Monthly Archives: May 2012

Disintermediating the Banks

Nice post asking Why Do We Need Banks at All? on SeekingAlpha.com by Michael Eisenberg, a venture capitalist. Lots of useful links. He mentions some of the Peer to Peer (P2P) lending organizations I’ve written about earlier. Plus other ways … Continue reading

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A Bubble of a Different Color

In The Coming Meltdown in College Education & Why The Economy Won’t Get Better Any Time Soon, Mark Cuban points out that post-secondary education (after high school) is imitating the housing bubble. And will probably pop just like it.

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Hazards of Being a Small Investor

I have been looking for ways to get my investments away from Wall Street (AKA DWS – Disintermediating Wall Street). I’m slowly coming to the conclusion that the deck is stacked against the small investor. Read The risks of being … Continue reading

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Resolution of Insolvent Banks

Insolvent means out of money, bankrupt. When a bank owes more money to depositors, lenders, and bond holders than it has in cash, reserves, and money owed to it (e.g. loans), it is insolvent. Equity is the difference between money … Continue reading

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Cost of Gasoline, by Country

Highest & Cheapest Gas Prices by Country lists average price per gallon of premium for many countries. It is on the blog of Barry Ritholz, a sports car enthusiast. Which may explain why premium gas is listed.

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Sell in May, Except in Election Years

Sell In May And Go Away… Except In Election Years by Barry Ritholz of The Big Picture. In election years, the spending authorized by elected officials to help their own re-election generally boosts economic growth. Read the whole article, Barry … Continue reading

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