell...talking their book. After all, influencing others while enriching yourself, that's the American Way. Show More Summary

Amazon’s ‘RedShift’ Has Momentum, Says CLSA; Here Come Microsoft, Google

Database vendors such as Oracle (ORCL), IBM (IBM) and Teradata (TDC) have been losing business to Amazon.com (AMZN), writes CLSA’s Ed Maguire today, as a result of stunning growth in Amazon’s so-called RedShift product. RedShift is a...Show More Summary

Microsoft: Deutsche Remains Positive on LNKD, Despite ‘Consulting Speak’

Deutsche Bank’s Karl Keirstead today reiterates a Buy rating on shares of Microsoft (MSFT), after mulling over the bull and the bear arguments for its proposed $26billion acquisition of LinkedIn (LNKD). He remains “modestly positive”...Show More Summary

Time in the Market Trumps Timing the Market

Good morning, As you are probably aware by now, British voters have decided to leave the EU. The stock markets around the world are falling; currencies are going all over the place. Everyone is scared. As an individual investor however, I have realized that the world is uncertain. Show More Summary

Qualcomm Gets Tough with Meizu: Right Time to Bring the Heat, Says Cowen

Shares of Qualcomm (QCOM) today fell $3.43, or 6%, to close at $52.12, caught up with the massive downdraft in tech, and most equities, following Britain’s vote to leave the E.U.  The headlines crowded out the company’s announcementShow More Summary

Waiting for Humpty Dumpty

Brexit is a Bear Stearns moment, not a Lehman moment. That's not to diminish what's happening (markets felt like a death in March 2008), but this isn't the event to make you run for the hills. Why not? Because it doesn't directly crater...

Can We Shut Up About Those ‘Risky’ Low-Vol ETFs Now?

A surprising vote in the U.K. triggered once-in-a-generation currency swings and sent the S&P 500 careening 3.6% to its worst one-day decline since August, when it China's aggressive devaluation its currency. Meanwhile, the iShares Edge...Show More Summary

Succinct Summations of Week’s Events for 6.24.16

Succinct Summations for the week ending June 24th 2016 Positives: 1.Despite the plunge on Friday, U.K. stocks had their best week since early February. 2. Consumer sentiment in the U.S. remains strong, coming in at 93.5. 3. PMI manufacturing index came in at 51.4, up from 50.5 previously and better than the 51 expected. Show More Summary

Winton Capital Having Bittersweet Banner Day

David Harding's profit is consolation for the Leaves prevailing.

After Brexit, These Biotech Stocks Are Vulnerable To A Mighty Dollar

The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) ended down 5% on this Union Jack Friday. M. Ian Somaiya at BMO Capital Markets says the Brexit could come to hurt the top-lines of most biotechnology companies if Friday’s generational currency swings continue to strengthen the dollar. The British pound fell on Friday to its lowest level versus […]

Brexit to Cause Big Currency Headwinds for IBM, HP, NetApp, Says RBC

For those of you pining to know the exposure of major tech to Europe in the wake of Britain’s vote to exit the E.U., RBC Capital Markets hardware analyst Amit Daryanani today offers up the stats for Apple (AAPL), HP Inc. (HPQ), IBM (IBM)...Show More Summary

Here Are Some Links for Your Weekend Reading

Sometimes words matter... Sometimes things speak for themselves. Here are some of the posts that caught my eye. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: If You Want to Succeed in Business, Think like a Shark. (Huffington Post) An...

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