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Last Build Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:32:58 +0000

 



10 Thursday AM Reads

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:48:12 +0000

Jump right into our the finest morning train reads in the land: • Quant Who Coined Risk Parity Says Wall Street Has It All Wrong (Bloomberg) • Bill Miller Plans a Return to His Roots. The Legg Mason Opportunity Trust will get a new name: the Miller Opportunity Trust (MoneyBeat) • I’ve never seen anything like the massacre of the hedge…

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Where Trump & Clinton Are Spending their TV Dollars

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:30:09 +0000

You have to check out the entire infographic, but this is just one of the crazy cool graphics from Bloomberg on where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are spending their dollars on television advertising:   click for full infographic Source: Bloomberg  

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Happiness vs. Fullfillment

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:26 +0000

I love this:   click for complete 22 panel comic Source: The Oatmeal

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Julian Robertson on the Fed, Bubbles and Investing

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:30:21 +0000

Julian Robertson, Tiger Management’s chairman and chief executive officer, comments on Fed policy during an interview with Bloomberg’s Tom Keene and Mike McKee   Biotech Stocks Are Cheap 9:07 PM EDT     Negative Rates Are Tragic 9:31 PM EDT   Hedge Funds Face Most Difficult Era September 27, 2016 9:49 PM EDT   Bubble…

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Why Better Wages Are Tied to Healthcare Costs

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:00:29 +0000

Real, or inflation-adjusted, compensation has risen 61 percent since 1970; wages, on the other hand, have increased less than 3 percent in real terms in that period. This is a tale that has gotten short shrift in this political season. Much of the narrative of the 2016 election is about middle-class anger over the lack…

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Money Matters

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:30:18 +0000

Source: Nature

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10 Wednesday AM Reads

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:16:43 +0000

My mid-week morning train reads: • China’s Ambitious Plan to Make the Yuan the World’s Go-To Currency (Bloomberg) • For Profit Colleges: The Industry That Was Crushed By Obama (Buzzfeed) • The Penny Stock Chronicles — An Investigative Series (The Intercept) • We went to China’s Silicon Valley to see the front lines of the robot wars (The…

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Why Study Economics?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:01 +0000

Why Study Economics? Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer Howard University, Washington, D.C. September 27, 2016       I am very pleased to visit today with the students and faculty of the Howard University Economics Department. First, a fact that you know but others may not: The Howard University Economics Department is the only producer of economics…

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Crime in America’s 30 Largest Cities

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:00:01 +0000

Some data about crime:   click for ginormous graphic Source: The Economist

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