Monthly Archives: August 2012

MBO Program by Red Hook Capital


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No more band-aid fixes regulators and policy makers! Take long look problem first please!


GOOD:  SEC hold off on voting to money markets;

BAD:  Ask for other policy makers to find way to regulate money markets UGLY: 2008 financial crisis = try to regulate everything even when not broken;

BOTTOMLINE:  Somebody needs to teach regulators and policy makers how to remove the layers of band-aids and take fresh start & look problem and problem.

“I consider the structural reform of money markets one of the pieces of unfinished business from the financial crisis,”SEC chairman Mary Schapiro said. She urged other policymakers to take up the effort. Read More:  http://money.cnn.com/2012/08/23/investing/sec-money-markets/index.html Happy

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Lions share of Funders Club’s investors invest in “Funders Club”


GOOD: Accredited Investor website fund companies with crowd funding like strategy;

BAD: No sure how many investors in Funders Club used the website;

UGLY:  Not sure if website has investors or at the end of the day directs its investors to use the plateform;

BOTTOMLINE:  Funders Club’s logo is a male lion; but got long way to go to establish itself as the alpha male of accredited investor crowd funding.

Since its launch three weeks ago, Funders Club has raised over $1 million for startups.

Funders Club is a platform where accredited investors can access an inventory of vetted, early-stage companies. The startups publish comprehensive profiles on the site, along with a fundraising goal. Members have the opportunity to make small, equity investments in companies that appeal to them.

Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2012/08/16/funders-club-raises-over-1m-for-startups-online-including-itself/#64MoRSRxFloAmxBl.99

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Crowd Funding ( Nigerian Princesses or Fonzi Schemes?)


GOOD: Crowd Funding brings funding to many;

BAD:  33% kick start successfully funded deals have not produced results;

UGLY:  Will we have any Nigerian Princess on crow funding or just failing to deliver cool things they wanted to build (what I am calling “Fonzie Scheme”);

BOTTOMLINE:  Expect many “Fonzie Scheme” as lot cool things offered by “Crowd Funding.”  However, many entrepreneurs will not be able to deliver (or what I call throwing your money to cool idea with hope the entrepreneur can deliver = Fonzie Scheme).


Such optimism over this new way of raising money is giving crowd funding political power that will make it available on a much grander scale. Currently, crowd funding is very limited and is really just a twist on a traditional donation. Many crowd-funding efforts support art projects or humanitarian causes. Consumers may also help business projects by contributing money in exchange for T-shirts or by prepaying for products before they’re released. More than $290 million has been pledged for more than 26,000 funded projects on Kickstarter, the largest U.S.-based crowd-funding site.

Read More:  http://www.usatoday.com/money/markets/story/2012-08-14/crowd-funding-raising-money/57058678/1

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Forbes says “Good Riddance To Obama’s Regulatory Czar”


GOOD: College professor goes back to school!
BAD: He was frequently at odds with EPA (we need somebody like this!)
UGLY: Czar job was not to cut all red tape!
BOTTOMELINE: It is a dream to believe Regulator Czar could cut read tape in Washington!

In August 2011, Sunstein announced rule changes that supposedly would “save U.S. businesses billions of dollars in regulatory burdens.”  Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/henrymiller/2012/08/08/good-riddance-to-obamas-regulatory-czar/

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Calling all asset managers!


Looking to interview asset managers for news article.  Contact JD Morris @ +1 858-869-9483 or jdm.networking@gmail.com anytime.

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When EF Hutton Speaks? (or Wall Streets Fallen)


GOOD: Wall Street Firms come and go!
BAD: Wall Street failure = failure on Main Street
UGLY: Who is Knight Capital, EF Hutton, Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns and MF Global ?
BOTTOMLINE: Companies come and go! Just home your money is not in the one that goes!

And the Knight Capital debacle follows a long list of Wall Street failures. In the last few years, Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns and MF Global have destroyed themselves. Before that, Drexel Burnham Lambert filed for bankruptcy in 1990, Barings in 1995, Long-Term Capital Management in 1998, Refco in 2005 and Amaranth Advisors in 2006. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the savings and loan scandal resulted in a spate of bank liquidations. In the 1970s, there was the implosion of the Wall Street financial institution Goodbody & Company, and in the decade before, the failure of Ira Haupt & Company.

Read More: http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/08/07/in-440-million-trading-error-upside-of-wall-st-failures/

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Unknow risk in market (not white knight)


GOOD:  Capital markets are working

BAD:  Facebook IPO and now Knigh Capital impacted by  tech issues

UGLY:  Knight, which lost $440 million after a software glitch flooded the stock market with errant trades on Wednesday.

BOTTOMLINE:  Who knew tech issues could be such as big issue in stock market.  Little investor just need to know you risk could equal ending up with zero USD in market!

 

One private equity investor said he suspects that eventually Knight will get broken up. “Knight has many more businesses than just the equity market making business. Some are good and some are not,” he said. “I’m not sure who would want them all.”

Read more:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/03/us-knightcapital-loss-idUSBRE8710PG20120803

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