Archive for August, 2007

Better to be Liquid than Dry

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

By Barbara Cohen
CIO, Pure Reason, LLC.

Bear Stearns was one of the first Stock Brokerages to be hit with Subprime losses.
Two of their funds had sustained major losses.

Its High-Grade Structured Credit Enhanced Leverage Fund was once worth $638 million was now worth nothing. Its High-Grade Structured Credit Fund lost 91% of its value amounting to $925 million. (more…)

Better to be Liquid than Dry�

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

By Barbara Cohen
CIO, Pure Reason, LLC.

Bear Stearns was one of the first Stock Brokerages to be hit with Subprime losses.
Two of their funds had sustained major losses.

Its High-Grade Structured Credit Enhanced Leverage Fund was once worth $638 million was now worth nothing. Its High-Grade Structured Credit Fund lost 91% of its value amounting to $925 million. (more…)

Futures Market End of Day August 22, 2007

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

George Fushi’s Market Wrap-Up Commentary 8-22-2007

George talks about todays rally; M&A talk and BofA investing in countrywide. He gives a briefing on the casualties of the subprime debacle and what to expect tomorrow.

Urgent AM Commentary

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

George Fushi’s Urgent AM Commentary

George discusses an emergency meeting of Bernanke, Paulson and Senator
Dodd at 11:00am August 21, 2007. Also the Asian Markets, the Subprime debacle and the Crude Market.

Futures Market News Flash August 21, 2007 8:28 am.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

George Fushi’s Futures Market News Flash August 21, 2007 8:28 am.

George discusses an emergency meeting of Bernanke, Paulson and Senator Dodd at 11:00 am Today.
The Asian markets “The subprime debacle and the crude market.

Futures Market End of Day August 20, 2007

Monday, August 20th, 2007

George Fushi’s Futures Market End of Day August 20, 2007

George Fushi talks of this markets inability to sustain a rally or even provide follow-through from the Fed’s action. He discusses some options plays for this type of market. Also, he tells you why we have not seen the end of the downside.

S&P 500 emini soars on Fed Discount Rate Cut

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Watch the S&P500 emini soar on the Fed Discount Rate Cut announcement,
as seen on YouTube.com
August17 Discount Rate Cut

KOSPI loses 10% during the week of Aug 13-17, 2007

Monday, August 20th, 2007

More bad news continues to plague the KOSPI. For the week, the KOSPI lost 10%, a 10% correction, the worst since the week of Sept 11.
Here’s the impact of the Subprime woes on the KOSPI:
This report is reprinted from Korea Herald on 8/18/2007

Korean stocks continued to plunge yesterday, completing their worst week since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (more…)

Interest Rate and Bond Education Series

Monday, August 20th, 2007

This is George Fushi, CFO of Pure Reason. What Iââ?¬â?¢d like to talk to you about is Bonds and Interest ratesand how they affect the Futures Market, and what their relationship is to the emini futures and to stocks in general. This will help you in trading commodities, trading online, the Futures Market and really will help you learn how to trade with complete knowledge of how all the different market elements affect each other. This can also help professional money managers doing strategy trading and automated trading. (more…)

What is Nitetrading

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

What is Nitetrading?
By Barbara Cohen, CIO, Pure Reason, LLC.

Nitetrading is the convention of buying and selling Financial Futures during the same trading evening. All positions must be exited prior to the market close of that trading evening. IN that way, Nitetrading is similar to Daytrading, but Nitetrading occurs in off-hours. (more…)