Naming Names
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You may have noticed the decision some time ago on the part of the weather morons to give winter storms names, like hurricanes. There is no reason for this, other than the desire of the weather morons to grab more of your attention than they get, which, in their opinion, is not enough. Therefore, we will no longer be told that we are “in for a classic nor’easter,” but rather that “Winter Storm Hercules Targets 60 Million People.” Hercules. Shit. That sounds bad. Will it rain dead lions?

Here in New York City, we are now in the early stages of (by my count) the second fairly normal snowstorm of the winter. It’s going to drop 4 to 6 inches on us in a twelve hour period or so. Plows are already out. Traffic is light. It’s pretty out.

But this is a “winter storm.” So it has a name. It’s name is — “Janus.” Okay, go ahead and grin; you’re right. Its first name is Hugh.

What f++king morons.

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Nemo has been perversely fascinated by finance since emergence from college as an English major with little or no math. His opinions, analysis and observations are generally subjective, and employ vast amounts of quantitative analysis the same way that an elephant turns savannahs into useful energy, with impressive piles of dung as a by-product. Nemo has been professionally employed in the trading and analysis of and commentary on financial markets since 1972. Nemo makes no short-term predictions, except when seized by caprice. The future is inherently unknowable, but is subject to analysis. Very, very infrequently, this analysis uncovers situations where outcomes are not random over the longer term. And, as you can tell, Nemo is a smug son of a bitch who has learned from his mistakes to guard his projections very, very carefully, but has no hesitation in attacking like a starving wolverine the misconceptions, idiotic assumptions and howling fallacies that financial pundits offer with stunning frequency.

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