My morning reads:

• What would have happened if you bought SPX the day before the 9/11 attacks? (MarketWatch)
• Rational astrologies (Interfluidity)
• Europe: Less-Rosy Reality (WSJ)
• Is US economic growth over? Faltering innovation confronts the six (VOX) see also Soros: Germany’s heading into depression (MarketWatch)
• Black Swan Farming (Paul Graham)
• Financial regulation isn’t fixed, it’s just more complicated (Guardian) see also Big Banks Hide Risk Transforming Collateral for Traders (Bloomberg)
• Are You Better Off? Take a Look at the Stock Market (Bloomberg)
• Jingle Nation: Can’t Get You Out of My Head (Slate)
• New iPhone: Carrier Cash Cow? (WSJ) see also New iPhone Redesign to Sell 10 Million Units Within Weeks (Bloomberg)
• 9/11: The Deafness Before the Storm (NYT)

What are you reading?

Copper Surplus Presents Puzzle

Source: WSJ

Category: Financial Press

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12 Responses to “10 Tuesday AM Reads”

  1. mrthinks says:

    My sentiments exactly:

    ‘None of the Above’ should be on the ballot.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/316376

  2. PeterR says:

    Surprising IMO that Mark Hulbert did not point out the dramatically rising SPY volume in the weeks just before 9/11.

    Did someone actually trade with advance knowledge of the attacks?

    Hmmmmm.

  3. S Brennan says:

    On the VOX growth article…it sure makes a case for the wasteful government spending of the FDR’ish years…1932-1972. I mean, who knew that government spending on infrastructure [of all kinds], reasonable regulation, long term planning and a free market would produce superior results to an oligarchy’s rent seeking, short term and self serving “leadership”…I mean…really…who knew?

  4. thomas hudson says:

    congressional candidate voted twice in 2 different states.

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-wendy-rosen-withdraws-20120910,0,3764352.story

    there is no voter fraud, nothing to see here, move along.

    spudvol: i am sure a couple of idiots in ohio (i know a few) might think romney ordered bin laden’s demise, but the article points out that most of those 15% probably answered the question that way just to mess with the pollsters. i mean, it really is a very stupid question. i have been the recipient of a few pollster calls, and half of the questions tend to be either leading and/or inane questions. you sometimes reply with a zinger just to get off the phone sooner.

  5. willid3 says:

    oddly enough she has a government issued ID so all of that noise about needing a government picture ID wouldn’t have helped at all

  6. willid3 says:

    so to really solve for voter fraud, we will start implanting babies after birth (but only in hospitals in the US) with RFID tags, that have a number that is generated based on DNA (also need to have technology that can read DNA in less than 2 hours), not sure what we do with today’s adults though. then we might have a valid way to know if any one is really who they say they are. but only if we can trust the hospitals, doctors and nurses, to do it correctly. and of course the patient has to pay to have it done.

  7. willid3 says:

    hm…no there there plans?

    http://baselinescenario.com/2012/09/11/no-there-there/#more-10326

    hm…maybe there is a light at the end of the tunnel in bankers pay.

    http://baselinescenario.com/2012/09/10/the-problem-with-bankers-pay/

    then again that might be nothing more than the on rushing train?

  8. nofoulsontheplayground says:

    John Mauldin’s “Outside the Box” today features a Harry Dent speech titled, “A Decade of Volatility: Demographics, Debt, and Deflation”

    http://www.investorsinsight.com/blogs/john_mauldins_outside_the_box/archive/2012/09/11/a-decade-of-volatility-demographics-debt-and-deflation.aspx

    There is an interesting chart in the article showing births lagged for peak spending at age 46. There is a staggering correlation between that chart and the inflation adjusted Dow going back over 50-years. The chart suggests the present trend will bottom around the year 2022 and rise into the late 2030′s, which is close to what the longer macro cycle trends suggest.

  9. VennData says:

    Fox News’ Appalling Distortion Of The Unemployment Rate

    http://www.businessinsider.com/fox-news-u-6s-viewers-2012-9

    Fox is laughable. Guess what that makes you if you get your news from Fox?

  10. Davidocity says:

    Regarding “Black Swan Farming”, so very few VC backed startups generate meaningful returns. And only 16% of the fastest growing companies between 1997 and 2007 received VC funding (see report http://www.kauffman.org/uploadedFiles/USVentCap061009r1.pdf). So, the message here is what? If you really know what you’re doing, don’t take VC $$?