Posts filed under “Financial Press”
INVESTING & TRADING
• How to stop the next bubble (Prospect)
• Markets calling Bernanke’s bluff (Reuters)
• The aughts are well on their way to being the worst decade for stocks since 1930-40 The return on the S&P 500 was negative for the decade that ended on June 30. (Marketbeat)
• Just Who Are the Pervasive Pollyannas of Prosperity?
• Stock Market Performance: Nowhere to Hide (Investment Postcards) See also Returns Show Just How Tough the Going Has Been Lately
• Defending the Maginot Line (MacroMan)
• Why Does -20% = Bear Market? (TBP)
• Straight-talk on FAS 157: Blackstone and their Banker Buddies Have it Wrong (Information Arbitrage)
• 50 Things Being Blamed on Rising Oil Prices (Buzzwatch)
• European Banks May Need EU90 Billion, Goldman Says (Bloomberg)
• Michael Lewis: Rules to Keep Your Skin in Wall Street Massacre (Bloomberg)
• Twenty-Five Reasons We Remain Cautious (Atlantic Advisors)
• Smackdown: Footnoted vs Seeking Alpha (Footnoted)
• States Going From Bad to Worse (Real Time Economics)
• Economists React: ‘Consistent Picture of Weakness’ on Jobs (Real Time Economics)
See also Number of Those Unemployed For at Least 6 Months Rises (WSJ)
• U.S. Auto Sales Plunge to 10-Year Lows (Posterous)
• British household debt is highest in history (Telegraph)
• Are Trichet’s Rate Hikes 1930 All Over Again? (Naked Capitalism)
• Treasury Bear Market to Worsen Under Bernanke’s Fed (Bloomberg)
• ECB President, Jean-Claude Trichet, says inflation could ‘explode’ (London Times)
• Housing market seen getting worse (Reuters)
• L.A Foreclosures Quadruple, Miami Doubles, Corporate Bankruptcies Soar (Global Economic Analysis)
• Overdue Home-Equity Credit Lines Rise Most Since 1987 (Bloomberg)
• Analyst sees ‘ghost town’ in Inland Empire (LA Times)
• Loan Delinquencies Increase; Trend Likely to Continue (Real Time Economics)
• Capitol Words:
Capitol Words are determined by capturing the full text of the House,
Senate and Extension of Remarks sections of the Congressional Record
for every day, then running a query to calculate the most commonly used
words for a given day.
• For Republicans, the Senate outlook is bad (LA Times)
• What China’s Stock Market Implosion Means For Oil (Traders Narrative)
• Mandela taken off US terror list (BBC)
TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE
• Recessions are Good for Google, Yahoo and Wikipedia (Infectious Greed)
• Assuring Scarcity / Fear of Abundance (Frankston)
• Wind: The Power. The Promise. The Business (BusinessWeek)
• Hologram Google Earth (G Earth Blog)
• From Microsoft comes VISTA — the most torturous computing experience ever devised. (Video)
MUSIC FILM BOOKS FUN
• Book Review: Confessions of a Subprime Lender
• This weekend, we saw WALL-E which was very very good, with amazing visuals (93 at metacritic) and Hancock — which could have been a great action comedy, but instead chose to be a pretty good flick with a few laughs thrown in (49 at metacritic). "Intriguing enough that you wish it were better."
• Summer Grilling: Mr. Weber, Meet Mr. Brinkmann
• Ultimate Water Gun: Battlemodo Royale (Gizmodo)
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Category: Financial Press
David Leonhardt discusses a few items today which are regular discussion points here at TBP. My favorite lately is why the public is so much gloomier than the pundits: “Pundits have been scratching their heads about why the public mood is so grim. Last week, Barron’s called the drop in consumer confidence “difficult to figure.”…Read More
“Housing optimists have systematically misjudged the market. Some became convinced that the huge runup was justified by fundamentals such as population growth, rising incomes, and land scarcity. And because sharp national housing price declines are so rare in U.S. history, analysts assumed that prices would, at worst, flatten out for a few years. What they…Read More
We looked at what Murdoch was altering at the WSJ not too long ago in Murdoch’s WSJ Changes Creates Opening for NYT, FT.
Rupert Murdoch: The Last Hope for Journalism?
Part I: Murdoch’s Methods
Parts II & III after the jump.
Murdoch’s WSJ Changes Creates Opening for NYT, FT (April 2008)
Mr. Murdoch Goes to War
Atlantic, July/August 2008