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10 Friday AM Reads

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On November 30, 2012 @ 9:40 am In Financial Press | Comments Disabled

My morning reads:

• Why Have Global Macro Hedge Funds Underperformed? (Pragmatic Capitalism [1]) see also High-Frequency Trading and High Returns (The Baseline Scenario [2])
• Complaints Aside, Most Face Lower Tax Burden Than in 1980 (NYT [3])
• That 3-to-1 spending/taxes deal GOP rejected last year? Its looking pretty sweet versus 4-to-3 deal now on table (Politico [4]) see also Republicans Reject Obama Budget as He Sells It to Public (Bloomberg [5])
• Should financial products be given Censor-like ratings for movies? – A,UA, U etc. (Mostly Economics [6])
• Watch what they do: CEOs actually fear higher taxes more than a recession (BreakingViews [7]) see also A Pension Deficit Disorder: The Massive CEO Retirement Funds and Underfunded Worker Pensions at Firms Pushing Social Security Cuts (IPS [8])
• Is stock-picking just another hobby for men? (Reuters [9])
• China’s Oil Quest Comes to Iraq (The Diplomat [10]) see also China Moves Forward in Opening Gold Market (MarketBeat [11])
• Happiness Policy (Boston Review [12])
• Polar Ice Sheets Melt Faster (WSJ [13]) see also 60-Million-Year Debate on Grand Canyon’s Age (NYT [14])
• The Father of Fractals (WSJ [15])

What are you reading?

 

Investors Warm to Spanish, Italian Debt
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Source: WSJ [17]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Pragmatic Capitalism: http://pragcap.com/why-have-global-macro-hedge-funds-underperformed

[2] The Baseline Scenario: http://baselinescenario.com/2012/11/29/high-frequency-trading-and-high-returns/

[3] NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/30/us/most-americans-face-lower-tax-burden-than-in-the-80s.html?ref=business&_r=1&pagewanted=all&

[4] Politico: http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=391D2852-991E-49C9-93C9-EAAB1A39B56D

[5] Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-29/geithner-said-to-offer-fiscal-plan-with-entitlement-cuts.html

[6] Mostly Economics: http://mostlyeconomics.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/should-financial-products-be-given-censor-like-ratings-for-movies-aua-u-etc/

[7] BreakingViews: http://www.breakingviews.com/corporate-america-fears-taxes-more-than-recession/21055562.article

[8] IPS: http://www.ips-dc.org/reports/pension-deficit-disorder

[9] Reuters: http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/11/28/is-stock-picking-just-another-hobby-for-men/

[10] The Diplomat: http://thediplomat.com/2012/11/30/china-introducing-the-middle-easts-future-hegemon/

[11] MarketBeat: http://blogs.wsj.com/marketbeat/2012/11/30/china-moves-forward-in-opening-gold-market/

[12] Boston Review: http://www.bostonreview.net/BR37.6/claude_fischer_happiness_economics_psychology.php

[13] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323751104578149073844418936.html?mod=WSJ_hps_LEFTTopStories

[14] NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/30/science/earth/study-sees-older-grand-canyon-stirring-controversy.html?_r=1

[15] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324439804578107271772910506.html

[16] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/returning-calm.jpg

[17] WSJ: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323751104578148792073694704.html

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