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Somewhere busey is crying: Vibram pays big to settle class action lawsuit - Doc Fenton
From Deadspin: "[link=(http://fittish.deadspin.com/vibram-fivefingers-still-stupid-now-culpable-1572955736)]FiveFingers Maker Will Pay Millions To Suckers Who Bought Its Shoes[/link]" [quote]The favorite toe-shoe of vegan restaurant servers and 55-year-old men with ponytails has settled a class a...


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Tiger Rant
LSU's leading SEC hitters after the first 7 series vs. 2013 leaders - Doc Fenton
[b]SEC Games in 2014[/b] [link=(http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/Portals/3/SEC%20Website/Baseball/2014/lgconf.htm)]LINK[/link] [i](through first 7 series)[/i] LSU #11 in SEC at .246, and #8 at 4.33 runs/game. SEC averages are .264 and 4.52 runs/game. #32*. Hale, .300 (21-70) (* -- no Tigers amo...


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SEC Rant
SEC-Only Baseball Stats: Mid-Season 2014 [Updated for End of Reg. Season] - Doc Fenton
Time to start easing back into some old routines of mine... [link=(http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/Portals/3/SEC%20Website/Baseball/2014/lgconf.htm)]SEC-Only Stats[/link] [b]SEC West[/b] Alabama, 10-5 Ole Miss, 9-6 LSU, 8-6-1 Arkansas, 7-8 Miss. State, 7-8 Texas A&M, 7-8 Auburn, 6-9 ...


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Money Talk
Book recommendations and other resources for marketing & salesmanship to HNWIs - Doc Fenton
Okay, so I used to make fun of people who started threads asking for book recommendations, because I have always been a terrible book snob who prided myself on being able to go to Amazon and quickly find the very best books on whatever subject I wanted to learn extremely efficiently.... but now I've...


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The Wall Street Admissions Test (WSAT) - Doc Fenton
How many MT'ers have taken this test? I took it about a month ago while applying for some hedge fund job in NYC, and I'm glad for having the experience. What impressed me more than anything about the StreetOfWalls website, however, was the section ("[link=(http://www.streetofwalls.com/finance-tra...


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Lunch Thread: Endymion Edition - Doc Fenton
cereal...


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The best computer language skills for obtaining financial programming jobs - Doc Fenton
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 ...


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Lunch Thread: First Time Starting It Edition - Doc Fenton
crackers with butter & water...


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Would Vapor Corp. (VPCO) shares be a good play for the e-cigarette market? - Doc Fenton
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...


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Oil and Gas Question. No O&G experience. Private equity jobs. - Doc Fenton
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...


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Intern at BoA in London died last Thursday after working 3 days straight - Doc Fenton
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...


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Euro Area 2012 Debt/Deficit/Spending Figures - Doc Fenton
[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...


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Ben Nelson is starting up the Minerva Project without a real business plan - Doc Fenton
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...


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Two More Recent Articles on the ZIRP Trap - Doc Fenton
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]"): ...


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College Baseball Polls for May 27, 2013 - Doc Fenton
Poll rankings for Baton Rouge & Blacksburg Regional teams: [b]Week 15[/b] (going into the NCAA playoffs) [i](beginning Monday, May 27)[/i] [i]([link=(http://www.secrant.com/rant/message.aspx?action=edit&p=40159462)]NCBWA[/link], [link=(http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/college/baseball/2013/...


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"TEAM BUNT" is now on notice!! - Doc Fenton
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...


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Hedge fund manager Daniel J. Arbess calls for direct money printing to Treasury - Doc Fenton
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...


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John B. "Taylor Rule" Taylor & Kenneth Scott call for a Chapter 14 - Doc Fenton
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...


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O-T Lounge
Gabrielle Reece talks about how being more feminine saved her marriage - Doc Fenton
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 ...


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Final SEC-Only Stats: 2013 vs. 2012 - Doc Fenton
For 2013 ([link=(http://www.secrant.com/rant/display.aspx?sp=41965181&s=2&p=40159460#41965181)]LINK[/link]) SEC play (23-7): [quote][link=(http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/Portals/3/SEC%20Website/Baseball/2013/lgconf.htm)]SEC-Only Stats[/link] [b]Runs Scored[/b] #2. LSU, 181, 6.03 [i]SEC AVG...


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Expansive Pew Public Opinion Poll on EU (released last Monday, 5-13-13) - Doc Fenton
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[...


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Were Mike Anderson, Bevan, Grezaffi, & Davis really that talented? - Doc Fenton
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 21...


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Why do some self-sabotage whenever they start getting close to huge success? - Doc Fenton
Serious question....


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Post Your All-LSU Football Team for 1926-1950 - Doc Fenton
[b]1st Team[/b] 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) ...


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The 11+ Club: Ohio St. ('04), SCAL ('06 & '09), Oklahoma ('05), & Miami ('02) - Doc Fenton
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...


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SEC Rant
SEC Baseball Fans -- Who are the current starters at your school? - Doc Fenton
Just checking in to see who has won various starting positions by mid-season this year....


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SEC Stats [LSU #2 in Offense] - Doc Fenton
[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 4. MO,...


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Is there something wrong with the SECRant Google search function? - Doc Fenton
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 ...


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Looking toward the 4th and final non-conference weekend for SEC baseball teams - Doc Fenton
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...


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Which school's baseball dance team do you prefer, Arkie's or LSU's? - Doc Fenton
I cast my vote for LSU's team... [img]http://i.imgur.com/NCW337n.jpg[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/pcZTap6.jpg[/img]...


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