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  • Alibaba Co-Founders Set Up Philanthropic Trusts
    Jack Ma, the co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is pouring much of his personal wealth into the creation of one of Asia's largest philanthropic ...
  • Ladies' Home Journal to End Monthly Publication
    Meredith Corp.'s Ladies' Home Journal, one of the country's oldest women's magazines, will end regular monthly publication this July, the victim of declining ad revenue.
  • Amazon Again Reports Thin Profits
    Amazon.com Inc. reported another quarter of skimpy profits, despite better-than-expected revenue growth, as the Web-commerce giant spent heavily on shipping, cloud computing and other initiatives.
  • Mining Companies Conserve Cash
    A slump in spending by mining companies is running longer and deeper than expected, hitting hard equipment suppliers like Caterpillar.
  • United Stumbles as Others Soar
    First-quarter results for American Airlines and Southwest soared, while JetBlue's profit narrowed sharply and United delivered a wider loss.
  • For First Time, Verizon Loses Cellphone Customers
    Verizon lost wireless customers for the first time ever, as its rivals launched a bitter fight for new subscribers. It lost roughly 138,000 net postpaid ...
  • Stop Sacrificing Sherpas
    While it may be lamentable that scaling Everest has grown into a virtual industry, it’s outright dangerous not to treat it like one. 
  • What Obama and Abe Didn't Talk About
    Far more important than territorial disputes with China is the challenge of returning the Japanese and U.S. economies to health. Yet neither Japan nor the U.S. ...
  • Might Be Time to Short the Euro
    To fight deflation, the ECB could stimulate the euro-area economy by purchasing securities backed by mortgages, small-business loans, corporate debt and bank loans, as well as government ...
  • London's Most Suggestive Building Goes Bust
    A basic tenet of finance is that assets should match liabilities. How did the owners of London's landmark Erotic Gherkin tower get it so wrong?
  • Affirmative Action Isn't a Constitutional Issue
    Both sides of the Supreme Court battle over affirmative action are wrong. It isn't a constitutional issue.
  • Play the Slate News Quiz
    Welcome back to Slate’s weekly news quiz. I’m your host, 74-time Jeopardy! winner Ken Jennings.
  • Perry’s Peril
    AUSTIN, Texas—Reporting on Rick Perry this week has included more talk about a spit guard than I would have expected. The Texas governor is thinking ...
  • Blue Ruin
    Alfred Hitchcock’s Torn Curtain (1966) is a stiff, somewhat unengaging Cold War espionage movie with one justly famous scene: In the barren kitchen of ...
  • Navy Proposal or Half-Baked Jerry Bruckheimer Movie?
    Imagine drones the size of F-14 Tomcats that could fly for 14 hours straight, refuel other aircraft, and even act as a robotic wingman to ...
  • What’s Wrong With Chernobyl's Trees?
    The effects of the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl are still evident nearly 30 years after the catastrophic meltdown in local animals, plants, and, researchers ...
  • Earnings Quality
    The Misrepresentation of Earnings, a white paper by researchers Dichev, Graham, Harvey, and Rajgopal, uncovers some startling information about earnings manipulation directly from those who would know–CFOs ...
  • Lost Decades
    How concerned should investors be about the possibility of have a 10-year stretch with negative equity returns? RPSeawright addresses this all-important question for retirees or ...
  • Trepidation About Investing Persists
    Looks like there may still be a long ways to go in this bull market: Six years after the financial crisis, most Americans remain unwilling ...
  • Power 4 Model Holdings
    Current holdings of the DWA PowerShares Sector 4 Model are shown below: Click here for model details. The information contained herein has been prepared without ...
  • Relative Strength Spread
    The chart below is the spread between the relative strength leaders and relative strength laggards (universe of mid and large cap stocks).  When the chart ...
  • Thursday links: fair returns
    Quote of the day Scott Krisiloff, “If we are leaving the 20th century behind, then maybe we have to leave behind our concept of fair ...
  • Wednesday links: a deliberate bet
    You can keep up with all of our posts by signing up for our daily e-mail. Thousands of other readers already have. Don’t miss out! ...
  • Tuesday links: bullish on hedge funds
    Quote of the day Marlin Nadoo, “Across the spectrum, investors continue to be bullish on hedge funds..Even on the back of what was a pretty ...
  • Monday links: knowing your time horizon
    Quote of the day Ben Carlson, “Knowing your time horizon before you make any investment is extremely important.”  (A Wealth of Common Sense) Listen of ...
  • In search of growth in a shrinking pool
    Count Airbnb amongst the growing class of ‘unicorns.’ That is, companies that have raised venture capital rounds at valuations in excess of $1 billion. In ...
