Posts filed under “Financial Press”

10 Weekend Reads

Welcome to the weekend: Pour yourself a mug of cold brewed iced coffee, and settle in for our longer form weekend reading:

• This Medical Charity Made $3.3 Billion From a Single Pill: How the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation amassed a fortune—and upended medical research at the same time (Bloomberg)
• Paul McCartney Opens Up About Lennon, Yoko, and More: Our greatest living rock star on why Lennon’s a martyr, who gets the credit, and touring in his seventies (Esquire)
• The Death of Golf: It’s expensive, difficult, and demands the kind of time most people get only when they go on vacation — or retire. (Men’s Journal)
• How You Consist of Trillions of Tiny Machines (NY Review of Books)
• The Hunt for the Financial Industry’s Most-Wanted Hacker: The malware known as ZeuS and its rogue creator have been at the cutting edge of cyber-crime for nearly a decade (Bloomberg)
• Whistle-blower: How doctor uncovered nightmare.  Oncologist’s discovery leads to the downfall of a cancer treatment empire. (Detroit News)
• Organic Farmers Call Foul On Whole Foods’ Produce Rating System (NPR) see also Is organic food any healthier? Most scientists are still skeptical. (Vox)
• Well-Aimed and Powerful: The death of the shuttle, the moon hoax conspiracy theory, and why one man deserved to be punched in the damn mouth by Buzz Aldrin. (Long Reads)
• When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job: Among many climate scientists, gloom has set in. Things are worse than we think, but they can’t really talk about it. (Esquire)
• Everything you think you know about disciplining kids is wrong: Negative consequences, timeouts, and punishment just make bad behavior worse. But a new approach really works. (Mother Jones)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with David Kotok of Cumberland Advisors.

 

Transmission of QE Policies to Interest Rates, Exchange Rates and Equities

Source: Bloomberg Brief

 

Category: Financial Press

10 Friday AM Reads

Heckuva week. Wrap it up right with the finest morning train reads in the land: • Who Would Benefit From a Stock Market Correction? (A Wealth of Common Sense) see also Short Sales Are at Their Highest Level Since the Financial Crisis (Bloomberg) • Stephen Roach: Why the Stock Meltdown Doesn’t Spell Doom for China. The country’s economy has a…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Wednesday AM Reads

Yesterday’s turnaround was impressive, but today’s red Chinese screens make a repeat unlikely. No matter, we have you covered with our Shanghai morning train reads: • Paulson v. Ackman, Bridgewater v. AQR: Who’s Trending on Google? A data-driven look into whether hedge funds’ online popularity translates into assets under management. (CIO) • Slow-Growth Pessimists Miss the Mark (Bloomberg View) see…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Tuesday AM Reads

My Two-fer-Tuesday morning train reads: • Yanis Varoufakis: Angela Merkel has a red and a yellow button. One ends the crisis. Which does she push? (Guardian) see also How Greece leaving the euro would actually work (Vox) • Forget Bitcoin — What Is the Blockchain and Why Should You Care? (Re/Code) but see Bitcoin being forked? (FT Alphaville) • Luxury Brands Have…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Monday AM Reads

Welcome back to the monkey house. Here are our post-referendum morning train reads: • How ‘vision’ messed up Europe (FT) but see Europeans tried to block IMF debt report on Greece (Reuters) • Don’t Let The Disappointing June Jobs Report Distract From The Long-Term Trend (fivethirtyeight) • Traders’ hormones’ may destabilize financial markets (Science Daily) see also Raging Bull Markets: How Young Men’s…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Sunday Reads

My easy-like-Sunday-morning reads: • Greece is a remarkable country full of wonderful people, but the place is plainly pretty fucked up. It has been fucked up that way for a long time (Interfluidity) • 15 Problems With Real World Portfolios (A Wealth of Common Sense) • Mapping Where Electric Vehicles Actually Cause More Pollution Than Gas Cars (City…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Weekend Reads

Happy July Fourth. Pour yourself a tall glass of iced coffee, and settle in for our longer form weekend reads: • American Failure: The 401(k) is hailed as the future, but it’s horribly flawed. A select few firms are trying to change that. (Chief Investment Officer) • This Is How Uber Takes Over a City (Bloomberg) • The Surprisingly Imperfect Science of…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Friday AM Reads

A mere 3 day weekend will not prevent our morning reads from their daily route: • 4 percent unemployment might be the new 5 percent unemployment (WaPo) but see The New Jobs Numbers Are Weaker Than They Look (NYT) • 9 myths about the Greek crisis (Politico) • A Venture Capital Giant Says: Bubble? What Bubble? (Dealbook) • Things That Matter (Certifiable Planner) • Bitcoin…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Thursday AM Reads

My “start off your 4 day weekend” morning reads: • Major Asset Classes Performance for 1st half of 2015 (Capital Spectator) • 12 charts and maps that explain the Greek crisis (Vox) see also A Bankrupt Greece Is Struggling to Stay Afloat (NYT) • The Smartest Man in Europe is Wild about Innovation (Blackstone) • Sources of stock-market fluctuations: New evidence (VoxEU)…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Wednesday AM Reads

What’s that? A Greek deal? Don’t bother me with that noise, I have morning train reads to consume: • No-Respect U.S. Recovery May Wind Up Becoming Longest Ever (Bloomberg) • Investor Appetite for Mutual Funds Cools: After years spent piling into mutual funds, mom-and-pop investors are putting on the brakes (WSJ) but see Think stocks are expensive? Think again. U.S….Read More

Category: Financial Press