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  1. Value in Socialism?

    John Paulson made $5 billion, Wall Street profits are up, and pay is set to go off the roof. Cue the Huffington Post. Enter the shocked, aggrieved, and grossly affronted liberal masses. Alright angry bald guy from the Huff Post, Wall Street and its ...

    - Feb 5 2011 - 9:23pm - 103 comments

  2. The Midas Formula

    Here’s a short documentary to end the weekend; chronicling the discovery and use of the Black-Scholes model from its infancy to LTCM’s collapse, this BBC production sheds some light into the minds of the academics who pursued it, the traders who loathed ...

    - Feb 27 2011 - 9:02pm - 63 comments

  3. Kyle Bass pawns BBC's HARDtalk

    I realize that the BBC’s HARDtalk is supposed to be an in-your-face, pseudo debate/interview program but the least they could do is have hosts who actually know what they’re talking about. Kyle Bass on the other hand knows his shit cold, and on the show ...

    - Nov 16 2011 - 8:35pm - 23 comments

  4. My gift to you has ten zeroes

    With it being the holidays and knowing that a few Bankers here love this scene I felt this was appropriate. How many of you here are cringing at the fact that you might be working Christmas Eve? Got to love work/life balance. Happy Holidays WSO. Jorgé& ...

    - Dec 23 2010 - 3:39am - 35 comments

  5. The Raider VS the Economist

    Thought you monkeys would find this interesting; here's the notorious and abso-fucking-lutely legendary Corporate Raider Sir James Goldsmith on the Charlie Rose Show back in 1994. He attests that GATT (now the WTO), would lead to a major crisis ...

    - Jan 26 2011 - 9:18pm - 28 comments

  6. Is MS really this hip?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedd... MS ^^ Video ...

    - Nov 7 2013 - 8:35am - 11 comments

  7. Forex in the 80's

    Stumbled on these videos on Youtube and thought you guys (especially those on FX desks) would get a kick out of it. With all the turmoil in our industry lately I’ve been hearing a few “ Man, I sometimes wish we were in the 80s ” kinda groans going around ...

    - Jan 6 2012 - 8:51pm - 14 comments

  8. Papandreou survives! But will Greece?

    Or the EMU for that matter? Pimco’s Balls was on Bloomberg earlier today and he highlighted most of the obstructions Greece is facing in their crisis. Honestly I just feel bad for the Greeks, they’ve been enduring hefty austerity measures just to avoid ...

    - Jun 21 2011 - 9:24pm - 16 comments

  9. The God of Quants speaks

    Perhaps one of the coolest guys from the pocket protector posse, James Simons has become an absolute legend in our world of finance, with his army of physicists and mathematicians at the Quant juggernaut Ren Tech, he has beaten and wowed the street year ...

    - Jan 25 2011 - 6:52pm - 18 comments

  10. Growth in China: changing into reverse?

    China, the world’s second largest economy and one of the scariest places on earth to drive in. After years of ridiculous growth and prosperity, figures coming out of the nation have not been so good; a rising CPI has forced the Mandarins to raise rates ...

    - May 19 2011 - 8:57pm - 15 comments

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