Posts filed under “Video”

Bank fines cleaning up ‘corporate culture’


Source: Yahoo Finance

Category: Corporate Management, Regulation, Video

What’s Behind the Global Stock Selloff?

Bloomberg View Columnist Barry Ritholtz and Bloomberg’s Jonathan Ferro discuss what’s behind the global equities selloff on “Market Makers.”

Source: Bloomberg July 10 2014

Category: Video

Mebane Faber’s Talk at Google on Global Value


Source: Mebane Faber Research

Category: Investing, Valuation, Video

Marc Faber: Here Comes the Bear Market

Give credit where credit is due: Faber admits his prior crash forecast(s) were wrong.

How wrong? Calculated Risk observes that the market is up 40% since his 2012 prediction.

 

Marc Faber: The asset bubble has begun to burst, here comes the bear market

Source: CNBC

 

Category: Really, really bad calls, UnGuru, Video

1980s Parallel to Today

On today’s “Chart Attack,” Bloomberg’s Barry Ritholtz looks at a chart that suggests the S&P 500 Index could be headed for a major crash. He speaks with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.”

What the 1982-87 Parallel to Today Could Mean

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JPMorgan’s James Liu, Global Financial Private Capital’s Mike Sorrentino and Bloomberg’s Barry Ritholtz discuss the outlook for U.S. stocks and Federal Reserve monetary policy on “Street Smart.

Are Stocks at the Beginning of a Serious Bull Run?

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Alcoa reported second-quarter earnings and sales that beat analysts’ expectations after an increase in the price of aluminum including regional delivery premiums. JPMorgan’s James Liu and Bloomberg’s Trish Regan, Julie Hyman, Matt Miller and Barry Ritholtz take a look at the numbers on “Street Smart

Alcoa Earnings Beat After Jump in Aluminum Premiums

Source: Bloomberg, July 8 2014

Category: Investing, Media, Video

58% of Jobs Created in 2014 Pay Over $24 an Hour

More than half the jobs created in 2014 so far pay more than $24.45 an hour.

Category: Video, Wages & Income

What’s the Biggest Business in Your State?

What is the biggest business in your home state? GM drives Michigan, the Keurig Green Mountain Coffee company brews best in Vermont, and Sands is luckiest in Nevada. Bloomberg’s Yang Yang looks at the United Companies of America


Bloomberg, June 27 2014

Category: Video

Where’s the Love? Investors Shun Bull Market Rally

Bloomberg’s Barry Ritholtz examines investor sentiment about the current bull market, comparing it to past runs and whether or not it can continue to climb. He speaks on “Market Makers

Where’s the Love? Investors Shun Bull Market Rally

Bloomberg June 27 2014

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Barry Ritholtz and Alix Steel discuss the new, aggressive approach taken by the U.S. government against banks. They speak on “Market Makers.”

What Prompted a Tougher U.S. Stance on Banks?

Category: Markets, Media, Video

How Brain Electro-stim Improves Cognitive Functions

From Radiolab:

9-Volt Nirvana

Category: Science, Video

Math Is The Ultimate Bull$*&t Detector

 

 

Chances are that when you think about math—which, for most of us, happens pretty infrequently—you don’t think of it in anything like the way that Jordan Ellenberg does. Ellenberg is a rare scholar who is both a math professor (at the University of Wisconsin-Madison) and a novelist. And in his fascinating new book, How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking, he deploys analyses of poetry, politics, and even religion in a bold recasting of what math is in the first place.

For Ellenberg, the stuff you hated about math in high school isn’t the core of the thing. He’s emphatic that mathematics isn’t simply about the calculations involving, you know, numbers; rather, it’s a highly nuanced approach to solving problems that we all, unavoidably, encounter. Ellenberg’s chapters range from showing how mathematical thinking undermines many popular proofs for the existence of God (Paley’s design argument, Pascal’s wager), to explaining how math helps us understand why smoking causes lung cancer (contrary to claims by one early statistician who actually argued that the causation might be reversed—that lung cancer might cause smoking!).

On the show this week we talked to Ellenberg about his book, and math: why you’re probably thinking about it all wrong, and why it’s so powerful.

This episode also features a short interview with Tasneem Raja, author of the must-read new article “We Can Code It: Why computer literacy is key to winning the 21st century” in Mother Jones, and a discussion of new findings about autism and possibly how to stop it—by making brain cells better able to communicate with one another.

Category: Mathematics, Video