10 Monday AM Reads

Some reads for your post-holiday malaise:

• Risk of Stock Pullback Continues (Moneybeat) but see Tech Fall Isn’t Seen as Sign of Trouble (WSJ)
• Rob Arnott: Demographics Are the Markets’ 800-Pound Gorilla (Barron’s)
• What happens when the sadomonetarists move in (NYT)
• Peculiar Traits of Rich People (Motley Fool)

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Category: Financial Press

The Cognitive Side of Hedge Fund Investing

Larry Swedroe, research director for BAM Advisor Services LLC, noted earlier this month that total hedge fund assets under management, or AUM, reached $2.63 trillion. This represents a sizable increase, despite fund performance generously described as lackluster. The increase in assets under management led to some interesting discussions. Lots of readers had e-mailed me with…Read More

Category: Hedge Funds, Investing, Psychology

Tesla’s Fight to Keep Direct-Sale Stores

National Auto Dealers Association Public Affairs Vice President Jonathan Collegio discusses defending the Tesla showroom ban with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.

Source: Bloomberg

Category: Legal, Video

How Important Are Hedge Funds in a Crisis?

How Important Are Hedge Funds in a Crisis? Reint Gropp Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco April 14, 2014       Before the 2007–09 crisis, standard risk measurement methods substantially underestimated the threat to the financial system. One reason was that these methods didn’t account for how closely commercial banks, investment banks, hedge funds,…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Hedge Funds, Think Tank

The Pay at the Top

From the New York Times: Here are 100 of the highest-paid chief executives in American business. The list comes from the Equilar 100 C.E.O. Pay Study for 2013, which ranks the compensation of chief executives of the 100 largest publicly traded United States companies, based on revenue, that filed proxies by April 4. Click for…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Wages & Income

What Goes Up, Must Come Down?

>   My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. This morning, we look at What’s gone up won’t always come down. The print version had the headline You might think the markets are ready for a breather after last year’s gains, but . . . Here’s an excerpt from the column: “You might think…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor

10 Sunday AM Reads

Kick your feet up and relax a moment with these reads: • Don’t let market pundits lead you astray (MarketWatch) • Top hedge funds are taking a hit on the tech downturn. (WSJ) • Rogoff talks financial crisis (Yale Daily News) • The Rise and Fall of Gold (QuickTake) • Mutual funds are bypassing IPOs and going straight for the…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Spaced Out

Spaced Out: The Energy Department’s Technology in Space

Category: Digital Media, Science, Weekend

Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Think Tank

24 Books You’ve Never Heard Of But Will Change Your Life

24 Books You’ve Never Heard Of But Will Change Your Life 24 Books You've Never Heard Of – But Will Change Your Life from Ryan Holiday

Category: Books, Digital Media