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10 Weekend Reads

Heckuva a week. Settle into your favorite easy chairs, pour yourself a hot cup-o-joe, and reflect on some of the bigger issues with our longer form weekend reads:

• Can C.E.O. Satya Nadella Save Microsoft?  (Vanity Fair)
• Finding a Video Poker Bug Made These Guys Rich—Then Vegas Made Them Pay (Wired)
• How to Read an Annual Report (Seeking Wisdom)
• Drones and Everything After: The flying, spying, killing machines that are turning humans into superheroes (NY Mag)
• How Gary Hart’s Downfall Forever Changed American Politics (NY Times) see also Krugman: In Defense of Obama (Rolling Stone)
•  The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears  (Ouside)
• The Pitchforks Are Coming…For Us Plutocrats (Politico)
• The Mythology of Dog Years (Priceonomics)
• Jim Harbaugh comfortable in chaos: It isn’t easy being the intense 49ers head coach, and that’s the way he likes it (ESPN)
• Fleetwood Mac’s Mad Hatter: For 50 years, he’s led rock’s most volatile band through drug binges, bankruptcies, affairs, and feuds – and he’s still having the time of his life. (Men’s Journal)

Whats up this weekend?




What the Dollar’s Rise Tells Us About the Global Economy

Source: The Upshot

Category: Financial Press

10 Friday Reads

Time flies when the market swings — and today looks rough as well. Your morning reads have arrived just in time: • Why did the stock market plummet Thursday? (TRB)  see also  Stocks Worldwide Extend Selloff as Brent Falls With Metals (Bloomberg) • Monetary policy: An unconventional tool — The Fed’s quantitative easing raises questions about…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Thursday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • Pimco shows that star investors are not really solo artists ( • Making a Move with Bond ETFs: What do you do when you want to sell one of your investments, but aren’t sure what to do next? (BlackRock) see also Bad Habits in Asset Allocation (Chief Investment Officer) • RailPen, BT…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Thursday AM Reads

I was busy yesterday afternoon, did anything interesting happen while I was out? • Stocks Explode Higher on Fears of Renewed Economic Weakness (TRB) but see Fat Lady Is About to Sing, According to the Charts (Barron’s) • Why Companies Break Up: Hint: It’s not because they’re well managed (Medium) • What the Dollar’s Rise Tells…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Wednesday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • The Empire of Edge: How a doctor, a trader, and the billionaire Steven A. Cohen got entangled in a vast financial scandal. (New Yorker) • Yamada: The War In The Gold & Silver Markets (King World News) see also Why Warren Buffett hates gold (USA Today) • 8 tips to maximize your 401(k)…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Wednesday AM Reads

My morning train reads: • The world’s greatest stock picker? Bet you sold Apple and Google a long time ago. (Washington Post) • Tom Dorsey: “I don’t make judgment calls, ever. We’re purely rules-based.” (WSJ) see also Pisani: Why are sell-side stock market analysts so wrong? (CNBC) • Small Caps Are In The Danger Zone…Read More

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10 Tuesday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • “Stocks and bonds aren’t good enough anymore” – Wall Street (TRB) • American Banks Stockpile Treasuries as Deposits Top Loans (Bloomberg) • As Gross Joins Janus, Key Man Risk Examined (CIO) but see Watch Out, Gundlach: Bond King Gross Could Rise Again (Think Advisor) • “I Have No Idea” (Motley Fool)…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Tuesday AM Reads

Good Nobel morning to you. No worries if you did not get a phone call from Stockholm, we still have a prize awaiting you: your morning train reading! : • S&P 500 Companies Spend 95% of Profits on Buybacks, Payouts (Bloomberg) • The Real Lesson of Lehman (NY Books) see also A.I.G. Bailout, Revisionists’ Version…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Monday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • Bond investing isn’t about forecasting (Medium) • The Vultures of Wall Street: The Financial Firms that Prey on Sovereign Debt (Boston Review) • After Bill Gross drama, the era of star investors isn’t over – it’s just different (Yahoo) see also A Poor Stretch for Mutual Funds (Barron’s) • ALEC CEO: Google’s…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Monday AM Reads

Welcome back to big show. October is now in full effect, and so you should expect some of the usual fun. Oh, and morning reads: • There’s no bear market in sight, say Dow Theory experts (Marketwatch) see also 5 reasons why a 10% correction could be bullish (USA Today) • The thing about big…Read More

Category: Financial Press