Author: David Merkel

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Pricing Grids: Fair Value Accounting

Before I write this evening, I would like to point out what is going on with Horsehead Holdings [ZINCQ]. There was an article in the New York Times on it recently. It’s an interesting situation where an equity committee exists […]

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Pricing Grids

This post may be a little more complex than most. It will also be more theoretical. For those disinclined to wade through the whole thing, skip to the bottom where the conclusions are (assuming that I have any). ?   […]

Wiped Out: Book Review

Wiped Out: Book Review

Wiped Out: Book Review by David J. Merkel, CFA, FSA Before I start this evening, thanks to Dividend Growth Investor for telling me about this book. This is an obscure little book published in 1966.  The title is direct, simple, […]

Bond Yields “Never Say Never”

Bond Yields “Never Say Never”

Picture Credit: Bloomberg =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Rates can go lower from here. For as long as I can remember, I have been told by many experts that rates can’t go lower, or, that they must go up — there is no way […]

Brexit Boogeyman Bellows “Boo!”

Brexit Boogeyman Bellows “Boo!”

Picture Credit: Peanuts Reloaded || Roughly: “Perhaps today Brexit; Monday an exit from Italy or Spain; [then] Europe dismantles” =-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=- At a time like this, when the Brexit Boogeyman goes “Boo!” it’s time to take stock of the situation amid […]