Operation Twist Progress

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Remember that whole operation twist thing that the Fed is doing?  So far it did a lot more to flatten the yield curve prior to its implementation than it has since it’s been implemented.  Since the Fed announced operation twist … Continued

Jefferies vs. MF Global

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Even though liquidity was what really killed MF Global, the reason that the company was susceptible to a liquidity run was because optically the amount of capital at the institution looked extremely low.  Today there’s a lot of chatter surrounding … Continued

Research In Motion New Low

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RIMM hit another new low today.  The stock can’t catch a break, probably with good reason.  Still, RIMM is a great case study of how super momentum can turn into the complete opposite when dealing in tech markets.  RIMM’s P/E … Continued

Personal Computing Market Size

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For no particular reason other than that the data is interesting, below is the size and projected growth of the personal computing market according to Dell.  The slide is from the company’s analyst day back in June.  It does a … Continued

MF Global Leverage

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This is a slide pulled from MF Global’s most recent quarterly earnings call presentation highlighting the amount of leverage at the company.  What caught my eye was the way in which this slide demonstrates how Basel III encourages significant leverage … Continued

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