You’ve reached Friday. You may now rejoice!

• Adaptive Genius of Rigged Markets (Salient Partners)
• As the Fed Tapers Its Treasury Purchases, Other Central Banks Step In (Institutional Investor)
• Hedge funds, fortunes and merit (FT Alphaville)
• Documents contradict Blackstone CEO’s boasts about high-fee alternative investments (Pando Daily) see also Docs obtained by Pando show how a Wall Street giant is guaranteed huge fees from taxpayers on risky pension investments (Pando Daily)
• What Baby Boomers’ Retirement Means For the U.S. Economy (FiveThirtyEight)
• The story of the American recovery in 15 charts (Washington Post)
• Why America’s about to run out of money for roads (again) (Vox)
• The Failure of the Fat Free Revolution (Priceonomics)
• The Secret History of Life-Hacking of the Cult of Self-Optimization (Pacific Standard)
• Hello, Suckers: The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea (Weekly Standard)

Where’s the party?

 

Market Cap Declines: Percent vs Dollar Value

Source: Bespoke Investment Group

 

Originally published here

Category: Financial Press

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9 Responses to “10 Friday AM Reads”

  1. Bob is still unemployed   says:

    I wonder if Apple looking at Beats headphones has anything to do with this rumor?

    Wild Rumor of Apple EarPods with Biometric Sensors Has Roots in Apple’s Research (macrumors.com)

  2. hue says:

    Will American Pot Farmers Put the Cartels out of Business? (MoJo)

    Google Glass Lost Its Biggest Cheerleader (Buzzfeed) Epson Made Their Own Version of Google Glass and You Can Buy It Now
    (The Wire) A smartphone glued to your hands count as a wearable?

    Pedal to the Mettle: If Your Co-Workers Look Sweaty, It’s Because Bike Commuting’s On the Rise (BusinessWeek)

  3. VennData says:

    Putin tries his own Asian pivot — toward North Korea

    ​Hopefully finds a nice seaside spot for the brave Mr. Snowden​

    http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/Putin-tries-his-own-Asian-pivot-toward-North-Korea

    American political blog commentors could learn a thing from the typical N. Korean citizen.

    “…In a lengthy May 2 dispatch released only in Korean, Pyongyang’s Korean Central News Agency published comments from a factory worker who said Obama has the “shape of a monkey” and made many other crude insults.”It would be better for him to live with other monkeys at a wild animal park in Africa … and licking bread crumbs thrown by onlookers,” worker Kang Hyok at Chollima Steel Complex was quoted as saying…”

    “…Recent state media dispatches criticizing Park are full of sexist tirades such as “old prostitute coquetting with outside force…”

    http://news.msn.com/world/north-korea-unleashes-racist-slurs-against-obama

    The whole Clive Bunker, Rand Paul, North Korean, Snowden, Putin thing is the new face of the GOP.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2014/02/26/rand-paul-defends-putin-earns-scorn-from-the-right/

    With a backer of the resources of Donald Sterling, in the post Citizen’s United world I think these guys really got something.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/04/15/rand_paul_defends_cliven_bundy_federal_government_shouldnt_violate_the_law.html

    Go GOP. Give it to Obama,

  4. willid3 says:

    so the reason public pensions are in trouble is basically the same as what happened the private versions? those ‘managing’ them, actually mis managed them to degree that they probably broke some laws while doint that? in the private sector, pensions went away (for most employees. oddly enough that didnt happen for executives. care to guess which was really a bigger mess? if you guessed the executive one, you would ber correct). and a lot of what happened was the manipulation of the assumptions about how long employees would live. and even odder, it used to be that pensions were actually contributing to corporate profits.

  5. willid3 says:

    our wealthy offer very little to our country economically. they aren’t the job creators that some seem to want to convince of us

    http://qz.com/196575/to-get-rich-forget-entrepreneurship-and-marry-wealthy/

  6. VennData says:

    The GOP’s Latest Anti-Obamacare Talking Point Just Went Down In Flames

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/gops-latest-anti-obamacare-talking-213658327.html

    ​OMG, the GOP leaked something without having all the facts!​ I’ve never heard of that before.

  7. VennData says:

    The GOP’s Latest Anti-Obamacare Talking Point Just Went Down In Flames

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/gops-latest-anti-obamacare-talking-213658327.html

    OMG, the GOP leaked something without having all the facts!​ I’ve never heard of that before.​