An Afternoon With Helen Thomas

I managed to catch up with my former white House Press Corp colleague, Helen Thomas, when her national book tour swung through San Francisco. At 91, Helen is the oldest and longest serving member of this esteemed group of journalists, and has the traditional right to ask the first question at each press conference. The […]

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Quote of the Day: October 26th

“Seek the truth, and let the chips fall where they may,” Said White House Correspondent, Helen Thomas, about her profession, adding “I’m a cynic with hope.”

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SOLD OUT! San Francisco November 4th Strategy Luncheon

Come join me for lunch at the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in San Francisco on Friday, November 4, 2011. An excellent meal will be followed by a wide ranging discussion and a 60 minute question-and-answer period. I’ll be giving you my up-to-date view on stocks, bonds, currencies, […]

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The New War on Hedge Fund Managers

Yang Yanming was slowly led from his cell by two burly uniformed guards in Beijing’s central prison to a waiting van in the courtyard guards, his hands cuffed behind him and his head bowed. Once in the vehicle, he was strapped to a gurney, hooked up to an IV, and given a highly concentrated injection […]

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Tea With Secretary of State George Schultz

Having spent time as an economics professor at MIT, Dean of the University of Chicago business school, Treasury Secretary, and Secretary of State, George Schultz has certainly covered all the bases. Now 89, he is the senior statesman and eminence gris of San Francisco, as well as a major philanthropist. When I read his bio, […]

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Quote of the Day: October 25th

“Freedom of the press is only true if you own a press,” said A.J. Liebling, a famed journalist for the New Yorker.

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October 21, 2011

“It amazes me how quickly amnesia sets in,” said Stephen Crawford, former co-president of Morgan Stanley, about the willingness of hedge funds to re-leverage positions in these conditions.

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October 20, 2011

“To get rich is glorious!” said Deng Xiaoping, the Chinese general who launched the country’s modern economy in the seventies.

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October 19, 2011

We have been pretending that we’re too big to fail. We’re not too big to fail, You can jump off of a 90 story building and feel fine for the first 89 stories. It’s the sudden stop at the end that tells you you’re not.” said Tom Friedman, New York Times columnist and author of […]

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October 18, 2011

“At some point in 2011, knuckles are going to be turning white, and we’ll see whatever rabbits Ben Bernanke is going to have to pull out of his hat”, said David Rosenberg of Gluskin, Sheff in Associates

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October 17, 2011

The problem with the Fed is that they work in a refinery and they’re playing with matches. They’re doing brain surgery with a machete,” said Robert Brusca, chief economist at Fact and Opinion Economics

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October 14, 2011

“A lie can travel half way around the world before the truth gets its boots on,” said the 19th century humorist, Mark Twain.

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October 13, 2011

 “Investing is the only endeavor in which victory goes to the minority,” said the great economist, John Maynard Keynes.

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October 12,2011

“If there were no way to short stocks, the probability of stock market bubbles would be much greater,” said hedge fund manager, Bill Ackman, of Pershing Square.

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October 11, 2011

“Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.” -  George Bernard Shaw

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