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Posted on March 31, 2011
Bank of America's 2010 compensation: Brian Moynihan $1.9M, Neil Cotty $4.1M, Sallie Krawcheck $6.2M, Bruce Thompson $11.4M -- SEC

Greenspan squanders his final reserve of credibility

Posted on March 30, 2011
Thank you, internet: Henry Farrell and his commenters have all the snark so desperately required in response to Alan Greenspan's ludicrous op-ed in the FT.

Chart of the day: US financial profits

Posted on March 30, 2011
Kathleen Madigan had an important post on Friday, showing financial profits roaring back to more than 30% of all domestic US profits.


Posted on March 30, 2011
More Bogus Lobbying Numbers from the Banks: Debit Interchange Rates -- Credit Slips

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The best report ever on media piracy

Posted on March 29, 2011
I'm way late to the massive and wonderful report on Media Piracy in Emerging Economies by Joe Karaganis and a big team of international researchers.

Do second liens stay current when first liens default?

Posted on March 29, 2011
How many homeowners are current on their second mortgage while being delinquent on their first?

Brazil?s love of equity

Posted on March 29, 2011
About the same time that "junk bonds" became "high yield" and shortly after "third world" became "emerging markets", the finance industry quietly engineered another rebranding: "leveraged buy-outs" became "private equity".


Posted on March 29, 2011
What having a US passport says about you -- Atlantic

Perfidious Goldman

Posted on March 28, 2011
The WSJ has a great article today about that most fickle and capricious of creatures, the Goldman Sachs investment banker.


Posted on March 28, 2011
A speed camera which pays you when you observe the speed limit -- NPR

The NYT paywall goes live

Posted on March 28, 2011
Staci Kramer is absolutely right that the NYT has a tough battle ahead with the public perception of its paywall, which is going live today.

How will the AGs enforce the mortgage settlement?

Posted on March 27, 2011
Alex Ulam has a must-read article in American Banker which shows the biggest pitfall likely to face the mortgage servicers' settlement with state attorneys general: enforcement.

Bill Keller vs openness and transparency

Posted on March 26, 2011
Bill Keller has now written two columns for Hugo Lindgren's NYT Magazine, and both of them have taken aim at the Huffington Post.


Posted on March 25, 2011
NY Fed's Bill Dudley visits Queens. It doesn't go well -- NYPost

Swedish inequality datapoint of the day

Posted on March 25, 2011
Thanks largely to the NYT, the wealth-inequality survey by Michael Norton and Dan Ariely is back in the news.

VIX datapoint of the day

Posted on March 25, 2011
Gillian Tett takes a look at the VIX today:


Posted on March 24, 2011
Paul Amery on the spike in Japanese ETF bid-offer spreads following the tsunami -- Index Universe

James Murphy?s role in the LCD Soundsystem ticket fiasco

Posted on March 24, 2011
James Murphy, of LCD Soundsystem, is not on Twitter a lot. In the past month, he's tweeted precisely eight times. But when he was trying to sell tickets to his final show at Madison Square Garden back in February, he was very active.

How the public sees microfinance

Posted on March 24, 2011
In the wake of demonstrations protesting the ouster of Muhammad Yunus from Grameen Bank, the US publicity machine is gearing up, with a "special theatrical event" (Robert De Niro! Matt Damon! Suze Orman!) scheduled for March 31.

The government?s narrow anti-bank suits

Posted on March 23, 2011
Liz Rappaport reports that the NCUA is getting tough with Goldman Sachs and other banks which sold corporate credit unions billions of dollars of toxic mortgage-backed securities:


Posted on March 23, 2011
Berkeleyside axed from Google News -- Davos Newbies

How the NYT paywall could turn out to be a success

Posted on March 23, 2011
There's one aspect of the NYT paywall which hasn't got as much attention as it deserves -- and that's the idea that the NYT will be able to charge higher CPMs for ads behind the paywall than it currently gets for ads on a free site.

More worries about companies staying private

Posted on March 23, 2011
It's not just me worrying about the implications of fewer companies going public. Tim Geithner thinks the same way:

The Fed?s 1-cent-a-share dividend cap

Posted on March 23, 2011
Antony Currie wants a bit more clarity on why the Federal Reserve seems to be happy with Bank of America paying a dividend of 1 cent per quarter, but unhappy with a dividend of 5 cents per quarter.


Posted on March 22, 2011
The NY Fed launches a blog. And immediately truncates its RSS feed -- NY Fed

An idea for how to deal with second liens

Posted on March 22, 2011
I had a long conversation with Jesse Eisinger today on the subject of second liens and the proposed mortgage settlement from the state attorneys general.

The downside of companies staying private

Posted on March 22, 2011
I had a pretty involved Twitter conversation with TED today on the implications of the fact that fewer companies are going public.

NYT reveals its paywall hopes

Posted on March 21, 2011
Jeremy Peters reports on the NYT's internal paywall math:

Revisiting my Japan post

Posted on March 20, 2011
This time last week, I was asked if I would go on Piers Morgan's CNN show to talk about donations to Japan. I said yes, and reckoned that if I was going to go on national TV talking about such things, I ought at least to have a blog entry up on the subject...


Posted on March 18, 2011
It seems that the NYT has persuaded Lincoln cars to sponsor free digital subscriptions thru 2011 for "an exclusive group of frequent visitors" -- Twitpic

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