10 Friday AM Reads

A long week skitters to an end. And, our morning train reads:

• America’s trading desks are imploding (Quartz)
• On the Extremes: Dont take a permanent bearish directional bias on life (Pragmatic Capitalism)
• As Hedge Fund Returns Falter, Money Continues to Flow In (NYT)
• Something economists thought was impossible is happening in Europe (Vox)
• Housel: The Blind Forecaster (Fool)

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Category: Financial Press

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Source: The Telegraph


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Category: Weekend

WEF: Global Risks 2015

Source: World Economic Forum

Category: Economy, Think Tank

Wozniak: Net Neutrality Decision Is Victory for Consumers

Source: Bloomberg

Category: Video, Web/Tech

Nikkei 225: Breaking Out into New Secular Bull Market?

Nikkei 225: Potential breakout into a secular bull market Source: Bank of America Merrill Lynch     We continue to favor Japan’s Nikkei 225. The Nikkei 225 is pushing above the 2007 high of 18,300, which has the potential to end the secular bear market for Japan that began in 1989. This is a focus…Read More

Category: Markets, Technical Analysis

Fed Gives Congress Room to Shirk Resposibility

One of my favorite thought experiments is the careful-what-you-wish-for scenario. I was reminded of its utility during Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen’s Congressional testimony the other day. Consider the critique of the Fed by some members of Congress. As the New York Times described it, the three-hour hearing was “testy” as “Republicans on the House Financial…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Politics, Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy

10 Thursday AM Reads

I can tell you one thing: It’s good not to have a job that requires annual testimony in front of idiots. Selecting 10 bulleted morning train reads is much less stressful: • Can stocks rise in spite of weak earnings growth? (SKrisiloff) • What is Google’s Market Share for Search? (Priceonomics) see also YouTube: 1 Billion Viewers, No Profit…Read More

Category: Financial Press

TDS: Better Call Foul

The Daily ShowDaily Show Full Episodes,  More Daily Show Videos,  Comedy Central Full Episodes

Category: Financial Press, Humor, Television, Weekend

The Global Trade Slowdown: Cyclical or Structural?

Category: Economy, Think Tank

Empathy, Neurochemistry, and the Dramatic Arc

Narratives — specifically, the classic dramatic arc as outlined by German playwright Gustav Freytag — can evoke powerful responses, leading the brain to release the neurochemicals cortisol and oxytocin.


Paul Zak: Empathy, Neurochemistry, and the Dramatic Arc


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Category: Psychology, Science, Video