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The Big Short Movie

I saw the movie last night. Excellent. I recommend it. In particular I liked how the movie was not pure entertainment -though it was entertaining- it was funnier than I was expecting.  I liked how there was an element of documentary to the movie but that some of the more technical aspects were delivered via tongue and cheek humor. My favorite example of this […] Read the rest of this entry »

The Big Short –> Cool line.

Favorite line in the book so far (I’m sure this will be in the movie): “Don’t take this the wrong way. But I’m just trying to figure out how you’re going to f*** me.” Pretty much describes my view of the investment industry overall. Yes, there are plenty of nice people in the business, and yes I am in that same business (hey I’m […] Read the rest of this entry »

The Big Short

I started reading The Big Short. Very interesting and entertaining. I recommend the book. I find it easy to empathize with the first two characters that have been introduced (I have not got very far into the book yet but of enjoying it).  I look forward to seeing the movie later this week. What excellent timing for this book -and movie.  U.S. residential real […] Read the rest of this entry »

Book review: Greenspan’s The Map & the Territory 2.0

I started Greenspan’s latest book  The Map and the Territory 2.0.  So far (10% done) I’m not liking it. Too much time is spent introducing concepts.  Also, I do not accept the premise that no one saw the last crash coming or the flash crash coming (the Greedometer did).  I accept the premise that no one in a senior government role will ever see […] Read the rest of this entry »

Book Review: Flashboys

I read Michael Lewis’s latest book Flashboys and recommend it.  The book provides insight into the increasing instability of U.S. equity markets.  The core theme is banks/brokerages have sold out the investing public (and fund companies) by selling preferred access to high frequency trading firms, allowing the market to be gamed and profited from with no risk taken. If you already despise and mistrust the […] Read the rest of this entry »