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Could Anyone Beat Clinton?

New York Times: “We asked three of the smartest Democratic strategists we know to imagine this situation: You are running the campaign of a liberal Democrat against Mrs. Clinton. You have $50 million to spend. What is your message? How do you...



Seifert, Profiting From Weekly Options

Seifert, Profiting From Weekly Options by Brenda Jubin, Reading the Markets. If you like taking quizzes you’ll love Robert J. Seifert’s Profiting from Weekly Options: How to Earn Consistent Income Trading Weekly Option Serials (Wiley, 2015)....



Godaddy Inc (GDDY) Debuts On New York Stock Exchange

Godaddy Inc (NYSE:GDDY) starts trading today using the stock ticker symbol GDDY, and management hoped to raise $460 million in the initial public offering. The company put up 23 million shares for sale at $20 each. That’s a slight increase from...



10 Wednesday AM Reads

No foolin’ around with our April Fool’s morning train reads: • Investors Across the Globe Join the Party (WSJ) • All Hail Jeffrey Gundlach, the New Bond King (Bloomberg View) • Once-bullish fund...



Asia’s Manufacturers Feel Squeezed

China’s factory-floor readings picked up in March. Here, a worker at a garment factory in Jinjiang in southeast China’s Fujian province. Associated Press While falling raw-materials prices have lowered costs for Asia’s...



5 of the Best Sidekicks in Video Games

Heroes have entire games to sing their praises, while most sidekicks get nothing more than a passing nod. It’s time to give these courageous friends their due. Here are 5 sidekicks who not only help the heroes achieve their destiny, but...



Icahn Remains Bullish On Chesapeake Energy Corporation

While billionaire investor Carl Icahn is best known for his shareholder activism where he tries to convince company execs to create shareholder value over the short term, he also occasionally makes longer-term investments. Icahn’s large stake...



Boston Fed Has Pretty Good Idea How Many Dollar Bills You’re Carrying

How many one-dollar bills are on you, right now? You might need to check your purse, pocket or wallet to get that answer. But if you are the average American, a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has an answer: three. What’s more,...



The Fed has basically infiltrated Wall Street board meetings

After the financial crisis, U.S. regulators faced criticism for not adequately supervising Wall Street management and started to boost their oversight. Now, they're keeping an eye on the banks' board members, too. The Fed and the OCC have...



Tesla New Product Expected To Be Home Battery, But Watch For Potential Solar Tie In

Tesla Motors’ new product offering, scheduled to be unveiled April 30, will be a battery innovation, says a note from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), and this innovation won’t do much for the company in the near term. Tesla battery...



Opinions On The Stock Market, Redux

Opinions On The Stock Market, Redux by David Merkel, CFA of The Aleph Blog Here’s the second half of my most recent interview with Erin Ade at RT Boom/Bust. [First half located here.] We discussed: Stock buybacks, particularly the...



A Solid Pick at a Fair Price

Written by Jae Jun follow me on Facebook Twitter Boy oh boy. The markets keep shrugging off any corrections and makes stock picking tougher. This is why valuation is so important. You make money based on the price you pay. If you’re fully...



How To Trade Tesla Motors Inc, Pandora Media, GoPro Inc

Tesla Motors, Pandora Media and GoPro all had big announcements recently, although their stocks haven’t moved much. The lack of movement may be opening up opportunities for investors who are interested in the companies, according to Wall Street...



Tiger Global Considers Joining In Flipkart’s New Round Of Funding

Tiger Global Management, the hedge fund headed by Chase Coleman III is considering of joining in the new round of fund raising by Flipkart, an e-commerce company in India. Former Amazon.com executives Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal co-founded Flipkart...



Meditation Would Help Wall Street, Deepak Chopra Says

Wall Street needs to start meditating, author Deepak Chopra said Monday. The alternative medicine advocate, who starts each day with two hours of meditation, said even 15 minutes of meditation will help give financial workers the rest and focus to...



Facebook Page Analyser from Locowise Gives Page Admins Point of Reference

Facebook page administrators can turn to the social network’s page insights to see how their pages are performing, but how can they tell whether their numbers are strong or lacking? Facebook Page Analyser, a new tool from social...



Tuesday: Case-Shiller House Prices, Chicago PMI

From the WSJ: Fed’s Fischer Floats Ideas for Regulating Shadow Banks The Federal Reserve’s No. 2 official floated a series of ideas for regulating nonbank financial companies, the latest indication that top U.S. policy makers are focusing on...



Ben Bernanke Blog Blogging



2 Federal Agents in Silk Road Case Face Charges of Stealing Money

The agents, one with the Drug Enforcement Administration and one with the Secret Service, are expected to be arrested Monday on charges stemming from their roles in the investigation of the...



Iran Is Similar To Nazi Germany, Says James Woolsey

Former CIA Director James Woolsey was interviewed on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday, and he was less than sanguine about the ongoing nuclear negotiations between the West and Iran. Woolsey argues that even if a deal is...



Majority of Hires Never Report Looking for a Job

In conventional models of the labor market, unemployed people search for jobs and respond to job openings posted by employers (as in Mortensen and Pissarides 1994). However, job search is not limited to just those currently without jobs. Each month,...



