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2012 World Outlook Conference – Recap

If there is one thing that the stock market has no shortage of, it’s opinions.   At this year’s 2012 World Outlook Conference hosted by Money Talks’ Michael Campbell, the only thing in greater supply than those opinions was the demand of the people who wanted to hear them. Attendees at this annual investor conference got to hear approaches varying from …

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A falling knife in real time

Today was a great opportunity to witness the raw power of stampede for the exit on a stock.  Focus Media Holding was at the centre of a report released by controversial investment firm Muddy Waters alleging fraudulent business practices.  This is the same company that has made headlines in the past by obliterating stock prices of the companies they feature.  …

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Playing both sides of the market

This is a great interview with Kyle Bass (Hayman Capital) that captures two things really well: approaching opportunity and how media sometimes approach trading. The first compelling point of this video is that is shows viewers how successful traders approach opportunities and the calculated fashion in which they “speculate”.  While it is true that there is risk in what traders …

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