One More Time: The thread is open

I’m back in a day or so, so let’s try this one more time:   The thread is open, the forum live, the margaritas cold (sorry).

I will note that this works best when its market/economics/trading related; Politics seems to be the worst subject matter.

So what stood out the past few days?  As much as I occasionally rue watching the market tick by tick, it goes along way in feeling out the nature of the beast. Having missed the daily flickers this week, I’m curious as to what really grabbed you.

I am interested in any thoughts you may have on tomorrow’s NFP — and what might the ADP number mean (if anything)?

Your thoughts . . .

Category: Weblogs

Paul Farrell on Wall Street Bullshit

Category: Financial Press, Markets, Psychology

Debunking One of the Worst Ideas in Economics

This is scheduled to disappear from Yahoo  soon — I wanted to capture it before it went away. Its a criticque of Supply Side economics by Charles Wheelan, former US columnist for the Economist, and at present an economics and public policy professor at the University of Chicago and visiting prof at Dartmouth College. Wheelan is the author of Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science.

Debunking One of the Worst Ideas in Economics
Wednesday, May 3, 2006

http://finance.yahoo.com/columnist/article/economist/4065

"In this column, I’m focusing on bad economics. In fact, I’m going to write about what I consider to be the two worst economic ideas — or at least ideas that pass as economics, though both have been thoroughly repudiated by nearly all credible thinkers.

When I say worst, I don’t mean the most outlandish (e.g. stock prices are controlled by aliens) because those ideas usually collapse of their own weight. Rather, the most pernicious bad ideas in economics are those that have a ring of truth. They’re hard to debunk because they have a certain intuitive appeal. As a result, they stick around, providing bogus intellectual cover for bad policy, year after year, decade after decade.

For the sake of political balance, I’ll skewer a favorite of the right in this column, and then a favorite of the left in my next piece.

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Category: Data Analysis, Economy

Open Thread

Category: Weblogs

Margin drops $6B on NYSE

Category: Investing, Markets

4 Year Presidential Cycle: Bond edition

Category: Economy, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Politics, Psychology

Independence Day

Category: Energy

Open Thread

Category: Weblogs

Not Expensive vs cheap

Category: Data Analysis, Financial Press, Investing, RR&A, Valuation

Sitegraphs: Websites as HTML graphics

How cool is this?

Websites as graphs displays your website as a graph of colored, connected dots representing the various HTML entities.

Below is a graph of the Big Picture:

Bp_as_graph


via Web log tools collection

After the jump, I grabbed a bunch of other sites for comparison purposes:

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Category: Technology, Web/Tech, Weblogs