NFL Crimes: 2000 to Present

Source: High Rank Websites

Category: Digital Media, Sports

Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country

Click for interactivity and such. Source: The Upshot

Category: Research, Science

Analyzing Dips in the S&P’s Path

Bloomberg’s Michael Regan reports on stock market fluctuations and what they mean for investors.

Source: Bloomberg, Sept. 25 2014

Category: Federal Reserve, Hedge Funds, Technical Analysis, Video

10 Thursday AM Reads

Happy New Year! I am out atoning for my sins — of which there are many — but don’t you commit the sin to miss our morning reads: • When you’re investing in a company, you’re really investing in human ingenuity (Crossing Wall Street) see also Betting on commodities like gold is often a bearish bet…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Life Magazine: “The public is investing in the stock market”

Life Magazine circa September 1958: LIFE Magazine highlights a strange new phenomenon: The public is investing in the stock market as never before. “On the average,” reports LIFE, “500,000 new customers a year have been getting into the market and 8.6 million Americans now own some kind of common or preferred stock…. To an extent…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Investing

The Money Multiplier — A Rite of Passage for the Wrong Reason

The last time I taught college-level Money and Banking, over five years ago, the textbook I was  coerced into assigning (but didn’t use) still had a section on the mechanics of how the banking system in a fractional-reserve regime could expand deposits (a component of “money”) by some multiple of cash reserves provided by the central bank. The Federal Reserve…Read More

Category: Currency, Think Tank

A Simple General Equilibrium Model of Large Excess Reserves

Category: Think Tank

10 Wednesday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • The Finer Points Of Hedging… Or Not (The Capital Spectator) • No need to fear celebs’ advice when buying or selling stocks (Business Day) • REITs Prune Their Portfolios in Shift Back to Basics (WSJ) • Stock Buybacks: They are big, they are back and they scare some people (Musing on…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Media Appearance: Trish Regan on Bloomberg TV

I will be swinging by this afternoon to talk with Trish about the markets, Apple vs Google, and Derek Jeter’s retirement. Should be fun! Guest hosting with the lovely Trish Regan at Bloomberg TV from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Street Smart.We will talk Bull market rallies, Fed Tapering, Market Tops, etc.Should be lots…Read More

Category: Media

What College has the most Billionaire Alumni?

Funny, this came up at dinner just last night:

Source: Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014

Read More

Category: Finance, Research, Wages & Income