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by psholtz
December 3rd, 2010, 6:02 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What is the typical background of a hedge fund manager?
Replies: 25
Views: 31897

What is the typical background of a hedge fund manager?

I think DE Shaw had more a "tech" background as well..
by psholtz
December 2nd, 2010, 5:48 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What is the typical background of a hedge fund manager?
Replies: 25
Views: 31897

What is the typical background of a hedge fund manager?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmer I would be curious to hear a list of past quants who became hedge fund managers. Or if it is assumed this is more a path for future than current managers.What about Ray Kurzweil? He's not really a quant, but comes from a technical background..Vinod Khosla has inv...
by psholtz
July 6th, 2010, 4:50 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Discussion: should tick data be free?
Replies: 7
Views: 26936

Discussion: should tick data be free?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: banthonyDiscussion: should tick data be free?That is a stupid question. You might ask "Should someone be forced to pay to put airplanes in the air?" Or "If someone has already put an airplane in the air, should the law allow for everyone...
by psholtz
June 14th, 2010, 7:48 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Shouldn't BP place a lawsuit against the USA, in a 'Brit' court, for huge reputation and brand bashing damages?
Replies: 29
Views: 29597

Shouldn't BP place a lawsuit against the USA, in a 'Brit' court, for huge reputation and brand bashing damages?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DominicConnor Of course businesses and individuals in the Gulf should get recompensed, but I guarantee you that if an escrow fund is created the money will end up with midwestern farmers, bridge to nowhere builders and dozens of other well funded lobbies who have no los...
by psholtz
June 14th, 2010, 7:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Shouldn't BP place a lawsuit against the USA, in a 'Brit' court, for huge reputation and brand bashing damages?
Replies: 29
Views: 29597

Shouldn't BP place a lawsuit against the USA, in a 'Brit' court, for huge reputation and brand bashing damages?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: BullBear You say it's "criminal"? Are you a Judge to decide what is criminal, what is negligent and what is an accident? Would BP blow up that rig on purpose to damage the US and its shareholders? C'mon! It's hurting everybody (including BP). The BP "spill" is not an "a...
by psholtz
June 14th, 2010, 7:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Shouldn't BP place a lawsuit against the USA, in a 'Brit' court, for huge reputation and brand bashing damages?
Replies: 29
Views: 29597

Shouldn't BP place a lawsuit against the USA, in a 'Brit' court, for huge reputation and brand bashing damages?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: BullBear Shouldn't BP place a lawsuit against the USA, in a 'Brit' court, for huge reputation and brand bashing damages?Lawsuits generally take place in the jurisdiction/forum that the plaintiff (i.e., the injured party) feels is most appropriate to seek remedy.Once an ...
by psholtz
June 9th, 2010, 3:38 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: US Money Zero Maturity plumment
Replies: 19
Views: 37351

US Money Zero Maturity plumment

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: TheNaif Any commercial bank via Fractional Reserve Banking, it lends money it does not necessarily possesses. Don't forget the principal on the loan when repaid gets DESTROYED BUT NOT THE INTEREST.Any Central Bank by printing to buy gov bonds for instance.The IMF by iss...
by psholtz
June 9th, 2010, 4:19 am
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: US Money Zero Maturity plumment
Replies: 19
Views: 37351

US Money Zero Maturity plumment

QuoteOriginally posted by: Orbit Whatever the medium is, it needs to be impossible to create more of it out of thin air. Who exactly is it that's creating the money out of thin air?
by psholtz
June 9th, 2010, 4:13 am
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: US unemployment rate edged down to 9.7%
Replies: 5
Views: 33217

US unemployment rate edged down to 9.7%

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: BullBear Total nonfarm payroll employment grew by 431,000 in May, reflecting the hiring of 411,000 temporary employees to work on Census 2010, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Private-sector employment changed little (+41,000). Manufacturing, temporar...
by psholtz
June 9th, 2010, 4:01 am
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: choose your social justice: do you prefer hunger or prison?
Replies: 3
Views: 36912

choose your social justice: do you prefer hunger or prison?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Hansi Four slices of bread a day isn't that bad. I'd assume most people would choose that over prison. Seems preferable to being raped, shanked or have something.Generally speaking, U.S. prisons are actually pretty safe.. and certainly this is true at the federal level,...
by psholtz
May 25th, 2010, 6:57 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Geithner got it right!
Replies: 15
Views: 27968

Geithner got it right!

QuoteOriginally posted by: BullBearSince Krugman and other well known Economists can't find a way for sustainable world prosperityIn the language that people like Geithner and Krugman use, the word "sustainable" generally translates to "IMF austerity" ...
by psholtz
May 10th, 2010, 4:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What Greece should do now
Replies: 23
Views: 30236

What Greece should do now

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: coalexanderWhy should bankers extract millions of dollars into their personal accounts when profits are made, yet pass losses on to the general public?.In case you haven't realized, this is exactly what the banking cartel intended when ...
by psholtz
May 10th, 2010, 4:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What Greece should do now
Replies: 23
Views: 30236

What Greece should do now

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperno it isn't.Look at the history of "banking".Back when folks used to use gold, they took to depositing that gold with goldsmiths for safekeeping in return for a certificate, and some of the more dishonest goldsmiths would then (unbeknownst to the depositors) lend...
by psholtz
May 9th, 2010, 8:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What Greece should do now
Replies: 23
Views: 30236

What Greece should do now

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperThe only way to prevent it would be to stop banks creating money.It's tricky than that though.Banks are just facilitators of credit exchange.I think if you really study the problem deep down, you'll come to the realization that it is not the banks, but rather it ...
by psholtz
May 9th, 2010, 8:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What Greece should do now
Replies: 23
Views: 30236

What Greece should do now

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: coalexanderWhy should bankers extract millions of dollars into their personal accounts when profits are made, yet pass losses on to the general public? This practice is amoral and should be penlized by law.This practice *is* the law, more especially in the United States...
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