My morning reads:

Farrell: Dow will repeat 2007-2008 peak-crash cycle (Market Watch)
WTF?!? Astrology guides some financial traders (Marketplace) see also Thousands of Wall Street traders follow astrology (Salon) (not the good ones)
• FDIC’s Sheila Bair Has Harsh Words for Bankers and Geithner (DealBook)
• State of Europe’s Banks: Safe and Stressed (WSJ)
• Libor Gives Prosecutors Chance to Change Banking Culture (Bloomberg)
• Yahoo! What Will Marissa Do? An Act of ‘Radical Transparency’ (All Things D)
San Francicso: How Much Tech Can One City Take? (Modern Luxury)
• The Marketplace in Your Brain (Chronicle)
• Statistical State of the Presidential Race (538)
• Tasting Like Chicken (Slate)

What are you atoning for?

 

True meaning of Dow transports’ weakness

Source:Market Watch

Category: Financial Press

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8 Responses to “10 Tuesday AM Reads”

  1. AHodge says:

    this washington times piece is a statment of the blindingly obvious
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/sep/24/romney-campaign-takes-friendly-fire/
    is important only because of the source,
    showing even the mouthpieces and total stooge media are starting to run away
    this is tipping point stuff
    “ignorant arrogant incompetent..worst republican campaign in history”
    from a top anonymous state R official before long they may even not be anonymous..
    they are all saying “but my state campaign is still OK”
    spinspeak translation “they are not ok or at least major worried”

  2. AHodge says:

    STUART STEVENS the adventure travel writer, north pole skiier, self described juicer for bike races, attack ad specialist under W, top guy in the campaign
    (you cant really tell what fuctions are there seem no clear lines of authority
    he may be in charge or in charge early in the week.
    gets particular venom and attacks from the seasoned Republican pols.
    thats STUART STEVENS hes from mississippi i knew his half sister
    (i made that last part up)

  3. Eggolas Moria says:

    Reading about the Pension Benefit Death Spiral, an unintended consequence of some note of Quantitative Easing. http://www.tyillc.blogspot.com/2012/09/pension-crisis-looms-despite-cuts.html

  4. farmera1 says:

    NFL: Case study in how to destroy one of the great brands in History

    Not a better, just an long time NFL fan. The lock out of officials is destroying a hugely successful brand. Not only that it is costing people money big time. Last nights loss by Green Bay will go down in history as one of the biggest screw ups in sports ever. The bogus call at the end of the game shifted some $150 million in US bets, and if you believe this article some ten times that amount in world wide bets. So somewhere between say $150 million and a billion, changed hands on a bogus replacement refs bad call.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8422934/seattle-seahawks-vs-green-bay-packers-disputed-mnf-call-shifted-150-250m-bets

    Me, I’m done watching the really bad, drawn out, games that are completely out of control.

  5. mathman says:

    speakin’ of Death Spirals:

    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_129473.html
    Suicide Now Kills More Americans Than Car Crashes: Study
    THURSDAY, Sept. 20 (HealthDay News) — More Americans now commit suicide than die in car crashes, making suicide the leading cause of injury deaths, according to a new study.

    In addition, over the last 10 years, while the number of deaths from car crashes has declined, deaths from poisoning and falls increased significantly, the researchers report.

    “Suicides are terribly undercounted; I think the problem is much worse than official data would lead us to believe,” said study author Ian Rockett, a professor of epidemiology at West Virginia University.

    (there’s more)

    and this, too, via cryptogon:
    http://www.worldcrunch.com/tech-science/does-the-internet-make-you-dumb-top-german-neuroscientist-says-yes-and-forever/digital-dementia-manfred-spitzer-neuropsychiatry/c4s9550/#.UFfNjq6N6So

    Does The Internet Make You Dumb? Top German Neuroscientist Says Yes – And Forever
    BERLIN – Dr. Manfred Spitzer knows that people find his arguments provocative. In his first book, he warned parents of the very real dangers of letting their children spend too much time in front of the TV. Now, in a second book called Digitale Demenz [Digital Dementia], he’s telling them that teaching young kids finger-counting games is much better for them than letting them explore on a laptop.

    Spitzer, 54, may be a member of the slide-rule generation that learned multiplication tables by heart, but his work as a neuropsychiatrist has shown him that when young children spend too much time using a computer, their brain development suffers and that the deficits are irreversible and cannot be made up for later in life.

    (read the rest)

  6. Moss says:

    This should not be surprising to anyone who is paying attention. The banksters are corrupt to the core.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-24/rbs-managers-said-to-condone-manipulation-of-libor-rates.html

  7. Apinak says:

    I am surprised I haven’t seen anyone draw the obvious parallels between the NFL and financial markets. The NFL has shown very clearly that without good, strong, objective, and consistent officials the entire integrity of the game is compromised and they are barely worth watching, much less betting on.

    The financial markets have been run with replacement refs for years now. The majority of people are now realizing that the market regulators are not good, strong, objective, or consistent. The refs skew the results in favor of the big banks and HFT’s and against the small investor. When they realize that, small investors will eventually figure out this is not a good place to bet their money.

  8. AHodge says:

    STUART STEVENS hates publicity never speaks in public runs things according to some
    thats STUART STEVENS the pols all hate and think incompetent
    a crazed egotrip loose cannon loser
    he’s an army of one,
    and an outstanding promoter
    for Himself the R insiders say
    STUART STEVENS