(Un)Calculated Risk | by Peter Orr of Intuitive Analytics

New Headline: Muni Issuers Make Outstanding Speculators

Posted by Peter Orr on Apr 18, 2015

The path is smooth that leadeth on to danger.

– William Shakespeare
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The NYTimes and the 0.14% that Swallowed Your Town, pt3 (final)

Posted by Peter Orr on May 31, 2010

In the 2nd post on the topic, Dan Cooreman of the Sunday Business section indicated that the problems Gretchen Morgenson spoke to in her article,The Swaps That Swallowed Your Town, were in fact related to the variable rate instruments.  He seemed to agree with exactly my point but ultimately, my final words (below) to the Times editors on the topic have gone unanswered.

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NYT and the 0.14% that Swallowed Your Town, pt 2

Posted by Peter Orr on May 18, 2010

Last week I embarked down a path of trying to get the NYT to correct their errors in an article ostensibly on municipal swaps. This is the second round exchange (of three) with the NYT editors justifying their mistakes in the article, The Swaps That Swallowed Your Town.  My response was simple, though I was forced to use a three number example.
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My beef with the NYTimes and Morgenson on Municipal Swaps, pt1

Posted by Peter Orr on May 08, 2010

One of the (few) benefits of leaving a perfectly functional Street job is that I'm now free to have a free dialogue with the free press using my now free(er) speech.  To that end, I decided to engage the NYT a few weeks back regarding Gretchen Morgenson'sThe Swaps That Swallowed Your Town article.  This is the first of 3 posts recounting the transcript as surprisingly, they did engage.   

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NYT and Press: Get Your Facts Straight About Municipal Swaps

Posted by Peter Orr on Mar 10, 2010

"Knit Cap Creates Huge Hangover" is Not a Good Headline  

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