The Great Housing Boom of China

Category: Think Tank

Billionaire Census 2014

Wealth-X And UBS Billionaire Census 2014 from Wealth-X on Vimeo.

Category: Video, Wages & Income

10 Monday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • The Rise of Ultracheap Financial Advisers (WSJ) • Why Warren Buffett hates gold (USA Today) • Eric Holder’s Shameful Legacy on Wall Street Fraud (Fiscal Times) • Buy? Sell? Or Hold? (WSJ) see also I Really Want to Crush the Efficient Market Hypothesis (Pragmatic Capitalism) • Census data on poverty…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Risks to Family Wealth

Source: U.S. Trust

Category: Digital Media, Markets, Wages & Income, Wealth Management

FOMC dissents from 1936 until 2013

Source: St. Louis Fed

Category: Digital Media, Federal Reserve

Why Hedge?

The news last Monday was a shock — the Calpers California earthquake. For a variety of reasons, the California Public Employee’s Retirement System, the nation’s largest public-pension fund, said it was dropping hedge funds from its roster of investment allocations. This tremor will be felt far and wide. We are unlikely to know the full…Read More

Category: Asset Allocation, Hedge Funds, Investing

10 Monday AM Reads

I’m back at my desk on Monday morning — these reads aren’t going to read themselves: • What is Alibaba? (WSJ) • The Dumb Money Is Getting Smarter Every Day (Bloomberg) see also   Markets’ Best Friend: Miscalculation (WSJ) • Rosenberg: Market volatility is back; here’s how to play it (Financial Post) • Are the Federal Reserve’s…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Category: Think Tank

Amazon ‘Targeting’ Hachette Writers

Roxana Robinson, president of the Authors Guild, and Bloomberg Contributing Editor Paul Kedrosky, talk about the dispute between Hachette Book Group and Amazon Inc. over e-book pricing and distribution.


Source: Bloomberg, Sept. 16 2014

Category: Retail, Video, Web/Tech

Comparo: iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy S5

From the inimitable Onion:   click for larger graphic Source: The Onion:

Category: Humor, Technology