10 AM Friday Reads

My morning train reads (Continues here):

• Cherry Picking Gold Data (Irrelevant Investor)
• To Tilt or Not to Tilt (Rick Ferri)
• How Geopolitical Threats Affect the Stock Market (Reformed Broker)
• Latest DALBAR report underscores poor long-term performance of individual investors (The Mathematical Investor)

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Category: Financial Press

Data Visualization: What Does a NYC Taxi’s Day Look Like?

This is an absolutely fascinating — hypnotic even — depiction of what the daily metrics of a New York City Taxi looks like, overlaid on top of a map. You can track passengers, distance traveled, revenue, even tips. Bravo! I wish we could make the data from our business (Financial planning/asset management) look this compelling!…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Travel

Ferrari’s Red Reign: $1.4Millon 950 HP LaFerrari

Fewer than 500 hybrid LaFerraris will be made. And with a price tag that starts at around $1.6 million, they’re not for everyone. WSJ Rumble Seat columnist Dan Neil discusses his test drive of the hyper car on Lunch Break

LaFerrari: The Million-Dollar Hybrid You Can’t Have
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Category: Weekend

A College Education Saddles Young Households with Debt, but Still Pays Off Daniel Carroll and Amy Higgins     Many parents believe their children must get a college degree—especially if they want to have at least as comfortable a lifestyle as their parents had; yet the price of a college degree has been rising rapidly…Read More

Category: Economy, Think Tank

Sizing Up a Potential Media Marriage

Source: Bloomberg Visual Data

Category: Digital Media, Financial Press, M&A

10 Thursday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads : • A quick lesson on market tops (TRB) • Alpha addict: the amazing career of Leon Cooperman (CNBC) • The Timelessness of Greed, Fear, and Bad Decisions (Motley Fool) see also Data Rich, Information Poor: Improving Your Cognitive Environment (TraderFeed) • 7 market myths that make investors poorer (MarketWatch) •…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Which disease is most likely to kill you across the planet?

Source: Salon

Category: Science

10 Thursday AM Reads

My morning train reads (Continues here): • Small Stocks Hurting; Bad Omen for the Market? (Barron’s) but see Don’t short this dull market (MarketWatch) • Gold Dreamers Face Harsh Reality (Bloomberg View) • Absolute(ly No) Return Bond Funds (Chief Investment Officer) • The Recession’s Lost Generation of Homeowners Isn’t Millennials – It’s the Middle-Aged (Trulia)…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Rupert Murdoch and The Dumbest Chart in the World

Yesterday morning, we learned of Rupert Murdoch’s bid for Time Warner for as much as $85 dollar a share, or more than $75 billion. Soon after, the annotated chart below showing the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index began circulating on trading desks and websites, suggesting Murdoch’s offer signaled a market top. Source: Financial Insyghts LLC…Read More

Category: Cognitive Foibles, Investing, M&A, UnGuru

Graphic Language: The Curse of the CEO

I love this article: F-Bombs Tolerated in Recession Cause CEOs Trouble Later It turns out that public profanity among top executives is sensitive to economic conditions, according to a Bloomberg News review of thousands of CEO calls with investors and analysts from 2004 to last month. It spiked in the aftermath of the recession in…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Earnings, Really, really bad calls