10 Tuesday PM Reads

My afternoon train reading

• If Capital Grows This Fast, How Come Fortunes Disappear? (Bloomberg)
• Beware Of The Walking Dead In Your Portfolio (Forbes)
• Mortgage lenders ease rules for home buyers in hunt for business (WSJ)
• Average credit card interest up to shocking 21% (NY Post)
• Your Environment Matters If You Want To Make Better Decisions (Farnam Street)
• Will Sales Taxes Doom Amazon? (Bloomberg View)
• We actually get nicer as we get older—and it’s possible to speed change along (WSJ) see also Why do some politicians cross party lines more? They’re nicer (Vox)
• For legal pot sellers, finding a bank is still a pipe dream. (WSJ) see also A Day in the Life of Your Friendly Neighborhood Weed Messenger (Runnin’ Scared)
• How Americans Hate Each Other (Priceonomics)
• Viral ad encourages Danes to have sex on vacation (Daily Dot)

What are you reading?



Mortgage Lenders Ease Rules For Home Buyers in Hunt For Business

Source: WSJ


Category: Financial Press

Start-ups Offer Financial Advice to People Who Aren’t Rich

Source: NY Times

Category: Investing, Markets, Technology

10 Tuesday AM Reads

You have to read something.  You should read these things: • Bull vs. Bear debate: Is pullback over? (USA Today) • Busting The Stock Picker’s Market Myth (Rick Ferri) see also Longer term, the case for small caps. (WSJ) • 9.1 Million U.S. Homes Still ‘Underwater’, Down 26 Percent (World Property Channel) • The Potential Bubble the Federal Reserve…Read More

Category: Financial Press

The Rich Buy Real Estate; The Poor Want Gold

If you want to know what someone’s views of society are, ask what they believe is the best long-term investment. I am fascinated each year when Gallup Poll asks Americans to choose the best option among real estate, stocks and mutual funds, gold, savings accounts and CDs, or bonds. The results are a pop psychologist’s…Read More

Category: Gold & Precious Metals, Investing, Psychology, Real Estate

Offshore Tax Havens

Offshore Tax Havens Cost You $1,259 a Year

Category: Taxes and Policy, Video

Category: Bailouts, Economy, Think Tank

More War Lies Sold By the Same Lying Liars

Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com Peddler of Iraq War Lies Now Pushes Lies On Ukraine to Drum Up Confrontation with Russia Intelligence regarding Syria is arguably being manipulated even more blatantly than intelligence on Saddam and Iraq. Media coverage of Syria and Ukraine is as bad as it was of the Iraq war … or…Read More

Category: Think Tank, UnGuru, War/Defense

What NBA Teams Should You Bet On ?

Source: Know More

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Sports, Weekend

10 Monday PM Reads

My afternoon train reading: • How to consistently beat the market — follow trends (Physics of Finance) • That ’90s stock-market feeling: The Obama rally feels familiar, but it lags behind the Clinton bull market. (WSJ) • Managing the Mental Aspect of Investing (AAII) • The Rise and Fall of Gold (QuickTake) • Property-Tax Collections Rising at Fastest Pace Since…Read More

Category: Financial Press

What Does NYC’s Top 1% Look lIke?

click for larger table Source: IBO, Crains     Continues here

Category: Data Analysis, Wages & Income