  • Jobless Claims Higher Than Expected
    After two straight weeks where jobless claims came in lower than expected, today's report was higher than expected.  While economists were expecting claims to come ...
  • A Not So Golden Cross
    In technical analysis, the term "golden cross" refers to a chart formation where a short term moving average crosses above a longer term average as ...
  • Biggest Movers On Earnings Data
    We've gotten a huge chunk of earnings data over the last two days, so it might be helpful to take a step back from the ...
  • Bullish Sentiment Sees Biggest Jump in Two Months
    There's nothing like a six-day rally in the stock market to get investor sentiment back on the upswing, and that is exactly what we saw ...
  • Weak Lunch Hour, Strong Late
    Below is a look at how the S&P 500 has traded on an intraday basis so far this year.  In the chart, we show the ...
  • Wall Street’s Oligarchy
    An important aspect of the stock market that’s not often discussed is how much of Wall Street is an oligarchy. By that, I don’t mean ...
  • Q1 Earnings Calendar
    Sixteen of our 20 Buy List stocks are on a March/June/September/December reporting cycle, so we’re going to get a lot of earnings reports over the ...
  • Apple to Split 7-for-1
    Yesterday, Apple (AAPL) announced that it will split its shares 7-for-1. This means that investors will own seven times their current number of shares, and ...
  • S&P 500 Rises on Durable Goods
    The stock market is up again today after yesterday’s sell-off snapped our six-day win streak. More economic news. Orders for durable goods rose 2.6% last ...
  • Morning News: April 24, 2014
    Draghi Just Can’t Knock a Good Euro Euro-Zone Data Point to Recovery Even Amid Ukraine Crisis Spain Auctions Debt at Record Lows as Growth Accelerates ...
  • Science Shmience
    Adam Zyglis on Science Skeptics   Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News  
  • 10 Thursday PM Reads
    My afternoon train reading: • The Richer You Are the Older You’ll Get (Real Time Economics) • Mom and pop are stepping up their trading. (WSJ) • Checklist: ...
  • Space-based Solar Power Transmission
      click for ginormous interactive graphic Source: Visual.ly
  • To Whom Does the U.S. Government Owe Money?
    Over at Political Calculations, they have updated an excellent graphic showing the various folsk Uncle Sam owes money to: click for larger graphic Source: Political ...
  • 10 Thursday AM Reads
    Read these.  I dare you. • The Ubiquity of “Lost Decades” (Above the Market) • Insurers are capitalizing on a surge of interest in bonds linked ...
  • Hoisington Investment Management – Quarterly Review and Outlook, First Quarter 2014
    In today’s Outside the Box, Lacy Hunt and Van Hoisington of Hoisington Investment have the temerity to point out that since the Great Recession officially ...
  • Dare to Be Great II
    I can’t tell you how many thousands of hours I have spent, over the years, thinking about, reading about, and talking about how to be ...
  • Every Central Bank for Itself
    “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.” – Mike Tyson For the last 25 days I’ve been traveling in Argentina and South Africa, ...
  • Risk On, Regardless
    When Gary Shilling was with us here last fall, he and I were feeling considerably more sanguine about the near-term propects for the US and ...
  • The Lions in the Grass, Revisited
    “In the economic sphere an act, a habit, an institution, a law produces not only one effect, but a series of effects. Of these effects, ...
  • The ONLY Thing Healthnet Does Well
    I hate these guys more than I can tell you. I’d rather have Lloyd Blankfein as President of the U.S. than see Healthnet thrive. They ...
  • Bearish Trade Setups to Fade the Price Swings
    Here’s my short watch-list: Be sure to checkout more of Ryan’s Swing-Trades at SharePlanner.com
  • Key Inflection Point Area
    After very solid AAPL earnings last night ES has gained 10 points and is testing those highs at the time of writing. This means that ...
  • Hunky Dory
    I confess I was half-hoping for some kind of shocking news from Facebook and/or Apple, but the only “shock” was to the upside. I have ...
  • One-Two Punch
    Well, after six “up” days, the bears finally got some relief on Wednesday……….only to be nuked again after the bell by two stocks: FB and ...
  • Credit - Hocus Bogus
    "Fake is as old as the Eden tree" - Orson WellesWatching with interest peripheral yields touching record ...
  • Credit - Too Big To Fall
    "Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing." - Warren BuffettWatching with interest the ever compressing credit ...
  • Guest Post - Equities: Frothy Sentiment
    "The good news is, we're not bankrupt. The bad news is, we're ...
