Watch the new trailer for SPECTRE. A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.
Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.
As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.
How’s your macro? Not too good? Terrible? Unsure what that even means? Let’s start here: Macro refers to the large geopolitical moments, and the natural and man-made disasters, that some investors track as potential market moving events. Large economic trends or reversals, diplomatic breakthroughs, political crises and even war are all macro events. Think: a…Read More
This week on our Masters in Business radio podcast, we speak with international economist Dambisa Moyo. Time Magazine named her as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.” After getting a B.S. in Chemistry and an MBA in finance from American University, Moyo received her MPA from Harvard University’s Kennedy School and her Ph.D….Read More
I thought things were supposed to quiet down over the Summer? (Apparently not). Pour yourself some cold brewed iced coffee, and settle in for our long form weekend reads: • The Genesis Engine: We now have the power to quickly and easily alter DNA. (Wired) • Robo Advisers to Run $2 Trillion by 2020 if This…Read More
Category: Financial Press
Source: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Succinct Summations for the slow Summer week ending July 24th Positives: 1. Weekly jobless claims came in at 255k, the lowest reading since 1973! 2. Existing home sales rose 3.2% in June to an annualized rate of 5.49mm, the fastest pace in more than eight years. 3. Mortgage applications rose 1% w/o/w. 4. Amazon turns…Read More
We seem to really enjoy contemplating the money and lifestyles of thetop 0.01 percent. The wealthiest Americans garner immense mind-share in the imaginations of the rest of the populace. We incessantly track the incomes of hedge-fund managers and other finance stars, the heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune and other $100 billion families. Don’t forget the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and the Forbes 400 and the wealthiest New Yorkers….Read More
My U2 delayed, but still in time for the morning train, Friday reads: • An open letter to investors who are bullish on gold (Marketwatch) see also Gold Looks Like a ‘Textbook’ Short, even from here (Bloomberg) • Should you still own bonds? (Fidelity) • Amazon is now bigger than Walmart by Market Cap (Quartz) see also Amazon’s Cloud Business Rose 81…Read More
Category: Financial Press
Commissioned by an Indian Prince for Less Than $200,000, a lovely 1933 Rolls-Royce: Source: Bloomberg