My morning reads:

• Wall Street’s Brightest Minds Reveal THE MOST IMPORTANT CHARTS IN THE WORLD (Business Insider) but see also Market Punditry As Astrology (Monty Pelerin’s World)
• Large spike in ‘smart beta’ investments (FT.com)
• Insiders are buying — and that’s good news (Marketwatch)
• QE myths and the Expectations Fairy (Coppola Comment) see also The twilight of the central banker (Economist)
• How to change your bond strategy (MarketWatch)
• Southeast Asia: The Next Crisis? (Diplomat) see also China Shitshow: Lending Rate Spikes and Apartment Bubbles (The Reformed Broker)
• GAO report finds thousands of contractors paid more than VP (Capital Business)
• Fashion Models Vie With Engineers for Skilled-Worker Visas (Businessweek) see also What America will look like with immigration reform—and without it (Quartz)
• Obama’s crackdown views leaks as aiding enemies of U.S. (McClatchy)
Hilarious! Old Economy Steve: A meme for frustrated Millennials (Marketplace)

What are you reading?

 

Closed-End Funds Bite Back
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Source: WSJ

Category: Financial Press

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4 Responses to “10 Monday AM Reads”

  1. Ramstone says:

    Value at Risk: A Valuable Tool That Was Greatly Oversold

    http://www.frbatlanta.org/cenfis/pubscf/nftv_1306.cfm

  2. Moopheus says:

    Market punditry is not like astrology; the astrology columns in newspapers frequently make more sense. I prefer to think of market pundits as being like the old Roman priests rooting about in the entrails of birds.

  3. VennData says:

    Saudi Arabia is switching its weekend to begin on Friday to align its banking and business days with most other nations in the region.

    http://m.usatoday.com/article/news/2452013

    The official Saudi Press Agency said late Sunday that a royal decree takes effect this week after an advisory body in April recommended changing from the current system, in which the two-day weekend begins Thursday

    So ends the rousing Thursday Happy Hours in Riyadh