Yesterday’s Bear Column on BBRG Home Page

Hey, this is pretty cool: Yesterday morning’s column on the Signs of a Bull Market Turning Bear  made the home page of . . .


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Category: Markets, Media

10 Thursday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • Pimco shows that star investors are not really solo artists ( • Making a Move with Bond ETFs: What do you do when you want to sell one of your investments, but aren’t sure what to do next? (BlackRock) see also Bad Habits in Asset Allocation (Chief Investment Officer) • RailPen, BT…Read More

Category: Financial Press

AAII Presentation: Brain on Stocks

The ongoing battle between you and that large, mostly under-utilized slab of grey matter resting atop your spinal cord, doing very little of anything (except keeping you alive…)   AAII Brain on Stocks Presentsation NYC 2014   Downlaod: AAII NYC 2014  

Category: Cognitive Foibles, Psychology


Lows of the day:   click for ginormous version

Category: Markets

Predict This!

Over the years, I have discussed how little I care for predictions (see “The Folly of Forecasts“). We have chatted about how poor Wall Street is at making forecasts, wondered why they keep at it and revealed the secret to making better predictions. But the bottom line is that you humans are terrible at forecasting…Read More

Category: Investing, Quantitative, Really, really bad calls

10 Thursday AM Reads

I was busy yesterday afternoon, did anything interesting happen while I was out? • Stocks Explode Higher on Fears of Renewed Economic Weakness (TRB) but see Fat Lady Is About to Sing, According to the Charts (Barron’s) • Why Companies Break Up: Hint: It’s not because they’re well managed (Medium) • What the Dollar’s Rise Tells…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Map of Top 20 Billionaire Cities

click for full report Source: Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014

Category: Digital Media, Wages & Income

Has China’s Economy Become More “Standard”?

Has China’s Economy Become More “Standard”? John G. Fernald, Eric Hsu, and Mark M. Spiegel FRBSF Economic Letter 2014-30 October 6, 2014       Financial liberalization in China has broad implications, including changing how its central bank’s monetary policy affects the nation’s economy. An estimate of Chinese economic activity and inflation based on a…Read More

Category: Think Tank

John Oliver on Civil Forfeiture (HBO)

Did you know police can just take your stuff if they suspect it’s involved in a crime? They can! It’s a shady process called “civil asset forfeiture,” and it would make for a weird episode of Law and Order.

Category: Legal, Really, really bad calls, Television, Video

10 Wednesday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • The Empire of Edge: How a doctor, a trader, and the billionaire Steven A. Cohen got entangled in a vast financial scandal. (New Yorker) • Yamada: The War In The Gold & Silver Markets (King World News) see also Why Warren Buffett hates gold (USA Today) • 8 tips to maximize your 401(k)…Read More

Category: Financial Press