Monthly Archives: September 2008

Finance Is A Social Science, Not A Branch Of Mathematics

The markets seems to forget this. People act as if finance is just mathematics. Finance is a branch of economics, a social science, and not a branch of mathematics. Yes, mathematics is used in finance, as a tool. But that does not make finance a natural science. Finance, part of economics belongs in the social […]

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Stay With XP – Upgrade Hardware – Do Not Install Plugins

We use computers extensively. We are geeks, but not really that into all the operating systems etc. We use Windows, mainly because we have long experience with it. These are our advice right now: – Do not upgrade to Vista. – Do not buy a new computer with Vista. Find one that still sells with […]

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The Bailout Bill Madness In Writing

The New York Times has just posted the bailout bill online, here it is: LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL FOR TREASURY AUTHORITY TO PURCHASE MORTGAGE-RELATED ASSETS Section 1. Short Title. This Act may be cited as ____________________. Sec. 2. Purchases of Mortgage-Related Assets. (a) Authority to Purchase.–The Secretary is authorized to purchase, and to make and fund commitments […]

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The Bear And The Government Surprises

Sept. 20 2008 Hans Lysglimt On Monday I warned you that we would see unexpected actions from the Central Banks and the governments. I did not know what was coming, no one really did, but I knew something was coming. And that is why I asked you to sell some of your put options early […]

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Sept. 19 Market Comments

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Bull Run Creates Shorting Opportunity

This bull run today is all false. Stockholm was up at one point 9.8%, this is just ridiculous. We are at the brink of a financial meltdown. And there is really little the governments can do other than to halt it temporarily. We are confident our January 2010 put options are good. This bull run […]

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