My morning reads:

• More Forceful Fed Stands by Stimulus (NYT) see also Watch What the Fed Says and What the ECB Does (Barron’s)
• Jobless claims lowest since January 2008 (MarketWatch)
• Deflation, not inflation, could bedevil markets (USA Today)
• The studies behind austerity are weak. The study behind ‘uncertainty’ is worse. (Wonkblog)
• Gold Bull Run Seen Over as Bear Drop Frays Faithful (Bloomberg)
• Facebook’s Results in Four Charts (WSJ)
• Too-Big-to-Fail Takes Another Body Blow (Rolling Stone) see also Bill to shrink banks won’t pass — but may help (USA Today)
• Europe Bans Pesticides Thought Harmful to Bees (NYT)
• Daniel Kahneman’s Gripe With Behavioral Economics (The Daily Beast)
• One Last Cringe for ‘The Office’ Finale (NYT)

What are you reading


Jobless claims fall to 5-year low
Source: CNNMoney

Category: Markets

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10 Responses to “10 Thursday AM Reads”

  1. hue says:

    The Year of Living Dangerously. I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet (The Verge)

    Wellness. In oil-rich Azerbaijan, people bathe in the black stuff (Atlas Obscura)

    Morning Sedition. Marc Maron: A Life Fueled by Panic & Dread (Fresh Air)

  2. James Cameron says:

    If you think this is a challenge, try the behavioral health side of our health care system . . . it’s a whole different world in terms of finding qualified professionals and obtaining adequate insurance coverage despite the parity laws.

    Hiring a Guide to the Medical Bill Maze

  3. nofoulsontheplayground says:

    Quantifiable Edges – “What Happens After 6-Months of Gains?”

    The 14 examples since 1961 suggest an average gain of 9.7% over the next 10-months. The first month is mostly flat on average.

  4. nofoulsontheplayground says:

    I should add to my last comment that the examples that occurred during secular bear markets rose on average 5.52% over the next 10-months. However, that sample size was only five instances.

    Lastly, with Quantitative Easing putting a floor under the market, a case could be made that the Fed’s program may alter the typical secular bear market outcome.

  5. nofoulsontheplayground says:

    Doug Short – “Sell in May? A Brief Sanity Check”

    The money quote:

    Across the entire 85-year timeframe, May has an average of -0.14%. But if we exclude the three negative outliers (1931, 1932, 1940), the average jumps to 0.59%, which is spot on the overall monthly mean. Pretty amazing!

  6. VennData says:

    Does the fact that Rick Santelli’s been wrong for six years mean he’ll be wrong in the future?

  7. Joe Friday says:


    Donald Trump’s Facebook post:

    I have a lot of Apple stock – - and I miss Steve Jobs. Tim Cook must immediately increase the size of the screen on the iPhone. It should be slightly larger than the Samsung screen – and they better get it right fast because they will lose a lot of business.

    A) I’ve heard of penis envy….

    B) Nuthin’ like being behind the curve.

  8. rd says:

    Apparently conservatives don’t want to save money if it means supporting a govenrment-mandated eco-friendly program: