The Most Important Stat: Bloggers versus Experts

Market pundits always try to explain modest changes in the broad averages.  Today their stories are all wrong. Today, the most important statistic came from Jack Hough at Smart Money The Story Hough did a piece on the credibility of government statistics.  It is a nice job compared to most prior discussions.  He provides a […]

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Street Fighters: Good Information and Good Fun

Kate Kelly's book, Street Fighters:   The Last 72 Hours of Bear Stearns, the Toughest Firm on Wall Street,  now on our recommended reading list, is a great source of information and fun to read.  It is well-sourced, authoritative, and always interesting. Does it provide, through a look at Bear, the answers to our financial crisis?  […]

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Dubious Indicators: Continuing Jobless Claims

Here at "A Dash" we have a continuing commitment to finding important economic indicators.  This means throwing out misleading information and finding indicators that help investors.  We are going to examine some "broken measures."  This analysis will not be biased.  We are going to throw out some indicators that skew bearish, and some that skew […]

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