Back to the grind. Ease the transition with some reads:

• Notes from the DoubleLine Lunch with Jeffrey Gundlach, Spring 2014 (Reformed Broker)
• Dealing With Market Insanity (Trader Feed) see also Some Quick Thoughts Regarding the Tape…. (Phil Pearlman)
• 5 burning questions investors have about markets right now (Financial Post)
• Rotate, reflate, reflect, placate (FT Alphaville)
• The Problem With Profitless Start-ups (NY Mag)
• Clements: Dividend funds to retire on: An allocation can help preserve capital (WSJ)
• The Dark Side of Investment Stories (ThinkAdvisor)
• Why Won’t Washington Take on Wall Street’s Biggest Crimes? (The Atlantic)
• Why the ‘Next Silicon Valley’ Is Always Silicon Valley (The Atlantic)
• The 13 Gods of the Internet Pantheon (College Humor)

What are you reading?

 

Stock-Market Jitters Put Investors At Ease

Source: WSJ

 

Category: Financial Press

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10 Responses to “10 Monday AM Reads”

  1. RW says:

    Dang that liberal media, er …

    Okay,* dang the propensity of humans to uncritically cling to established narratives (particularly those consistent with their tribal mores); what “everyone knows.”

    Obamacare, The Unknown Ideal, Continued

    If you’ve been following the issue at all closely, you know that the Affordable Care Act is one of the great comeback stories of public policy: after a terrible start, it has dramatically exceeded expectations. But hardly anyone seems to know that.

    …it …reflects a persistent anti-ACA tilt in news coverage. In the final days of March I wrote about the de facto blackout on the obvious surge in enrollments; if you weren’t reading Charles Gaba and/or bloggers who followed him, you were in the dark about a huge developing story. And this tilt has continued.

    *using Hanlon’s Razor

  2. willid3 says:

    GOP and the principles? seems like some GOPers are free market or are pro business. but not both. being free market doesnt mean pro business. its means that all you really are doing is being sort of a referee. pro business just means you are in favor of your friends. so are there really any free market GOPers at all?

    http://www.latimes.com/opinion/commentary/la-oe-goldberg-pro-market-20140408,0,1591384.column#axzz2ys8vpRWE

  3. hue says:

    Siri, You’re Messing Up a Generation of Children (The New Republic)

    U.S. workforce more concentrated in large — and largely low-paid — occupations (Pew Research Center)

    Shady double-agent’s Obamacare sabotage: Top ‘supporter’ quietly funded its opposition (Salon) New documents reveal drug lobby’s president posed as law’s savior, then pumped cash to ALEC in effort to kill it. Billy Tauzin …

  4. Bob is still unemployed   says:

    http://priceonomics.com/can-you-buy-a-license-to-speed/ (priceonomics.com)

    In the parking lots of Silicon Valley’s venture capital firms, expensive cars gleam in the California sun. Successful tech companies like Facebook may have set a culture of not flaunting wealth, but the Valley’s financiers don’t feel similarly restrained. The prototypical car is a Porsche 911, with its impractical two-door design that tells the world, “I have money to burn.”

    A closer look reveals that the cars share a mysterious detail: they nearly all have a custom license plate frame that reads, “Member. 11-99 Foundation.” …

  5. Bob is still unemployed   says:

    Can You Buy A License to Speed? (priceonomics.com)

    In the parking lots of Silicon Valley’s venture capital firms, expensive cars gleam in the California sun. Successful tech companies like Facebook may have set a culture of not flaunting wealth, but the Valley’s financiers don’t feel similarly restrained. The prototypical car is a Porsche 911, with its impractical two-door design that tells the world, “I have money to burn.”

    A closer look reveals that the cars share a mysterious detail: they nearly all have a custom license plate frame that reads, “Member. 11-99 Foundation.” …

  6. VennData says:

    Affordable Care Act will cost less than expected, CBO reports

    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/cbo-lowers-projections-cost-health-care-law/

  7. Jojo says:

    April 11, 2014 4:31 pm
    How to preserve the web’s past for the future
    By Hannah Kuchler

    When a group of investigative reporters was raided last month in Crimea by masked gunmen, they made an unlikely call: to a group of archivists 6,000 miles away in San Francisco. After years of working to expose corruption in Ukraine, the Crimean Center for Investigative Journalism was concerned its reports could be taken off the internet in a moment.

    The place they turned to was the Internet Archive, a not-for-profit digital library dedicated to preserving the internet’s past for the use of future historians. Within 10 minutes of the call, the archive had started to store the group’s web pages. By entering the web address to their online tools, they managed to freeze the pages in time and ensure they collected a new record each day.

    Brewster Kahle, the Internet Archive’s 53-year old founder, recalls the phone conversation he had with an employee that day. “They said, ‘This is just too important to go down.’ ”

    http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/d87a33d8-c0a0-11e3-8578-00144feabdc0.html

    • rd says:

      As far as I can tell, the belief that climate change is occurring by politicans in a given state is inversely proportional to the impact that it is likely having on their state and will have in the future.

  8. rd says:

    I missed that Jonathon Clements is back from his self-imposed exile on Wall Street. His Marketwatch column looks like it will be a must read.

    Barry, I thought you would appreciate his promises, which also double as code of conduct:

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/6-promises-from-marketwatchs-new-columnist-2014-04-07