The Long and Winding Recovery

Source: WSJ

Category: Employment, Wages & Income

The Psychology of Risk: The Behavioral Finance Perspective

The Psychology of Risk: The Behavioral Finance Perspective by Victor Ricciardi Goucher College – Department of Business Management Abstract: Since the mid-1970s, hundreds of academic studies have been conducted in risk perception-oriented research within the social sciences (e.g., nonfinancial areas) across various branches of learning. The academic foundation pertaining to the “psychological aspects” of risk…Read More

Category: Psychology, Think Tank

Wrong On Iran

For the United States to sit and talk and come to an agreement with a nation it has been antagonizing and demonizing since the dictator it installed in 1953 was overthrown in 1979 is historic and, I hope, precedent setting. Let’s seal this deal! Four months ago the Washington Post published an op-ed headlined ‘War With Iran Is Probably…Read More

Category: Politics, Think Tank, War/Defense

A Quick Hello

Source: New Yorker

Category: Science

Nebula NGC 604 Gas Clouds

Source: Mashable

Category: Science

S&P 500 Performance and Valuation

Source: JP Morgan

Category: Markets, Valuation

US-Iran Treaty Can Send Oil to $40

While the world is distracted by the unending Greek saga (will it or won’t it leave the euro?) and the epic Chinese stock-market meltdown(and manipulation), something really important is going on. Three words sum it up: Iran and oil. Negotiators have reached a deal with Iran to constrain its nuclear arms program. Despite the pessimism and outright fear-mongering, an agreement has been reached. Don’t…Read More

Category: Energy, Politics, War/Defense

10 Tuesday AM Reads

Welcome to our Two-for-Tuesday morning train reads: • The Hierarchy of Investor Needs (Motley Fool) • So you’re a leveraged stock market investor with poor timing in China? (FT Alphaville) see also Hedge Funds Reassess China After Market Free Fall (NYT) • The world is getting better all the time, in 11 maps and charts (Vox) • Greece — time…Read More

Category: Financial Press

John Oliver on Taxpayer Funded Stadiums

Cities spend massive amounts of public money on privately-owned stadiums. Cities issue tax-exempt municipal bonds that — wait, don’t fall asleep!


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Stadiums (HBO)



Category: Humor, Sports, Taxes and Policy, Video

How Sensitive Is Housing Demand to Down Payment Requirements and Mortgage Rates? Andreas Fuster and Basit Zafar Liberty Street Economics, JULY 08, 2015         When a household is looking to buy a home, financial considerations are usually very important. In particular, in deciding “how much house to buy,” a household must ponder how…Read More

Category: Think Tank