Chanos Long on Marlboro Man

January 26, 2016

Chidem Kurdas

Who can live on short selling alone? Not even Read the rest of this entry »

Delusions and the State

January 6, 2016

Chidem Kurdas

As the giant regulatory octopus reaches into every nook and cranny Read the rest of this entry »

When Will It Glitter, Mr. Paulson?

December 17, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

Chances are, John Paulson does Read the rest of this entry »

Rip van Winkle in Reguland

December 2, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

“Had Rip van Winkle gone to sleep in America circa 1900 Read the rest of this entry »

Missing Keystone Stakeholder

November 11, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

In the controversy over the Obama Administration’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, Read the rest of this entry »

Unusual Quant Strategy Attracts Capital

October 29, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

New hedge fund businesses have always faced daunting odds. Today it is even harder for them to succeed, squeezed as they are between financial markets that no longer seem to offer profit opportunities and investors who are afraid to commit their money.  Read the rest of this entry »

How Dodd-Frank Resembles Bernie Madoff

October 15, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

Fears about the stability of the financial industry Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen and Gresham’s Law of Organization

September 30, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

How did regulators miss the massive Volkswagen diesel emissions fraud for so long? Read the rest of this entry »

Markets, Politics and Rationality

September 17, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

We’re watching markets and politics go through gyrations. Read the rest of this entry »

Peltz Continues Legg Mason Saga

September 10, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

Nelson Peltz has been a large investor in asset manager Legg Mason Read the rest of this entry »


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