Posts filed under “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 for retirement. But new research says the news isn’t so dire. (Barron’s)
• Small Caps Miss Out on Stock Rally (WSJ) see also Stock Valuations Go Under the Lens (WSJ)
• Detroit demolishes its ruins: ‘The capitalists will take care of the rest’ (The Guardian)
• China’s decision to expel journalists to Hong Kong is now blowing up in its face (Vox) see also Hong Kong’s protesters are using the “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture from Ferguson (Vox)

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Category: 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,…Read More

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