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Don hangin in the break room, every show is something I've never seen on TV before. Still, I thought this show was best when it worked on both levels, you could enjoy the adventures of Draper and Sterling, and at the same time see emotional sides of people that dont get on screen much. Somehow, I think they're short-changing some of the fun adventures Rizzo and Ginsburg must be having (and don't get me started on Trudie Campbell's erotic journey, Im working on some...
I thought the last 5 or so episodes were great.
Another great episode. I liked how the part where Don was marking his whiskey bottles to remind himself how much he drank was a product placement. "We here at Canadian Club urge you to enjoy our product in moderation. But if you are going to be a white knuckle alcoholic anyway, we are good for that too."
Janet Reno must be rolling over in her coffin. She knew how to handle okies like this guy.
Admittedly, the cool part of Mad Men is that (since the first season) it has asked "If the characters have rich enough emotional lives, how minimal can you be with the plotting and still create a compelling TV show?" After the first hour, though, I worry they might be pushing this question beyond the breaking point. Many/most of the plotlines seem no more inherently interesting than my own actual life. ("Pete is living in an apartment mid-Wilshire, but is considering...
Kind of humorous they had a lockout last year to cut salaries on the pretext that small market teams couldn't make any money.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/10758354/White-wing-supremacist-swan-attacks-foreign-students.html
1. The real reason that trading has become so cheap for retail investors in the last number of years is competition. There used to be one big exchange (pretty much) with strong market power, now there are many exchanges that compete on price. The role of HFT is aligning prices in these different markets to create the advantages of one big market but without the monopoly power. Again, this isn't controversial. Even the critics of HFT insist that they acknowledge this is the...
Well, if everyone agrees that the only sane point of view is that HFT has made markets cheaper, more liquid and better for everyone but especially small traders, then fine.Yes. There are two choices. You sell the shares at the new price in which everyone has full information about the markets valuation or you sell the shares to some chump at the old price because they don't know that a bunch of shares are being dumped on the market. Now, everything is transparent and...
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