It’s The Money, Honey

The Economy Doesn’t Suck. It Just Sucks For You.


The Investment Vampires

Vampires know a good thing when they see it. Or taste it. The lore on mythic bloodsuckers often has vampires nursing a live subject, drawing blood over and over again without killing the victim. It’s symbiotic…or, more precisely, parasitic. Sounds like an investment banker. See, it’s kinda funny (funny strange, not ha-ha) to think about…


Econ 101: Put Options

Put Options (see article below). I read last week in the NY Times that there is a put option available to managers of large investment funds that allowed some to place bets as far back as two years ago…bets that mortgage securities would fall precipitously. Some, like the dude profiled for the article, made huge…



Okay everybody, let’s get scared! Buy Tami-flu…the bird flu is coming, the bird flu is coming. And, by the way, the patent for Tami-flu is held by Gilead Sciences. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was chairman of Gilead before he became Chief Operating Officer of War Profits Inc., a.k.a. the Pentagon. He still has millions of dollars…