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A ‘Black Swan’ Fund Made $1 Billion This Week | WSJ

Universa Hedge Fund, a famous ‘Black Swan’ fund, made more than $1 billion in profits in one week amid volatility. The recent market rout caught some star Wall Street traders by surprise. But not a hedge-fund firm affiliated with “The Black Swan” author Nassim Nicholas Taleb, which gained more than $1 billion on a strategy […]

The rocky road to big gains that might not happen – FT.com

Famed investment sage Warren Buffett, like many before him, decided to sell options. Veteran trader and renowned intellectual Nassim Taleb, on the other hand, decided to buy options. While Mr Buffett would have gone for the first choice in the game proposed at the beginning, Mr Taleb would have gone for the second choice. So, […]

Falkenblog: Is Spitznagel an Apostate?

Taleb is listed rather prominently on the Universa Website and Spitznagel graciously credits Taleb in the paper, but Taleb and/or Spitznagel have put a fork in the archetypal Black Swan theory (and yet, Taleb has never been really consistent, so one can say he meant this all along at some level). I have no doubt […]

Taleb CNBC – If the butcher is a failed auction, watch out!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9XrP_QWS-M]   NNT on CNBC May 12, 2010

Nassim Taleb Bloomberg 05/13/10

HatTip to EG! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVxcDgfTzuk] NNT was also on CNBC yesterday. The interviewers get in the way somewhat but it’s worth watching.