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Finance Roundtable

The market forecasters and personal finance blogs complement the Economics Roundtable.

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Byrne’s Marketview

"A blog about all things financial, with a focus on the fuzzy math, funny money, and shady characters who make life in the financial world interesting.”


September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674131
Please, please give a big "So, what?" to the news that George Soros' managers are adding lots of equity positions. Look at the roster of stocks they've added -- alternating between bellwethers and stalwarts without a single original idea or outsize position among them. These guys are closet indexers ...


September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674132
Carl Icahn (who according to the book is actually a pretty interesting guy) has raised his stake in Take Two Entertainment (makers of the once-controversial Grand Theft Auto series and the freshly-controversial Bully).

This should be interesting. Icahn is proud to admit that he's "


September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674133
Bill Cara sees good things in Russia's future -- they're going to join the WTO, which gives them a little more export leverage. But if you think China's habit of censoring economic disagreement is bad, just take a look at Russia. Investing in a country where bad business ...


September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674134

September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674130
Not only is the LSE too small to present a serious threat to the NYSE, but seven firms, all traded on the NYSE, are forming a trading platform to compete with it and the other European exchanges. I guess the years of skyrocketing share prices for the exchanges finally ...


September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674129

September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674126
Red Hat, the edgy open-source software maker, is moving to the New York Stock Exchange. According to the expensive, detailed WSJ version of the story:

"It's a very efficient market," said Mr. Peters. He added that he supported NYSE CEO John Thain's move to more electronic ...


September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674127

September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674128
Kyoto signatories have a problem: If everyone signed the treaty, they'd all suffer roughly equally -- but if there are holdouts, those holdouts have an automatic incentive to engage in the same high-pollution activities the treaty tries to prevent. France has a solution: Slap a tariff on goods from ...


September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674125
Remember Chinese Math? "If the market is $X billion, and we get just Y%, we'll be rich!" It's happening again. In China, of all places: 24/7 Wall St. notes that Toyota, Ford, and GM have all decided that they're going to beat the competition by raising market share. ...