Posts filed under “Financial Press”

Friday Reading

A few quickies before I head home to stuff myself for the holidays. For those of you who are not Jewish,  I can briefly sum up pretty much every holiday we have thusly: They tried to kill us, we escaped, let’s eat.

Until then, here is some afternoon reading:

CNN Poll: U.S. still in a serious recession Poll says 86% of Americans believe the U.S. is still in a recession, while Fed chairman is more optimistic.   (CNN/Money)

Take This Monetary System, Please (Barron’s)

Is The Fed On The Side Of Investors? (AAO Weblog)

Real estate slump isn’t over, exec says (Union-Tribune) See also Wells Fargo’s Commercial Portfolio is a ticking time bomb

Ultimate Mean Reversion (Stockcharts)

Burglar Arrested After Checking Facebook During Robbery (Mashable)

L’Shanah Tovah

Category: Financial Press

Afternoon Reading

A few articles worth reading: • Mortgage problems are walloping Americans’ credit scores (LA Times) • U.S. Economy May See Its Slowest Recovery Since 1945 (Bloomberg) • Asian Growth Revives ‘Decoupling’ Concept (WSJ) • A Vote for Bonds Over U.S. Stocks Barron’s Interview with David Rosenberg • This one seems to be going viral: Priceless: How…Read More

Category: Financial Press

How to Save Newspapers & Journalism

There has been a whole lot of hand-wringing over the pernicious effects of the internet in general, and Craigslist, eBay, and blogs in particular, on the newspaper business. The subscription erosion, the plummeting of ad revenue, the weakening of dead tree versions have put the newspaper business into serious danger.  (We will save the discussion…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Web/Tech, Weblogs

New Week, New Links

A long over due linkfest of unusual, overlooked and provocative pieces: • 86% of all mortgages are taxpayer backed in some form or another (Washington Post) • Good Billions After Bad (Vanity Fair) As the Bush administration waned, the Treasury shoveled more than a quarter of a trillion dollars in tarp funds into the financial…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Headline Source: Bloomberg or the Onion?

As noted earlier in comments, its hard to guess the true source of this headline: • U.S. Recovery That’s Leaving Workers Jobless May Add to Company Profits “Employers kept Americans’ working hours near a record low in August, signaling that economic growth is poised to reward companies with added profits while postponing any recovery in…Read More

Category: Financial Press

How Economists Got It Wrong

In keeping with our theme of beating the mainstream press by months and sometimes years — I always try to beat the Noble Laurelates by at least 6 months — I wanted to point to both the massive Krugman piece in the Sunday Times Magazine, as well as referencing similar themes we’ve hit upon over…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Really, really bad calls

1930: “Money on the Sidelines”

This is from “News from 1930” website “There’s a large amount of money on sidelines waiting for investment opportunities; this should be felt in market when “cheerful sentiment is more firmly intrenched.” Economists point out that banks and insurance companies “never before had so much money lying idle.” -August 28:, 1930 The more things change…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Really, really bad calls

Fed Granted Stay; Has to 9/30 to Appeal Disclosure Order

Hear ye, heat ye, all rise! The case of Bloomberg LP v. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan), No. 08-9595. > The Federal Judge that granted Bloomberg’s FOIA request for information about borrowers from the Federal Reserve has granted a temporary stay of execution…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Financial Press, Legal

Ten for Friday

Some reading for your end of week pleasure Experiment:  (I am going to try to create this in real time, so refresh this page frequently) Finished ! Linkage: • Leverage Rising on Wall Street at Fastest Pace Since ‘07 Freeze (Bloomberg) Banks are increasing lending to buyers of high-yield company loans and mortgage bonds at…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Where is WSJ’s “In Today’s Paper” ?

Subscribers to the WSJ may have noticed that the usual and easily accessible link tot he full digital version of the print edition “In Today’s Paper” is no longer on the home page. To find it, you need to sift thru 4 levels of nested links, via your account page. I don’t know if this…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Web/Tech