How I lied, went to hide,
How I tried to get away from you, now,
Am I right, if I fight?
That I might just get away from you, now
Megalomania – Black Sabbath
Welcome to the condensed version of “From the Trader’s Desk”! I will be heading out of a business/mini vacation trip mid-week, so my thoughts are going to be quick and dirty as they say!
I chose lyrics from a song on Black Sabbath’s sixth studio album, Sabotage, since it seemed fitting. Taylor has decided to join the fight to stop Mike Prince, so they are right to fight!
I really want to focus on Taylor and their brilliant move in dinging the good ship Prince, so just a few thoughts first.
Continue reading ““From the Trader’s Desk”: Man the Torpedoes! Billions S7E5 “The Gulag Archipelago””
Ooh, a storm is threatening
My very life today
If I don’t get some shelter
Ooh yeah I’m gonna fade away
Gimme Shelter – The Rolling Stones
We’ve made it to Friday so that means this is your weekly dose of “From the Trader’s Desk”.
This was a stormy (see what I did there?) episode, so to change it up I used lyrics from The Rolling Stones, since while the storm Rosie was threatening the lives in it’s path, it seems the storm named Wendy (with some help from Dr. Mayer) will be threatening the life of Prince’s White House ambitions. And extra points if you can name the band that sang the song I used as today’s post title!
I’ve chosen to not do a usual recap since Damianista does the best one in the business and who can compete with that? This week, I’ll just give you my two cents on a few things that I noticed in “Hurricane Rosie”.
But first a little housekeeping….
Continue reading ““From the Trader’s Desk”: A Whole Lotta Rosie! Billions S7E4 “Hurricane Rosie””
When I was living this lie, fear was my game
People would worship and fall, drop to their knees
Powerslave – Iron Maiden
If it’s Friday, then it’s time for “From the Trader’s Desk”.
Before I get into the meat of my post, just some observations:
I was asked why MPC is claiming ownership of Winston’s software. If he developed it how does MPC have the rights to it? Well, the type of risk management software Winston is trying to sell would most certainly take months (if not years) to develop, code, back test, and debug. Which means there is no way he could have developed it overnight. If what Taylor says is correct, (that Winston used data to test his software using MPC trader transactions) then that also would make it property of MPC. By using data and equipment owned by MPC, legally Winston doesn’t own it. Could a court possibly rule that he co-owns it? Yes. Also, most funds would have a clause written in his contract that he would not be able to market any type of software for a stated period (usually 6-9 months). His best course of action would have been to offer it to MPC first to either buy him out or lease the program. If they passed, he then could have tried to get permission from MPC to market it to other firms. Just another example of unnecessary greed killing a golden goose. Continue reading ““From the Trader’s Desk”: Crisis of Confidence?”
Got no religion, don’t need no friends
Got all I want and I don’t need to pretend
Don’t try to reach me, ’cause I’ll tear up your mind
I’ve seen the future and I’ve left it behind
Supernaut – Black Sabbath
Happy Friday from “From the Trader’s Desk”.
Axe is living it up in an absolutely stunning castle in the north of England. If you need to be in exile, well that is the way to do it! Besides the chip off the old block Gordie, Axe has no friends with him; he’s got all he wants and he don’t need to pretend! But does he really?
Let’s get into “Original Sin”…. Continue reading ““From the Trader’s Desk”: Everyone’s Playing 3-D Chess!”
Over the coarse of 7 seasons, Billions has had many memorable characters that have made a distinct impression on the show, and the viewers.
With Billions coming to its end and Axe making a comeback, we thought we would list the Top Three characters we would also like to see return in Season 7.
Continue reading “Our Top 3 Billions Characters We’d Love to See Return”