U.S. Inflation Undershoots the Fed’s 2% Target for the 34th Straight Month

The Federal Reserve’s preferred measure of inflation in February fell short of the central bank’s 2% target for the 34th straight month. The price index for personal consumption expenditures was up only 0.3% from a year earlier, the...



The Economics of Skyscrapers

A friend points me to this article in The Economist about the economics of skyscrapers.  Lots of good food for thought for micro and macro...



Forecasters Shrug off Winter Economic Blues

A cab makes its way across 42nd Street in the snow during the first day of spring in New York on March 20, 2015. Business economists expect strong consumer spending, housing investment and government spending will outweigh any slowdowns this...



Dean Smith and the revocable living trust

Famed college basketball coach Dean Smith's plan to give $200 each to about 180 former players when he died was set in his revocable living trust, a great estate planning tool that's not for...



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The Fed has basically infiltrated Wall Street board meetings

After the financial crisis, U.S. regulators faced criticism for not adequately supervising Wall Street management and started to boost their oversight. Now, they're keeping an eye on the banks' board members, too. The Fed and the OCC have...



Asia’s Manufacturers Feel Squeezed

China’s factory-floor readings picked up in March. Here, a worker at a garment factory in Jinjiang in southeast China’s Fujian province. Associated Press While falling raw-materials prices have lowered costs for Asia’s...



Credit Suisse replaces CEO with insurance exec

Insurance executive Tidjane Thiam takes over from Brady Dougan as Credit Suisse CEO in...



Icahn Remains Bullish On Chesapeake Energy Corporation

While billionaire investor Carl Icahn is best known for his shareholder activism where he tries to convince company execs to create shareholder value over the short term, he also occasionally makes longer-term investments. Icahn’s large stake...



5 of the Best Sidekicks in Video Games

Heroes have entire games to sing their praises, while most sidekicks get nothing more than a passing nod. It’s time to give these courageous friends their due. Here are 5 sidekicks who not only help the heroes achieve their destiny, but...



Seifert, Profiting From Weekly Options

Seifert, Profiting From Weekly Options by Brenda Jubin, Reading the Markets. If you like taking quizzes you’ll love Robert J. Seifert’s Profiting from Weekly Options: How to Earn Consistent Income Trading Weekly Option Serials (Wiley, 2015)....



10 Wednesday AM Reads

No foolin’ around with our April Fool’s morning train reads: • Investors Across the Globe Join the Party (WSJ) • All Hail Jeffrey Gundlach, the New Bond King (Bloomberg View) • Once-bullish fund...



Could Anyone Beat Clinton?

New York Times: “We asked three of the smartest Democratic strategists we know to imagine this situation: You are running the campaign of a liberal Democrat against Mrs. Clinton. You have $50 million to spend. What is your message? How do you...



Godaddy Inc (GDDY) Debuts On New York Stock Exchange

Godaddy Inc (NYSE:GDDY) starts trading today using the stock ticker symbol GDDY, and management hoped to raise $460 million in the initial public offering. The company put up 23 million shares for sale at $20 each. That’s a slight increase from...



RadioShack Auction Continues

The RadioShack auction moves into a second day Tuesday in New York, as the company and its creditors debate the value of the bid from big lender Standard General...



Something at GameStop Doesn’t Add Up

  So $GME reported last night and in an attempt to quash the inevitable “is digital eating your business” questions, the company made sure in print […] The post Something at GameStop Doesn’t Add Up...



U.S. Retail Sales Down 0.6%

U.S. retail sales fell for the third consecutive month in February, reflecting bad weather in parts of the country but also a sign of continuing caution among U.S. households despite an improving labor market and cheap gasoline...



Boston Fed Has Pretty Good Idea How Many Dollar Bills You’re Carrying

How many one-dollar bills are on you, right now? You might need to check your purse, pocket or wallet to get that answer. But if you are the average American, a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has an answer: three. What’s more,...



Euro Slips as Greek Bailout Talks Continue

The euro slipped in early trading, as the previous week’s rebound showed signs of running out of...



F8: Facebook Unveils Messenger Platform, Businesses on Messenger

As previously speculated, Facebook announced at its F8 global developers conference in San Francisco Wednesday that its Messenger application has been opened up to third-party developers. The social network worked with more than 40 developers...



Ben Bernanke Blog Blogging



Pens 'Diary of a Surgery'...

Pens 'Diary of a Surgery'...(Third column, 7th story, link)Related stories:Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed over cancer concern... ...



U.S. Fed Reserve Official Warns of Risk of Market Disruption

LONDON–A top Federal Reserve official said Tuesday that interest-rate expectations in financial markets need to be better aligned with those of Fed officials, warning that reconciling those views could cause “potentially violent” market...



Ferguson as organized crime and the failed state

Alex Tabarrok dissects the incredible Department of Justice Report on Ferguson. Truly astonishing things: $321 in fines and fees and 3 warrants per household, a parking ticket leading to multiple arrests and jailings. Much of it pursuit of...



Lumber Liquidators (LL): Why Not Pull The Wood?

Lumber Liquidators: Why Not Pull The Wood? by Todd Sullivan, ValuePlays. Watch Lumber Liquidators Tom Sullivan’s interview on CNBC last week: Rather than focus on the “short” side of this, reverse the position and lets say...