  • Credit - The Thin Red Line
    "If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen ...
  • Credit - Crosswind
    "The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably as clouds announce a storm." - Albert Camus
  • How to Start an ETF
    I gets lots of questions over email and in person on a handful of topics.  Usually I try to incorporate all of them into a ...
  • The Global Market Portfolio
    Graphics from Jan 2014 Update of “The Global Multi-Asset Market Portfolio 1959-2012″    
  • Free Books
    I’m starting a hellish travel schedule for the next six weeks, and usually I like to give out free books at the talks so people ...
  • A Spectrum of Possibilities (Probabilities)
    Valuation works over long time periods.  In the short term, anything can happen.  The US market was slightly expensive at the end of 2012, but ...
  • Checking in on the Tiger (Cubs)
    I sent out a fun piece by Novus to Idea Farm subscribers last month called Like Tiger, Like Cub.  The piece took a deep dive ...
  • Freedom is slavery
    IT MAY seem odd, given Russia's poor demography, reputation for corruption (ranked 127th out of 177 nations in the transparency index, alongside Mali ...
  • Ignorance is strength
    IT IS hard not to be amused (as well as depressed) at the survey that asked Americans to place Ukraine on a map (the ...
  • Are asset managers a source of systemic risk?
    RISK can appear in all sorts of places in the financial sector. As Michael Lewis points out in his latest book, stockmarkets are now ...
  • Uh-oh
    HIGHER profits are generally seen as the most positive factor for stockmarkets. Over time, such profits should lead to more cashflows for investors in the ...
  • Collateral damage
    THERE are many potential explanations for the rise in inequality over the last 30 years - globalisation, the impact of technology (or skill-biased technological change ...
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  • James Turk
    James Turk: Founder & Chairman of GoldMoney - James has written “The Freemarket Gold & Money Report,” an investment newsletter since 1987. James has specialized ...
  • Victor Sperandeo
    Victor Sperandeo: President and CEO of Alpha Financial Technologies - Mr. Sperandeo was inducted into the Trader Hall of Fame. He is a professional trader ...
  • Dr. Philippa Malmgren
    Dr. Philippa “Pippa” Malmgren: President & Founder of Principalis Asset Management - Dr. Malmgren was former Special Assistant to the President of the United States ...
  • Grant Williams
    Grant Williams: Vulpes PM Portfolio Manager & IM Strategy Advisor - Grant Williams is the portfolio manager of the Vulpes Precious Metals Fund and strategy ...
  • Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
    Dr. Paul Craig Roberts - Former US Treasury Official, Co-Founder of Reaganomics, Economist & Acclaimed Author - Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is an American economist, ...
  • Twitter Digest: 2013-06-09
    Given that I block NSA & PRISM tweets, was entertaining tuning into twitter & trying to figure why everyone was on about Lord Snowdon -> ...
  • Twitter Digest: 2013-06-07
    Photo-set: Flooding Across Central Europe – http://t.co/8G6j8teCbd -> CDC Update: Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus – http://t.co/hWqN1338VN -> Col Flagg: ...
  • Twitter Digest: 2013-06-05
    FRED: Free Energy Data – http://t.co/90H7GVDazO -> Solipsisms ‘r’ us, courtesy of my friends at @thinkup: I apparently mention me a lot – http://t.co/9rTRXvBM9D -> ...
  • Twitter Digest: 2013-06-04
    The new Google Maps is truly Windows-ishly slow loading. I find myself non-clicking map links to avoid the dot-dot wait screen. -> Looking at 1980 ...
  • Closing the US-EU productivity gap
    The importance of innovation activities for productivity growth has long been recognised. However, there are significant differences in the level of intangible investments across developed ...
  • Human capital and income inequality
    Most developing countries have made a great effort to eradicate illiteracy. As a result, the inequality in the distribution of education has been reduced by ...
  • Persistent noise trading and market meltdowns
    Since capital flows to and from hedge funds are strongly related to past performance, an exogenous liquidity shock can trigger a vicious cycle of outflows ...
  • A European mobility assistance scheme
    Migration from new member states to richer countries within the EU has raised concerns that immigrants tend to abuse the welfare state. This column argues ...
  • Microentrepreneurial reinvestments: Evidence from Tanzania
    A recent literature shows that access to formal savings devices improves entrepreneurial outcomes in developing economies. This column presents research comparing the effect of saving ...
  • The Heart of Humanity
    Hubert Dreyfus is the preeminent expert on Heidegger so much so that in fact the various copies of Being and Time in his office are ...
