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Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Simple Life of Cash

It does take some creativity and high IQ for many to justify “2 & 20.” I also think a Mrs. Montier might insist on a better picture.  Click here to read more.

Steve Wynn Leading the Charge

How rare is it for a visible corporate leader to speak publicly on anything but their latest green initiative? ——July 2011 Conference Call————————————————————————- I believe in Las Vegas. I think its best days are ahead of it. But I’m afraid to do anything in the current political environment in the United States. You watch television and see what’s going on, on this debt ceiling issue. And what I consider to be a total lack of leadership from the President and […]

Another priceless quote coming out of the European Crisis

“If the European Union could monetise the value of the credibility it has destroyed it would be the richest organisation on earth,” said one major credit manager. From The Telegraph

The 3rd Grade Playground of our Political Economy

It’s OK for Us to Quote Bond Managers

To the best of my knowledge, Van Hoisington and Lacy Hunt have been long 30 year Treasury strips since I started in this business in 1984 and the record has been ridiculously good in a cheerily volatile way. This is a clean, simple and even possibly accurate assessment with the world in which we live.

The Crowd Around Rising Rates

Bianco Research Comment: “Since December 2002 Bloomberg has conducted 99 monthly surveys. Of these, an incredible 95 surveys (96%) have forecasted higher rates. To repeat, only four times since 2002 (4%) have economists been forecasting lower rates. Those instances are highlighted in red. Even these bullish forecasts can be explained in a bearish light… In 36 of the 99 monthly surveys, more than 90% of the respondents were looking for higher interest rates, including the latest survey (May 2011) which […]

CSC Strategy Letter | Number 1

Click Here to download Cove Street Capital’s first Investment Strategy Letter, Number 1.

European Spade Work

The Cove Street Team remains confident we will see a European Vacation at an acceptable exchange rate. A nice paid clip from the FT:  ——S&P: Calling a Spade a Spade——————————————————————- Be careful what you wish for. Those European politicians who cheerfully criticised rating agencies for falling under the influence of their structured credit clients might now wish that the arbiters of debt quality were a little more pliable. Standard & Poor’s, arguably the leader of that small and still powerful […]