I’ve been noticing companies that cater to people with horrible credit aren’t doing that great lately. For example, one Sloper has been asking me to do a write-up on Affirm, which is a company founded by one of the Paypal Mafia (Max Levchin) which has been a complete freak show.(more…)
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I guess my own method for finding my wife – – “hone in on the really cute girl in the eighth grade” – – isn’t really scalable as a business model.
This seems indicative of how jumpy the market is; in the span of 100 minutes, ZH produced these three self-contradictory headlines (the irony being that the ES was barely even changed after all these breathless articles).
In case you didn’t know, there’s a fund ETF which is representative of Russian equities, the symbol being RSX:(more…)
Equity indices failed as I was expecting on Friday, but not necessarily for the reason that I was expecting, as it may have been primarily a news reaction to the alert from the US government that Russia is preparing to invade Ukraine within the next few days.
These came as unexpected news to many, possibly including the Russian government, which has requested that the US expand on this news further, and it may not be true of course, but either way there is a huge two-way news risk that will hang over the next few days and could deliver large moves in either direction.(more…)