| O-T Lounge|| Lunch Thread: Endymion Edition - Doc Fenton on 3/1/14 at 11:46 am|
| Money Talk|| The best computer language skills for obtaining financial programming jobs - Doc Fenton on 2/23/14 at 1:23 pm|
I've been reading a lot of job descriptions for entry-level positions at asset management firms, hedge funds, etc., and I see that there seems to be a lot of open positions for financial programmers.
I have a minor in computer science and have done a good bit of statistical/numerical programming ...
| O-T Lounge|| Lunch Thread: First Time Starting It Edition - Doc Fenton on 2/21/14 at 11:32 am|
crackers with butter & water...
| Money Talk|| Would Vapor Corp. (VPCO) shares be a good play for the e-cigarette market? - Doc Fenton on 10/16/13 at 12:39 pm|
It might just be a passing fad, but it seems as though the [link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_cigarette)]electronic cigarette[/link] market might be about to take off, especially given all these celebrities like DiCaprio that have been seen smoking them recently.
Despite an early pate...
| Money Talk|| Oil and Gas Question. No O&G experience. Private equity jobs. - Doc Fenton on 9/12/13 at 1:09 pm|
Recently I have acquired a little bit of private equity experience, but nothing specific to O&G. Does anyone here have any educated guesses as to how difficult it would be to shift from experience at a general p.e. firm to one in the O&G sector?
I was looking at O&G p.e. firms lately, and a lot o...
| Money Talk|| Intern at BoA in London died last Thursday after working 3 days straight - Doc Fenton on 8/22/13 at 9:19 am|
He was a 21-year-old German foreign exchange student at Michigan's business school: [link=(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/19/moritz-erhardt-investment-banking-dies_n_3781016.html?utm_hp_ref=business)]LINK[/link].
The cause of death is still undetermined, but whatever he was using to stay a...
| Money Talk|| Euro Area 2012 Debt/Deficit/Spending Figures - Doc Fenton on 8/15/13 at 6:58 am|
[b]Ranked by 2012 Spending as % of GDP[/b] ([link=(http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/2-22042013-AP/EN/2-22042013-AP-EN.PDF)]LINK[/link])
[i](Country, End of 2012 Debt, 2012 Deficit, 2012 Spending)[/i]
Denmark, 45.8%, 4.0%, 59.6%
France, 90.2%, 4.8%, 56.6%
Finland, 53.0%, 1.9%, 56...
| Money Talk|| Ben Nelson is starting up the Minerva Project without a real business plan - Doc Fenton on 8/15/13 at 6:02 am|
I was shocked by the last three paragraphs in a recent WSJ article from last Saturday ("[link=(http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324110404578627712224845012.html)]The Man Who Would Overthrow Harvard[/link]") where Matthew Kaminski interviewed Ben Nelson about his Minerva Project, which h...
| Money Talk|| Two More Recent Articles on the ZIRP Trap - Doc Fenton on 7/29/13 at 11:41 pm|
The world is finally catching up to understanding what is going on with monetary policy. This latest bit is from Ronald McKinnon of Stanford writing in the Tuesday WSJ ("[link=(http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324448104578615713874809602.html)]The Near-Zero Interest Rate Trap[/link]"):
| Tiger Rant|| College Baseball Polls for May 27, 2013 - Doc Fenton on 5/27/13 at 5:42 pm|
Poll rankings for Baton Rouge & Blacksburg Regional teams:
[b]Week 15[/b] (going into the NCAA playoffs)
[i](beginning Monday, May 27)[/i]
| Tiger Rant|| "TEAM BUNT" is now on notice!! - Doc Fenton on 5/25/13 at 4:19 am|
Please, for the love of God, do not lobby for Mainieri to bunt more than he already does. I hate you guys so, so much.
