My morning reads, fresh from northern Connecticut:

• 3 Reasons Stocks Could Move Significantly Higher (Ciavacco Capital) but see 3 signs the market is primed for a fall (MSN)
• Investors need to starve the hedge fund beast (FT)
• Not a lot of Fresh Ideas on Wall Street (DealBook) except for criminals Markets Evolve, as Does Financial Fraud (DealBook)
• Could Iran Be on Investors’ Radar? (Businessweek)
• It looks like the economy might actually recover in 2014. But will it? (Washington Post)
• Here’s Why That Story About The Fed Guy Apologizing For QE Is Total Nonsense (Business Insider) see also For Yellen, Fed’s Dual Mandate Guides Thinking (WSJ)
• Netflix’s New Look Is a Glimpse at the Future of TV (Wired)
• Reinventing The Dwindling Middle Class May Take A Revolution (NPR) see also Switzerland’s Proposal to Pay People for Being Alive (NY Times)
• Profits? Amazon Prefers Technology (MIT Technology Review)
• Hydropower is back. The largest source of renewable energy is surging with mega dams, dam conversions, upgrades and new ideas. (WSJ)

What are you reading?

 

The Future of Energy

Source: WSJ
 

 
originally published here

 

Category: Financial Press

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7 Responses to “10 MidWeek AM Reads”

  1. “Perhaps more impressively, Windows Phone posted a huge jump, increasing smartphone shipments by 156 percent from last year to capture 3.6 percent of all smartphones shipped in the quarter, which IDC rightly calls ‘amazing.’”

    Android and Windows Phone make huge third quarter gains as BlackBerry crumbles, IDC reports (The Verge)

    http://goo.gl/UFY47m

    Naturally, this problem-plagued budget buster is a DOD must-have.

    “The U.S. Navy had sent the vessel to Asia this spring, hoping the innovative Littoral Combat Ship would prove its detractors wrong and live up to the Navy’s belief that it can be the backbone of America’s future fleet. . . . Instead, the narrative was marred by generator meltdowns, burst pipes and propulsion troubles that delayed the Freedom’s participation in international war games.”

    Navy Ship Plan Faces Pentagon Budget Cutters (WSJ)

    http://goo.gl/1M7o55

  2. RW says:

    WRT Rubinomics there were a number of serious contenders for bad policy but I have argued for years that the most serious negatives arose from the ‘strong dollar’ policy. Dean Baker provides another case in point.

    People Opposed Summers Because He Helped Give Us an Over-Valued Dollar and Massive Trade Deficit

    …the negative impact of the soaring dollar, which was a direct result of the bailout from the East Asian financial crisis that Summers helped engineer, dwarfed the impact of deregulating derivatives and repealing Glass-Steagall.

  3. metphd23 says:

    Not reading, but viewing:

    http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/11/11/moscow-subway-ticket-machine-accepts-30-squats-as-payment/

    Seems to me that it is, in behavioral economics terms, a great “nudge”!

  4. bear_in_mind says:

    See these… and the implications this might have for Google, Pandora, etc.:

    Surprise! Apple Maps Is a Hit, Google Maps Loses Ground
    http://mashable.com/2013/11/12/apple-maps-google/

    Google Maps left out in the cold as most iPhone users stick with Apple Maps
    http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2013/11/10-midweek-am-reads-23/

  5. VennData says:

    Conservatives erases speeches.

    http://www.computerweekly.com/blogs/public-sector/2013/11/conservatives-erase-internet-h.html

    In the UK where austerity has clogged the works, the Tories are erasing their speeches about transparency, especially.

    Thank the Lord above we have Obama and the democrats to continue to push for more demand creation, and responsible long-run fiscal constraint.