Category Archives: Econoblog

Email from experts

I got an email from one Ed Grebeck this morning, complaining about a post of mine on the subject of CDOs. It started like this: Felix, I teach “Credit Default Swaps 101″ at NYU, a strategist in the global debt … Continue reading

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The Parallel Universe of Leadership Events

(Cross-posted from Market Movers) The World Business Forum is a two-day event; I only made the second afternoon. But even that was enough to almost make my head explode. I knew in theory that there’s an almost insatiable appetite for … Continue reading

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RSS update

Lots of problems with the felixsalmon.com RSS feeds right now. To be sure of getting all of my Market Movers posts, Portfolio’s RSS feed for them is http://feeds.portfolio.com/portfolio/marketmovers?format=xml. It doesn’t include any felixsalmon.com content, but given the frequency of posting … Continue reading

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Is there a word for this?

It happens at Amazon, it happens at my local grocery store (sorry about the colour — it’s a cellphone pic), and it happens every day all over the world. But is there a name for it?

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Where I blog

I’ve found out of late that not everybody reads my website through RSS, and there are actually people who don’t know that the reason I’m barely blogging here is that I’m blogging as much as ten times per day over … Continue reading

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Market Movers

It’s live! Up until now, I’ve been crossposting to felixsalmon.com, but now that portfolio.com has finally been unveiled to the world, you’ll have to go there to read most of my finance blogs. You can always get there by going … Continue reading

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When Free Isn’t Good

Anil Dash has a wonderful piece of contrarian thinking up on his blog — it’s actually a week old, but it’s really timeless. A little while ago, my friend Michael Sippey, whom I had the pleasure of interviewing the other … Continue reading

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FS vs GS in the ES

The only thing better than writing blog entries about how Goldman Sachs should be taken private? Having a journalist from the London Evening Standard phone up a Goldman flack and ask for a response. Genius.

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Vincent Price for Citigroup CEO?

The New York Post has a wonderfully gossipy piece by Paul Tharp today on who might take over at Citigroup if and when Chuck Prince gets the boot. Tharp concentrates on the fight between Vikram Pandit and Robert Druskin, which … Continue reading

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Wolfowitz Must Go

L’affair Wolfowitz has been trickling out for some time now, but today I think it finally reached the point at which Paul Wolfowitz can quite clearly no longer lead the World Bank effectively. When you read the report of the … Continue reading

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