  • Mental Model: Complex Adaptive Systems
    Today let’s explore the concept of the Complex Adaptive System and see how this model might apply in various walks of life. To illustrate what ...
  • How Complex Systems Fail
    A bit of a preface to this post. Please read the definition of Antifragile first. While the article below is interesting, the reader should read ...
  • The Stoic Reading List
    You know the section after the last chapter that everyone ignores? Well that’s one of the first things I read. This is how I read ...
  • Our Loss of Wisdom
    “Practical wisdom is the combination of moral will and moral skill.” — Aristotle Barry Schwartz, author of Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the ...
  • Quick Bounce Plays
    If you are looking for some (quick) support buys here, a good algorithm screen to have, courtesy of The PPT, is one I made called ...
  • A Few Setups For Thursday
    There are a bunch of high volume / high hybrid movers on Wednesday’s night’s PPT screen. For those that feel like doing a little bit ...
  • Late Night Strategy for Thursday
    The slow-moving Kellogg is still one of the better charts in the entire market right now, basing high and tight on the daily chart, first ...
  • THEORETICALLY, YOU SHOULD ALL BE DEAD BY TOMORROW
    Might I impose on your Wednesday evening with news of your demise? I realize the sting of my battle ax is a bit soft these ...
  • Stock #Market Recap 04/23/14 {Video}
    If you enjoy my blog posts and videos, then I would encourage you to please click on this 12631 hyperlink for more details about joining our ...
  • STTG Market Recap April 23, 2014
    Indexes took a little rest today, which as we said yesterday was probably needed. There was actually some bad economic news in housing ...
  • STTG Market Recap April 22, 2014
    We continue in this "V shaped" move off last week's touch of the 200 day moving average on the NASDAQ. The S&P 500 gained ...
  • STTG Market Recap April 21, 2014
    Since the mid day reversal last Tuesday we've seen a V shaped rally, so we'll see if "that" was the correction pretty soon here. ...
  • STTG Q1 2014 Survey Results
    Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill our quarterly reader survey. We had 320 responses which is what we usually see.Jumping right ...
  • STTG Market Recap April 17, 2014
    With markets closed for Good Friday, stocks finished off a very good week, retracting a decent portion of the losses we had seen in the ...
  • chasing complexity
    As the global financial crisis recedes in our memories, it is easy to ascribe it to an unusual set of circumstances. But one aspect ...
  • the reluctant portfolio manager
    Faced with cash coming in that you're supposed to put to work and a shrinking opportunity set, what are you going to do?
  • a business of herding
    The forces that shape markets are the subject of debate among academicians and practitioners. A look at some of the arguments and how we ...
  • testing ourselves
    What if you could have a better understanding of the knowledge, skills, tendencies, and expectations of those with whom you work to make decisions?
  • every seven years
    The turning of the calendar leads to reflection and projection, but the broad sweep of history often leads us to more interesting stories.
  • Weekly Market Summary
    The set-up coming into this past week was clean: SPX and NDX exhibited breadth extremes from which they usually bounce and April Opex is a ...
  • Fund Managers' Current Asset Allocation - April
    Every month, we review the latest BAML survey of global fund managers. Among the various ways of measuring investor sentiment, this is one of the ...
  • Weekly Market Summary
    Last week ended with a failed break-out higher in SPY and with RUT and NDX plumbing below their 50-dma. This was our conclusion: "Often, having ...
  • Weekly Market Summary
    This is the market you are trading right now:First, since March 20 (the day after the FOMC meeting), SPY has gapped up 10 ...
  • Pivot Points, Tick and Vwap in Day Trading
    This blog is about inter-day swing trading. To shake things up, this post will instead be about day trading. A version of this post appeared ...
  • Alstom shares jump on GE bid report
    Shares in French engineering company Alstom jump after a report that US multinational General Electric is in talks to buy Alstom for $13bn.
  • Facebook earnings surge on mobile ads
    Social networking giant Facebook reports better than expected profits, as a surge in mobile advertising helps boost its revenues.
  • Further IT problems for Ulster Bank
    Ulster Bank, a subsidiary of RBS, reports problems with its computer systems, as some customers are debited twice for cash machine withdrawals.
  • Hovis owner Premier sees sales drop
    The owner of Hovis and Mr Kipling cakes, Premier Foods, reports a drop of more than 6% in first quarter sales.
  • London Market Report
    The FTSE 100 opens higher, with Anglo American shares up 3% after the mining firm reports an increase in copper and iron ore production.
  • The most expensive lottery ticket in the world
    The real winners are the happy and well-paid engineers, enjoying their lives and their youth while working for great companies like Google. In the world ...
