Posts filed under “Financial Press”

10 Sunday AM Reads

Pour yourself a cup of coffee, and sit back for some Sunday morning reads:

• Hedge Funds Lose Calpers, and More (NYT)
• One Of The Biggest Bulls For The Past Few Years Has An Ominous New Tone (Business Insider)
Blood Feud Gundlach and Morningstar:  Dubbed DoubleLine Total Return fund “not ratable” despite its outperformance, amid bad blood with manager Jeffrey Gundlach. (Barron’s)
• Zero Hedge: Wall Street’s daily dose of doom and gloom (Money)
Financial Media Wakeup Call: The Big Disconnect (Reformed Broker) see also Anthony Bourdain has become the future of cable news, and he couldn’t care less. (Fast Company)
• Gross Loses Pimco Power Struggle With ‘Stunning’ Exit (Bloomberg)
• How lasers revealed a lost city in the jungle (BBC)
• Aggressive policing has led to seizure of hundreds of millions of dollars from people not charged with crimes (Washington Post)
• Record Share of Americans Have Never Married (Pew Research)
• NFL tried too hard to control message (ESPN)

What’s for Brunch?


 Inequality Has Increased With Each Expansion in the Postwar Era
Source: NYT


Category: Financial Press

10 Weekend Reads

Pour yourself a tall cup of black coffee, settle into your favorite easy chair, and enjoy our unique longer form Weekend reads: • Inside the New York Fed: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash (ProPublica) see also Michael Lewis: The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes (Bloomberg View) • Derek Jeter Opens the Door. (NY Mag) • Not…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Friday AM Reads

Is the week almost over already? Well you earned it with this up-down-up-down market – and that’s before we mention the huge dollar bull market getting under way. Its all here, in our free range morning reads: • Choose your confirmation bias wisely: …..-Get ready for rising interest rates — and stocks (MarketWatch) …..-People Don’t…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Thursday AM Reads

Happy New Year! I am out atoning for my sins — of which there are many — but don’t you commit the sin to miss our morning reads: • When you’re investing in a company, you’re really investing in human ingenuity (Crossing Wall Street) see also Betting on commodities like gold is often a bearish bet…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Life Magazine: “The public is investing in the stock market”

Life Magazine circa September 1958: LIFE Magazine highlights a strange new phenomenon: The public is investing in the stock market as never before. “On the average,” reports LIFE, “500,000 new customers a year have been getting into the market and 8.6 million Americans now own some kind of common or preferred stock…. To an extent…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Investing

10 Wednesday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • The Finer Points Of Hedging… Or Not (The Capital Spectator) • No need to fear celebs’ advice when buying or selling stocks (Business Day) • REITs Prune Their Portfolios in Shift Back to Basics (WSJ) • Stock Buybacks: They are big, they are back and they scare some people (Musing on…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Wednesday AM Reads

Happy Wednesday! To get you started, enjoy this delightful selection of morning reads: Shrinking Bond Desks Taken by Journeymen as Masters Fade (Bloomberg) The Alibaba IPO Research (Nanex) Low Oil Prices: Sign of a Debt Bubble Collapse, Leading to the End of Oil Supply? (Our Finite World) The Country That’s Supposed to Be Holding Europe…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Tuesday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • Shrinking Bond Desks Populated by Journeymen as Masters Fade (Bloomberg) • Financial Elite’s Offspring Start Their Own Hedge Funds (WSJ) but see 90% Of Hedge Fund Managers Are Overpaid Relative To “True Talent” (Zero Hedge) • Time for a contrarian view: Eurozone’s economy is turning the corner (Sober Look) • Driving Muni…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Tuesday AM Reads

Welcome to Fall! Here are our first post Autumnal Equinox reads to start off the new season: • The U.S. Economy chugs along (Fidelity) • Bond Losses Wiped Out for Treasuries as Dollar Conquers All  (Bloomberg) see also What is the Dollar Saying? (Market Anthropology) • The short-sighted US buyback boom: Unless the roots of the…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Monday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • The Rise of Ultracheap Financial Advisers (WSJ) • Why Warren Buffett hates gold (USA Today) • Eric Holder’s Shameful Legacy on Wall Street Fraud (Fiscal Times) • Buy? Sell? Or Hold? (WSJ) see also I Really Want to Crush the Efficient Market Hypothesis (Pragmatic Capitalism) • Census data on poverty…Read More

Category: Financial Press