My afternoon train reading:

• Why Investment Performance Is a Distraction (Think Advisor)
• What does your net worth really mean? (Christian Science Monitor)
• Quants-R-Us? Algorithmic Trading Trickles Down To Individual Investors. (Forbes)
• 212 Years of Price Momentum (The World’s Longest Backtest: 1801-2012) (SSRN)
• Using Google to Predict Recessions? (Canada Real Time)
• China’s banks are hogging the country’s market earnings, and that spells trouble (Quartz)
• Rage about anonymous online comments is building: change is coming (George Brock)
• R.I.P. Windows (Slate) see also Where Nokia Went Wrong (New Yorker)
• Make Time for the Work That Matters (Harvard Business Review)
• 27 Things Media People Like (BuzzFeed)

What are you reading?

 

U.S. Can Catch Emerging Nations’ Malaise
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Source: WSJ

Category: Financial Press

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5 Responses to “10 Thursday PM Reads”

  1. romerjt says:

    Reading – Zealot

  2. Bob A says:

    am I the only one who thinks people who would spend $250k for a brief joyride through ‘space’ should be able to think of something better to do with their money?
    http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/05/virgin-galactic-spaceshiptwo-completes-second-test-flight/

  3. RW says:

    Why mortgage rates are weird

    …in one way, today’s rate is even crazier than the 3.55% rate a year ago. …this marks the first time ever that the typical 30-year mortgage rate, which comes with the blessing of a government guarantee, is higher than the typical rate on unguaranteed “jumbo” loans. Even in a world of crazy spreads, this is pretty bonkers …

    The real story here, I think, is not about banks at all; rather, it’s about the government, which is desperately trying to extricate itself from its current position as the ultimate source of just about all mortgage finance. In the absence of a formal plan of how to do this, it’s trying a market-based approach: make mortgages expensive, …

    … But if the government hopes that expensive mortgages will cause the private sector to stop dealing with Frannie, it should prepare itself for disappointment …

  4. S Brennan says:

    Every blog I read has it’s share “Solar/Wind will solve all are electrical needs” fan-club. This is the reality:

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/high-costs-and-errors-of-german-transition-to-renewable-energy-a-920288.html

    Please read up on LFTR’s http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquid_fluoride_thorium_reactor#Advantages