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10 Weekend Reads

Welcome to the weekend. Pull up an easy chair, tall yourself a hot cup of joe, and enjoy our longer form weekend reads:

• Making the world’s problem solvers 10% more efficient: Ten years after a Google engineer empowered researchers with Scholar, he can’t bear to leave it (Medium)
• Wake Up, Europe by George Soros (New York Review of Books)
• No, Americans Are Not All To Blame for the Financial Crisis (New Republic)
• Why do we keep repeating Milgram’s experiments? (Aeon)
• The Grand Illusion: Does time have a future? Yes, but how much of a future depends on what the ultimate fate of the cosmos turns out to be. (Lapham’s Quarterly)
• The man with the golden blood (Mosaic)
• What if age is nothing but a mind-set? (NYT Magazine)
• Speed Kills: Fast is never faster enough (Chronicle of Higher Education)
• Beethoven’s Bad Influence: Beethoven transformed music—but has veneration of him stifled his successors? (New Yorker)
• How Rebounds Work: New cameras are teaching us more about where missed shots land than ever before (Grantland)

What is going on for the weekend?

 

 

America is Becoming Less Religious
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Source: Pricenomics

 

Category: Financial Press

10 Friday AM Reads

Is this insane week nearly over already? Get set for your weekend, with our expertly curated morning train reads: • Revenge of the mom and pop investors (Fortune) see also You’re Not Listening To Robert Shiller If His CAPE Ratio Has You Scared Of Stocks (Business Insider) • Helicopter money (Mainly Macro) • Nobody Knows…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Thursday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • Panic Defused in Stocks With Sharpest VIX Drop Since 2009 (Bloomberg) see also Clouds Darken for America’€™s Blue-Chip Stocks (WSJ) • Are 401(k) Plans Setting Up Millennials for Pain? (Fiscal Times) • Why would the ECB buy corporate bonds? (FT Alphaville) • Why Rising Rents Haven’t Pumped Up Inflation (Real Time…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Thursday AM Reads

My morning train reads: •  How to become an equity fund manager  (Banker’s Umbrella) • That was nuts, what’s next? Goldman edition (FT Alphaville) see also Goldman Sachs Shows Investors Path Out of Economic ‘Wonderland’ (Bloomberg) • China’s slowdown is secular, not cyclical (FT) • Lies Investors Tell Themselves (Wealth of Common Sense) see also Financial…Read More

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10 Wednesday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • The world’s best market timers: the Federal Reserve (Marketwatch) • Hedge Funds Take Another Hit as Spinoff Stocks Fizzle (WSJ) see also Misery Widespread at Hedge Funds (WSJ) • Swedroe: Valuations And Asset Allocation (ETF.com) • Yes, Market Volatility Is a Job-Killer (Real Time Economics) • New York Fed Caught Sight of London Whale…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Wednesday AM Reads

My morning train reads: • U.S. Stocks Surge; Nasdaq Up 2.4% (WSJ) but see Hong Kong Stocks Defy Protests to Post World’s Best Gain (Bloomberg) • Investors Hiring: Mathematicians and Artists Need Apply (Institutional Investor) • Cassidy: Is the Chinese Economy About to Fall Off a Cliff? (New Yorker) see also The Top 10 U.S….Read More

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10 Tuesday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • Pictures of MERS, Part 1: Corporate Documents Illustrate the Mortgage Shell Game (HuffPo) • They Studied Keynes and They’re Doing This. Why Can’t the Fed See It? (Bloomberg) • Regulator Tells Banks to Clean Up Bad Behavior or Face Downsizing (Dealbook) • Fed to Banks: Shape Up or Risk Breakup (WSJ)…Read More

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10 Tuesday AM Reads

My blessedly IBM free morning train reads: • The British origins of the US endowment model (VoxEU) see also Pension Funds Eye Reducing Hedge-Fund Investments (WSJ) • Value Investors Hoarding Cash See Few Bargains After Rout (Bloomberg) • This is Tim: Apple’s CEO answers the analysts (Sixcolors) see also iPhone 6 Recharges Apple’s Growth (WSJ)…Read More

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10 Monday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • Why do stock markets crash? (MacroFugue) see also U.S. Stocks: Tenacious or Teetering? (MoneyBeat) • Valuing Japanese shares – part one (FT) • Behind Private Equity’s Curtain (NY Times) • Lessons From Dorsey Wright’s Thomas Dorsey (A Wealth of Common Sense) • From Apple to Wal-Mart, Companies Make Bets on Climate Change (Bloomberg)…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Monday AM Reads

In case you missed it, yesterday was the 27th anniversary of 1987 crash – in 2014 terms, that would be a one day drop of 3700 Dow point! Oh, and reads: • What is global market turbulence telling us? (FT) • When Stocks Are Expensive, Returns Have Been Lower (The Upshot) see also How Low…Read More

Category: Financial Press