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Yeah I said it.

September 30, 2014 by The Reformed Broker   Comments (0)

Flowchart: Is my stock going up? pic.twitter.com/scjFv5kaqG — Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) September 30, 2014 Yes, this is basically what the “rally” has come to. Change is due in one direction or the other, the present condition is unsustainable....

NASAA Cybersecurity Report Recap: Our Favorite Graphics and Findings

September 30, 2014 by Eze Castle Integration   Comments (0)

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) recently released survey results of cybersecurity practices of small and mid‐sized investment adviser firms. The purpose of NASAA’s pilot project was to better understand cybersecurity practices of state-registered investment advisers. In today’s post, we will share our favorite takeaways from the organization’s findings. Client Contact via E-mail & Use of Secure E-mail A reported...

eBay Bows To Icahn, Will Spin-Off PayPal

September 30, 2014 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

Carl Icahn has notched another impressive victory, this time over eBay Inc. After months of bitterly battling Icahn’s push to spin-off its PayPal unit, the online auctions company said it would do exactly that next year. And, while downplaying Icahn’s role in the decision, eBay’s arguments for separating PayPal sound an awful lot like those Icahn has made since first announcing his stake in eBay in January. read more

Lansdowne Plans Energy Hedge Fund

September 30, 2014 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

Lansdowne Partners is set to launch an energy hedge fund, hiring a manager from the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund to run it. read more

Judge Holds Argentina In Contempt

September 30, 2014 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

After months of refusing to take the step, a federal judge in New York has held Argentina in contempt of court, saying the country’s new law authorizing a debt swap to sidestep his orders is a step too far. read more

Camille Paglia–Liberalism Lacks A Profound Sense Of Evil

September 30, 2014 by Timing Logic   Comments (0)

This isn’t the title of the article but Camille makes this very statement in the article.  And I think this statement is much more profoundly accurate than the watering down necessary for public consumption.   Her article is very similar in spirit to a post I put up some time ago on the topic of evil.  If evil was still called out as evil, the world would be a much different place.  But, there is a “sect” within the liberal community in particular that rejects...

Now is a Good Time to Invest in Infrastructure

September 30, 2014 by iMFdirect   Comments (0)

By Abdul Abiad, Davide Furceri, and Petia Topalova Infrastructure is the backbone of well-functioning economies. Unfortunately, that backbone is becoming increasingly brittle in a number of advanced economies. For example, there has been a decline in the overall quality of infrastructure in the United States and Germany (Figure 1; see the FT 2014 and ASCE 2013 for more in infrastructure in the U.S., and Der Speigel 2014 and Kunert and Link 2013 for Germany). In many emerging market and...

State Replication

September 30, 2014 by Tales from a Trading Desk   Comments (0)

A colleague pointed me at a few interesting articles (Replicant) centred around state replication. For a long time I’ve been interested in state replication – I’ve blogged here and there about it over the years. The ability for each replicate to accept change, and propagate change to all replicas ensuring consistency is an interesting problem to solve. Such solutions off interesting scalability options in distributed applications. Mencius  offer more of what I’m interested –...

Implementing Domain-Driven Design – Part 2

September 30, 2014 by Tales from a Trading Desk   Comments (0)

Continuing with Vaughn’s book, page 22 table 1.4 offer a nice view of writing code that models the business – physical and conceptual domains.  Page 25 hits the nail on the head with reference to software engineers not being able to pursue technologies and techniques just because they sound cool – well said Mr Vernon! Page 33 touches on the issues of data-centric models, compared to business domain behaviours.  All to often we see in code bases that the data payloads have...