“The Karl Marx Credit Card – When You’re Short of Kapital”

Tis the season, presented without comment:

Source: Climateer Investing


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• There are Some Things Money Can’t Buy. Especially If You Abolish All Private Property.

• From each according to their ability, to each according to his need. For everything else, there’s #Marxcard.

• The Marx Card – Because Credit is the Opiate of the Masses.


Category: Markets

Gauging the Impact of the Small Business Lending Fund

Gauging the Impact of the Small Business Lending Fund Kristle Cortés and Sara Millington Economic Trends, 11.25.14     ~~~~ The Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF) was created in 2010 to encourage small business lending by providing capital to qualified community banks. The Treasury provides banks with capital by purchasing Tier 1-qualifying preferred stock or…Read More

Category: Credit, Think Tank

10 Tuesday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • Can Automakers Fix Themselves? (Bloomberg View) • Gross versus Gundlach: Who Has More Skill? (Advisor Perspectives) • How pensions make investing too complex (Fortune) • Millennial Investors Don’t Trust The Market – And They Shouldn’t (Meb Faber) but see The Market Is Your Friend. Really: One Millennial’s Advice to Peers (WSJ) • Hire An…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Closer View of the Housing Boom

Click to see the animated changes to the map. Source: Urban Institute

Category: Digital Media, Real Estate, Web/Tech

Stop Making Intellectually Disingenuous Market Arguments

The quality of our discourse is decaying. This was once a standard complaint about the tone and depth of our national political debate. Now it has spilled into the financial realm. Shall we blame Twitter, trolls or bloggers? I am unsure of the underlying reason. But as we have seen far too, financial discussions seem…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Cognitive Foibles, Financial Press, Really, really bad calls, Weblogs

10 Tuesday AM Reads

My morning afternoon train reads: • The $400 Billion Bond Mismatch Keeping Bears at Bay Endures (Bloomberg) • Boomers, Millennials and Interest Rates: A Muni Investor’s Perspective (Black Rock Blog) see also An Unbeatable Investment for Millennials (BV) • Hedge Funds Lose Money for Everyone, Not Just the Rich (Bloomberg) • How Macquarie Makes Money By…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Falling apart: America’s neglected infrastructure (60 Minutes)

Falling apart: America’s neglected infrastructure

Source: 60 Minutes

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Category: Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy, Video

10 Monday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • States’ Finances Are Now on Solid Ground: With a few prominent exceptions, states are healthier than they’ve been in years. Good news for municipal-bond investors. (Barron’s) • The Mistakes We Make—and Why We Make Them (WSJ) • What to do with PIMCO Total Return in your 401(k) (The Oregonian) • The Smart Way…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Masters in Business: Robert Shiller Interview

In the latest “Masters in Business” podcast, I speak with Robert Shiller, Stirling Professor of Economics at Yale University and winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in economics. Shiller makes a key point about finance:  “We really do not know the future. Since we don’t, we are talking finance and insurance. They are really about an uncertain…Read More

Category: Podcast

Fed Policy and Stock Outlook

Fascinating stuff here: The Easy Money’s Been Made: Fed Policy and Stock Outlook Source: Bloomberg Chart of the Day

Category: Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Markets