My morning reads:

• Weak Earnings Spark Selloff (WSJ) see also Is the Party Ending for Stocks? (Barron’s)
Ask A Banker: Derivatives, Gambling And Getting Around Regulation (Planet Money)
• Euro-Area Recession Deepens as Manufacturing Shrinks (Bloomberg) see also Oil Falls to Three-Month Low as Earnings Bolster Concern (Bloomberg)
Buy Munis? Getting More Bang for the Fed’s Buck (Dealbook)
• Is the U.S. Condemned by History to Slow Growth? (Businessweek) see also Firms Don’t Share Consumer Optimism (NYT)
JPM Analyst: The Conclusion Of The 2008 Financial Crisis Will Be Determined Next Week (Business Insider)
• With iPad Mini, Apple Switches From Offense To Defense (Fast Company) see also iPad Mini: No Magic Tablet for Apple (WSJ)
• China’s labor costs are now as high as Mexico’s (Quartz)
• Hoenig gets mention as potential replacement for Fed chairman Bernanke (Kansas City) see also Presidential Election Weighs on the Federal Reserve (NYT)
• 25 Best Blogs 2012 (Techland)

What are you reading?


Emerging Markets Tempt Investors

Source: WSJ

Category: Financial Press

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11 Responses to “10 MidWeek AM Reads”

  1. swag says:

    Wondering why Doug Kass would choose to become part of this Donald Trump embarrassment:

  2. VennData says:

    Of course “…firms don’t share consumers optimism…” Republicans have let liars like Romney and loonballs like

    Indiana Senate candidate criticized over rape, pregnancy comments,0,2063075.story Tea Party Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh One-Ups Akin’s ‘Legitimate Rape’ Rep. Todd Akin: ‘legitimate rape’ rarely causes pregnancy

    Let’s make sure we get more of these guys in Congress, to protect us from socialism, science, gunlessness, and welfare.

    And Coulter with her unsubstantiated’ elementary school taunt

    And Jack welch’s gut feeling trumping thousands of PhDs at the BLS.

    .Because the Republicans support business, the Democrats support business’s customers. And the GOP Media Machine has gone off the rails. It’s going to be a good four years to be a consumer.

  3. AHodge says:

    Hoenig he is a hero-
    heard him speak several times awesome
    unfortunately this is media making media
    i say his chance is roughly zero
    especially for chairman.

    Obamas trend is seriosly bad
    odds of his winning have broken down below 60%

  4. VennData says:

    The Chicago Tribune (so solid after all that (Sam Zell ‘investment’ from the Tribune pension plan) reports: ‘…Mourdock becomes the second GOP Senate candidate to find himself on the defensive over comments about rape and pregnancy…”
    …of course the Tribune darling Joe Walsh who is a House member and candidate also had a little …less-than-scientifically supported comments in the subject recently. Kind of like saying the Bears are undefeated against teams that are not from Wisconsin the is year.
    Thanks Sam. Zell. Thanks Tribune. You’re really getting the info to the voters out there. I hope your taxes are cut again.

  5. AHodge says:

    There is more serious talk that Obama would appoint Yellin as the Fed chair if he stays
    that would be good-
    she has a good grasp even of complex product and the flaws

  6. RW says:

    If it is not clear by now, austerity as a national-level fiscal policy: (a) doesn’t work as advertised and (b) is actually not supposed to because it is a con.

    The Economic Consequences of Mr. Osborne

    Four Magic Tricks for Fiscal Conservatives

  7. MorticiaA says:

    The Techland list of best blogs led me to AwkwardFamilyPhotos. I laughed in my office so loud that I drew curious stares from my co-workers thinking I had finally lost my mind.

  8. Joe Friday says:

    $329 and a lower screen resolution. WTF ?

  9. Arequipa01 says:


    so FaceBook is up +20% on earnings, hmmm….

    Then I see this:

    and then I heard on Bloomberg (in a terminal propaganda death spiral, BTW) that another batch of FB employee stock will soon become saleable…hmmm

    options, anyone?