Posts filed under “Financial Press”

10 Thursday AM Reads

Good Thursday morning. Be mindful and enjoy what little you have left of the workweek, be happy you are not hobnobbing with the oh-so-very annoying folks at Davos. And train reads:

• S&P Got a Little Casual With its Mortgage Ratings (BV)
• James Grant: The balance sheet that ate Switzerland (LinkedIn)
• She’s No Greenspan: Yellen Signals She Won’t Babysit Markets in Turmoil (Bloomberg) see also Unfazed by market swings, Fed sticks to mid-2015 hike scenario (Reuters)
• “I like… fat… tails and I cannot lie, You vol sellers can’t deny…”  (Climateer Investing)
• No, Low-income households didn’t cause the financial crisis (CBS News)
• Very Rich Get Very Richer: Wealthiest 20% Hold 94.5% of World’s Money (Real Time Economicssee also The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats (Politico)
• How Did The Muslim ‘No-Go Zones’ Myth Get Started Anyway? (Talking Points Memo)
• 15 Tweets That Will Make You Hate Davos (NY Mag)
• Raise the Millionaires tax: Return to tried and true policies that encouraged and grew our once-robust middle class. (USA Today)
• Crunch time for pet theory on dark matter: Thought to make up the Universe’s missing matter, WIMPs are running out of places to hide. (Nature)

What are you reading?

 

 

ECB’s QE Proposal Calls for €1.1 Trillion in Bond Buys Per Month
ECB QE
Source: WSJ

 

 

Category: Financial Press

10 Wednesday AM Reads

Greetings this morning from Bainbridge Island! No worries, we have your locally grown morning ferry reads: • S&P Ratings Nears $1.4 Billion in Settlements (WSJ) and also Behind S&P’s Looming Suspension, an Inside Battle Over Tighter Standards (Bloomberg) • Gold, Silver, Platinum Should Keep on Shining (Barron’s) • These unloved stocks may beat the S&P 500 again in…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Tuesday AM Reads

Welcome back to a holiday shortened work week. By the time you read this, I will be winging West to Seattle, but no worries: We have your hand curated morning train reads ready to go: • Barron’s Roundtable: Masters of the Game (Barron’s) • The State of the Economy, in Eight Charts (Real Time Economics) see…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 MLK Day Reads

Good Monday morning. Markets are closed for the Martin Luther King Day holiday int he states — so no train for me – but no worries, we still have your reads queued up: • No One Was Supposed to Lose This Much Money on Swiss Francs (Bloomberg View) • The long and short of it: How bull and bear markets fight and…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Gross: Buy TIPS and BlackRock Build America

Barron’s Roundtable member Gross reflects on the dangers of global debt, and suggests two ways for investors to profit in a low-rate environment.

Bill Gross: Buy TIPS and This Closed-End Fund

1/17/2015 2:46AM

Category: Financial Press, Video

10 Sunday Reads

My Easy like Sunday morning reads: • Shitcoin: a Modest Proposal. (Loper OS) • I Was an Amazon Chew Toy: “The dog-friendly offices always had their doors closed, lest the dogs escape.” (The Awl) • Shiller: What Good Are Economists? (Project Syndicate) • What’s So Bad About Cheap Oil? (NYT) • Attorney General Holder limits civil seizure process that split billions…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Weekend Reads

That was a week for the record books. Settle into your favorite easy chair, fill a mug of hot joe, and enjoy our longer form weekend reads: • Google Search Will Be Your Next Brain (Medium) • How stories change hearts and brains (Aeon) see also What are some of the most mind-blowing facts that sound…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Friday AM Reads

Good Friday morn. Heckuva week, but its almost over. To tide you til the weekend, here are our morning train reads: • Behold The Carnage: Hedge Funds Most Short The Swiss Franc Since June 2013 (Zero Hedge) see also Top 10 Hedge Fund Trends for 2015 (All About Alpha) • 29 Charts Worth Your Time…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Thursday AM Reads

Futures are all over the place this morning. I’ll let you know what they mean arounbd 4pm today. Oh, and my morning train reads: • Passive is Massive (FT) • Why you should buy the most despised company in America (Marketwatch) see also Buy What You Hate (TBP) • Nine Reasons Why Bond Yields Are…Read More

Category: Financial Press

10 Wednesday AM Reads

Welcome to hump day, following an ugly inta-day reversal yesterday. Future look soft, as we seem to be taking directions from Europe. Oh, and our morning train reads: • What’s Behind the Drop in Oil Prices? Simple Economics (NYT) • Job Openings Rise Near 14-Year High In November (Real Time Economics) see also Three Signs…Read More

Category: Financial Press