Good morning. Some reads to help you get through the day:

If you marketed equities like this, you would go to jail: “Gold: Security. Safety. Stability.” (TRB)
• Which Internet Stock Is the Most Overvalued? (New Yorker) see also Top Anecdotal Signs of a Market Bubble (CFA Institute)
• ”High-Speed Trading Isn’t About Efficiency — It’s About Cheating” (Climateer Investing)
• Apple iTunes as a standalone Co. would be #130 on Fortune 500 (Asymco)

 

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Category: Financial Press

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8 Responses to “10 Tuesday AM Reads”

  1. Bertha, the largest tunnel boring machine in the world, caught the imagination of many when she apparently was stopped cold under Seattle in early December by some unknown object. Alas, that object turned out to be . . . Bertha herself.

    Bertha may be on hold until summer for complicated repairs (Seattle Times)

    http://goo.gl/ViLmao

  2. hue says:

    Why are U.S. conservatives so obsessed with monarchies? (The Week) Does cutting government make it more efficient? (Noahpinion) well, if efficiency were the real goal.

    New Report: Americans Love Pizza (The Atlantic)More than one-quarter of boys between 6 and 19 eat pizza every day. There Is a Paranormal Activity Lab at University of Virginia (The Atlantic) who ya gonna call?

  3. Concerned Neighbour says:

    Someone should really do a study on how the “markets” perform on days central bankers offer testimony and/or release policy statements. Over the last five years I very much suspect anyone buying the day before and selling the next would have made some very handsome returns. After all, it’s a confidence game. The “markets” must go up on such days to maintain confidence that central banks know what they’re doing, regardless of what they say.

    With a month and change’s losses nearly completely evaporated in less than a week (oh so predictable), I await with baited breath the media headlines pointing out how overbought these “markets” are.

  4. Bob is still unemployed   says:

    Consumers care more about business data collection than government surveillance (net-security.org)

    “…74 percent of U.S. internet users are more concerned about privacy than a year ago and more users cite business data collection, than government surveillance programs, as the reason for the increase in their concerns….”

  5. farmera1 says:

    Wealthy Investors Have One Gigantic Advantage Over The Little Guy

    http://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-saut-richard-russell-on-investing-2014-2

    “Specifically, the wealthy have the advantage of not needing more money. Whereas the little guy not only needs it, but he needs it fast.”

    A guy that needs the money for next months house payment, isn’t going to let his losses run. A guy that only has a worry about how many hundreds of millions he can leave to his children, is much less likely to panic. No surprise there.

  6. VennData says:

    There are four million job openings in America.

    http://www.bls.gov/news.release/jolts.nr0.htm

    Seems like Obama, the corporate sector, and the demand side or all doing their part.

    So why is the GOP fighting immigration, education, and job training again?

    You GOP voters are suckers,