Monday, November 2, 2009
Livermore was wealthy and broke several times over during his tumultuous life, which ended in his suicide. His ability to make and lose millions garnered him many lessons which the trading community have enshrined over the decades since his death. Yet these lessons and rules remain as pertinent today as they were in the early twentieth century.
We’ll take a look at several of his trading rules to remind us why we must have a plan in place before trading a dollar of our hard-earned money. (more)
Goldman's sales and its clandestine wagers, completed at the brink of the housing market meltdown, enabled the nation's premier investment bank to pass most of its potential losses to others before a flood of mortgage defaults staggered the U.S. and global economies.
Only later did investors discover that what Goldman had promoted as triple-A rated investments were closer to junk. (more)
CIT filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday, and said its creditors have already approved the century-old commercial lender's reorganization plan.[ID:nN01408863]
The bankruptcy followed a failed struggle to refinance its debt amid the credit crunch and recession, and paves the way for it to restructure. (more)
Wheat will decline 13 percent to $4.30 a bushel in Chicago by the end of December, according to Emmanuel Jayet, head of agricultural-commodities research at Societe Generale in Paris. Prices had staged the biggest October rally in at least 50 years, rising 26 percent to $5.7475 on Oct. 23, after rain delayed U.S. planting. Last week’s 9.8 percent drop shows the gains were “overdone,” Jayet said.
Global output rose 12 percent to a record 682.3 million metric tons in the year through May and will total 668.1 million in the current season, the second-most ever, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Oct. 9. The surplus will likely lower costs for General Mills Inc., the maker of Cheerios cereal, and reduce profit for flour millers including ConAgra Foods Inc. (more)