Virgil Abloh’s OFF-WHITE has linked up with luxury French skiwear label Moncler to drop a collaborative “Black Swan” collection. The new pieces arrive just weeks after the pair’s previous capsule. Releasing under a sub label named “Moncler O,” the assortment contains windbreakers, hoodies, sweaters, T-shirts, pants and caps. Show More Summary
Submitted by Nick Kaman of Letters from Norway Introduction: Norwegians are just now starting to grapple with the effects of their “single cylinder” economy, mostly dependent on oil and gas (ca. 60% of exports). Despite optimism about...Show More Summary
Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield was born a slave, raised by an abolitionist, and began her career before the Civil War with the nickname "the Black Swan," a counterpart to the "Swedish Nightingale," Jenny Lind.
A sorrowful pair of black swans stopped eating for four days after their eggs were stolen at a scenic spot near Tai'an Mountain in Shandong province. [ more › ]
When a team comes back from insurmountable odds, is it because the world is fundamentally chaotic -- or because our mental models are wrong? The post The Super Bowl and the Black Swanning of America appeared first on WIRED.
The weekly Market Update is posted at Alpha Baskets and includes the following; Martin Kremenstein from Nuveen was quoted at the Inside ETFs Conference last week as saying “the black swan is a 4am tweet.” This of course refers specifically to President Trump’s proclivity for Tweeting and more broadly the volatility associated thus far with […]
By definition, pricing in a 'black swan' is impossible, but while VIX slumbers along near record lows, options professionals appear to be extremely worried about the potential for a huge downside tail-risk event. As CBOE explains, SKEW, is calculated from the prices of S&P 500 out-of-the-money options. Show More Summary
They are the the "black swans" – the unforeseen events that turn the world topsy turvy.
We’ve seen a number of outlier events in 2016, but the experts predicted them poorly and are labeling them “black swans.” According to Nassim Taleb, black swan events are: highly unexpected for a given observer, carry large consequences, and are subjected to ex-post rationalization. From Trump winning the U.S. Presidential election [...]
Around nine years ago I read Nicholas Taleb’s seminal texts The Black Swan (2007) and Fooled by Randomness (2001) and I loved them both. For venture investors everywhere The Black...
FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump attends a meeting at Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Fla. As Trump shapes his policy agenda ahead of next month’s inauguration, he is trafficking in the same ambiguity that was a hallmark of his presidential campaign. But as [...]
SEC pick Clayton is no Mary Jo White; Elon Musk may be a 2017 "black swan"; Tupac verses sung in Catholic church; and more.
2016 was a year of shocks, and with Donald Trump set to be inaugurated as president in less than weeks, and the UK set to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union by the end of March, 2017 could get even more interesting. Nowhere...Show More Summary
She won an Oscar for Black Swan, she’s buzzed for a second in Jackie, she’s a fanboy favorite in movies like Thor and the Star Wars franchises, she made an acclaimed directorial debut with A Tale Of Love And Darkness, and she has been...Show More Summary
It’s the moment every member of the audience has been waiting for. The black swan comes out, looks to the horizon with a defiant smile, and begins to turn round and round and round in a hypnotizing sequence that twirls you right into...Show More Summary
While being capable of imagining a 'black swan' event implies its non-existence; given the level of groupthink consensus agreement that the bond bull is dead, inflation is back, central banks are maxed out, and global fiscal stimulus...Show More Summary
Lionsgate's social media thriller XOXO is a project we first heard about more than five years ago, at which time screenwriter Mark Heyman (BLACK SWAN) was circulating the script with BLACK SWAN director Darren Aronofsky attached to produce. Show More Summary
These black swans surfing the waves at Queensland's Gold Coast are revisiting a Feministe Open Thread once more (last seen in December 2013). Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything you like over this month. Except what PEOTUS is up to - we can have separate threads for that. Read more ?
In the financial markets, black swans happen. They are, by definition, an unpredictable or unforeseen event, that comes with extreme consequences, but their "close cousin, the grey swan, can be envisaged," according to Nomura GlobalShow More Summary
It's very Black Swan.