My morning reads:

• Four Takeaways From Jobs Report (Real Time Economics)
• Halloween Indicator kicks in on schedule: Favorable seasonality now lasts until next May (MarketWatch)
• Low Rates Lure Yield Seekers Onto Thin Ice (Bloomberg)
• Bill Gross: Time To Vote!  (PIMCO)
• The Bruce-Bharara Bromance (Dealbook) see also Justice Department’s best friend in mortgage cases: the False Claims Act (Thomas Reuters )
• Ortega Tops Buffett With Zara Fortune of $53.6 Billion (Bloomberg)
• The Post Election Economy (Post Election Economysee also Some Investors Likely to Face New Tax Bite (WSJ)
• A Different Poll Question: Who Do You Think Will Win? (NYTsee also Oct. 31: Obama’s Electoral College ‘Firewall’ Holding in Polls (Five Thirty Eight)
• Mayor Bloomberg Post-Sandy Backing Gives Obama Unexpected Boost  (Bloomberg)
• Apple’s Minimalist Ive Assumes Jobs’s Role for Design (Bloomberg)

What are you reading?


S&P 500 Sectors performance in October

Source: BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research

Category: Financial Press

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8 Responses to “10 Friday AM Reads”

  1. AHodge says:

    bill gross says it all
    i had a feeling his heart was in the right place–as he nears retirement anyway
    even though he asked for and needed bailout protection for his mortgage crap
    and was looking for a europe bailout last year–got hammered

  2. Buckheader says:

    Amazing how much money there is in the tough senate races, and how little there is in the “safe” ones.

    Also, noticeable how the money flows have shifted in the southern states like GA, SC and FL in September. Even TX moving more toward Obama.

  3. AHodge says:

    well this just makes me want to puke
    i CC it as it is dow jones
    the main credential of the new FASB trustees board chairman
    is he managed investments for UBS

    meanwhile there is no replacement for FASB head Herz
    and his also show (partly) marked accounting proposal is dying a quiet death

    QUOTE ccounting boards’ parent names new chairman
    Oct 17 (Reuters) – The Financial Accounting Foundation, which oversees organizations that set accounting standards for U.S. companies and municipal governments, has elected former Swiss bank UBS AG(UBS), official Jeffrey Diermeier as chairman of its trustees board.
    Diermeier, former president of the CFA Institute, replaces John Brennan, who had been chairman since 2009, the FAF said in a statement on Wednesday.
    Ann Marie Petach, chief financial officer of money manager BlackRock Inc(BLK), was appointed to fill a vacancy on the trustees board left by the 2011 resignation of Douglas Donahue.
    Based in Norwalk, Connecticut, the FAF is the parent organization of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, which sets corporate accounting standards, and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.
    Diermeier will serve a three-year term as chairman. Before heading the CFA Institute, he was global chief investment officer at UBS Global Asset Management.

  4. VennData says:

    GOP registration dips below 30 percent in Calif.

    Leading trends for generations

  5. formerlawyer says:

    Sorry, just had to get this one in. Mother Jones on all of the President Obama conspiracy theories (all false of course).

  6. Giovanni says:

    RE: Ive Assumes Jobs’s Role for Design
    To all the whiners who complain that the interface doesn’t change every three nanoseconds- Why can you shift into reverse while you’re looking in the mirror to make sure no one is behind you (why can you pick your nose without looking in the mirror)? Because your hand has learned where to go independently of your conscious observation. Every time the interface changes your hands have to learn where the new controls are and that takes your conscious attention away from the big picture (NPI). Designers have the attention span of six year olds and depending on them for interface advice is like asking a car salesman if you need a new car. If you have to manage them and they don’t get it, threaten to rearrange the keys on their keyboards. Assure them that you can create some really cool layouts, rhymes and limericks even; but they’ll have to learn a new layout every ninety days or so… trust me they will get it then. The interface is a tool and to let people change it because they’re bored is the worst failure of leadership.