Vanguard: Has Indexing Gotten Too Big?

Category: Index/ETFs, Investing, Think Tank

Presidential Job Creation

Source: The Fix

Category: Economy, Employment, Politics, Taxes and Policy

10 Sunday Reads

Wakey wakey! A few interesting items  to start your Sunday morn: • How ‘Keynes’ Became a Dirty Word (Bloomberg View) • Three Mistakes Investors Keep Making Again and Again (WSJ) see also Expectations of Returns and Expected Returns (NBER) • A How-To Guide to Private Debt (Chief Investment Officer) • The Secrets of Berkshire’s Success:…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Bill Black: How to rob a bank from the inside

William Black is a former bank regulator who’s seen firsthand how banking systems can be used to commit fraud — and how “liar’s loans” and other tricky tactics led to the 2008 US banking crisis that threatened the international economy. In this engaging talk, Black, now an academic, reveals the best way to rob a bank — from the inside.



Category: Legal, Video

100 Most Iconic Shots In Movie History

What if we asked you to pause your favorite movie at your absolute favorite moment, could you pick the best shot ever? Neither could we, so here are 100 of ‘em. Sit back, relax and enjoy this stroll down awesome-movie-moments lane with the most iconic shots of all time. How many movies can you recognize…Read More

Category: Film, Weekend

Global Megacities

Source: Bloomberg

Category: Digital Media, Economy

MiB: Laszlo Birinyi (Updated)

This week’s Masters in Business Radio show at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm on Bloomberg Radio 1130AM and Siriux XM 119 (it also repeats all weekend). Our guest this week is Laszlo Birinyi, formerly Salomon Brothers strategist now running Birinyi Associates. You can listen to live here or stream it at Soundcloud or download the…Read More

Category: Podcast

10 Weekend Reads

Good Saturday morning. Following a busy and emotional week, we have some interesting food for your brain — our long form weekend reads. • How to see into the future (FT) • Carol J. Loomis: The Fortune legend & Buffett biographer talks about 60 years in business journalism  (Columbia Journalism Review) • Hard money is not…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Kiron Sarkar’s Weekly Report 9.13.14

At the meeting on the 17th September, the key issue will be whether the FED retains the phrase that rates will remain low “for a considerable period of time”. I believe that there is a better than 50/50 chance that the phrase will be removed either this month or (more likely) next. If that is…Read More

Category: Think Tank

Succinct Summations of Week’s Events 9.13.14

Succinct Summations week ending September 12th Positives: 1. Job openings are at the highest levels since 2001. 2. Average price of gasoline fell to $3.42 on supply glut (lowest level since February) 3. Retail sales gained 0.6% m/o/m. up from a flat July (which was revised up 0.3%). 4. Consumer confidence rose to 84.6, up…Read More

Category: Markets