June 27th, 2013 9:26 AM by Eric Fang
30 yr fixed rate back to 4.25% after hitting a highof 4.5% to 4.625% a few days ago. It's a good sign ofthe trend of going down. But it will be very very hard to get the lowest level any more.
There are some good points from "What the Dog Saw" byMalcolm Gladwell. We are in a world of too much information.And we need special skills to solve puzzle from the mystery.From the Enron case, it was first reported by a reporter called Jonathan Weil(I can not believe a journalist can readthe financial statements, and all the financial analystcould not?), and then a short seller James Chanos.It is so complicated th read all those SPEs(special-purpose entities) for their accounting to beef the earnings.But some analyst later on said that it would be very "easy"if they just review the tax return Enron's tax returns from1996 to 2000. They did not make any money for the 4 ofthe past 5 years. It is very simple, and thoseWall Street professionals could not find it.
It is very interesting to read Malcolm Gladwell's books.His books have lots of stories, from Outlier to The Tipping Point, and The Blink. All very good books.