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  • n. Excessive optimism


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  • (and with what Lurie here even more generously calls "overoptimism"), this is troubling.

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  • But analysts warned against overoptimism as Spain, along with the euro zone's other issuers, will have to sell government bonds totaling about €800 billion next year, and even more Treasury bills.

    Spanish Yields Drop at T-Bill Auction

  • And the army's own overoptimism, that professional deformation of soldiers, also played a part in the very mixed military record since the first Iraq war.

    Army cuts: Not 'All Sir Garnet' | Editorial

  • We had been warned about this by an occupational therapist at DVH, who worked at the Bethlem Royal some years earlier and had cautioned us against overoptimism about how much good the place would do Henry.

    Henry’s Demons

  • A jazz equivalent of a National Theatre company or ENO has never been seriously broached in England, though a National Jazz Centre was almost built in Covent Garden in the early 80s, before overoptimism, underfunding and Thatcherism sank it.

    London jazz festival: the grand nationals

  • Separate data showed German retail sales picked up in May as domestic demand gradually resumes, but analysts warned against any overoptimism, given the high volatility and frequent revision of retail-sales data.

    Euro-Zone Manufacturing Slows

  • Shareholders would be forced to bear the full risk of the positions they have taken and suffer the resulting losses. financial crises continue to occur for the same reasons as always - overoptimism, excessive debt and leverage ratios, and misguided incentives and perspectives - and our solutions must continue to address these basic problems.

    Thomas Hoenig For Fed Chairman

  • Clayman uses past performance to measure that overoptimism, adjusting the numbers downward before picking stocks, Money manager David Dreman says the new research bolsters his view that when the crowd is dumping stocks in a crisis, investors should buy in.

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  • Many industries have excess capacity and padded payrolls: a legacy of overoptimism and the cheap credit of the 1980s '"bubble economy."

    Japan's Harsh Reality Check

  • ECB Governing Council member Jürgen Stark said Tuesday that money markets were showing the first signs of life but cautioned against overoptimism.

    Money-Market Rates Ease


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