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  1. The Best Time to Own Cash

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    Wed, 11 Sep 2013

    keep dancing while trying to guess the exact date and time of the eruption. This is sadly reminiscent of the statement by Charles Prince , who presided as CEO over Citigroup’s $64 billion loss of market value during the sub-prime meltdown: “As long

  2. There Will Be Haircuts

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    Wed, 1 May 2013

    same conclusion applies to credit risk alternatives such as corporate bonds and stocks. Granted, this sounds a little like Chuck Prince and his dance floor metaphor does it not? His example proved that dancing, and full heads of hair are not forever. So

  3. There Will be Haircuts [Gross, Outlook, May 2013]

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    Wed, 1 May 2013

    same conclusion applies to credit risk alternatives such as corporate bonds and stocks. Granted, this sounds a little like Chuck Prince and his dance floor metaphor does it not? His example proved that dancing, and full heads of hair are not forever. So

  4. Tightening the Noose: Can the SEC and Its New Chairman Be Tougher on Wall Street?

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    Mon, 18 Mar 2013

    and the big financial firms are generally opposing stricter regulation and restrictions on their activities. In 2007, Charles Prince , then CEO of Citigroup, famously said: “When the music stops, in terms of liquidity, things will be complicated

  5. Gross: Be Bullish if You Want, but Lower Return Expectations

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    Wed, 27 Feb 2013

    ground and eyes glued to the tape for any sign of renewed irrationality. If the game is now musical chairs as opposed to Chuck Prince ’s marathon dancing, it pays to be close to a chair, even as the “can’t miss” euphoria mesmerizes 2013 asset

  6. Shall We Dance?

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    Tue, 26 Feb 2013

    got to get up and dance – We’re still dancing.” Those were the famous last words of Citigroup’s former CEO Chuck Prince at the mid-2007 peak, just before the financial markets began to implode. There are certainly times when market risk

  7. Ditto

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    Fri, 11 Jan 2013

    institutions, subject to the same influences, become willing to provide increased financing. In the words of Citibank’s Chuck Prince , when the music’s playing, they see no choice but to dance. Thus they compete for market share by reducing the return

  8. The Lending Lindy

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    Thu, 6 Sep 2012

    that – historic. Citigroup’s Chuck Prince will likely join Irving Fisher in the annals ..... even longer. Too little return Lender Chuck Prince ’s figurative health, however, is not so obvious ..... business model overheads. That is when Chuck Prince ’s dancing turns from a quick step into a waltz. When

  9. One More Dance

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    Tue, 14 Aug 2012

    complicated. But as long as the music is playing, you’ve got to get up and dance. We’re still dancing.” – Chuck Prince , CEO of Citigroup, July 2007. This infamous quote from the then-CEO of Citigroup appropriately outraged many people

  10. The Seven Immutable Laws of Investing

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    Mon, 14 Mar 2011

    good margins of safety should lead investors to raise cash. However, currently it appears as if investors are following Chuck Prince ’s game plan that “as long as the music is playing, you’ve got to get up and dance.”

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