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Tuesday, June 26, 2007


by Tanta on 6/26/2007 07:55:00 AM

Gretchen Morgenson on the Everquest IPO. Being the vicious nasty blogger with no redeeming social qualities that I am, I must take the opportunity to point out that I have no idea how accurate this reporting on the Everquest deal is, but sentences like this do not raise my confidence level:

The funds that sold the securities to Everquest invested in big pools of loans backed by home mortgages, known as collateralized debt obligations.

"Pools of loans backed by home mortgages"? I'm drinking some good coffee this morning--for which I have our generous tippers to thank--but I don't think there's enough coffee in the continental U.S. to make that sentence mean anything. I believe the linguists call it "word salad."

That doesn't mean that the rest of the reporting is equally confused, of course, but then again it makes me tread cautiously. UberNerds 4 Warned.

*Dear Chief Justice Roberts: the title of this post is not an "incitement to imminent lawless action." It is a "joke." And you people can't throw my sorry little butt out of high school because I've already got my diploma and I don't need you anymore.