Comments on: It’s time for Bill Gross to retire http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2014/02/25/its-time-for-bill-gross-to-retire/ 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: Hot Panties http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2014/02/25/its-time-for-bill-gross-to-retire/comment-page-1/#comment-50295 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:32:37 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=23174#comment-50295 I was wondering what happened to the mac n cheese with mushrooms and truffle oil I had at the vegan festival, I didn’t see it on the menu?We are sexy babes like our facebook page and let’s have some fun… https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= 257391074453047

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By: Abuteezhamra http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2014/02/25/its-time-for-bill-gross-to-retire/comment-page-1/#comment-49931 Sat, 24 May 2014 05:00:46 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=23174#comment-49931 Having known Mohamed since his childhood in Egypt, and being familiar with both his private personality and public persona, here’s my own opinion. He started off by admiring Bill Gross, then by competing with him, and finally by feeling so superior to him that he came to believe he could replace him–even as a trader. So he made his move by resigning so abruptly in the expectation that by so doing Allianz would have him replace Bill. This was his strategy, and the tactics he used were vintage IMF bureaucratic turf war. To date Allianz has stood firmly behind Bill Gross, and Mohamed is moving on to blogging and writing a book.

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By: Fxincomeguy http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2014/02/25/its-time-for-bill-gross-to-retire/comment-page-1/#comment-49387 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:48:54 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=23174#comment-49387 Bill Gross made a bad call on Treasuries. Based on his experience, he couldn’t conceive of the possibility of a 10year below 2% and the long guy below 4%. (When you’ve seen Treasuries with coupons of 13%, 14%, 15% as he did, the 2%, 3%, 4% levels were “inconceivable.”) He hoped to crown his career by hitting the end of the 30yr bull market. He was wrong, of course, and most of his actions since then have been self-effacing to restore his reputation. El-Erian realized that Gross wasn’t going to retire, so he(El-Erian) did.

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By: nixonfan http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2014/02/25/its-time-for-bill-gross-to-retire/comment-page-1/#comment-49376 Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:38:00 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=23174#comment-49376 I don’t know much about Gross’s investment performance, but I don’t like his think pieces. He is a bond trader, not an economist and a lot of his stuff is very shallow.

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By: niveditas http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2014/02/25/its-time-for-bill-gross-to-retire/comment-page-1/#comment-49361 Sat, 01 Mar 2014 15:32:25 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=23174#comment-49361 Regarding your update.. the Vanguard Total Bond Market Index fund has a fee of 10bp/annum with a minimum initial investment of $10,000. Now it’s a bit less than half the size of PIMCO Total Return (110bn vs 236bn), but the fee is 10bp vs 46bp. I dunno about you, but I’d call that significantly higher for PIMCO. The vanguard fund is twice as expensive as the Vanguard S&P 500 fund (5bp/annum), but it’s still a pretty low-cost way to invest in bonds.

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By: teyonton http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2014/02/25/its-time-for-bill-gross-to-retire/comment-page-1/#comment-49350 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:11:10 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=23174#comment-49350 At this point, you just sound like Zuckerman’s cheerleader..
Everyone who read the article can form their own conclusions without your senseless banter..
From the tone of your article, it seems that you either have some PIMCO short positions or Zuckerman is causing some positioning underneath your shorts…

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By: chlee1942 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2014/02/25/its-time-for-bill-gross-to-retire/comment-page-1/#comment-49339 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:43:28 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=23174#comment-49339 I don’t believe Allianz likes a great deal of publicity, but they may be moving behind the scenes now that this story is public.

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By: MillyLynn http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2014/02/25/its-time-for-bill-gross-to-retire/comment-page-1/#comment-49336 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:06:18 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=23174#comment-49336 no i don’t thinks so that Bill Gross should retire right now. http://www.researchpaperlabs.com

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By: y2kurtus http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2014/02/25/its-time-for-bill-gross-to-retire/comment-page-1/#comment-49333 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 03:29:11 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=23174#comment-49333 We put Bills fund in our K-plan a few years ago. I’m not one for bonds myself… (I’m with you Felix the world needs more equity) but if I wanted bonds I’d pay Bill to manage him.

So what if one of the worlds best bond managers is a bit of a dick… last time I checked nice guys still finish last.

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By: dedalus http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2014/02/25/its-time-for-bill-gross-to-retire/comment-page-1/#comment-49332 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:53:21 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=23174#comment-49332 Felix Salmon: “[T]he fact that Bill Gross, the greatest bond investor of all time….” (July 30, 2012)

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/20 12/07/30/questioning-el-erian/

Gross made many enemies “back in the day” when he was screwing over the locals in the CBOT pits by forcing shorts to cough up bonds they couldn’t possibly deliver because Gross had bought all of the eligible inventory, forcing the CBOT to change their rules to prevent Gross from repeating his crime.

Imho for well over two decades both Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian have written newsletters that drew heavily, almost plagiarized, James Grant’s “Interest Rate Observer.” But since so few people read all three authors that fraud has never been exposed. (At least El-Erian gave Grant a blurb for his book.)

Bill Gross hasn’t changed an iota over the last 30 years — only the fawning treatment of him by the press has changed.

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