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10 Sunday Reads

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On June 30, 2013 @ 8:30 am In Financial Press | Comments Disabled

Our Sunday morning reading, surprisingly heavy with WSJ and WaPo columns:

• World’s Most Respected Company: Berkshire Hathaway dethrones 3x winner Apple (Barron’s [1])
• Ignore the pessimists – central banks are helping (FT.com [2]) see also Fed’s Dudley: Markets Wrong to Think Tighter Policy Coming Soon (WSJ [3])
• The US State Pension pot is half full: Net liabilities as % of revenues (Economist [4])
• Gold prices fell 23% in the second quarter, the biggest quarterly decline since the start of modern gold trading in 1974 (WSJ [5]but see Peter Schiff repeats “If you don’t own gold and silver, you really got to buy” (Info Wars [6])
• U.S. Regulators Strike Agreement on Capital Rule (WSJ [7])
• Middle-class rage sparks protest movements in Turkey, Brazil, Bulgaria and beyond (Washington Post [8]) see also The Global Middle-Class Revolution (WSJ [9])
• Our banks are not merely out of control. They’re beyond control (The Guardian [10])
• Fed Officials Intensify Effort to Curb Surge in Interest Rates (Bloomberg [11]) see also A Stormy Summer Looms for Bonds (WSJ [12])
• NSA slides explain the PRISM data-collection program (Washington Post [13])
• Siri’s Creators Demonstrate an Assistant That Takes the Initiative (MIT Technology Review [14]) see also Apple Finds It Difficult to Divorce Samsung (WSJ [15])

Whats for Brunch today?


Business Feels Pinch of Swift Rate Rise
Chart [16]
Source: WSJ [17]

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[1] Barron’s: http://online.barrons.com/article/SB50001424052748704382404578565722725198066.html

[2] FT.com: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/1de95fc0-df2e-11e2-881f-00144feab7de.html?ftcamp=published_links%2Frss%2Fcomment%2Ffeed%2F%2Fproduct#axzz2XVnDGOl0

[3] WSJ: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2013/06/27/feds-dudley-markets-wrong-to-think-tighter-policy-coming-soon/

[4] Economist: http://www.economist.com/blogs/buttonwood/2013/06/pensions-0

[5] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324328204578572521041884886.html

[6] Info Wars: http://www.infowars.com/peter-schiff-if-you-dont-own-gold-and-silver-you-really-got-to-buy/

[7] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323873904578571703524452118.html?mod=ITP_moneyandinvesting_1

[8] Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/middle-class-rage-sparks-protest-movements-in-turkey-brazil-bulgaria-and-beyond/2013/06/28/9fb91df0-df61-11e2-8cf3-35c1113cfcc5_story.html

[9] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323873904578571472700348086.html

[10] The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/joris-luyendijk-banking-blog/2013/jun/19/banking-britain-beyond-control

[11] Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-27/dudley-says-qe-may-be-prolonged-if-economy-misses-fed-forecasts.html

[12] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323689204578571300767693608.html

[13] Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/prism-collection-documents/

[14] MIT Technology Review: http://www.technologyreview.com/news/515671/siris-creators-demonstrate-an-assistant-that-takes-the-initiative/

[15] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324682204578513882349940500.html

[16] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/fda.jpg

[17] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323689204578569893592032704.html

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