That French Vine Guy

Great story

Source: NYT

Category: Philosophy, Video, Web/Tech

Succinct Summations of Week’s Events 1/30/15

Succinct Summations week ending January 30rd Positives: 1. Weekly jobless claims fell 43,000 to 265,000, the lowest since 2000! 2. Apple reported a record breaking quarter as it sold 74.5 million iPhones 3. Personal consumption came in at 4.3% vs 4% expected. 4. Chicago PMI came in at 59.4 vs the 57.5 expected. 5.  U…Read More

Category: Markets

John Bogle’s Investing Genius Needs An Update

Now before I commit blasphemy, a few words: I am as close to being a Boglehead as you will find, without actually being one. The bulk of my portfolio is in passive indexes. Most of the assets I manage are in a broad allocation model. This is a tribute to the wisdom and teachings of investing…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Asset Allocation, ETFs, Investing

10 Friday AM Reads

The work week is ending, the Superbowl is almost here, and we have our guaranteed 13.5 PSI morning train reads: • How, and Why, Apple Overtook Microsoft (NYT) • Legends of Indexing: Rob Arnott ( • Gold Tarnishes as U.S. Economy Strengthens (WSJ) but see Foreigners Are Failing to Buy Enough Stuff (Bloomberg View) • Thanks a lot, austerity! We…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Aston Martin DB4, DB5 and DB6

Source: Classic Driver


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Category: Weekend

The Demand for Short-Term, Safe Assets and Financial Stability

Category: Think Tank

Charlie Rose: Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba

Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, the largest e-commerce company in the world, interviewed at the World Economic Forum in Davos. We conclude with Haider Al-Abadi, Prime Minister of Iraq, also interviewed in Davos.

Category: Technology, Video

Tallest Chart in the History of Manhattan Real Estate

From Miller Samuel: With the closing and recording of the record $100.47 million penthouse sale at One57, I thought it was time to dust-off the tall chart I created in 2012 when the prior record price of $88M at 15 Central Park West was set. This week I ended up writing a piece about tall…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Real Estate

The Increasingly Unequal States of America

The Increasingly Unequal States of America Source: EPI

Category: Markets

10 Thursday AM Reads

Good morning, Here are my post Fed day morning train reads: • We’re on the verge of a crisis, bears warn (Money) • The Superinvestors of Unconstrained Bondsville (SSRN) • Would Keynes Have Been Fired as a Money Manager Today? (A Wealth of Common Sense) • Investors Rethink Taking a Leap Into Junk Bin (WSJ) • The CEO Who Saved…Read More

Category: Financial Press