FXXK: Ferrari’s New Car Name ?

From Jalopnik:

Ferrari just unveiled the FXX K, a hybrid V12 track monster with 1,035 horsepower and 50 percent more downforce than the already bonkers LaFerrari. But the best part is that its name is basically Fuck. And Ferrari knew exactly what they were doing. Naming its fastest ever car after explicit coitus is brilliant.

Source: Jalopnik

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Category: Weekend

Transportation Infrastructure Investment

Transportation Infrastructure Investment: Macroeconomic and Industry Contribution of the Federal Highway and Mass Transit Program Transportation Infrastructure Investment: Macroeconomic and Industry Contribution of the Federal Highway and Mass Transit Program from artba

Category: Think Tank, Transports

Awesome Oil/Energy Infographic

Fantastic interactive graphic from the whiz kids in the BBRG graphics department — be sure to click through all of the delicious and informative pages of this beastie:   America Is Shaking Off Its Addiction To Oil click for interactive infographic Source: Bloomberg

Category: Markets

10 Thursday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • The Innovators: Class of 2014 – The CIO Industry Innovation Awards. Three hundred asset owners were nominated. Sixty reached the finals. These ten individuals—representing their funds and the very best of institutional investing—are the victors. (Chief Investment Officer) • Noah Smith: Sometimes Markets Are Stupid (Bloomberg View) • The mansion and the jail cell: A…Read More

Category: Financial Press

The Fed Spectrometer

  Federal Reserve Hawks vs Doves   click for ginormous infographic Source: Bloomberg Briefs   Text only version is here  

Category: Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates

Brother, Can You Spare 12 cents for Crumbling Infrastructure?

In the middle of the last century the U.S. started building the Interstate Highway System. It’s now named after President Dwight Eisenhower, who shepherded its passage through Congress in 1956. Connecting the far-flung corners of this large nation, this 47,714 mile network allows commerce to flow freely. The cost of construction, adjusted for inflation, was…Read More

Category: Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy, Transports

Why Gold & Oil Are Trading So Differently

Category: Commodities, Energy, ETFs, Gold & Precious Metals, Media, Technical Analysis, Trading, Video

10 Thursday AM Reads

Our early morning train reads, now with even less insider trading: • With All Due Respect Mr. Bogle (Irrelevant Investor) • The Fed and Oil: 2014 is not 2011 in Reverse (Ft Alphaville) • Asness: Efficient Frontier “Theory” for the Long Run (AQR) • The rise of rich man’s subprime (Fortune) • 10 Legendary Investment Rules…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Impact of Oil Price Drop on Producer Nation Deficits

click for larger graphic Source: Economist

Category: Digital Media, Energy, Taxes and Policy

10 Wednesday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • Some People Will Never Learn (A Wealth of Common Sense) • The Myth of Passive Investing Begins to Unravel… (Pragmatic Capitalism) • The Hedgehog Review: Falling (Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture) • Why Free Marketeers Don’t Buy Climate Science (Bloomberg) • New Leak Reveals Luxembourg Tax Deals for Disney,…Read More

Category: Financial Press