Author Archive

Alan Adler, Inventor of AeroPress and Aerobie

Apparently, he mostly invents things that are round and begin with the words of Aero:

Inventor Portrait: Alan Adler (AeroPress; Aerobie) from David Friedman on Vimeo.
Source: Vimeo

Category: Food and Drink, Science, Technology, Video

Investors: Another Chance to Clean Up Your Acts

      My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. This morning, we follow up a June column that advised taking advantage of markets at all time highs to clean up your portfolios. This time out, we look at the market turmoil as a reminder, and the snapback rally as an opportunity. The print version…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Asset Allocation, Investing, Really, really bad calls, Trading

10 Sunday Reads

Good Sunday morn. Pour yourself some Joe, and enjoy our morning reads: • 5 Days That Taught Investors All They Need to Know (WSJ) • A Tale of Two Liquidities (Bloomberg View) • U.S. In-Foreclosure Sales Drops to 15 Year Low in July (World Property Journal) • Even for Companies, the U.S. Is Split Between Haves and Have-Nots (Harvard…Read More

Category: Financial Press

How to Become a Bank

Source: Bloomberg

Category: Corporate Management, Credit, Digital Media, Finance

101 Best Wineries in America

# 101 Trione Vineyards and Winery, Geyserville, Calif. # 100 Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyard, Malibu, Calif. # 99 Hope Family Wines, Paso Robles, Calif. # 98 Ste. Chapelle Winery, Caldwell, Idaho # 97 Broc Cellars, Berkeley, Calif. # 96 Cornerstone Cellars, Yountville, Calif. # 95 Gruet Winery, Albuquerque, New Mexico # 94 MacPhaill Family Wines,…Read More

Category: Food and Drink

Donald Trump Says “China”


Source: Huffington Post

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Category: Humor, Politics, Video

MiB: Pimco’s Paul McCulley

This week we speak with Paul McCulley, former chief economist at PIMCO, and often mentioned potential FOMC candidate. McCulley worked closely with Bill Gross for many years, and was brought back to PIMCO after Mohamed El Erian stepped down. Even if you are unfamiliar with McCulley, you probably know with his work. He coined such well known phrases as “Shadow…Read More

Category: Markets

10 Weekend Reads

Saturday arrives, and just in time. Pour yourself a tall mug of Two Volcanoes coffee, and settle in for our longer form weekend reads: • Unreliable Experts: Getting in the way of outstanding performance (What Works On Wall Street) • 31 million men, 12,000 women: Almost None of the Women in the Ashley Madison Database Ever Used the Site (Gizmodo)…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary

FFF: Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary: Aug. 29, 2015 CENSUS, July 29, 2015 Release Number: CB15-FF.16 JULY 29, 2015 — Hurricane Katrina is the costliest U.S. hurricane on record, and the deadliest to strike our nation since 1928. After initially making U.S. landfall on Aug. 25, 2005, in South Florida as a Category 1, it moved into…Read More

Category: Politics, Really, really bad calls, Science

Bruce Springsteen: Acoustic Born to Run

Great version of Born to Run on it 40th anniversary.

 

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Category: Friday Night Jazz, Video, Weekend