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April 04, 2007
LTCM was right

I just ran across this very interesting blog post on Marginal Revolution that relates the story that Long Term Capital Management's core bet that brought them down was structurally sound. Apparently the issue was that they didn't have the capital to sustain the position long enough for the market to correct. Warren Buffett was trying to buy the position, but a trip to Alaska with Bill Gates got in the way of completing the deal.

Posted by hoffmang at 10:51 AM

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