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Orin Kramer Provides More ‘Sense on Cents’

Posted by Larry Doyle on February 22nd, 2010 10:10 AM |

I first introduced Orin Kramer, chairman of the council overseeing the New Jersey State Pension, to readers of Sense on Cents on January 5th. On that date I wrote “Public Pension ‘Smoothies’ Will Cost $2 Trillion”, highlighting the massive gap in the funding of our public pension system.

Last evening on my radio show, my guest Ronald Holland addressed how we should ultimately expect our retirement funds to be taken over by the government partially for the purpose of funding these pensions. You can listen to the entire interview with Mr. Holland here.

We wake up this morning and are revisited by none other than Orin Kramer, who provides a succinct but enlightening View From the Top interview to the Financial Times: (more…)

Creative Accounting!!

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 27th, 2009 5:23 PM |

I will readily admit that my preferred source for market news is Bloomberg.  Having seen enough media outlets covering market activity, in my opinion, there really is no alternative to Bloomberg. Why? Literally every day I am learning and being introduced to new and useful information. The information emanates not only from those they interview, but often from their own in-house research and analysts.

To wit, I just caught a segment with Jonathan Weil, a Bloomberg reporter focused on corporate accounting. With 1st quarter earnings a few weeks away, Weil’s insights are the stuff that stops you in your tracks. 

In short, Weil highlights how companies effectively massage their earnings and income statements. Massage? Where’s Sarbanes-Oxley when you really need it to check the numbers?   (more…)






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