My morning reads:

Sentiment warning: Wall St Week Ahead: Bulls will not be tamed by weak earnings (Reuters)
• Are We Already Planting the Seeds of the Next Financial Crisis? (Time)
• A fate worse than a hard landing for China ( see also China’s central-bank chief upbeat on euro crisis (Market Watch)
• Is QE working?, asks the Bank of England (
• Occupy the SEC Weighs In on the Volcker Rule (Businessweek) see also Occupy’s amazing Volcker Rule letter (Reuters)
Inside baseball: LPL on the ‘Greatest Bull Market in History of Advice’ Under Way (Financial Planning)
• Rise of the Facebook-Killers (Village Voice)
A look at relative P/Es: Is Apple (AAPL) a $17,000 Stock? (Bespoke)
• Obama Housing Plans vs. Reality (ProPublica)
• Digital Advertising and News (Journalism) see also Where Financial Firms Spend Ad Dollars Online (Reformed Broker)

What are you reading?

Debt Rising in Europe

Source: NYT

Category: Financial Press

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10 Responses to “10 Mid-Week AM Reads”

  1. VennData says:

    All-around great, wide-open, reasonably-costing, big-big-cash-pile-investor-here-at-home, and patent-lawyer eschewing Apple teamed up with Sony to jack the price of Whitney Houston stuff.

    … my thought is you don’t want to have Apple be incentivized if’n you go. Maybe they could sell me insurance? …that I could never change to another carrier…

  2. AHodge says:

    love your paul mcCulley quote for the day
    which may relate to the fed Zero rate policy…
    Goldman is out today asking if the Fed could announce that small fed hikes not included in their exceptionally low for a long time pledge.
    maybe 1/4 or 1/2 % . not now but before they fret abt inflation?
    excellent idea as it would cool off the repo abuses and other zero rate excess

  3. beaufou says:

    Lego people and toys are not citizens of Russia, this made my day.

  4. Mcox023 says:

    “Apple’s Size Clouds Market” – WSJ


    BR: Queued up for my 2:30 pm post!

  5. VennData says:

    Heartland Insider Exposes Institute’s Budget and Strategy

  6. bonzo says:

    China: A Country Where No One is Secure, by Guo Yuhua, professor of sociology at Tsinghua University

    “The lowest rung becomes a jungle. The unending series of malignant incidents in recent years – slave labor at kilns, migrant workers going unpaid, stabbing incidents at schools, the trafficking of children so they can work as crippled beggars, violent demolitions and relocations, a dozen attempted suicides at Foxconn, food safety crises caused by counterfeiting and profit-seeking – are all indicators of the deterioration of the bottom layer of the social ecosystem.”

  7. Gator81 says:

    “Wall Street’s Toothless Sheriff” by Gary Rivlin at The Daily Beast.

    “Preet Bharara has been credited with busting Wall Street, but by looking into Goldman tech analyst Henry King, Bharara is still not going after the frauds that practically took down the global economy in 2008.”

  8. Jojo says:

    Australian lawmakers hike taxes on wealthy in effort to return government to surplus next year
    February 14, 2012

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian lawmakers have narrowly approved tax hikes for the wealthy that the government says will help it meet its pledge to deliver a budget surplus next year.

    The legislation will limit the availability of a tax rebate on health insurance premiums to lower- and middle-income earners. It will cost wealthy earners a total of 2.4 billion Australian dollars ($2.6 billion) over three years.

    The bill scraped through the House of Representatives on Wednesday by 71 votes to 70, but it’s assured passage through the Senate with the guaranteed support of the government and Greens party senators.

    The government has promised to deliver a surplus of AU$1.5 billion in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012, despite the European debt crisis slashing revenue.