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10 Wednesday AM Reads

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:20:10 +0000

My midweek morning train reads: • No One Wants Your Used Clothes Anymore (Bloomberg View) • Follow the Money (Of Dollars And Data) • The Antitrust Case Against Facebook, Google and Amazon: A few technology giants dominate their worlds just as Standard Oil and AT&T once did. Should they be broken up? (Wall Street Journal) • Cuomo Seeks New York…

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2017 Retail Survivors

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:30:14 +0000

I love this chart — the sheer size of it is amuses me !   Source: Wonkblog

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Financial Regulation: Fit for New Technologies?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:00:02 +0000

Financial Regulation: Fit for New Technologies? Larry D. Wall Atlanta Fed, January 4, 2018     In a recent interview, the computer scientist Andrew Ng  said, “Just as electricity transformed almost everything 100 years ago, today I actually have a hard time thinking of an industry that I don’t think AI [artificial intelligence] will transform in the…

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ETF Store Show: Balchunas Recaps Year in ETFs

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:00:24 +0000

For ETF wonks, this is fascinating:     Your browser does not support the audio element. Source: ETF Store     click for audio

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MiB: How to sell a billion worth of art

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:00:46 +0000

Brooke Lampley doesn’t just advise art collectors, although she does plenty of that. Over the past decade, she has helped them make purchase decisions previously as vice-president of Impressionist and Modern Art at Christie’s, and currently, as vice chair of the Fine Art division at Sotheby’s. Lampley has moved paintings and sculptures that collectively sold…

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10 Tuesday AM Reads

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:46:58 +0000

My Two-for-Tuesday morning train reads: • Bought Apple Stock in 1980? Held It? Don’t Brag (BloombergView) see also World’s greatest stock picker? Bet you sold Apple and Google a long time ago (Washington Post) • Ask Ethan: What Does The Future Of Science Look Like? (Forbes) • The Cannabis Industry Is Well-Armed to Fight Jeff Sessions (Slate) see also What You Should…

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Beginning to Gauge Maria’s Effect on Puerto Rico’s Economy

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:00:21 +0000

Beginning to Gauge Maria’s Effect on Puerto Rico’s Economy Jason Bram and Lauren Thomas Liberty Street Economics, January 12, 2018       Just two weeks after most of Puerto Rico dodged the proverbial bullet, missing the brunt of Hurricane Irma, the island was devastated by Maria—one of the ten strongest Atlantic hurricanes on record.…

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Q&A with David Einhorn

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:00:09 +0000

  David Einhorn | Full Q&A | Oxford Union  

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US inequality chart book

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:00:07 +0000

From Torsten Slok: S&P500 and home prices are at record highs, and the unemployment rate is at the lowest level since 2000. But on some measures inequality in the United States has never been worse, see also here and charts inserted below. This development, combined with associated populism, could over the coming years become the most important…

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