For Tommy Banks of the Michelin-starred Black Swan, vegetables should be as exciting (or, in the case of his slow-cooked beets, as packed with beefy flavor) as meat.
Societe Generale is out with its latest quarterly chart of swan risks that threaten to rock the global financial markets. Interestingly, the firm has not updated either the major negative or positive risks to markets since its post-US...Show More Summary
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Authored by Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, Can you see those swans coming in for a landing on Pond USA? They’re not exactly black swans, because you knew they were out there circling, but they’re dark enough against the twilight’s...Show More Summary
Black swan events are rare and surprising occurrences that happen without notice and often wreak havoc on society. The metaphor has been used to describe banking collapses, devastating earthquakes and other major surprises in financial, social and natural systems.
(University of Washington) A new analysis by the University of Washington and Simon Fraser University is the first to document that 'black swan' events also occur in animal populations and usually manifest as massive, unexpected die-offs.
Yet another black swan couple has found out just how cruel humankind can be. [ more › ]
So Natalie Portman had a 4-day old baby the night of the Oscars which was the real reason the actress missed this year’s February 26th Academy Awards. A rep for the Black Swan actress told PEOPLE magazine that she and her choreographer...Show More Summary
Strange things have been happening the past few years. Black swan errors have been taking place on a regular basis -- such as the wrong crowning of Miss Universe, an egregious error in the announcement of the best movie of the year --...Show More Summary
"Black Swan" Oscar winner and husband Benjamin Millepied welcomed daughter Amalia on Feb. 22.
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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 [...]