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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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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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What goes up, sometime blows up! “Faceplant” for UBS!


GOOD: Stock goes up!

BAD: Stock goes down!

UGLY: UBS $356 million, loss connected to the botched Facebook initial public offering. Net profit down 58 percent and stock down!

BOTTOMLINE:  Sometime you land on your face, but it better than something blowing up ( i.e. bankruptcy ).  Stocks like Facebook will continue to go up and down!

UBS reported on Tuesday a 58 percent decline in its net profit in the second quarter as a fall in investment banking income weighed on the Swiss bank. Read more at NY Times at: http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/07/31/ubs-profit-hit-after-loss-on-facebook-ipo/

FTSE modestly lower in midday trade today as BP tumbles! Read more: http://www.stockmarketwire.com/article/4418441/FTSE-modestly-lower-in-midday-trade-today-as-BP-tumbles.html

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Where Does Facebook Go After the Faceplant? Read more:  http://www.investorplace.com/ipo-playbook/where-does-facebook-go-after-the-faceplant/

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Not in Rome (China Insider Trading Normal?)


GOOD:  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint

BAD:  In China, insider trading is just one manifestation of a widely accepted insider culture.

UGLY: Insider trading is alive and well in many markets and countries

BOTTOMLINE:  Interesting things can happen in international deals.  As always international = risk

 

Chinese companies call for fairer treatment from foreigners. China’s critics say that these companies still don’t play by the accepted global rules of capital markets. The accusation of insider trading around the $15 billion bid by Chinese oil major CNOOC for the Canadian producer Nexen supports the critics.

Read More: http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/07/30/china%E2%80%99s-insider-culture-stains-cnooc-foreign-bid/

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Round and Round it goes! And it will never stop!


GOOD:  Mr. Romney then launched into an attack on the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory law, calling it “unnecessary” and “overly burdensome.”

BAD:  Odds Romney could fix the SEC is 0.00001%!

UGLY:  Odds the SEC continue to do bad things even if Romney wins is 100%!

BOTTONLINE:  You have to live with what the SEC done and doing as nobody going to fix the problems anytime soon!

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“There’s no question but that regulations are essential to the functioning of markets,” he said, repeating a view he has mentioned on the campaign trail. “Of course, you have to have laws and regulations to make free markets able to produce and to be effective. But you have to make the regulations modern and up-to-date.”  More NYTimes.com: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/27/us/politics/mitt-romney-fund-raisers-in-london-draw-banking-crowd.html?_r=1&ref=politics

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Real estate experts say mess could be solved if government would stop helping (or Say Uncle)


GOOD: Uncle Sam want to help economy

BAD: Uncle Sam = bureaucracy and regulations

UGLY: Cash sales of homes are investors =  renters and not home ownership

BOTTOMELINE: Uncle Sam helped create this real estate bubble so is he the best person to fix it?

“Washington is the biggest obstacle to our recovery,” said Robert Jacobs, chief investment officer of Broe Group, a Denver-based real estate investment and development firm. “The best thing they can do is to stop doing anything. The economy wants to grow. Washington is not the solution, it’s the problem.” Read more:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate/real-estate-experts-say-mess-could-be-solved-if-government-would-stop-helping/2012/07/18/gJQAn4MiwW_story.html

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