Posts filed under “Financial Press”

10 Weekend Reads

Happy July Fourth. Pour yourself a tall glass of iced coffee, and settle in for our longer form weekend reads:

• American Failure: The 401(k) is hailed as the future, but it’s horribly flawed. A select few firms are trying to change that. (Chief Investment Officer)
• This Is How Uber Takes Over a City (Bloomberg)
• The Surprisingly Imperfect Science of DNA Testing (Frontline)
• U.S. Chamber of Commerce Works Globally to Fight Antismoking Measures (NYT) see also “The poor, the young, the black and the stupid”: Inside Big Tobacco’s plans to kill a billion people (Pando Daily)
• 5 Days That Left a Confederate Flag Wavering, and Likely to Fall (NY Times)
• Silicon Valley High: Going to the same high school as Steve Jobs and liking it are two different things. (Morning News) see also Does Silicon Valley Have a Contract-Worker Problem? (NY Mag)
• Who, What, Where, When, Weird: How oddball items came to dominate the news business, and became normal in the process. (Pacific Standard)
• London: the city that ate itself: The things that make it special – the markets, pubs, high streets and communities – are becoming unrecognisable (The Guardian) see also Why I’m leaving London (BoingBoing)
• The Father-Son Feud that Built an Empire of Food: How a great culinary institution was born. (Narratively)
• Humanity’s Most Problematic Attempts to Get All the Water (Nautilus) see also Rich Californians balk at limits: ‘We’re not all equal when it comes to water’ (Washington Post)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Omega Advisor’s Leon Cooperman.

 

What I’d Be Trumpeting If I Were Tspiras

Source: Macro Man

 

Category: Financial Press

10 Friday AM Reads

A mere 3 day weekend will not prevent our morning reads from their daily route: • 4 percent unemployment might be the new 5 percent unemployment (WaPo) but see The New Jobs Numbers Are Weaker Than They Look (NYT) • 9 myths about the Greek crisis (Politico) • A Venture Capital Giant Says: Bubble? What Bubble? (Dealbook) • Things That Matter (Certifiable Planner) • Bitcoin…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Thursday AM Reads

My “start off your 4 day weekend” morning reads: • Major Asset Classes Performance for 1st half of 2015 (Capital Spectator) • 12 charts and maps that explain the Greek crisis (Vox) see also A Bankrupt Greece Is Struggling to Stay Afloat (NYT) • The Smartest Man in Europe is Wild about Innovation (Blackstone) • Sources of stock-market fluctuations: New evidence (VoxEU)…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Wednesday AM Reads

What’s that? A Greek deal? Don’t bother me with that noise, I have morning train reads to consume: • No-Respect U.S. Recovery May Wind Up Becoming Longest Ever (Bloomberg) • Investor Appetite for Mutual Funds Cools: After years spent piling into mutual funds, mom-and-pop investors are putting on the brakes (WSJ) but see Think stocks are expensive? Think again. U.S….Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Tuesday AM Reads

Well, THAT was interesting. let’s see if we can do something else today, starting with the best morning train reads in the land: • Hulbert: U.S. investors are dumping stocks for the wrong reason (Marketwatch) • Chinese Stocks Surge After Posting The Biggest Intraday Swing Since 1992 (Bloomberg) but see A Shortage of Tools for Betting Against China (WSJ) • Custodians’ payments to RIAs…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Monday AM Reads

Welcome back to the workweek: Tsipras is tweeting, China down $1.2 trillion in market cap, is now officially in a Bear market, and we have your prime cut, dry-aged morning train reads: • Estimating Crash-Risk Potential For The US Stock Market (Capital Spectator) • How Much Do Silicon Valley Firms Really Earn? This year, earnings of a dozen big technology companies will be overstated…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Shifting the Goalposts in Seattle Minimum Wage Debate

@TBPInvictus here It’s been a few months since the first increase in the Seattle minimum wage (see here for the schedule of bump ups). Even before the initial April 1 rise, we were treated to a chorus of conservative voices claiming that the restaurant business in Seattle was doomed. The nexus for many of the claims was…Read More

Category: Current Affairs, Data Analysis, Employment, Financial Press, Really, really bad calls, Wages & Income

10 Sunday Reads

My easy-like Sunday morning reads: • Should you be panicking about a stock market crash? (LA Times) but see China Stocks Are Battered Anew: Shanghai Composite Index is on the verge of bear-market territory (WSJ) • GDP’s Going Down? That’s Good! It’s long past time to discard an antiquated, and often wrong, indicator. (Politico) • TPP and fast track: Why Congress should…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Weekend Reads

Welcome to the weekend! Pour yourself a mug of slow brewed iced coffee,  and settle in for our longer form weekend reads: • The invention that could revolutionize batteries—and maybe American manufacturing too (Quartz) • The Datafication of Business and Society (Pieria) • Biotech’s Coming Cancer Cure: Supercharge your immune cells to defeat cancer? Juno Therapeutics believes its treatments…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Friday AM Reads

Friday is here, as is the best set of morning train reads you will see: • The Fear Factor Behind Stock Prices (Bloomberg View) but see Jeremy Grantham: Markets Headed to ‘Bubbleland,’ (MoneyBeat) • Housel: Investing is a great way to learn about human behavior—and about yourself  (WSJ) • With All Due Respect, Mr. Icahn (Irrelevant Investor) see also How hedge-fund geniuses got beaten…Read More

Category: Financial Press