Category Archives: investments

George Soros on Zakaria GPS


Hedge fund manager George Soros is one of the world’s richest and most successful market watchers (and market manipulators?). Zakaria reports that Soros’ recent plays have netted him over 2 billion. He’s very controversial for his political views though my … Continue reading

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Sequoia’s Slide Show on the Economy


Sequoia’s Advice to startups has been the subject of speculation for the past few days, but now VentureBeat has posted the actual slide show from a recent major meeting where startups were told to prepare for some seriously bad economic … Continue reading

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Hello UK, and welcome to the bail out club…


I’m not seeing enough about the 500 billion pound UK Bailout (that’s $865 Billion US) on US Financial news. That’s more than our USA bail out despite the fact that our economy dwarfs that of the UK.  Probably a sign … Continue reading

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Will 2010s be like 1930s? I sure hope not.


Wow.   I thought the crash in October 1929 brought the market down to  the low levels that signalled the great depression.  So I was surprised to learn that after a large rebound in the DOW it was really the declines … Continue reading

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Bailout Blues + Red Ink = Spending Revolution Needed.


Washington does not understand why taxpayers are so angry about the bailout.   Some pundits are calling this ignorance, but I think to the extent *anybody* can predict things taxpayers know pretty much what is going on here, and realize there … Continue reading

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Wen Jiabao interviewed by Zakaria


Wen Jiabao is the Premier of China, making him one of the most influential international figures of this generation. Today on Fareed Zakaria’s GPS – one of the best shows on TV, we are hearing from Wen Jiabao on several … Continue reading

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The megabillion bailout better be transparent


Most of us are still trying to wrap our heads around the fiscal crisis also known as the US banking system.   I’m listening now to the Bush economics crew (Cox, Paulson, Bernanke)  in their congressional testimony. It is too early … Continue reading

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Templar Treasure Refund?


The Knights Templar are suing the Vatican to recover the treasure that was taken from them 700 years ago: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/04/knights_templar_pope/ (thanks Glenn for the tip!) Just when you thought Facebook employees were making out like bandits and as if the … Continue reading

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240k Kindles with books on the wall, 240k Kindles with books


OK, so now TechCrunch is reporting that their secret source informs them that Amazon has sold  240k Kindles in less than a year.   That would be pretty good though it does not lead me to retract my May suggestion … Continue reading

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Google’s KinderGate: Your kids are welcome here for $57,000 a year.


When I first read about trouble in Google land over child care costs I thought it would be another case of the how super well paid but whiney Silicon Valley parents were unreasonably complaining about a minor bump in their … Continue reading

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