Just an idea for the event organizers: There's such interest in the ideas from the event that they should consider live streaming the event on the Web. They could charge for it and likely still get a large audience that would further support their worthy cause.
Yesterday's roster of speakers was stellar as usual, including Ackman of Pershing Square, Einhorn from Greenlight, Sam Zell, David Tepper of Appaloosa and Seth Klarman of Baupost.
Many speakers, including Einhorn and Ackman, reiterated arguments they've made publicly, for example shorting the ratings agencies likeMoody's (MCO - commentary - Trade Now) andMcGraw-Hill (MHP - commentary - Trade Now) and going long General Growth. Other speakers, such as Niall Ferguson of Harvard and former auto-czar Steve Rattner, chose to stick to macroeconomic predictions.
David Tepper, who was bullish in 2008 and lost money, then stayed bullish in 2009 and made $4 billion, was still bullish yesterday. He pointed to the bleachers, a la Babe Ruth, and said that Bank of America (BAC -commentary - Trade Now) is going to $27. Tepper also likes AIG (AIG - commentary - Trade Now) and the beaten-down Spanish bank Banco Santander (STD - commentary - Trade Now).