Monthly Archives: August 2005

The Economist on credit dreivatives

Credit derivatives Risky business Aug 18th 2005 From The Economist print edition The market for insurance against credit default continues to boom

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11 Clients You Need to Fire Right Now

Software Development September 2005 11 Clients You Need to Fire Right Now Is your customer a chiseler, perpetually dissatisfied or a bully? Are you tired of justifying software development practices to people who think it’s just so much high-paid typing? … Continue reading

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Market Anomaly or Data Mining?

OK, this is weird. The number of NYSE stocks that currently have a negative beta (computed on last 60 monthly returns) appears to be a predictor of S&P 500 performance over the next 12 weeks:

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The Economist on secondary market for hedge funds

Trading hedge funds Online matchmaking Aug 4th 2005 | NEW YORK From The Economist print edition A new way for alternative investments to find new owners FOR those who fancy tucking a few million dollars into a select hedge fund, … Continue reading

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The Economist on the private equity boom

Private equity Glory days Aug 4th 2005 | NEW YORK From The Economist print edition Buy-outs are booming. Why?

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World Economic Outlook on oil prices

World Economic Outlook has a chapter on oil prices: Full text: Link

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The Economist on Zheng He

The admiral of what might have been Jul 14th 2005 From The Economist print edition

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