Bailing Out Bond Insurers: It’s Big, Really Big

Today’s dramatic market turnaround was due largely to the leaks, rumors, and eventual news stories about a meeting convened by New York Insurance Department Superintendent Eric Dinallo.  Wisconsin, which has a very active insurance industry, was also represented by Commissioner Sean Dilweg. Some vague early stories dribbled out from hard news agencies with a stronger […]

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Election 2008

Investors and traders alike are becoming interested in next year’s elections.  While some are jumping to conclusions about the outcome, we think the story is just beginning to play out. Things are beginning to heat up, with regular coverage on the networks and the chance that the New Hampshire primary will be moved to December.  […]

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The Election Project

We have undertaken a project to study the 2008 election with a focus on the implications for financial markets. So far, most market observers have probably not paid much attention.   Some believe that the Democrats are likely to sweep and that this will be a disaster for U.S. equities. At "A Dash" we prefer to […]

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