Posts filed under “Financial Press”

Afternoon Reads

Some intriguing items I came across today:

If Fed Missed This Bubble, Will It See a New One? (NYT)

• John Crudele: Why the government’s job figures won’t add up (NY Post)

Pimco’s Bill Gross Sees 2010 as Year of Reckoning (Time)

Silicon Valley ‘Bloodbath’ Leaves Entire Office Buildings Empty (Bloomberg)

• John Kay: The cause of our crises has not gone away (FT)

Snap Out of It! The dangers of economic pessimism (Newsweek)

The $19 Billion Woman (NY Observer)

Taylor Disputes Bernanke on Bubble, Blaming Low Rates (Bloomberg)

Best Buy’s Optimization Scam: A Waste Of Money, and probably illegal (The Consumerist)

The Loudness Wars: Why Music Sounds Worse (NPR)

What are you reading?

Category: Financial Press

Guide to 2010 Outlooks

The folks at the Pragmatic Capitalist have been very busy bees over the vacation. They posted on New Years Eve an exhaustive linkfest of all of the forecasts, outlooks, predictions and investment surveys made by the major Wall street firms and independent research shops and hedge funds. The Pragmatic Capitalist is the founder and CEO…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Investing

Morning Reads

A few items worth perusing: • Paul Volcker: The Lion Lets Loose (BusinessWeek) • A Japanese Rx for the West: Keep Spending AN INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD KOO (Barron’s) America seems to be suffering from the same affliction that has hobbled Japan for so long — a balance-sheet recession.” And no matter how hard the Federal Reserve…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Read It Here First: Retailers vs Visa

Back in September, we discussed the brewing battle that was taking place between Retailers and Banks. Big stores prefer for you to use your debit card, which comes with much lower fees than your credit card. Today’s NYT has a long article covering a similar topic: Whether you sign or punch in a PIN when…Read More

Category: Credit, Financial Press

Anyone Seen the IBD Congrats to Obama?

Back on March 4, 2009, right-leaning IBD — among many right-wing organs trying to hang the stock market’s collapse around President Obama’s neck — wrote an editorial titled “Dissing the Market” which was, predictably, critical of some comments Obama had made about the stock market being “sort of like a tracking poll in politics.” Obama also…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Markets, Politics, Think Tank

Picturing the Past Decade Graphically

Here are the highlights of the year’s news stories, depicted visually: Click for large graphic Source: OP-CHART: Picturing the Past 10 Years Phillip Niemeyer NYT, December 27, 2009

Category: Current Affairs, Financial Press, Weekend

Wednesday Reads

A few items that caught my eye: • Special Report: America’s route to recovery (Reuters) • DeLong: The Fairness of Financial Rescue (Project Syndicate) • Are Homes now “Cheap”? (Calculated Risk) • A Tentative Sparkle Enlivens Holiday Shopping (NYT) • Credit-Card Delinquencies Rise Again (WSJ) • Chinese firm says won’t pay Goldman on options losses…Read More

Category: Financial Press

All the News

In lieu of our usual lunch time chart, let’s have a go at this cool infographic, via Good, showing the biggest news stories of the year: click for interactive graphic: Hat tip Neatorama

Category: Digital Media, Financial Press

Dumb Headline of the Day: “War on Wall Street”

I had to do a double-take when I saw this headline on the Bloomberg news service this morning: War on Wall Street as Congress Sees Returning to Glass-Steagall “A one-page proposal gaining traction in Congress could turn back the clock on Wall Street 10 years, forcing the breakup of banks, including Citigroup Inc.  Lawmakers in…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Financial Press

Sunday Reads

After a week of gray, rain, grayer, snow, and even more gray, the sun is finally out. The snow has melted, and its gorgeous out. Time to take the two seater out for a ride, and enjoy the weather! Meanwhile, I have several good reads from the past few days that are worth pouring a…Read More

Category: Financial Press