Monthly Archives: September 2011

What do I do?

I tend to think of this site as a sitting room where people can come and discuss ideas.  Since my credibility is associated with the site, I thought I should provide a link to buy my textbook at Amazon.  Not

What do I do?

I tend to think of this site as a sitting room where people can come and discuss ideas.  Since my credibility is associated with the site, I thought I should provide a link to buy my textbook at Amazon.  Not

Did UBS shirk on "separation of duties?"

Erik submitted this today: I just read an article about the UBS trading scandal, http://www.economist.com/node/21530113. After reading the article, my initial thought was that people who work in the back office of a bank and know how the accounting works

Did UBS shirk on "separation of duties?"

Erik submitted this today: I just read an article about the UBS trading scandal, http://www.economist.com/node/21530113. After reading the article, my initial thought was that people who work in the back office of a bank and know how the accounting works

The Accountinator is coming.

I’m very excited because I just nailed a new domain name, http://www.accountinator.com Mark

The Accountinator is coming.

I’m very excited because I just nailed a new domain name, http://www.accountinator.com Mark

Should AT&T and Verizon own 80% of cell phone market?

This is from Michelle: Here is an article I found in “The Week” that I thought was interesting:  http://theweek.com/article/index/218765/feds-block-atampts-merger-with-t-mobile-winners-and-losers  Basically if the government does not fight this merger, AT&T and Verizon will own about 80% of the market. Prices will

Should AT&T and Verizon own 80% of cell phone market?

This is from Michelle: Here is an article I found in “The Week” that I thought was interesting:  http://theweek.com/article/index/218765/feds-block-atampts-merger-with-t-mobile-winners-and-losers  Basically if the government does not fight this merger, AT&T and Verizon will own about 80% of the market. Prices will

What I learned from Alok.

The following posting is going to be somewhat self-indulgent, maybe even preachy.  I like to avoid writing about myself or my personal experiences, and I really hate to preach.  Today I’m going to make an exception because there are a

What I learned from Alok.

The following posting is going to be somewhat self-indulgent, maybe even preachy.  I like to avoid writing about myself or my personal experiences, and I really hate to preach.  Today I’m going to make an exception because there are a

Alex submitted the following: Here is an interesting article I found this morning: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/us/politics/obama-tax-plan-would-ask-more-of-millionaires.html?_r=1&ref=business All politics aside, I find the populist rhetoric to be completely redundant. Why should the rich pay more, while over half of Americans do not pay

Alex submitted the following: Here is an interesting article I found this morning: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/us/politics/obama-tax-plan-would-ask-more-of-millionaires.html?_r=1&ref=business All politics aside, I find the populist rhetoric to be completely redundant. Why should the rich pay more, while over half of Americans do not pay

High Frequency Regulations… Yay or Nay?

Yvonne submits the following guest post:High Frequency Trading Regulations… Yay or Nay? Some argue that HFT improves market liquidity, while others say: “Vilifying high-frequency trading because we don’t like that the market is going down, because there’s a lot of

High Frequency Regulations… Yay or Nay?

Yvonne submits the following guest post:High Frequency Trading Regulations… Yay or Nay? Some argue that HFT improves market liquidity, while others say: “Vilifying high-frequency trading because we don’t like that the market is going down, because there’s a lot of