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My Hedges Are Failing Me

Per the course, some dipshit(s) is loading up on oil going into the teeth of the summer slowdown, keeping steady pressure on the contracts. Who exactly it is that thinks buying crude oil while inventories are undergoing surprise builds and PMI is missing expectations, I cannot say. All I know is that this is cliché.

The market is rolling over and some genius is trying to strip down my shield and use it for a wake board on a lake somewhere.

The euro is also hitting pressure around that 1.3 area. Look, Europe is inevitably at the heart of this slowdown. Their unemployment and economy issues are what is derailing China. Japan is front and center, but Europe is always lurking in the background.

If we slow down, there is zero chance that the euro can hold this strength.

On the positive side, CLP shook off analyst downgrades and lawyer harassment and rallied more today; mostly because it’s a good deal.

I don’t know what it is about the bar exam that turns people into sociopaths – I don’t want to know. The truth is, I actually hope these law firms piling on fiduciary inquiries succeed in getting MAA to pump up the offer, just to seal the deal. But when it’s all said and done, the lawyers pushing this harassment of CLP’s management should seek professional help.

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  1. chivo

    inquiries into fiduciary responsibilities in m&a deals is par for the course. almost every m&a deal has at least one of the trillion law firms in the world looking into how the law firm can get paid

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    • Mr. Cain Thaler
      Mr. Cain Thaler

      Sure, but four or five of them announcing an inquiry less than 3 hours after the deal is announced?

      Seems a little aggressive.

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