Welcome to Fiscal Cliff Week!

We're doing something a little different on WSO this week. Since you can hardly turn on the TV or the radio, or go online without being inundated by stories about the Fiscal...

Travel Hacking 101

mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past - Best of Eddie" - This one is originally from December 2010. If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a...

Bonus Bananas December 7, 2012

1) Morgan Stanley CEO: More bank deals on the way ( CNN Money ) - James Gorman sees a lot more bank consolidation on the horizon.

2) Another Goldman Creature Given...

Learn R for Free

It never hurts to increase your skill set, especially in this economy. And when you can do that for free, so much the better. And when you can learn something for free that is in demand all over Wall Street, well that's just the icing on the cake. So I wanted to let you know about a new course that
Codeschool is offering called Try R as an introduction to the R programming language.

For those who don't know, R is quickly gaining steam among the quant trading set on Wall Street and was recently listed among top skills on Wall Street's wish list . The way it's been explained to me is that R isn't really Excel on steroids, it's more like Excel got exposed to a near-lethal dose of gamma radiation and morphed into the Hulk. So if you have a head for coding, it's definitely something you'll want to check out.

One of the cool things about Codeschool (and several other training sites, to be fair) is their in-browser programming environment. So you don't need to download anything and clog up your hard drive with DE's and a bunch of other junk. In fact, you do all your programming right there on your screen within the course. Now that I think about it, Khan Academy offers the same set-up in their new Computer Programming track.

"It's Just a Matter of Math."

The fiscal cliff is dominating the news and the markets at the moment, and it's anyone's guess whether DC will have a solution in place by the end of the year (I'm not...

Full Tilt Players Hosed by DOJ

We have a robust poker community here on WSO, and I know at least some of you got jammed up on Black Friday - April 15, 2011 - when the Department of Justice seized Poker Stars...

The Bizarre Case of John McAfee

Mmmmm....that's good bath salts.

Have you guys been keeping up with this case? I love a good eccentric billionaire case as much as the next guy, but this is one for the...

Better to Have Been Rich and Lost It, or Never Been Rich at All?

mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past - Best of Eddie" - This one is originally from November 2010. If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a...

Bonus Bananas November 30, 2012

1) Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan Apparently Can't Remember Anything ( Rolling Stone ) - Obfuscate much? Apparently Moynihan was less than helpful when he was deposed in...

Muddy Waters Bails on China

You can't fight city hall.

In the process of explaining his recent takedown of Singapore-based Olam International, Muddy Waters founder Carson Block admits that his...

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