My afternoon train reading:

• Birinyi Sees S&P 500 at 1,900 by July as Shorts Miss Drop (Bloomberg)
• Flows Don’t Follow Value, They Follow Performance (Reformed Broker)
• New Heights: Fund Family 2013 Rankings (Barron’s)
• Ten ways you’re probably leaving money on the table (WSJ)
• Boomers Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out of U.S. Labor Force (Bloomberg) see also Despite Soft Jobs Data, Stocks Edge Up on Week (Barron’s)
• Wikipedia vs. the Small Screen (NY Times)
• How Apple Went from Underdog to Cult in Six Design and Innovation Strategies from the Early Days (Brain Pickings)
• E-Cigarettes: A $1.5 Billion Industry Braces for FDA Regulation (Businessweek)
• Global-Warming Slowdown Due to Pacific Winds, Study Shows (Bloomberg)
• Blazing Saddles 40th anniversary: Mongo, flatulent cowboys and more of Mel Brooks’ finest film’s very best bits (Mirror) see also Did Seth MacFarlane Make the Next ‘Blazing Saddles’? (Reformed Broker)

What are you reading?



Wary Stock Investors Raise Bar For Earnings

Source: WSJ


Category: Financial Press

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4 Responses to “10 Monday PM Reads”

  1. Bob is still unemployed   says:

    Adobe was on the verge of breaking a lot of eBook readers’ DRM, effectively turning the eBook readers into expensive bricks. But they backed down amid the uproar. Still, this shows just how much DRM punishes good customers who want to pay for content, and use the content they bought.

    Adobe: We Didn’t Mean to Use DRM to Break Your eBook Readers (

  2. RW says:

    When Will the Fed End Its Zero Rate Policy (ht MT)

    This research suggests that market participants expect the FOMC to start raising rates in the spring of 2015, but the exact timing is highly uncertain.

  3. RW says:

    It’s Monday and Robert Samuelson is Beating Up on Seniors, Again

    It’s great that the Washington Post lets Robert Samuelson run the same columns again and again. Otherwise he might have to work for his paycheck.

    Today’s column is a rerun of the senior bashing piece. The premise is that we can never raise taxes and that we are too stupid and/or corrupt to get our health care costs in line with the rest of the world. And, if these two claims prove to be true, then voila, spending on seniors will crowd out other spending in the budget.

  4. Welcome to The Intercept (The Intercept)