Good morning.  Here’s what I’m reading this lovely, windy Sunday:

• Bad News for People Who Like Bad News: It’s been a bad week or so for the economic catastrophists. (Daily Beast) see also  U.S. Economy May Be “Only Game in Town” (Barron’s)
• Irrationality, trend-following, and cats (Economist)
• 7 things you should have learned in 2013 — but didn’t (MarketWatch)
• Vanguard raked in almost every dollar that went into U.S. equity funds this year (Investment News)
• More than half of all U.S. views of real-estate listings now occur through a mobile device, overtaking desktop searches in the high-end markets (WSJ)
• Former Twitter Engineer Shreds Bitcoin’s Biggest Fans (Business Insidersee also How A Thing That Started As A Joke Became The Hottest Digital Currency In The World (Business Insider)
• Labor Force Participation and Monetary Policy in the Wake of the Great Recession (IMF)
• What Happens When You Deactivate Your Facebook Account (New Yorkersee also How Facebook Makes Us Unhappy (New Yorker)
• Google’s Android Dreams: Annoying, Not Apocalyptic (New Yorker)
• What Porn Stars Do When The Porn Industry Shuts Down (Forbes)

What’s for brunch?


93% of Hospital Executives Think Obamacare Will Make Healthcare Better

Source: Washington Post


Category: Financial Press

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3 Responses to “10 Sunday AM Reads”

  1. kcarver says:

    To an amateur investor like me, this seems to be a pretty compelling case for not getting too piggish right now
    Hat tip to for the link.

  2. RW says:

    The big steepener unwind

    Why would the 5-year note sell off the most while the long bond rallied? …

    The answer has to do with how the market was positioning prior to this event.

  3. hue says:

    Look Before You Tweak: A History of Amphetamine (Mind Hacks)

    Inside the Mind of Jonah Peretti (Fortune) The visionary media entrepreneur, diviner of virality, and one-time enfant terrible (he turns 40 on New Year’s Day) explains the mechanics of how information spreads, his personal reading habits, and why it’s dangerous to be a slave to the numbers

    Would $4,000 Make Poor Children Cleverer? (BBC) Lean In? Entire 13-Story Building Tips Over in Shanghai (Gizmodo)