Europe’s Migrant Acceptance Rates

Source: The Economist

Category: Politics

What Does the Average Rent Get You?

Source: Visual Capitalist

Category: Markets, Real Estate

10 Thursday AM Reads

A long weekend beckons; the rookies still at their trading turrets can show your bosses how smart you are by plowing through our morning train reads: • Lessons from the Correction (ETF) see also Plan and Act, Don’t React (Aleph) • Greenspan’s bogus “conundrum” (FT Alphaville) • New study argues hedge funds are an even worse scam than we thought (Vox) see also Are Hedge…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Comparing CEO and Employee Salaries

Source: Dadaviz

Category: Corporate Management, Wages & Income

Jim Smith Speaks

My friend Jim Smith sent the email message below to the membership of NBEIC, a group of economists of which I have the privilege to be a member. Jim is chief economist of EconForecaster, LLC, in Asheville, NC, and adjunct professor in the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Jim…Read More

Category: Economy, Think Tank

A Supercomputer In Your Pocket

Source: Visual Capitalist

Category: Technology

Bloomberg TV: Evaluating a Volatile Market

Evaluating the state of the markets and the potential timetable for a Federal Reserve rate hike.

Panic or Profit: Evaluating a Volatile Market

Source: Bloomberg, September 2, 2015 1:38 PM EDT

Category: Investing, Media, Video

Are You a Trader or an Investor?

At the risk of overstating the obvious, there are important differences between traders and investors. Their timelines differ, as do their goals, preferred assets and methods. Yet some of what I have been hearing from members of each group suggests they themselves can sometimes become confused about these dissimilarities. Blame the recent market volatility for…Read More

Category: Asset Allocation, Investing, Psychology, Really, really bad calls, Trading

Long Term Market Recoveries

Source: Putnam Investments

Category: Cycles, Markets

10 Wednesday AM Reads

Wakey wakey, time to shake & bakey. Your morning after the rout the day before train reads: • Most Downloaded SSRN Paper Ever Is All About Market Timing – and it suggests investors should currently be in cash (Bloomberg) • How Much Diversification is Necessary? (A Wealth of Common Sense) see also The economics of the stock market is simple really:…Read More

Category: Financial Press