Comments on: Counterparties http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/counterparties-19/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: KenG http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/counterparties-19/comment-page-1/#comment-7792 Sat, 10 Oct 2009 21:10:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/counterparties-19/#comment-7792 movie derivatives sounds like a job for Las Vegas, not Wall St. What is the underlying asset for betting on box office revenues?

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By: dWj http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/counterparties-19/comment-page-1/#comment-7789 Sat, 10 Oct 2009 14:28:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/counterparties-19/#comment-7789 Rising stock prices indicate rising estimates of the value of our wealth, although that can be from lower interest rates rather than from economic growth. There’s also a fallacy of composition at work here; if stocks go up each individual is, in some practical sense, wealthier, though society as a whole is not. (Society as a whole cannot sell.)

The spam filter seems to have gone off. I, for one, have just evaded it.

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By: Uncle Billy Cunctator http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/counterparties-19/comment-page-1/#comment-7783 Sat, 10 Oct 2009 06:40:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/counterparties-19/#comment-7783 Forget about all that. Read this. This is actually important.

http://www.deepcapture.com/on-rolling-st one-penson-financial-the-mafia-and-naked -short-selling/

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By: Griff http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/counterparties-19/comment-page-1/#comment-7778 Fri, 09 Oct 2009 22:36:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/counterparties-19/#comment-7778 for the NRSRO I’d choose credible any time, any place over liable. I’d prefer the LW1 scene where it’s riggs doing a little Russian roulette…you just know that Moody’s or S&P is gonna blow up, only a question of when.

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