In Buffett we trust: II

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this turbulent market, most of my stocks took hits, from China Mobile (NYSE:CHL) to Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI), to Chesepeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO), not to mention the once-high-flyers such as Sohu (Nasdaq:SOHU) and Wuxi Pharma (Nasdaq:WX), both of which I already sold. At the same time, I am happy to see my two… Continue reading In Buffett we trust: II

Fannie Freddie and the market

Reading Time: < 1 minute Fannie/Freddie Short term I think it’s a deal for fed. But long term (it seems nobody is caring about long term these days), why should China continue to buy the Fannie/Freddie debt, for some premium over the US treasuries with substantial mortgage market risk (liquidity). I agree the US treasuries and Fannie/Freddie debt are co-related.… Continue reading Fannie Freddie and the market

Who to blame for current financial crisis?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Greenspan (regulators): for he kept interest rate too low (1%) for too long, during the recession after dot com bubble. Bush (politicians): for his failed Iraq war which cost American tax payers more than 500 billions so far. He asked American “go shopping” after 911, in addition to buying a car or a house. Democrats… Continue reading Who to blame for current financial crisis?

Fannie and Freddie crisis, InBev snaps AB

Reading Time: < 1 minute Fannnie and Freddie crisis I read Burham’s beat Fannie Mae’s Golden Goose article last Friday, after seeing the dramatic stock actions of FNM and FRE on that day. Following that, I also reviewed Barrons March 11 article, IS this Fannie Mae Toast? Yeah, it looks like it. The bad thing is, those executives at Fannie… Continue reading Fannie and Freddie crisis, InBev snaps AB