| Money Talk|| BP Finds a Way to Skirt the U.S. Crude Oil Export Ban ... - RedStickBR on 3/6/14 at 6:59 am|
... by lightly "ruffling" crude hydrocarbons by the minimal amount necessary to classify them as "refined."
In so doing, it will take up 80% of a Kinder Morgan mini-plant in Houston, with Valero and Phillips 66 expressing interest in similar plants.
| Money Talk|| Good Read on Procyclical Nature of Real Estate Market - RedStickBR on 3/5/14 at 4:46 pm|
From the Philly Fed:
| Money Talk|| re: CPA vs. CFA - RedStickBR on 3/3/14 at 7:52 pm|
CPA has broader business application. CFA is very specific to high finance. You'll rarely see job postings request CFA unless its an asset management or equity research position. On the other hand, nearly everything touching accounting or non-asset management finance would see value in a CPA. So unl...
| Political Talk|| re: What is Putin's end game? What is his best possibly scenario? - RedStickBR on 3/3/14 at 12:51 pm|
At what point do those in the western part of Ukraine become okay with those in the Russia-friendly parts of the country becoming part of Russia?
If there's such ethnolinguistic differences between the two regions, what's keeping it all together? Is there some sort of asymmetric economic reason t...
| Political Talk|| re: How do the Australians do so well without interventionist foreign policy? - RedStickBR on 3/2/14 at 1:00 pm|
There are some financial institutions that are so large and so systemic, we call them "too big to fail."
In the context of foreign policy, the U.S. is "too big to not care."
You leftists ride around with your "Save Tibet" bumper stickers, but then whine and moan when we actually take steps to ...
| Political Talk|| re: Today's Tribune Op-Ed cartoon pretty much sums up our COIC* - RedStickBR on 3/2/14 at 10:16 am|
[quote]Forget about our crumbling homeland. [/quote]
We tried to address this. It was called the stimulus bill.
Except only a smidgen of it went towards infrastructure. So why would anyone trust Obama with a second chance?
By the way, what do you think about those funds being misappropriat...
| Political Talk|| re: More Dems, openly pushing for gun confiscation, this time in Missouri - RedStickBR on 3/2/14 at 9:26 am|
[quote](3) Surrender the assault weapon or large capacity magazine to the appropriate law enforcement agency for destruction, subject to specific agency regulations. [/quote]
The law enforcement agencies are really going to destroy these firearms?...
| Political Talk|| re: Where Europe's Leaders Stand On Ukraine As Of 3/01/14 - RedStickBR on 3/2/14 at 6:25 am|
Someone hasn't been paying attention for the past hundred years....
| Political Talk|| re: What is the driving force behind the fiscal liberal mindset? - RedStickBR on 3/1/14 at 8:59 am|
Lack of education....
| Political Talk|| re: 2008: Palin on Ukraine - RedStickBR on 2/28/14 at 9:09 pm|
Yes, I do. I doubt both ways. We could be in more or less, given its impossible to know.
I can say I think we'd be taken a bit more seriously on the world stage, though....
| Political Talk|| re: 2008: Palin on Ukraine - RedStickBR on 2/28/14 at 8:43 pm|
Would McCain have been better? Who knows?
But is Obama incompetent enough to cause me to wonder? Absolutely. So, yes, I do doubt, and it's amazing you don't for how much you seem to know about foreign policy....
| Political Talk|| re: Flashback- where's candy now? - RedStickBR on 2/28/14 at 8:36 pm|
I hate watching any of these old Romney clips, only because it's overwhelmingly obvious how much more effective he would have been (and he didn't even need to speak in that one for it to be evident)....
| Political Talk|| re: Hillary Heath Worse Than Disclosed? - RedStickBR on 2/28/14 at 8:53 am|
[quote]Hillary Heath Worse Than Disclosed?[/quote]
I thought something was off - definitely needs a higher toffee/chocolate ratio...
| Political Talk|| re: Budget deficit falls at sharpest pace since WW2 - RedStickBR on 2/28/14 at 8:40 am|
I would agree in that both parties suck when it comes to fiscal responsibility, but that the Republican party is trending towards sucking less currently....
| Political Talk|| re: Budget deficit falls at sharpest pace since WW2 - RedStickBR on 2/28/14 at 8:36 am|
Couldn't agree more. I believe Obamacare should be overhauled and spending should be reduced and optimized....
| Political Talk|| re: Budget deficit falls at sharpest pace since WW2 - RedStickBR on 2/28/14 at 8:28 am|
I don't believe that's lost on anyone (in this thread, at least). The chart in the link couldn't make that any more clear.
