My morning reads:

Investors: What Are You Afraid Of? (WSJ) see also The Return of Volatility (Alhambra Investment Partners)
• Will Cyclicals Finally Break Out vs Staples? (All Star Charts)
• No gold trader should ignore these odds (MarketWatch)
• Japan’s Market Has Bulls Reeling (WSJ) see also Intended consequences and the yen (FT Alphaville)
• Behind the Rise in House Prices, Wall Street Buyers (DealBook)
• The High Cost of Unemployment (Slate)
• Inside the ‘Black Box’ of Sell-Side Financial Analysts (Social Science Research Network) see also The Shocking Truth About Wall Street Stock Recommendations (The Motley Fool)
• The U.S. Bond Market May Be Much Different Than You Think It Is (Learn Bonds)
• Red-State Socialists vs. Obama (Barron’s)
Hilarity ensures! Econ blogosphere comment form (Stickman’s Corral)

What are you reading?


Major Asset Classes | May 2013 | Performance Review
Asset perf
Source: Capital Spectator


Category: Financial Press

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15 Responses to “10 Tuesday AM Reads”

  1. Who says the young aren’t using Facebook?

    Half-Naked Israeli Soldiers Share Racy Pics on Facebook (The Jewish Daily Forward)

    Google Glass’s first porn app pulled hours after release

  2. VennData says:

    Obama Plans to Take Action Against Patent-Holding Firms

    Stop this liar from allowing me to do whatever I want! The heavy hand of government should NOT interfere with my ability to patent anything!

  3. RW says:

    What will Japan’s stock market do? “It will fluctuate.”

  4. Bob A says:

    “The esteemed Wall Street Journal”(s)….Rabinowitz is convinced that New Yorkers using the bike share are being brainwashed by the government.”

  5. VennData says:

    Forecasting Windows market share

    So wonderful to see the asshats at Microsoft get theirs. Too bad it didn’t happen sooner and more painfully.

    Thanks for holding back computing for the rest of us for a couple decades, you pitiful humans, Gates, Balmer, et al.

  6. 873450 says:

    Wall Street Transfixed by SAC Deadline

    “For most of the day Monday, a report about the investor exodus at the hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors was the most-viewed article on the Bloomberg data terminals that permeate Wall Street trading floors. … a major reason for the intense interest on Wall Street, senior brokerage firm officials say, is a commercial one: SAC has generated billions of dollars in revenues for brokerage firms over the years. Several executives — all citing client confidentiality — said that the prospect of a severely diminished SAC would hurt their bottom line … “This is going to have a significant impact to the Street, full stop,” said a senior executive at a brokerage firm that counts SAC as one of its largest clients. “It’s like that line in ‘Bonfire of the Vanities’: a lot of golden little crumbs have fallen off of SAC, and now it looks like there will be less of them.”

    So what if they’re a criminal racketeering enterprise? We made billions with them. It’s just too bad for us they got caught. Why is government persecuting them? Make them pay the usual heavy civil penalty without admitting guilt and let them get back to doing what we do best – God’s work.

    Nobody seems concerned profits derived from business deals with SAC could be proceeds of crimes.

  7. willid3 says:

    lets just shrink the US economy since thats what going to happen as we shrink US wages

  8. VennData says:

    Chris Christie Plans October Vote for Lautenberg Seat

    The GOP once again focused on cost of government first and foremost.


    Keep on putting those Medicare part D/two-wars guys up there and we will be BK even faster.

  9. VennData says:

    Zynga employees learn of their firing via Facebook


  10. Arequipa01 says:

    Thank you, Slowkarma, for the link. Excellent. Clearly the Arab spring was precipitated by the hijinks in the soft commodities futures markets. This article’s assertions are consonant with the concepts drawn out in ‘Food Price Inflation as Redistribution: Towards a New Analysis of Corporate Power in the World Food System”
    A pdf of the paper is googleable.
    maybe here:

  11. flakester says:

    Thank you “Sell in May and go away”. Since the peak on 5/22, the S&P 500 is down 4.6%.

    And for the goldfreude crew, the HUI is up 7.3% since 5/22.