Dilbert: Beating the Average


Source: Dilbert

Category: Bad Math, Cognitive Foibles, Humor, Investing

Global liquidity regulation – Why did it take so long?

Category: Regulation, Think Tank

Farewell, Maximus

    Today was a day I knew was inevitable, but dreaded nonetheless. For today we said farewell to Maximus, our delightful, intelligent, charming rescue dog. Max was going on 16, which for a large dog (~75 pounds) makes him a very old man – about 100 in dog years. A German Shepherd/Bearded Collie mix, he was a…Read More

Category: Philosophy, Weekend

Grexit is harder than you think

Source: DFL: The House View

Category: Economy, Politics

Masters in Business: Cliff Asness, CIO & founder of AQR Capital Management

This week, the “Masters in Business” radio podcast features Cliff Asness, the founder and chief investment officer of AQR Capital Management. Asness and his team manage $120 billion at AQR. They are quants, applying mathematics to market data and making evidence-based investments across a range of asset classes. In a far-ranging, 90-minute conversation, Asness discusses everything from…Read More

Category: Podcast

I wanted to spend a bit of time on the Labor Department’s proposal to place a fiduciary obligation on those who manage or provide investment advice on retirement plans. These include individual retirement accounts and 401(k)s (including 403(b)s). The new rules require the broker or adviser to “operate in the best interest of the client.” I don’t…Read More

Category: Index/ETFs, Investing, Mutual Funds, Really, really bad calls

10 Tuesday AM Reads

My Big Fat Greek Wedding morning train reads: • Highest Forward 12-Month P/E Ratio for S&P 500 since 2004 (FactSet) but see To Nasdaq 5000 and Beyond (Barron’s) • Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated: Hedge funds nearly drowned in 2014, beset by bad news and bad returns. Prepare for a comeback. (Chief Investment Officer) • Four Reasons…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Rap Battle: Yanis Varoufakis vs Dijsselbloem & Merkel

Hilarious (Click settings for English captions):

 
RAP BATTLE [English + GREEK SUBS] – Dijsselbloem vs Βαρουφάκης (Varoufakis)

 
Hat tip FT ALphaville

Category: Bailouts, Currency, Humor, Video

Are We Becoming a Part-Time Economy?

Compared with 2007, the U.S. labor market now has about 2.5 million more people working part-time and about 2.2 million fewer people working full-time. In this sense, U.S. businesses are more reliant on part-time workers now than in the past. But that doesn’t necessarily imply we are moving toward a permanently higher share of the…Read More

Category: Employment, Think Tank

Killing Cancer

Vice: Special report: Killing Cancer, Friday February 27 10:30 on HBO

 

 

Source: thefutoncritic

Category: Science, Television, Video