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One of Wall Street's most bullish forecasters has a bold new call for the stock market (SPY, SPX)

Laszlo Birinyi thinks the S&P 500 can hit 3,200 by 2017. That would be a 52% jump from where the benchmark index was trading on Tuesday afternoon.  In an interview with CNBC on Tuesday, Laszlo Birinyi of Birinyi...



Panic Selling Costs You

Sam Ro points out a study done by Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Savita Subramanian: “We compare a buy-and-hold strategy vs. a panic selling strategy from 1960-present,” she said in a recent note to clients. “We...



'Sarcasm and Science'

On the road again, so just a couple of quick posts. This is Paul Krugman: Sarcasm and Science: Paul Romer continues his discussion of the wrong turn of freshwater economics, responding in part to my own entry, and makes a surprising suggestion —...



Anyone on Social Security is probably about to get some bad news

FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors. A social security cost of living adjustment looks unlikely in 2016 (Investment News) In October, the Social Security Administration...



Netflix, Amazon: Which Stock Does Bob Peck Likes

Netflix and Amazon, which reported impressive second-quarter numbers, are among the best performing stocks on the Nasdaq in July. On Monday, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey analyst Robert "Bob" Peck was on CNBC to discuss the outlook for the...



Fed Watch: Gearing Up For Employment Day

Tim Duy: Gearing Up For Employment Day, by Tim Duy: The big event this week is the employment report. Fed watchers will eagerly dive into the data, looking for signs that the labor market made "some" further improvement....



Puerto Rico Defaults on Debt Payment

“Puerto Rico missed most of a $58 million bond payment, the first default by the U.S. commonwealth in what may become one of the largest restructurings in the history of the $3.7 trillion market for debt sold by U.S. state and local...



Who Doesn’t Have Access to Protected Information???

  Peter Chapman has been kind enough to update this chart for us. I think it is pretty obvious why we are hearing the chorus […] The post Who Doesn’t Have Access to Protected Information??? appeared first on...



'Are All Tax Increases a Bad Thing?'

I have time for one more... This is John Whitehead at Environmental Economics: Are all tax increases a bad thing?: Not necessarily. And yet, Greg Mankiw: As long-time readers of this blog know, I have long advocated greater use of Pigovian taxes, such...



Consulting Firm Promontory Financial Suspended By NYDFS

Some might say you get what you deserve when you hire a fox to watch the henhouse, and not surprisingly that seems to be the case with consulting firm and "shadow regulator" Promontory Financial Group. As noted first by the New York Times:...



Obama's New Power Plant Regulations Are Modest, But Still a Big Deal

President Obama is unveiling his plan to reduce carbon emissions from power plants today, and it's generally being hailed as the most important environmental regulation of his presidency. Tim McDonnell has the details here. Rebecca Leber outlines...



Earnings beats not the same anymore

Beating earnings expectations just isn't what it used to...



Links for 08-03-15

Learning about job search in tackling long-term unemployment - Vox EU Feynman Has Something to Say About “Is Consistent With” - EconoSpeak Krugman's Review of ‘The Economics of Inequality’ - New York Times Workers Were...



The Revolt Against the Ruling Class

“He can’t possibly win the nomination,” is the phrase heard most often when...



Whistleblower claims doping in Olympic athletics on a massive scale

The leaked blood test data of thousands of athletes is raising serious questions about the use of performance enhancing drugs at the Olympics and other high-profile sporting events Handed to the Sunday Times and German broadcaster ARD/WRD by a...



Freshwater’s Wrong Turn (Wonkish)



Mapping the Worm Wars: What the Public Should Take Away from the Scientific Debate about Mass Deworming

Research replication. The case of Mass Deworming: http://t.co/04mnXcJUPi — moneyscience (@moneyscience) August 3,...



Links for 08-02-15

Inflation Paranoia as a Tribal Marker - Paul Krugman Recovery without Military Keynesianism - Econbrowser On the Great Financial Panic of 2007 - No Hesitations Paul Romer Confronts the "Adversarial Method" - Brad DeLong Is thne tech...



Need a Kidney? Not Iranian? You’ll Wait.

Iran has a unique and regulated system for paying kidney donors. The system has problems, but letting citizens who need transplants die on waiting lists isn't one of...



Wall Street Now Hates Democrats



Greek stock market to reopen Monday



11 Red Flag Events That Just Happened As We Enter The Pivotal Month Of August 2015

Are you ready for what is coming in August?  All over America, economic, political and social tensions are building, and the next 30 days could turn out to be pivotal.  In July, we saw things start to turn.  As you will read about below, a...



A live exorcism will air on TV just in time to summon your Halloween spirit

It's not too early to start planning your Halloween costume and it's definitely not too early to write out a detailed schedule for yourself to make sure you see every haunting and horrifying thing you can. Work on your time management so you...



The World Of Pension Assets [INFOGRAPHIC]

Starting a pension today means that when you reach your pension age, you will have a fund built up to supplement your state pension so that you can retire well. H/T Barry Ritholtz The World Of Pension Assets Infographic source: Easy Life Cover The...



SANDERS SAYS NO TO OPEN BORDERS...

SANDERS SAYS NO TO OPEN BORDERS...(Third column, 10th story, link)Related stories:Clinton campaign bitches at NYT...HUNDREDS of classified secrets in unsecure emails...Damage review already under way...BERNIEMANIA SWEEPS BROOKLYN... ...



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The Economics of Sleep, Part 2 Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “The Economics of Sleep, Part 2” [MUSIC: Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, “Coming Home To You” (from It’s About Time)] Stephen J. DUBNER: So are you saying...



What Apple Can Buy with its $203 Billion

Cool / silly infographic from the Instavest blog putting Apple’s just-reported cash hoard of $203 billion into...



More Millennials Living With Family

Despite improvements in the labor market, Millennials today are less likely to be living independently of their families and establishing their own households than they were in the depths of the Great...



KRUGMAN: Of course Greece had a plan for a new currency (GREK, EUR, EURUSD)

Well, duh. Greece had a plan to introduce a new currency if it got forced from the euro, and Nobel Laureate and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman can't believe people are shocked (shocked!) to find this out.  "I...



DOT: Vehicle Miles Driven increased 2.7% year-over-year in May, Rolling 12 Months at All Time High

People are driving more!The Department of Transportation (DOT) reported:Travel on all roads and streets changed by 2.7% (7.3 billion vehicle miles) for May 2015 as compared with May 2014.Travel for the month is estimated to be 275.1 billion vehicle...



El-Erian warns markets on Greek deal

The former Pimco co-CEO warned investors should be prepared for a difficult implementation of the terms of the...



What historical heights can teach us about past living standards

Were living standards during early industrialisation as terrible as we imagine? Robert Fogel, the Nobel prize-winning economic historian, taught us a great deal about studying long-term living standards through looking into people’s height. This...



Greek stock market to reopen Monday

The stock exchange in Athens is set to reopen next week amid tough bailout...



A Bold Proposal to Offer Greece Some Financial Relief

The provocative idea, to make private-sector bond investors — not governments — the primary creditors, would help overcome what many economists see as the central obstacle to a...



Earnings beats not the same anymore

Beating earnings expectations just isn't what it used to...



The Most (And Least) Expensive States to Drive

Owning a car is expensive. There are maintenance costs to consider, insurance to pay, and of course, gas. Several factors could affect these costs going forward. For one, if legislatures allow...