Posts filed under “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 Bond Rally: Communities Reluctant to Borrow (WSJ)
• Five Takeaways: Mortgage Lending Hit Six-Year High in 2013, But …  (Real Time Economics)
• The Overpaid CEO: There have been many attempts to curb exorbitant executive pay.  But we won’t fix the problem until we address the nature of the corporation. (Democracy)
• New study shows that the savings from ‘tort reform’ are mythical (LA Times)
• Alibaba Could Buy Yahoo for Free (Bloomberg View)
• Entrepreneurs anonymous: Instead of romanticizing entrepreneurs people should understand how hard their lives can be (The Economist)
• Can Graffiti Be Copyrighted? Some of the most public artists want to keep their work a bit more private. (The Atlantic)

What are you reading?



US corp debt to equity ratio

Source: Deutsche Bank




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

10 Monday AM Reads

I’m back at my desk on Monday morning — these reads aren’t going to read themselves: • What is Alibaba? (WSJ) • The Dumb Money Is Getting Smarter Every Day (Bloomberg) see also   Markets’ Best Friend: Miscalculation (WSJ) • Rosenberg: Market volatility is back; here’s how to play it (Financial Post) • Are the Federal Reserve’s…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Sunday Reads

Good Sunday morning. Pour yourself a tall cup of hot black coffee, and start your SUNday — the day before MOONday — with these quality reads: • 7 Fascinating Insights Into Why Scotland Voted Against Independence (Buzzfeed) • Mutual Funds From Good to Great (A Wealth of Common Sense) • Be like Calpers: Dump your…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Weekend Reads

Good Saturday morn. Before you head out to enjoy your weekend, try perusing some of these dry aged longer format weekend reads: • Farmaceuticals: the drugs fed to farm animals (Reuters) • Madrick: Stuck on Inflation (NY Review of Books) • One bank’s cost is another firm’s revenue (Medium) • 40 Kilometers: Thinking about the data…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Friday AM Reads

Is it Friday already — how did that happen so quickly? Before we send you off to work, some morning train reads to round out your week: • Dirty Secret of $1 Trillion Loans Is When You Get Your Money Back (Bloomberg) • A History of Misses for RadioShack (DealBook) • The Darwin Economy: Why…Read More

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10 Thursday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • Falling Stock: As renewables get cheaper and climate risks grow, Wall St sours on the coal industry (Sierra Club) • Crash Ahead!!! (Above the Market) • 401(k) fail: Expert sees ‘totally unexpected’ drop in accounts (Fortune) see also 7 fatal flaws in America’s 401(k) plans (MarketWatch) • The 314-Member Club —…Read More

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10 Thursday AM Reads

Its the day after the FOMC meeting, and apparently, a new era is upon us: • We Still Don’t Know What $1.6 Trillion Bought Us (fivethirtyeight) see also Do the Fed’s Forecasts Get Marked to Market? (Barron’s) • Is the Strong Dollar Good for Stocks? (Barron’s) •  How to Join 9,000 U.S. Taxpayers With Romney-Sized…Read More

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The Fed and the Media

The Fed and the Media David R. Kotok September 18, 2014   We know the Fed meeting results; the coverage has been exhaustive. Note that the new “dots” analysis of the median dot now points to an expected 1.375% Fed Funds target rate by the end of 2015. (See Craig Torres’ report on the FOMC.)…Read More

Category: Federal Reserve, Financial Press, Think Tank