Posts filed under “Financial Press”

Journalism in the Age of Data

How journalists are coping with a flood of information by borrowing data visualization techniques from computer scientists, researchers and artists.

Full Stanford University project info here.


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Hat tip Flowing Data

Category: Data Analysis, Financial Press, Video, Weekend

Tuesday (YAWN) Non-Fed Links

Yeah, yeah, no change from the Fed QE/ZIRP blahblahblah. I am sick of the incessant Fed watching . . . Its become so predictable and boring. (We are due for a major shake up from them one of these days!) Meanwhile, here are the more interesting reads that caught my eye today: • The Long…Read More

Category: Federal Reserve, Financial Press

Outcome vs Process

I wanted to share an interesting email exchange from this weekend. “R” writes: “You occasionally shred an argument with more than a hint of animus. I don’t want to say its ad hominem, but it comes damn close.  Some people get viciously disemboweled, while others are more gently corrected. Why?” That’s a fair question. You…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Markets, Psychology, Really, really bad calls

About Those Expiring Tax Cuts . . .

Dan Gross has written what is likely the most informative and intelligent thing you will read about the tax cut expiration debate this entire year. I want to excerpt all 5 bullet points — but I would end up posting the entire piece. Points 1, 2 and 3 are the most informative, but point 4…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Taxes and Policy

Tuesday Reads (9.14.10)

There have been quite a few interesting reads lately — these are what I find to be most important and compelling: • SEC Says Prince, Rubin Knew of Losses at Suit’s Focus (Bloomberg) • The Significance of Consumer Deleveraging (Comstock) • More banks missing TARP dividend payments  (WaPo) • EU markets chief Barnier warns London…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Only 1 in 3 Americans Favor Keeping Tax Cuts for Wealthy

Here is something that I hadn’t expected, probably due to the way Fin-Television has been covering this issue:  Only “one in three Americans, including a minority of independents and Democrats, in favor of extending the Bush-era tax cuts for all taxpayers.” Geez, based on the typical Squawk Box/Fox Business/NBC/ABC/CBS coverage, I was under the impression…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Politics, Taxes and Policy

Some Folks Should Not Post on the Economy

Invictus here. Been a while.  Been a bit busy and, frankly, not much to say of late. As a general rule, I’d say that folks should refrain from posting on things they know nothing about.  The old saying (Abraham Lincoln, I believe, Mark Twain, according to commenters’ citations, attribution in dispute) comes to mind, “Better…Read More

Category: Employment, Financial Press, Really, really bad calls

Wednesday Reads

I am off to rush-a-homa, but before I do, some links for your reading pleasure: • SEC Is Looking at ‘Quote Stuffing’   (WSJ) • Rogoff: Why America Isn’t Working  (Project Syndicate) • Sweep economists off their throne ( • Michael Lewis has  field day: Beware of Greeks Bearing Bonds   (Vanity Fair) • New council of…Read More

Category: Financial Press

CrowdQuery: Greatest Mistake of the Crisis ?

In this morning’s NYT column — Lehman’s Last Hours — Andrew Ross Sorkin wrote: “But what is clear is that the politics of the moment played a factor — or at least was discussed among senior and junior staff — in the decision not to lend to Lehman Brothers, perhaps the greatest mistake of the…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Financial Press, Really, really bad calls

Is Wall Street Research a “Valuable Social Good” ?

Earlier this month, Jeff Miller posted an interesting discussion about The Fly on the Wall litigation (lower court decision here; coverage of appellate arguments here). For those of you unfamiliar with The Fly, it is an online service that reproduced a headline feed of Wall Street Research coverage: Upgrades, downgrades, price targets. Several firms (Barclays/Lehman,…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Intellectual Property, Legal, Trading