  • The problems of HFT, Joe Stiglitz edition
    The most interesting and provocative thing to be written of late about financial innovation in general, and high-frequency trading in particular, comes from Joe Stiglitz.
  • Private equity math, Nuveen edition
    If Madison Dearborn really is breaking even on this deal, that only goes to show the enormous disconnect between the economics of private equity companies ...
  • Five explanations for Greece’s bond yield
    If you're a bond investor, there's a surprisingly large number of ways that you could end up making money after buying Greek debt at these ...
  • The utility of switching lanes
    If you look at subjective rather than objective measures, I'm pretty sure that all our lane switching will turn out to have a useful purpose ...
  • April 23, 2014
    The grinder rally has continued to press higher, and one has to admit that you couldn’t have scripted this one better. After seeing all of ...
  • April 20, 2014
    The logical reaction rally that was triggered on Tuesday once the NASDAQ Composite Index undercut its early February lows and found support right at the ...
  • April 15, 2014
    As the old saying goes, you either scare them out or wear them out, After Friday’s weak showing, the market managed to put together a ...
  • April 13, 2014
    “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” – John Wooden Of note last week was the character of the third rally ...
  • April 13, 2014
    The market’s reaction rally and bounce, led by the S&P 500 Index’s bounce off the 50-day moving average on Wednesday, gave way in short order ...
  • A Trip to the Cinema
    Macro Man recently finished reading Flash Boys, which was certainly entertaining if somewhat incomplete.  While some of the other explorations of high-frequency trading are evidently ...
  • Testing Tuesdays
    Bob Geldof famously doesn't like Mondays, a sentiment which is likely shared amongst wide swathes of the population.    He presumably has no beef ...
  • A Market Vignette
    In the absence of anything interesting to say about a drearily dull start to the week, Macro Man thought he would share a small vignette ...
  • Counterfactuals
    The past week has been notable for the victory laps taken by central banks currently residing under the thumb of Professor Moriarty Woodford.  In ...
  • Go on, you know you want to
    "Go on, you know you want to."How many times over the last few years have macro punters contemplating a sale of the euro ...
  • Hedge Funds Love The Pound
    Chart 1: Funds have piled into GBP with a view of higher exchange rate  Source: Short Side of Long According to the latest CFTC commitment of traders report, hedge funds ...
  • April Market Breadth
    Chart 1: Nasdaq broke down after fewer & fewer stocks made new highs  Source: Short Side of Long The recent NYSE 52 Week New Highs & Lows ...
  • Precious Metals Update
    The following Precious Metals summary comes from Frank Holmes and US Global Investors: Demand: Gold demand in China is expected to rise about 25 percent in ...
  • Stocks & Bonds Are Both Expensive!
    Stocks and bonds are both expensive in the long term, while no one expects inflation… The post Stocks & Bonds Are Both Expensive! appeared ...
  • Australian Property Bubble
    The post Australian Property Bubble appeared first on Short Side of Long.
  • What’s the Worst 10 Year Return From a 50/50 Stock/Bond Portfolio?
    “The stock market is designed to transfer money from the active to the patient.” – Warren Buffett Last night on Twitter I posted the following ...
  • Inflation is a Relatively New Phenomenon
    “Though the economy might seem complex, it works in a simple, mechanical way.” – Ray Dalio One of the biggest worries about the economy these ...
  • What’s Your Reference Point?
    “Avoid the twin impostors of short term out- and under-performance. It is important for us to remember what really matters is the long-term.” – Howard ...
  • My Time on the Sell Side
    “Wall street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.” – Warren ...
  • Financial Matters
    “If I were an executive coach, I would try to focus each individual on the facets they can control. Emphasizing what’s in your control allows ...
  • Headwinds
    Colorado really is a wonderful place. People who don’t live here think that in the winter we are trapped in a terrible freezing tundra, but ...
  • “Over the Long Term” Doesn’t Mean “Always”
    I think, write and talk great deal about the value of investors staying focused on the long-term, and rightfully so.  It’s easy to get caught ...
  • Should You Invest Your Emergency Fund?
    My pal Cullen and I have chatted a bit recently about the rise of so-called “robo-advisors” such as Betterment and Wealthfront. While the total value ...
  • Why I’m going to the DFA Conference
    In two weeks I will be attending the Dimension Fund Advisors (DFA) introductory conference in Santa Monica.  This is the next step in my ongoing ...
  • The Motley Fool on Asset-Based Fees
    I’ve been a bit of a broken record lately, but here we go again. This week Morgan Housel was the one asking questions about investment ...

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