The Daily Routines of Famous Artists and Scholars

Source: Twisted Sifter

Category: Digital Media, Psychology

10 Tuesday PM Reads

Some reads for your trip home this evening: • No, Current Sentiment is not like March 2000 (Marketwatch) •  Manipulate Me: The Booming Business in Behavioral Finance (Bloomberg) • A Major Demographic Tailwind Is Coming That Could Make The US Boom For Years (Business Insider) • Retirement Advice, Without the Sugarcoating (NY Times) • Uber vs….Read More

Category: Financial Press

The New Gilded Age

Source: Businessweek

Category: Economy, Taxes and Policy

10 AM Tuesday Reads

Here are some reads for your Tuesday morning: • The Forever Elusive Alpha (Statistical Ideas) • The €1,000,000,000,000 Question, Revisited (FT Alphaville) • Nasdaq Composite vs. Your BS Risk Tolerance (TRB) • When Saving for 10 Years Pays More Than Saving for 40 (Telegraph) see also Retirement Advice, Without the Sugarcoating (NY Times) Continues here

Category: Financial Press

Game Theory for Bulls & Bears

“Capitulation” is the term used to define a selling climax that often marks the bottom of a bear market. It translates into “surrender” — giving in to the overwhelming need to just make the pain stop. Retail brokers tell tales of individuals bailing out, often saying things like, “Just sell, get me out, please make…Read More

Category: Cycles, Investing, Psychology, Rules, Trading

The Divide: Matt Taibbi on The Daily Show

In this exclusive, extended interview, author Matt Taibbi discusses wanting to spark a conversation about socially accepted white-collar crime with his book “The Divide.”

Matt Taibbi Extended Interview Pt. 1


Author Matt Taibbi discusses the hypocrisy of a judicial system that grants criminals at the top of the pyramid bailouts, while rewarding other wrongdoers with jail time.

Exclusive – Matt Taibbi Extended Interview Pt. 2


Category: Bailouts, Legal, Video

April 7, 2014 Enquiring Minds Want to Know: Is David Malpass Correct about Fed Tapering? Back on March 13, David Malpass, president of Encima Global LLC, wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal entitled “The Fed’s Taper Is Already Paying Off“. In this op-ed, Malpass argues that the Fed’s purchases of securities, aka Quantitative Easing (QE), have…Read More

Category: Think Tank

The Stability of Funding Models

Category: Credit, Think Tank

Self-Improvement & Skill Acquisition

Perspective: “A lifetime of outperforming the markets is unattainable for most. But a lifetime of self-improvement and the acquisition of skill and knowledge – that’s available for anyone who’s willing to go for it.” -Josh Brown, The Reformed Broker   Discuss . . .

Category: Markets

10 Monday PM Reads

My afternoon train reading: • Are Small-Cap Stocks Overpriced? (WSJ) • Industrial Stocks Take ETF Bounty (Bloomberg) • Millions by millions, CEO pay goes up (USA Today) • How Techmeme Became The Must-Read News Site For Everyone In The Multibillion-Dollar Tech Industry (Business Insider) • Soaring Housing Costs Driving Educated People From Big Cities (Real Time Economics) • Average Is…Read More

Category: Financial Press