My afternoon train reads:

Focus on How You Are going to Accumulate Friends, Experiences and Wealth – Not how you’re going to avoid the next 7% drawdown (TRB)
I’ll take the under on this one: New Hedge Fund Deposits to Triple, Deutsche Bank Says (Bloomberg)
• Going Passive, Aggressively (WSJ)
• Miami Housing Market Continues Winning Ways, Prices Rise 14 Consecutive Months (World Property Channel) see also California Home Sales, Prices Dip in January (World Property Channel)
• Boiler Room: Red Bull-Fed Brokers Stand as John Thomas Draws Scrutiny (Bloomberg)
• The Price of Fewer Marriages (
• Michael Dell: The Making of an American Oligarch (MoJo) see also Dell employees grumble about buyout as stock options are drowned (arstechnica)
• What “Disrupt” Really Means (Tech Crunch)
• What Our Brains Can Teach Us (NYT)
• The 2013 World Factbook (CIA)

What are you reading?


Hidden Risks of a Hard Landing in China

Source: WSJ

Category: Financial Press

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14 Responses to “10 Monday PM Reads”

  1. Bridget says:

    To “Focus on How You Are going to Accumulate Friends, Experiences and Wealth”…..I would add, and Nurture Your Family.

  2. Jojo says:

    Robots Lend Hand In Fukushima Nuke Plant Cleanup
    Robert Workman, TechNewsDaily contributor
    February 25 2013

    It looks like robots are at the ready to do some serious cleanup.

    Nine electronic teams stepped forward last week to introduce robotic assistant tools to attempt to clean up the Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan. The plant was severely damaged and suffered nuclear meltdowns and radiation leakage following a pair of natural disasters, the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, back in March 2011.

  3. James Cameron says:

    Washington may be blue, but its lawmakers love defense spending as much or more than those in any red state.

    Defense Cuts Elusive as Lawmakers Protect Local Projects

  4. romerjt says:

    Bailout / Barofsky . . appreciate you passing along marriage article

  5. Petey Wheatstraw says:

    “So what if we told you that, by our calculations, the largest U.S. banks aren’t really profitable at all? What if the billions of dollars they allegedly earn for their shareholders were almost entirely a gift from U.S. taxpayers?”

  6. farmera1 says:

    Can you really say our health care system isn’t the most screwed up mess in the world. It costs (as a percent of GDP), 60% more than in any other country with outcomes way down the list for longevity and infant mortality.

  7. call me ahab says:

    from the last thread-

    “Are Boomers Too Cautious About Stocks?”

    lol- c’mon- it’s like Charlie Brown kicking the football w/ Lucy pulling the ball away at the last second . . .

    Where’s the trust?

  8. ilsm says:

    CIA Fact Book:

    What is not related is with the sequestration US training and readiness standards will remain significantly higher than the other 60% of NATO as well as Korea, Japan and Taiwan.

    Or why the US uses NATO in Afghanistan and provides 90% of the money and bodies.

    The CIA inflated the Soviet Union………….

  9. VennData says:

    Republican Plan Would Give Obama Budget Cut Discretion

    Such strong leadership fro the big-time cutters. Cut Cut Cut they Cut and Cut some more …only …they really aren’t, they want Obama to do it.

    Oh yeah, you GOP voters are really picking the brave government cutters, you are. ROFL.

  10. gman says:

    How long has dell been working in the interest of pe and not his current shareholders?

  11. Mike in Nola says:

    Looks like no one is paying attention to the Japanese attempt to destroy its own currency. Their long bond is still trading at a much lower yield than ours.

    The Italian budget was actually almost balanced before Monti was anointed by Merkel, but its debt can’t catch a break.