How Speakers Make Sound

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Category: Digital Media, Science, Technology

Better Than All Weather Portfolio . . .

>   My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. This morning, we take yet another at Tony Robbin’s All Weather Portfolio. The print version had the headline Why the all-weather portfolio is a wash-out while online, it was Better Than All Weather Portfolio. Rather than merely criticize Robbin’s 55% bond, 15% commodity portfolio, I…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Asset Allocation, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Investing, Really, really bad calls

10 Sunday AM Reads

My Sunday morning reads: • Top Independent Adviser With $3.5 Billion Once Lived on Credit (Bloomberg) • Keeping Investors Scared Witless ( see also The hidden message of the Hindenburg Omen (Humble Student of the Markets) • Is the Bull Market Only Half Over? (Forbes) • The Rise and Fall of Debate in Economics (Joe Francis)…Read More

Category: Financial Press

John Oliver: Ayn Rand – How Is This Still A Thing?

Ayn Rand, author of “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead” is still kind of a thing. How?

Category: Humor, Television, Video

Getting On The Right Track

1. Focus on music not money. There’s too much talk about grosses and too much bitching about Spotify. Amazon rolls out robots and we all ooh and ahh, there’s forward motion in the music business and everybody complains. Change is inevitable, the future comes, the social landscape will be rearranged…best to acknowledge this and move…Read More

Category: Music, Think Tank

MiB: Jonathan Miller

In the latest “Masters in Business” podcast, I speak with Jonathan Miller, a Bloomberg View contributor and co-founder of Miller Samuel. He blogs at Miller Matrix. Miller is an expert on real estate appraisals and transactions, and runs one of the larger appraisal firms. He has created a variety of real estate data analytics for various regions as…Read More

Category: Podcast, Real Estate

10 Weekend Reads

Good Saturday morn. Settle into your favorite easy chair, pour a hot cup of Joe, and enjoy our longer form weekend reads: • Tech Stocks: Sizing Up the New Bubble (Barron’s) • Inside Elon Musk’s $1.4 billion score (Fortune) • Fade to Black: Bill Gross Ends an Era (Chief Investment Officer) see also Fall of the…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Muppets’ Hip Hop Hooray

A delightful mashup of Kermit, Fozzie Bear and Beaker covering ’80s classic, “Hip Hop Hooray.”

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Weekend

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 12.5.14

Succinct Summations week ending December 5th Positives: 1. NFP came in at 321k far above 230k expectations. This was the strongest month since January 2012 and the best year of job creation since 1999. 2. S&P 500 and Dow Jones made new all-time highs for the fifth straight week. 3. Crude oil fell to the…Read More

Category: Markets

You Don’t Know Non-Farm Payrolls

  Over the years, I have spilled a lot of pixels on why the monthly obsession on NonFarm Payrolls is misplaced (See e.g., this, this and this). What matters is not any single data point, but the overall trend. And as we have seen since the trend reversed in 2010, that trend has become positive….Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Employment