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Last Build Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 02:00:56 +0000

 



Kepler’s Tally of Planets

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 02:00:56 +0000

Source: New York Times Source: New York Times

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Transcript: MiB interview with Jeff Sherman, Doubleline

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 17:00:38 +0000

   The feedback to last week’s podcast with Ray Dalio was great; there were multiple requests for a transcript. We managed to turn that around pretty quickly, and it worked out well enough that I am going to try to make this a regular weekly feature of MiB. You will find the transcript of our conversation…

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10 Sunday Reads

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:00:36 +0000

My easy like Sunday morning reads: • Shaking Up the Market for Municipal Bonds (Barron’s) • Worse Than Marxism? (HumbleDollar) • Business Is Booming for America’s Survival Food King (Bloomberg Businessweek) • No Silver Bullets: 8 Ideas for Financial Planning in a Low-Return Environment (Flirting with Models) • The Dangerous Delusion of Price Stability (Project Syndicate) • Don’t get caught up in blockchain…

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Interview: James Simons

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:00:04 +0000

James Harris Simons has been described as “the world’s smartest billionaire”, amassing a fortune through the clever use of mathematics and computers. He is now a renowned philanthropist. Source: Numberphile

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MIB: Jeff Sherman of Doubleline Capital

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:00:11 +0000

This week I sat down with Jeffrey Sherman, Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Doubleline Capital. Sherman, a CFA charter holder, is also a member of DoubleLine’s executive management and fixed income asset allocation committees. He serves as a portfolio manager for derivative-based and multi-asset strategies. Previously, he was a statistics and mathematics instructor at University of the…

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10 Weekend Reads

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:00:40 +0000

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Peaberry Whole Bean Kauai Coffee coffee, grab a seat by the fire, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • Gay on Wall Street (Institutional Investor) • Jim Simons, the Numbers King: Algorithms made him a Wall Street billionaire. His new research center helps scientists mine data for…

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OK Go at TED2017: How to find a wonderful idea

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:00:54 +0000

Where does OK Go come up with ideas like dancing in zero gravity, performing in ultra slow motion or constructing a warehouse-sized Rube Goldberg machine for their music videos? In between live performances of “This Too Shall Pass” and “The One Moment,” lead singer and director Damian Kulash takes us inside the band’s creative process,…

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Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 12.15.17

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:00:56 +0000

Succinct Summations for the week ending December 15th Positives: 1. S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average made new all-time highs. 2. Retail sales rose 0.8% in November, well above the 0.3% expected increase. 3. Jobless claims fell to 225k, bringing the 4-week moving average down to 234.75k. 4. PMI manufacturing rose from 53.8 to 55, an…

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Forecasting? Wall Street is Wising Up

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:30:38 +0000

Wall Street Wises Up to the Folly of Forecasting One economist says what should be obvious: Making predictions only means you will be either wrong or lucky. Bloomberg, December 15, 2017       It is that time of year, when the financial industry engages in its annual ritual of making forecasts, which is usually…

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Galloway: Retail Like It’s 1999

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:00:40 +0000

Winner: Jeff Bezos. But as the Amazon founder becomes the world’s richest person, who’s losing?   Retail Like It’s 1999  

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