From pp. 67-69 in the game thread ([link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/42085515/SECT-LSU-3-Alabama-2---Final---Tigers-vs-Arkansas-at-12pm-Sat-on-CST-and-ESPNEWS.aspx)]LI...
| Money Talk|| Hedge fund manager Daniel J. Arbess calls for direct money printing to Treasury - Doc Fenton on 5/19/13 at 7:42 am|
Wow! And yet another idea that I have been arguing for years suddenly makes its way into the WSJ, this one from last Wednesday: "[link=(http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324744104578472882419173240.html)]Bring on the 'Helicopter Money'[/link]."
Arbess is a hedge fund manager and gener...
| Money Talk|| John B. "Taylor Rule" Taylor & Kenneth Scott call for a Chapter 14 - Doc Fenton on 5/19/13 at 7:25 am|
As some might recall from waaay back in the day when I was having debates about fin-reg with Colonel Hapablap, this was pretty much the exact position that I took (i.e., adding a new chapter to the bankruptcy code for large financial institutions), except that my focus was more centered on the avail...
| O-T Lounge|| Gabrielle Reece talks about how being more feminine saved her marriage - Doc Fenton on 5/19/13 at 7:16 am|
This will be my Kashonly-inspired thread for the week, based on a weekend article, "[link=(http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324715704578481253038630568.html)]Weekend Confidential: Gabrielle Reece[/link]."
[quote]... It all started with a line in her book about how she behaves in her ...
| Tiger Rant|| Final SEC-Only Stats: 2013 vs. 2012 - Doc Fenton on 5/19/13 at 6:51 am|
For 2013 ([link=(http://www.secrant.com/rant/display.aspx?sp=41965181&s=2&p=40159460#41965181)]LINK[/link]) SEC play (23-7):
#2. LSU, 181, 6.03
| Money Talk|| Expansive Pew Public Opinion Poll on EU (released last Monday, 5-13-13) - Doc Fenton on 5/18/13 at 7:15 am|
There have been a lot of little snippets in the news lately mentioning this poll, so I thought I'd link to it [link=(http://www.pewglobal.org/2013/05/13/the-new-sick-man-of-europe-the-european-union/)]here[/link]:
[quote]Released: May 13, 2013
[b]The New Sick Man of Europe: the European Union[...
| Tiger Rant|| Were Mike Anderson, Bevan, Grezaffi, & Davis really that talented? - Doc Fenton on 5/12/13 at 11:25 am|
I was just looking over the era of LSU football from 1951 to 1975, and I was struck by how low some famous LSU players went in the NFL Draft during that period:
[b]Some Notable LSU Players in the Draft[/b]
[i](Selection #, Position, Year of NFL Draft, Name)[/i]
184, DB, 1968, Sammy Grezaffi
| O-T Lounge|| Why do some self-sabotage whenever they start getting close to huge success? - Doc Fenton on 5/11/13 at 6:16 pm|
| Tiger Rant|| Post Your All-LSU Football Team for 1926-1950 - Doc Fenton on 4/30/13 at 6:17 pm|
QB - Y.A. Tittle, 1944-1947 (Marshall, TX)
RB - Steve Van Buren, 1941-1943 (New Orleans, LA)
RB - Ebert Van Buren, 1948-1950 (Metairie, LA) [[i]born in Honduras[/i]]
B - Abe Mickal, 1933-1935 (McComb, MS) [[i]born in Lebanon[/i]]
E - Gaynell "Gus" Tinsley, 1934-1936 (Homer, LA)
| Tiger Rant|| The 11+ Club: Ohio St. ('04), SCAL ('06 & '09), Oklahoma ('05), & Miami ('02) - Doc Fenton on 4/27/13 at 2:14 pm|
Since the NFL Draft went to 7 rounds in the spring of 1994:
[b]'04 Ohio State -- 14[/b]
#18. Will Smith, DE
#28. Chris Gamble, DB
#29. Michael Jenkins, WR
#68. Ben Hartsock, TE
#74. Tim Anderson, DT
#87. B.J. Sander, P
#88. Darrion Scott, DE
#100. Alex Stepanovich, C
#111. Will Allen, DB...
