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10 Mid-Week AM Reads

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On April 24, 2013 @ 10:00 am In Financial Press | Comments Disabled

My morning reads:

• Apocalypse, Not Now, for Municipal Bonds: $573.2 million in Munis defaulted in 2013 (0.6% of the $3.7 trillion outstanding) versus 1.01% for 2013 (Barron’s [1])
• Investors Should Beware the Dark Side of Defensive Stocks (WSJ [2]) but see Best Six Months Ending, Time to Warm Up Defense (Stock Traders Almanac [3])
• On the virtuous circle of exporting deflation (FT Alphaville [4])
• 401k Critiques:
…..-John Bogle: The “Train Wreck” Awaiting American Retirement (PBS [5])
…..-Index Funds: The Key to Saving for Retirement? (PBS [6])
…..-Five Moments that Shaped the 401(k) (PBS [7])
Most amusing read today: KrugTron the Invincible (Noahpinion [8])
• The cost of austerity and slow recoveries (Antonio Fatas and Ilian Mihov on the Global Economy [9]) see also Liquidity Trap or Credit Deadlock (Uneasy Money [10])
• The 2014 iBeetle Is Like an iPhone on Wheels (NYT [11])
Gleick: “Total Noise,” Only Louder (New York Mag [12]) see also Lost in Space (NYT [13])
• Meet the New Enforcement Chief of the SEC – The Guy Who Orchestrated Last Year’s Discredited National Mortgage Settlement on Behalf of Wall Street (Wall Street on Parade [14])
• Snoop Lion Answers Your Questions (WSJ [15])

What are you reading?


A Rise in Wealth for the Wealthy; Declines for the Lower 93%
Source: Pew Social Trends [17]

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[1] Barron’s: http://online.barrons.com/article/SB50001424052748703889404578438641361922074.html?mod=BOL_da_udwsd#articleTabs_article%3D0

[2] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323551004578440871684594616.html

[3] Stock Traders Almanac: http://blog.stocktradersalmanac.com/post/DIA-SPY-Best-Six-Months-Ending-Time-to-Warm-Up-Defense

[4] FT Alphaville: http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2013/04/24/1473662/on-the-virtuous-circle-of-exporting-deflation/

[5] PBS: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/business-economy-financial-crisis/retirement-gamble/john-bogle-the-train-wreck-awaiting-american-retirement/

[6] PBS: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/business-economy-financial-crisis/retirement-gamble/index-funds-the-key-to-saving-for-retirement/

[7] PBS: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/business-economy-financial-crisis/retirement-gamble/five-moments-that-shaped-the-401k/

[8] Noahpinion: http://noahpinionblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/krugtron-invincible.html

[9] Antonio Fatas and Ilian Mihov on the Global Economy: http://fatasmihov.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-cost-of-austerity-and-slow.html

[10] Uneasy Money: http://uneasymoney.com/2013/04/22/liquidity-trap-or-credit-deadlock/

[11] NYT: http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/22/the-2014-ibeetle-is-like-an-iphone-on-wheels/?nl=automobiles&emc=edit_ws_20130423

[12] New York Mag: http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/boston-manhunt-2013-4/

[13] NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/24/opinion/dowd-lost-in-space.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0

[14] Wall Street on Parade: http://wallstreetonparade.com/2013/04/meet-the-new-enforcement-chief-of-the-sec-%E2%80%93-the-guy-who-orchestrated-last-year%E2%80%99s-discredited-national-mortgage-settlement-on-behalf-of-wall-street/

[15] WSJ: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/04/20/snoop-lion-answers-your-questions/

[16] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/uneven-recorver.jpg

[17] Pew Social Trends: http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/04/23/a-rise-in-wealth-for-the-wealthydeclines-for-the-lower-93/

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