My morning reads:

• End of Easing Spurs S&P 500 Gains of 16% as Economy Grows (Bloomberg) see also Recent Swings Barely Register on Volatility Meter (WSJ)
• Corporate Share Buybacks Often Disappoint Investors (Institutional Investor)
• How the Robots Lost: High-Frequency Trading’s Rise and Fall (Bloomberg) see also Have We Hit Peak HFT? (Tabb Forum)
Intelligent Investor: Why the Markets’ Latest Stumbles Are Good News (Moneybeat)
• The purpose of this site (The Reformed Broker)
• A global empire back in balance (Zev Capital Research)
• Iranians Celebrate Surprise Rohani Win as Reason for Hope (Bloomberg)
• Cracks in the Periodic Table  (Scientific American)
• On “Geek” Versus “Nerd” (Slackpropagation)
Timesuck: America’s 50 Best Cities (Businessweek)

What are you reading?

 

Euro Becomes the Port in a Storm
Graphic
Source: WSJ

Category: Financial Press

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9 Responses to “10 Monday Reads”

  1. SkepticalOx says:

    I know you like cars, so here’s a new video review of the Porsche 911 GT3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVdme4ISq8Y (the reviewer, Chris Harris, does the best reviews IMO).

    • That’s a forecast from an online site known for somewhat sensationalistic headlines blowing up what some pundit blathered about on a Sunday talk show.

      I am going to put the signal to noise ratio at 1 part per 1000

  2. rd says:

    Here is an interesting little column on why people are building in wildfire zones:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/17/why-does-the-government-encourage-people-to-build-homes-in-wildfire-zones/?tid=d_pulse

    The most interesting part of this column is that you could substitute “Flood” for “Fire” throughout the article and it would nearly as accurate.

    The simplest answer is that “People believe it won’t happen to them”.

  3. PeterR says:

    Forced to play the game until the next crash?

    He raises an interesting point about the aging of the Baby Boomers IMO, and the effect this demographic shift might have on the markets.

    http://blogs.marketwatch.com/cody/2013/06/17/forced-to-play-the-game-till-the-next-crash/

  4. VennData says:

    Undaunted by 2012 Elections, Republicans Embrace Anti-Abortion Agenda

    ​I’m undaunted by your lucky break because you Facebooked a bunch of lazy punks in the last fluke. We will rule you and drive tax rates down for the uber rich!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/18/us/politics/undaunted-by-2012-elections-republicans-embrace-anti-abortion-agenda.html