| SEC Rant|| SEC Baseball Fans -- Who are the current starters at your school? - Doc Fenton on 4/11/13 at 12:43 pm|
Just checking in to see who has won various starting positions by mid-season this year....
| Tiger Rant|| SEC Stats [LSU #2 in Offense] - Doc Fenton on 3/16/13 at 9:22 pm|
[b]Runs Scored Per Game[/b]
1. AL, 9.00
[i]2. LS, 6.50[/i]
2. VU, 6.50
4. KY, 6.00
5. AR, 5.50
6. FL, 4.50
7. TN, 4.00
7. OM, 4.00
9. MS, 3.50
10. TA, 3.00
11. SC, 2.00
12. MO, 1.67
13. AU, 1.50
14. GA, 1.00
[b]Runs Allowed Per Game[/b]
1. TA, 1.00
2. VU, 1.50
3. SC, 1.67
| Help Board|| Is there something wrong with the SECRant Google search function? - Doc Fenton on 3/16/13 at 1:28 pm|
I've had trouble with this before, and always just chalked it up to random search trouble, but now I'm almost sure something is amiss.
Just now I was trying to find that old SEC Rant thread discussing Stuart Turner, and I typed in "barash chinea stuart turner ole miss" and got nothing.
Then I ...
| SEC Rant|| Looking toward the 4th and final non-conference weekend for SEC baseball teams - Doc Fenton on 3/8/13 at 10:42 am|
Vandy, Bama, & TAMU on the road...
#2 Vanderbilt (13-1) at #11 Oregon (10-3)
#3 LSU (12-1) vs. Washington (4-8, RPI #105)
#6 Miss. State (16-0) vs. Central Arkansas (12-1, RPI #46)
#8 S. Carolina (10-2) vs. Rider (6-1, RPI #34)
#10 Kentucky (11-1) vs. Michigan St. (5-5, RPI #16)
#15 Ole Miss...
| SEC Rant|| Which school's baseball dance team do you prefer, Arkie's or LSU's? - Doc Fenton on 3/2/13 at 5:02 am|
I cast my vote for LSU's team...
| Tiger Rant|| Does anyone have pics of the LSU cowgirls dancing on top the dugout? - Doc Fenton on 3/1/13 at 7:47 pm|
This would be the thread in which to post them.
| SEC Rant|| SEC Baseball Standings, Stats, & Rankings [updates on Mondays] - Doc Fenton on 2/24/13 at 5:35 am|
#2 LSU, 23-7
#18 Arkansas, 18-11
#13 Miss. State, 16-14
#21 Ole Miss, 15-15
Texas A&M, 13-16
#1 Vanderbilt, 26-3
#14 S. Carolina, 17-12
| Money Talk|| Inflation Watch -- Last Week of Feb-2013 Edition - Doc Fenton on 2/23/13 at 10:22 pm|
The zen master of the housing market, the great Lawrence Yun, released the revised 2012 annual figures for NAR recently, and housing inventory has already dropped to the low level of 4.2 months...
| Money Talk|| "Volatility Is Lowest Since the Great Depression" - Doc Fenton on 2/19/13 at 4:14 pm|
Bloomberg BusinessWeek: [link=(http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-02-19/volatility-is-lowest-since-the-great-depression)]LINK[/link].
YouTube clip of Bloomberg's Market Desk's Dominic Chu: [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYzwTdiDPS4)]LINK[/link].
| Tiger Rant|| Post Your All-LSU Football Team for 1901-1925 - Doc Fenton on 2/17/13 at 10:54 am|
QB - George E. "Doc" Fenton, 1907-1909 (Scranton, PA)
FB - Alfred J. "Alf" Reid, 1912-1915 (Lake Charles, LA)
HB - Rowson R. Stovall, 1907-1909 (Dodson, LA)
HB - Michael F. Lally, 1908-1910 (Jessup, PA)
E - John J. Seip, 1907-1910 (Allentown, PA)
E - Walter R. "Ray" Edmonds, 19...