Good Friday morning — your order of reads is ready:

• The Six Biggest Investing Lessons of 2012 (TRB)
• IPOs Slump to Lowest Level Since Financial Crisis (Bloomberg)
Norris: Reading Pessimism in the Market for Bonds (NYT)
• View from a Greek Economist: Ten highs and ten lows, circa 2012 (Yanis Varoufakis)
• Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit (The Baffler)
• ‘Whale’ Capsized Banks’ Rule Effort (WSJ) see also The S.E.C. at a Turning Point (Economix)
• Lunch with the FT: Tyler Cowen (FT Alphaville)
• What Indicted SAC Capital Portfolio Manager Martoma Can Learn from Crazy Eddie (White Collar Fraud)
• Do super PACS have a right to lie? (Columbia Journalism Review)
• List of dates predicted for apocalyptic events (Wikipedia) see also A prayer for 2013 (South China Morning Post)

What are you up to this weekend?


Market’s Fear Gauge Reaches Critical Level

Source: WSJ

Category: Financial Press

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13 Responses to “10 Friday AM Reads”

  1. PeterR says:

    Great QOTD.

    I guess I will watch Gallagher reruns all weekend!

  2. VennData says:

    Islamists’ Harsh Justice Is on the Rise in North Mali

    Let’s put these guys into enforcement with the SEC and the Fed.

  3. dcg says:

    interesting read: link follows.
    Office of the Director of National Intelligence
    Global Trends
    The National Intelligence Council’s (NIC) Global Trends Report engages expertise from outside government on factors of such as globalization, demography and the environment, producing a forward-looking document to aid policymakers in their long term planning on key issues of worldwide importance.
    Since the first report was released in 1997, the audience for each Global Trends report has expanded, generating more interest and reaching a broader audience that the one that preceded it. A new Global Trends report is published every four years following the U.S. presidential election.
    Download pdf:

  4. Mike in Nola says:

    Irony Alert:

    Looking for a job at Google? Better know Microsoft Office

  5. willid3 says:

    so lets go back to the 1700s and bleed the patient to death to save them?

    since austerity is the equivalent of bleeding the economy to save it.

    you would think those in the GOP and their partners would be so in favor it. if it weren’t for the increased taxes they would be i guess

  6. farmera1 says:

    Interesting on comparing East to West growth. Doesn’t look good for the West.

  7. rd says:

    Congress is not completely dysfunctional these days. When a crisis looms, they can still rally around unconstituional powers and actions in a bipartisan way:

    Its just their constitutional duties that they struggle with.

  8. willid3 says:

    finance is the source of austerity? not because its good for US but because its good for them?

  9. Mr.Tuxedo says:

    I just finished reading Plutocrats The Rise of The New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland.
    It is not an anti-capitalism book, but one that points out the economic growth has been unevenly shared. It should be read as it has a lot of interviews and quotes from top business and government leaders with insights as to how the real workings of the 1%ers HNWI (high net worth individuals) and the 0.01% UHNWI (ultra high net worth individuals) shape politics and economies. It offers some good historical analogies as well. The book cover picture detracts, and nowhere near represents the depth of the ideas within. Everyone/dp/1594204098

  10. theexpertisin says:

    I’m reviewing the new tax scheme to be imposed on rental real estate that is supposed to help fund the new health care law. The NAR was asleep at the switch, and totally ineffective protecting real estate housing providers with cover. As a result, rents will increase on tenants to cover the cost of the taxes, and the 3.8% surcharge on many, if not most. rental real estate sales transactions will do nothing but further increase housing costs for renters. Being a housing provider is not charity work.

  11. Mr.Tuxedo,

    for a different look, see some of..

    the Author, herself, being i-viewed..

  12. Mr.Tuxedo says:

    Thanks Mark E Hoffer….. the real review I would like to see is from a woman who is a voracious reader and book reviewer out of Yale in New Haven, but just can’t recall her name at present.

  13. Mr.Tuxedo,

    didn’t see/find any ‘Book Review’ by such a ‘Reviewer’ (as you described)..

    though, did find a d-loadable ‘eReader’ version..

    Download free Plutocrats epub(with images)pdf, fb2, kindle(with images), txt, mobi, pdb, rtf,

    and, from here..

    easy, to see that her ‘Publicist’ has been, rather, proficient (to say the least..) ~