Interesting Readings for August 18, 2010

Tom Wright and Siobhan Gorman in the Wall Street Journal on new thinking by Pakistan’s ISI about who is enemy #1.

Tamal Bandyopadhyay in the Mint on the campaign against C. B. Bhave. Also see Ashok Desai and Mahesh Vyas on these issues.

A. K. Bhattacharya in the Business Standard on the . . . → Read More: Interesting Readings for August 18, 2010

Euro Evaporation Leading To Credit Default Swaps And IMF Gold

The IMF gold has serious geo-political ramifications in the background because of the nature of foreign exchange reserves, credit default swaps and gold.  Wikipedia:

South Korea and Japan are both home to large numbers of United States troops and neither are going to invite a nuclear attack.  The Kuomintang, which the US backed, . . . → Read More: Euro Evaporation Leading To Credit Default Swaps And IMF Gold

Calm in the Face of Fiscal Insanity

Eric Fry here at The Daily Reckoning is “reporting from the Golden State with the tarnished finances”, which was a riddle that I instantly knew was, of course, California. But, for some reason, I never get asked a question when I know the answer. I usually get asked, instead, something like, “For 40% of . . . → Read More: Calm in the Face of Fiscal Insanity

Bankrupting For Profit

At a Cambridge House Investment Conference I received a question about Bear Stearns.  In my answer I alluded to the possible financial benefit of some from its implosion.  When pressed I had to explain how credit default swaps worked and then we were out of time.  Because the owners of the majority of the . . . → Read More: Bankrupting For Profit