Posts tagged "finance"

Mo' Money Mo' Problems Linkfest: Excel Spreadsheet Nerdfest Edition

Or: my ongoing quest to highlight and record interesting things I’ve read recently. Mostly finance/investing-related. (1) I remember being shocked that JP Morgan’s London Whale trading losses can be partly traced back to an error in the risk model spreadsheet! The Importance of Excel at Baseline Scenario highlights the error found by the Model Review Group... Read more »

Mo' Money Mo' Problems Linkfest: Inaugural Edition

I read a lot of finance and investing articles during the day. I mean, a lot. And then over the course of the day, I bookmark or “send to Pocket” (one of the most useful apps I have encountered) so that I can even read more when I get home. A lot of things I bookmark... Read more »

The Guy Running @GSElevator is a Douchebag

But the twitter account, even if it is full of uncredited quotes and run by a douchebag, is still pretty damn funny. Give credit where it is due. Yesterday this happened, in roughly this order: I’m so hungover that my thoughts sound like Sylvester Stallone. — Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) April 6, 2013   And then…... Read more »
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David Einhorn's Theme Song is Obviously C.R.E.A.M.

Last week, hedge fund manager, David Einhorn, made quite a stink about Apple’s cash mismanagement and until I read his actual proposal, I was largely in agreement. I can’t stand it when companies wield excess cash on the balance sheet, and since it was Einhorn getting involved, I figured it had to be a reasonable... Read more »

Is there be Alchemy at Davos?

Not sure what to make of this Paulo Coelho tweet from the World Economic Forum at Davos recently:   1) Why is Paulo Coelho a regular at Davos? Are there dreams and Personal Stories and omens and pet rocks to be found there? 2) If so, can I get on the list? 3) Is it... Read more »

Some goon is trying to patent a formula to calculate incremental ROICs.

Via a coworker: Some goon is trying to patent a formula to calculate incremental ROICs. http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20060095352.pdf For those in the know, this is laughable. For those soon-to-be in the know, ROIC stands for Return On Invested Capital, a frequently used formula with quite a few different ways to calculate it actually.  One common method is... Read more »
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John S from San Jose gives Goldman Sachs & Capitalism a 1-star review on Yelp

John S from San Jose gives Goldman Sachs & Capitalism a 1-star review on Yelp
John S from San Jose gives Goldman Sachs and Capitalism 1-star review on Yelp (via @goldmansuchs): I came here to apply for a job, I guess this is not America and noone goes job hunting door to door anymore. I came here on a Tuesday afternoon, had my trunk searched to get into the garage and... Read more »
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