My mid-week, mid-morning reads (Continues here):

• Stock Buybacks Charge Up the Bull (Dr. Ed’s Blog) see also Is the Equity Premium Getting Smaller? (Advisor Perspectives)
• Bubble Bubble Toil & Trouble (Market Anthropology)
• Monitor data, not pundits (TRB) see also I Know That (Irrelevant Investor)
• Asia’s Sputtering Growth Engine (Real Time Economics)

Continues here

Category: Financial Press

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9 Responses to “10 Wednesday AM Reads”

  1. farmera1 says:

    This is truly amazing. A Stanford women student starts a company and now the company is worth 9 Billion. But the best part is who is on the board of the company, it is probably the biggest and best connected board ever.

    http://fortune.com/2014/06/12/theranos-blood-holmes/

    “Still, Holmes has convinced a lot of people that she’s onto something. She has assembled what, in terms of public service at least, may be the single most accomplished board in U.S. corporate history. It includes former U.S. Secretary of State, Treasury, and Labor George Shultz; former Secretary of Defense Bill Perry; former Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger; and former U.S. Senators Sam Nunn and Bill Frist (who is also a heart transplant surgeon), among others.

    As a bonus, board meetings are also attended by the company’s de facto legal adviser at large, trial lawyer David Boies. At 73, Boies may be the most eminent living trial lawyer, when one tallies up such cases as his civil antitrust prosecution of Microsoft from 1998 to 2000, his role in the historic Bush v. Gore matter of 2000, and his fight to legalize same-sex marriage.”

    This young lady really has something special to sell. Trust me this show will be fun to watch.

  2. willid3 says:

    you mean that some one has noticed that consumers almost 99% employees?
    and that with wages basically static if not falling that the economy cant grow?
    course now there is a lot of resistance to in business as while sales are falling profits are high. and raising wages might lead to more customers, profits would take a hit first. and there is no guarantee that later profits would improve

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/101787596

  3. rd says:

    The Tea Party is losing primaries and it is clear that their losses are never because of their candidates or policies:

    http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/06/claudia_tenney_not_calling_richard_hanna_to_concede_blames_meida_oneida_nation_f.html#incart_most-comments

    http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/06/tea_party_suffers_loss_as_cochran_wins_in_miss.html#incart_most-comments

    They are particularly pissed that Thad Cochran had the gall to reach out to blacks to vote for him.

  4. Jojo says:

    Check out photo #12! [lol]
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    In Focus with Alan Taylor
    2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, Part II
    Jun 24, 2014

    The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for just one more week — until June 30, 2014. First prize winner will receive an 8-day Alaskan expedition for two. National Geographic was once again kind enough to allow me to share some more of the entries with you here, gathered from four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place, and Spontaneous Moments. Photos and captions by the photographers. [28 photos]

    http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2014/06/2014-national-geographic-traveler-photo-contest-part-ii/100764/

  5. Jojo says:

    11 Interesting World Cup Football Facts
    June 25, 2014

    Quick Fact 761: “Soccer” was once a popular name for Football in Britain in the sport’s earliest days. When the rules for the sport were first being defined, it was named “Association Football” to distinguish it from the other forms of football commonly played. Within a year of its inception, this got slurred down to “Assoccer,” after the common practice of adding “-er” to nicknames at the time in Britain. Very shortly after this, “Assoccer” became “Soccer,” which remained a semi-popular nickname for the sport in Britain until about a half century ago, along with just “Football.” The game initially spread throughout the world primarily known as “Football.” However, in countries where other forms of football already were dominate, the nickname “Soccer” was, and in some cases still is, the preferred name for this reason.

    Quick Fact 762: Frenchman Just Fontaine holds the record for most World Cup goals in one tournament from 1958 when he scored an astonishing 13 goals. For reference, the top scorer in the history of the World Cup, Brazilian Ronaldo, scored a total of 15 times participating in four different World Cups.

    http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/06/10-interesting-fifa-world-cup-facts/

  6. The Recovery™ In One Graph

    “Gentlemen! I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for a long time, and am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country.

    When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank.

    You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin!

    You are a den of vipers and thieves. I have determined to rout you out, and by the Eternal, (bringing his fist down on the table) I will rout you out!”

    Andrew Jackson, On the Bank of the United States

    “…supply-side economics was merely a cover for the trickle-down approach to economic policy — what an older and less elegant generation called the horse-and-sparrow theory: If you feed the horse enough oats, some will pass through to the road for the sparrows.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

    Recovery. For some.

    I am not sure what is trickling down in this recovery. It is not oats, or wealth.

    But I am fairly sure that I know why the recovery is so disjointed and selective.

    It is one of the oldest stories. It is about the abuse of privilege, of foolish people led in herds shouting slogans crafted by the clever and the unscrupulous, of the treacherous and self-destructive fury of unbridled greed.

    It is about the lust for power, the deceptiveness of hubris, the blindness of pride, and the lessons from history that have been carefully and intentionally unlearned. It is about the madness that brings the fire, in hearts and minds of men.
    http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-recovery-in-one-graph.html

    two things..

    Jesse` makes for a decent Read..and, more Proof as to “Why?” JMK, not JKG is *taught in eCon Classes..

  7. willid3 says:

    does this sound familiar? and to think back in the 1800s American’s believed that plows caused rain!!

    http://www.wired.com/2014/06/fantastically-wrong-rain-follows-the-plow/

  8. willid3 says:

    another hit banksters profits? can’t charge large fees for derivatives that crash the economy?

    http://qz.com/226130/new-derivatives-rules-pose-another-bilion-dollar-threat-to-bank-profits/

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