Here’s my hoping-we-hit-double-digit-temperatures-today morning reading:

• Talk of a market bubble is the real bubble (CNN)

• 10 ‘brain bugs’ can kill Wall Street’s roaring bull (MarketWatch) see also Stocks Worry Investors Sick as Losses Spur More Hospital Visits (Bloomberg)

• The Biggest Myths in Economics (Pragmatic Capitalism)

 

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Category: Financial Press

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6 Responses to “10 Midweek AM Reads”

  1. hue says:

    Bedroom-Invading Smartphones Jumble Body’s Sleep Rhythms (Bloomberg)

    Spin Doctor Can’t Spin: The Agony of Frank Luntz (The Atlantic) Frank Luntz Gives a Blow Job (Rude Pundit)

    Twitter is a Waste of Time (D Carlyle) Twitter, huh, yeah, what is it good for?

    • rd says:

      It appears that Frank Lutz wants to blame Obama for creating Fox News, the Koch brothers, Wayne LaPierre, Grover Norquist, and racism.

      I am not a fan of many of Obama’s positions or tactics, but it was almost impossible at times to hear coherent criticisms of his policies through the storm of ignorant racist and birther commentary that seemed to emanate from most right-wing media outlets over the past few years.

      • hue says:

        I read The Atlantic piece and thought is this The Onion? Probably because they can’t find anything in his personal life to create scandals with (no mistresses, and he admitted to drug use) , so all that remained was hard-right nuttiness.

        Luntz can’t get a job in Hollywood? It must be those liberals, not that the real entertainment industry doesn’t have much use of a sh!t spinner. Focus groups, marketing are not going to bring people to see John Carter or The Lone Ranger.

  2. VennData says:

    Jack Bogle suggests fixing the bond indices.

    http://www.morningstar.com/cover/videocenter.aspx?id=592689

    Only 25% of Voters say they are Republicans. Shut down the gov’t and don’t pay our debts! Clowns.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/166763/record-high-americans-identify-independents.aspx?version=print

    Also, when interviewing a NY state legislator on CNBC today, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera asks why a medical marijuana bill will not cause more usage of the medically-supplied stuff. The guest said that a smoker doesn’t have to pursue medical marijuana if it becomes legalized, because it’s so easy to buy illegal marijuana.

    Her response, “II have no idea what you’re talking about.”

    Michelle, what’s so hard to understand about that? It’s a market.

    That is the problem with the GOP, demonstrated live. They do not have the emotional ability to sit and listen to an argument that isn’t Rick Santelli shouting about the end of America.

    GOP hardliners do not have the capacity to understand markets, when they claim that’s what they are all about,. Explains why they missed the rally and are no only 25% of voters.

    Nice reportage Michelle. You’ve got a great future.

  3. rd says:

    This would be a LOL column if it wasn’t so sad. But anyway, the Madoff settlement for JP Morgan will pay for itself as the 2-yr deferred prosecution part of the agreement means that JP Morgan won’t have to deal with investigations for the next 2 years since nobody in the Federal Government will want to discover that JP Morgan broke the law during that period. Jamie dimon and company will be able to focus on income-producing activities instead:

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/can-jp-morgan-really-go-2-years-without-breaking-law-2014-01-08?pagenumber=1