My morning afternoon train reads:

• What Will Happen When Companies Stop Buying Back So Much Stock  (Business Insider)
• Building A Niche Advisory Business: It Takes 3 Years For People To Know, Like, and Trust (Kitces)
• Why is the economy still weak?  Blame these five sectors (The Upshot)
• Waiting to be right (Statistical Ideas) see also Hedge Funds Run by Women Outperform Those Run by Men (The Atlantic)
• 22 Brilliant Insights From Richard Branson (Business Insider)
• Judge’s Ruling Against Bank of America Showcases a Novel Enforcement Strategy (DealBook)
• Adam Carolla Won’t Let Company Drop Podcast Patent Infringement Case Against Him (Slate)
• If Logos Had Honest Slogans (Twisted Sifter)
• Why the Big Bang Theory Cast Deserves Even More Money Than They’re Getting (Vulture)
• Thirty Things I’ve Learned (Medium)

What are you reading?

 

 

Sectors Holding Back the Economy

Source: The Upshot

Category: Financial Press

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4 Responses to “10 Tuesday PM Reads”

  1. RW says:

    A somewhat different take on the sectors targeted in the Upshot Article.

    What’s Holding the Economy Back: Revised Version

    …We can think of some components as being largely a function of GDP, whereas others are to a substantial extent independent of short-term changes in GDP. Consumption falls into the former category. If GDP were to increase by $100 billion, it is a safe bet that consumption would increase by around $70 billion. Imports also largely follow GDP. On the other hand, investment to some extent follows GDP, but also a fair degree of independent determinants. This is also true for housing, and even more so for exports and federal spending.

    This is important, because we envision getting back to potential GDP it will depend on increases in one or more of the components that are not primarily determined by GDP. Our candidate list is then non-residential investment, housing, exports, and federal government spending.

  2. VennData says:

    I’ve got Ebola. Caught it from reading the NY Post at the Library I hang out at in The Loop.

    So you don’t think This is a coincidence with all those Africans coming from Africa….

    http://news.yahoo.com/obama-welcomes-african-leaders-unusual-dinner-021009848.html

    …to launch Obama’s War on Whites?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2014/08/04/rep-mo-brooks-talks-war-on-whites-as-the-gop-loses-the-battle-for-votes/

    Goodbye the American I once knew where White people had a say in what was happening!

  3. VennData says:

    Walgreens Said to Consider an Inversion-Free Merger With Alliance Boots

    ​Power to the People!​ All our letter writing worked.

    http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/08/05/walgreen-is-said-to-near-a-deal-to-buy-out-british-drugstore-chain-but-without-an-inversion/

    I’m back to shopping at Walgreens

  4. VennData says:

    So 49% of people think the US is in a recession.

    http://online.wsj.com/articles/wsj-nbc-poll-finds-widespread-economic-anxiety-1407277801

    Thanks GOP Media Machine.