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The Case of the Disappearing FBI probe into Heinz Option Trades

Two deals involving Berkshire Hathaway partner, 3G Capital, were scrutinized by the SEC for alleged insider trading.  3G no stranger to US courts… The takeover of H.J. Heinz & Co  by Berkshire Hathaway was done and dusted in May. By … Continue reading

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Variations on Trading ‘Fear’ In A Risky Future

(Or, why front-month S&P 500 Variance Futures rose 41.36% on Friday.) For whatever reasons, it seems clear right now that the largely moderate North African states, including Egypt, and their ideological and geographical cousins on the fringes of the Middle … Continue reading

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Backing Off The Forward As Portugal Nears The Edge

Some of you will remember me mentioning the boast of a contact of mine, about the mouth-watering gains they were seeing in an obscure little EUR/USD position entered on 21st November last year. You might recall that 21st November was … Continue reading

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