The workweek is almost over, and not a moment too soon:

• Pseudo-Mathematics and Financial Charlatanism (EurekAlert)
• Irrelevant Investor: Four Brilliant Ways to Invest (Reformed Broker)
• Let’s Stop Talking About HFT for a Little While (Math Babe)
• Bubble Bursting? Only for Biotech and Internet Stocks (Black Rock) see also Investors Want More . . . Investment (Pragmatic Capitalism)

Continues here

Category: Financial Press

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11 Responses to “10 Friday AM Reads”

  1. VennData says:

    A Mathematical Proof That The Universe Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

    https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/ed7ed0f304a3

    I’d like to get Ted Cruz’s, Mitch McConell’s, and Marco Rubio’s et al’s take on this. Should we outlaw it now, or wait until “the steam” builds?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/10/nyregion/10bonfire-web.html

    • rd says:

      I believe that the Federal Reserve has mathematically proven that bubbles can’t form and don’t exist, so these Chinese scientists are clearly wrong about their model of the beginnng of the universe. I believe that the Library of Congress and Congressional Record Newspeak dictionaries have programmed the legilstors’ and Administration’s computers to substitute “moderation” for “bubble” whenever “bubble” shows up. I think that caused some confusion when members received e-mails from their wives mentioning their kids were running around in the backyard blowing moderations.

  2. VennData says:

    The Death of a Chart

    http://philosophicaleconomics.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/foreignpm/

    Higher profit margins raise hurdles for the projected profit of future investments. In a Minksian anomaly, high current profits beget less investment. That drops income as wealth rises.

    You’re Google, automatically hooking up ad buyers to search positions. Why do you want to deal with the muck and minutiae of building handsets that need constant investment?

  3. hue says:

    The Doom Loop of Oligarchy (Vox)

    4 Amazing Things NASA Invented, and 4 You Think It Did (Wired)

    The Women We Love of Instagram: Kaylee Ricciardi (Esquire)

  4. VennData says:

    Why the Digital Privacy Act Undermines Our Privacy: Bill S-4 Risks Widespread Warrantless Disclosure

    http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/7106/125/

    ​Oh, Canada…​

    Why are right wingers from Russia to Afghanistan, Iran to Israel, The House to the Senate always everywhere completely bonkers?

  5. ilsm says:

    Pseudo Math and pseudo science is the domain of national security experts selling the contrived security state.

  6. rd says:

    In case anybody wondered if NSA viewed its mission as protecting ordinary Americans:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-11/nsa-said-to-have-used-heartbleed-bug-exposing-consumers.html

  7. VennData says:

    G20 tells US to fund the IMF

    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSL2N0N30Y020140411

    G20, suggest your auto companies stopp building their plants in South Carolina amd Alabama. They we’ll talk.