Posts filed under “Financial Press”

10 Weekend Reads

Good Saturday morning. Pour yourself a tall cup of coffee, and settle in for our longer form reads:

 • The Astonishing Story of the Federal Reserve on 9-11 (Daily Kos)
• The Self-Made Man: The Story of America’s Most Pliable, Pernicious, Irrepressible Myth (Slate)
• Revisiting the Lehman Brothers Bailout That Never Was  (NYT)
• Zero Percent Water (Medium)
• Exodus: Elon Musk argues that we must put a million people on Mars if we are to ensure that humanity has a future (Aeon) see also Larry Ellison Bought an Island in Hawaii. Now What? (NYT)
• There is much to learn from the paper towel: Making products as simple as possible (Medium)
• The NSA and Me (The Intercept)
• Why is Thomas Piketty’s 700-page book a bestseller?  Capital in the Twenty-First Century has swept American discourse. Four experts – Brad DeLong, Tyler Cowen, Stephanie Kelton and Emanuel Derman – take on why that is (The Guardian)
• The Internet Is Broken, and Shellshock Is Just the Start of Our Woes (Wired)
• It’s silly to be frightened of being dead. The process of dying is another matter (The Guardian)

Whats up for the rest of the weekend?


Eurozone and U.S. Real GDP

Source: Washington Center For Equitable Growth


Category: Financial Press

10 Friday AM Reads

It’s been a heck of a week but before we start thinking about the next two days, we have one more to get through. Our slightly longer morning reads can help: • Asset-backed securities: Back from disgrace (FT) • Invest Like a Tech Tycoon: Silicon Valley moguls are investing smarter, with help from private bankers. (Barron’s)…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Thursday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • Gary Shilling: Warning Flags in the Stock Market (Bloomberg View) • Finding Alibaba: How Jerry Yang Made The Most Lucrative Bet In Silicon Valley History (Forbes) • The middle class is poorer today than it was in 1989 (Wonkblog) see also Inflation-adjusted median household incomes are 9% lower than they…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Thursday AM Reads

My morning train reads: • Job Woes Linger in 29 States as U.S. Recovers Unevenly (Bloomberg) see also Jobs, Outliers, and Elections (Statistical Ideas) • A NYC Wealth Management Firm Created A Super Cheap Way For Young People To Get Professional Investment Help (Business Insider) • Six things investors need to know about October (USA Today) see…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Wednesday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • Inflation Data in the U.S. Is Built Around a Survey that People Increasingly Won’t Take (Real Time Economics) • Why Oil is Crashing (BI) see also OPEC oil output hits highest since 2012 on Libya, Saudi (Reuters) • 7 reasons Comcast is the most hated company in America (Daily Dot) • Americans Have…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Wednesday AM Reads

Welcome to October — my favorite month! We do occasionally have some (ahem) disruptions in the markets, it is the transitional period from September, the worst month to the best 6 months of the year.  Read all about it: • Bill Gross, Calpers and the End of the Investment Guru (Upshot) see also The moment…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Tuesday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • Bill Gross: Not the King of Bond Markets, After All? (CIO) but see Pimco Is in a Race to Keep Investors After Bill Gross Exits (WSJ) • Emotions make awful investment managers (Certifiable Planner) • ERP: The single, best way to tell whether stocks are worth it (Fortune) • Why…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Tuesday AM Reads

Is it just me, or does it seem like there is more news going on today than usual? No worries, we have you covered with our morning meritage of reads: • You can’t even spell “capitulation” (TRB) see also Is Rampant Hedging a Bullish Sign? (Barron’s) • Google study heightens fund industry fears (FT) •…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Monday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • Investing: Market timing is for the birds (USA Today) • Incredible Images Of Wall Street Trading Before The Bloomberg Terminal (Business Insider) • How a 10-year-old girl got her father, Mohamed El-Erian, former CEO of PIMCO, to quit his $100 million a year job (CS Monitor) • Looking at Productivity as a…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Monday AM Reads

Welcome back to the monkey house. This morning, we bring you our reads from Detroit to Hong Kong to Abbey Road: • “Do we need to fire Pimco?” (TRB) see also How Bill Gross and Pimco got too big for each other (LA Times) • Americans have been told over and over again we’re unprepared…Read More

Category: Financial Press