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Dow Crashes and Burns, a Reckoning and more @ The Roundup

Wednesday, 15 October 2008, 14:20 | Economics | 0 Comment
by Numan

The customary weekly roundup I really thought it would take more time to crash and burn again (How to Recognize a Bull Trap). The Dow had shed another 733 points in what I can only describe as indescribable. I didn’t expect wall-street to get all fidgety this fast. Some of the financial reports published by […]

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From a Financial Crisis to a Real Crisis: The Makings of a Greek Tragedy?

Saturday, 11 October 2008, 14:13 | Economics, Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

Anyone else have that strange feeling a tsunami heading our way while we’re idling on the beach? A discussion on the relation between the financial markets and the real economy. The image seems fitting. The earthquake caused by the stock markets in the heart of the financial ocean will most likely unleash a tsunami that […]

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New initiative, technical analysis & world on an edge @ The Roundup

Sunday, 5 October 2008, 14:05 | Economics | 0 Comment
by Numan

The customary weekly roundup It’s been a while since my last roundup. I’ve been trying my best to devote what free time I have to keep posting to the Personal Financier. I hope you find my posts to be at an adequate level. I’ve told you all about my new job (which takes about 65 […]

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The Stock Market as a Parody of Itself

Tuesday, 30 September 2008, 16:51 | Economics | 0 Comment
by Numan

I’ve already called it manic-depressive but now the stock market just has that aroma only really bad jokes have I honestly didn’t think the politicians had it in them. It takes guts to vote against a plan which is, allegedly, the only thing that can save the markets. Imagine yourself presented with a $700 Billion […]

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How Can they Possibly Afford That? Or Is Money in the Eye of the Beholder?

Friday, 19 September 2008, 16:12 | Budgeting, Economics, Psychology | 0 Comment
by Numan

Do we all see the same color of blue? Each passing day bring with it small new understandings into human nature and even bigger new puzzles. Ever since I remember myself I’ve had the good fortune of ranking in the top 10th percentile. Whether in SAT’s or GMAT or in terms of household income I’ve […]

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Spontaneous Thoughts on Recent Events: Investment Banking as We’ve Known It

Tuesday, 16 September 2008, 16:10 | Economics, Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

What’s going on? Is investment banking dead? What’s going on??? I thought of a great idea how to make a fortune quickly. I can’t believe I haven’t thought of it before. It’s really a three step program: 1. Raise money from other people (a.k.a OPM or Other People’s Money). 2. Take huge risks and leverage […]

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Carnival of Personal Finance #170 – Famous Last Sentences Edition

Sunday, 14 September 2008, 16:07 | Economics | 0 Comment
by Numan

I thought quite hard about what could serve as a good theme for this edition of The Carnival of Personal Finance hosted here at The Personal Financier. I hope you’ll enjoy the theme I chose at the end. With over (what seemed to be) one million submissions I can proudly say I enjoyed hosting the […]

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The Limits of the System

Tuesday, 9 September 2008, 13:20 | Economics, Investing | 0 Comment
by Numan

A massive scale bailout reminds us the limits of the system Churchill is often quoted saying “Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those others that have been tried”. To paraphrase on this famous saying capitalism is probably the worst from of market behavior except for all those others that have been […]

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