My afternoon train reading:

• Don’t write off the 60/40 portfolio just yet: Vanguard (Investment News)
• Remembering the father of low-volatility investing (MarketWatch)
• How The Rothschilds Created Modern Finance And A Vast Fortune That Has Lasted For Centuries (Business Insider)
• Why the multiplier doesn’t matter (Noahpinion)
• Asteroid mining 2022 a $1 trillion bet for Earth (MarketWatch)
• Mobile Apps Drive Rapid Change in Searches (NYT)
• A Mortgage Bond Boom Isn’t a Housing Recovery (Bloomberg)
• Samsung Profit Beats Estimates as Galaxy Fends Off IPhone 5 (Bloomberg) see also Apple’s next iPhone to reportedly feature larger screen and ‘brand new exterior design (BGR)
• What People Who Live to 100 Have in Common (Yahoo News)
• Confessions from flight attendants (Los Angeles Times)

What are you reading?


About That Large Drop in the VIX…

Source: Bespoke

Category: Markets

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7 Responses to “10 Tuesday PM Reads”

  1. willid3 says:

    the biggest problems with space resources isn’t really getting to them. its getting them down to the planet

  2. willid3 says:

    is the DOJ actually doing much in the way of policing the financial wizards (aka fraudsters)?
    not so much as they would like us to believe

  3. James Cameron says:

    “Don’t do it. Don’t even think about it.”

    Lawmakers Warn A.I.G. Not to Join Lawsuit Against U.S.

    Better than Dirty Harry . . . I would love to be a fly on the wall in that boardroom . . .

  4. jnkowens says:

    So if the smart money is abandoning balanced funds, it must be time to back up the truck.

  5. Singmaster says:

    F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Secret of Great Writing

  6. AHodge says:

    for the rothchilds
    i think the really interesting part is their role in creating modern global bond markets, more than extending the dynasty
    th best on this is Niall Ferguson quoted liberally in this family gossip exercise
    he did a whole book
    and also covers the bond market progress part superbly in “the Ascent of Money” bond history chapter.
    i am coming to think capital markets and their issue cycle to fund investment or spending
    –mostly bonds and fixed income
    have been driving business cycles more than is generally appreciated for more than a century.
    and is a key part of the early Great Depression and the latest Great Recession