By Tracy Alloway
(Bloomberg) --“From bikes to trains to video games, it’s the biggest toy store there is,” went the 1980s Toys ‘R’ Us Inc. theme tune. Now the erstwhile retail giant leaves behind some big questions for capital market as it embarks on what is likely to be a messy bankruptcy proceeding. Chief among those is the degree to which the company’s bankruptcy filing signals trouble for other junk-rated issuers, and whether investors may once again be caught off guard.
“The forced unwind of leverage was responsible for the transformation of conditional insolvency to unconditional illiquidity,” Kocic wrote in the report, dated Sept 15. “Subprime borrowers were considered financeable only because their debts were salable. That went on even when they were no longer solvent and it ended with a liquidity crisis -- at that point, no debt, except for the highest grade, could be transacted.”
Every week, hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Allowaytake you on a not-so-random walk through hot topics in markets, finance and economics. There's a good chance that if you were a boy in the early 90s that you were a collector of baseball cards. For a few years, baseball cards went from being a niche collectible to a massive industry with huge amounts of money to be made. It was, for a brief period, a legitimate bubble.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".