I'm simply saying we should, in Pavlovian fashion, positively reinforce the idiots in Washington from both parties to try and make further progress (much further progress)....
| Political Talk|| re: Budget deficit falls at sharpest pace since WW2 - RedStickBR on 2/28/14 at 8:21 am|
That's certainly right, and we need to do something about it....
| Political Talk|| re: Budget deficit falls at sharpest pace since WW2 - RedStickBR on 2/28/14 at 8:17 am|
[quote]That's awesome. The only way that would be meaningless is if you looked back to years prior and see that the debt was only about half what it is today and 2008 and beyond spending was inflated due to stimulus spending....[/quote]
You're right and I agree. Still like the trend here. It's no...
| Political Talk|| Budget deficit falls at sharpest pace since WW2 - RedStickBR on 2/28/14 at 8:10 am|
[quote]The budget deficit dropped to the lowest level since 2008 last year, falling to $680B from $1.1T in 2012. The rate of the drop was the sharpest since the end of World War II.
As a proportion of GDP, the deficit was 4.1%, down from a peak of 10% during the depths of the Great Recession.
| Political Talk|| re: LSURussian and Others: Situation in Ukraine... - RedStickBR on 2/25/14 at 10:38 pm|
Essentially. It's not unlike the situation in Bosnia, where gross political corruption is enriching crooked politicians overnight. All of these grey countries will eventually need to pick between east and west....
| Political Talk|| re: LSURussian and Others: Situation in Ukraine... - RedStickBR on 2/25/14 at 10:05 pm|
Ukraine was on its way towards further integration with Europe, which many viewed as a giant leap towards a more modernized economy and stable political structure.
Last November, the Ukrainian President unilaterally decided to instead strengthen ties with Russia.
Meanwhile, he's also been robb...
| Money Talk|| re: Coursera Python Class Discussion Thread - RedStickBR on 2/25/14 at 8:24 pm|
With all this programming talk on the MT board now, it may be useful if some people with some know-how lay out a logical progression for leaning different programming languages, and perhaps even a few grouped by target end use....
| Political Talk|| re: If you could say one thing to Obama in a public forum - RedStickBR on 2/25/14 at 8:22 pm|
[quote]If you think he's going to ride off into the sunset and stay out of the spotlight like the Bush's have done...you're going to be in for a rude awakening. [/quote]
Hell, I've already seen his PAC being referred to as a mini-DNC....
| Political Talk|| re: Were Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers just a smoke screen? - RedStickBR on 2/24/14 at 8:05 pm|
On a scale of 1-10, how do you rate the President's performance to date?...
| Political Talk|| re: Did anyone just see Ted Nugent's interview on CNN? - RedStickBR on 2/24/14 at 7:59 pm|
| Money Talk|| re: I think its time we talk about the next Fed policy tool - RedStickBR on 2/24/14 at 7:46 am|
How about outside the Fed? These inflation reports from the Eurozone continue to come in remarkably weak (0.8% y/y in both Dec. and Jan.; Jan. prices down 1% from Dec.). I think we could see some more stimulus there....
| Political Talk|| re: Piers Morgan Live finally got the axe - RedStickBR on 2/23/14 at 7:45 pm|
[quote]I don't find him nearly as insufferable as [b]guys[/b] like Hannity, O'Donnell and [b]Maddow[/b]. [/quote]
She actually used to not be a guy:
| Money Talk|| re: CFA prep courses - RedStickBR on 2/23/14 at 7:31 pm|
I studied for about three months for Level I, but was actively involved in finance by that time which made certain sections, particularly Equity and FSA, relatively easy to fly through.
There's no magic number, but they typically advise you to put in 300 hours which is ironic, given no one in fin...
| Money Talk|| re: The best computer language skills for obtaining financial programming jobs - RedStickBR on 2/23/14 at 7:26 pm|
I use Advent's Moxy. It can easily be learned on the job. It's not something I'd spend a ton of time on until you need it. Can't speak for other Advent programs...
| Money Talk|| re: CFA prep courses - RedStickBR on 2/23/14 at 7:20 pm|
You're forced to buy them - its part of the sign up fee.