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Summers: Reflections on the new 'Secular Stagnation hypothesis'

In case you just can't get enough of Larry Summers talking about secular stagnation: Reflections on the new 'Secular Stagnation hypothesis', by Larry Summers, Vox EU: The notion that Europe and other advanced economies are...



Most Latinos Don't Hold Obama's Immigration Delay Against Him

This is just raw data, and I suppose you can take in two ways, but here's what a new Pew poll says about supposed Latino outrage over President Obama's decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the election. Basically, the...



Twitter Inc – Two Key Engineers To Resign [REPORT]

Some of the engineers at Twitter Inc (TWTR) were concerned that the product vision of the company is not clear enough for themTwitter Inc (NASDAQ:TWTR) is expected to reorganize its engineering division after two its primary engineers are planning...



Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement



Over at Project Syndicate: Material Well-Being in America since 1979

Material Well-Being in America since 1979 J. Bradford DeLong Over at Project Syndicate: Over at Project Syndicate:The story goes: since 1979, the peak of the last business cycle before the inauguration of Ronald Reagan, economic growth in America...



Did You Hear The One About Early Release of SEC Filings?

The Wall Street Journal’s Scott Patterson and Ryan Tracy wrote an article yesterday that has sparked a whole new wave of OH MY GOD THIS IS SO UNFAIR rage and ranting in my RSS feeds and Twitter feeds.    The WSJ has a gate on...



From This Day Forward, We Will Watch How The Stock Market Performs Without The Fed’s Monetary Heroin

Mark this day on your calendars.  The Dow is at 16974, the S&P 500 is at 1982 and the NASDAQ is at 4549.  From this day forward, we will be looking to see how the stock market performs without the monetary heroin that the Federal...



Morning News: October 29, 2014

Deutsche Bank Posts Loss of $117 Million in Third Quarter World Bank Urges China to Cut Economic Growth target to 7% in 2015, Focus on Reforms Safe-Deposit Box Craze Lays Bare Ukraine Woes After Vote What Could the Fed Do to Address Inequality? QE3 And...



Facebook Inc (FB) To Continue Aggressive Spending

Facebook is asking analysts and investors to take a long-term perspectiveFacebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that he will continue to spend profusely on new technologies in the future, and also explained how this quarter’s...



How Effective Were Fed Bond Buys? A QE Research Bibliography

The Federal Reserve in Washington. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The Federal Reserve’s bond-buying may be coming to an end this week, but it is certain to live on for a while as a topic of economic research. Many of the studies of...



The Fed Favors Guidance Over Bond Buys

The Federal Reserve’s forward guidance has been a lot more effective at keeping long-term rates down and stimulating the economy than its three bond-buying programs, says Eric Swanson, an economist at the University of California, Irvine, who until...



Links for 10-29-14

Lars Svensson 1, Sadomonetarists 0 - Paul Krugman Digital divide exacerbates US inequality - FT.com It's Essential the Federal Reserve Discusses Inequality - Rortybomb The narrowing of global imbalances - Vox EU That Infamous Open Letter to...



Shareholder Pressure Helped Lead to New MSG Board Members

Though veteran activist Nelson Peltz is joining MSG's board, the company's choice of new board members came about after another hedge fund, JAT Capital Management, disclosed in late August that it had purchased a...



GT Advanced Technologies Inc On Path To Settle With Apple Inc.

While it says it would “ultimately succeed” in court, GT Advanced says it doesn't have the financial resolve to challenge the Goliath GT Advanced Technologies Inc (OTCMKTS:GTATQ), the supplier to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone...



A Beginner’s Guide to Probability Distributions, Risk and Precaution

Coincidences abound.  Last night I gave a lecture to my Cost-Benefit Analysis class on uncertainty and precaution, and this morning I see a writeup of a new article by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and his high-profile colleagues on the application of...



2 Reasons Why Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)’s Record Highs Since The Dotcom Bubble in 2000 Are Backed By Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA)

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) is trading at levels that it haven’t been seen in nearly 14 years and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) seems to have at least some sort of involvement in putting a smile on Yahoo’s CEO, Marissa...



U.S. Home-Price Growth Continues to Moderate

The home-price index covering the entire nation increased 5.1% in the 12 months ended in August, said the Standard & Poor’s/Case Shiller Home Price Index report. That’s down from 5.6% in...



Gas at $3 Carries Rewards---and Risks

Gasoline prices have dropped below $3 a gallon at most U.S. gas stations, delivering a welcome lift to American consumers and retailers. But the related oil-price drop has a thorny underside: It is threatening to slow the nation’s energy...



Exploding wealth inequality in the United States

Wealth inequality in the US has followed a U-shaped evolution over the last century – there was a substantial democratisation of wealth from the Great Depression to the late 1970s, followed by a sharp rise in wealth inequality. This column...



Republicans Have Big Plans for a GOP Senate. Here’s What Will Come of Them: Nothing.

If Republicans capture the Senate, they can accomplish big things, Senator Rob Portman told The Atlantic in an article published Monday. “We need the majority...



Apple, Alibaba hint at partnership

Apple CEO Tim Cook said he will discuss a possible partnership with China's e-commerce giant Alibaba some time later this...



ELON MUSK: The Wall Street Journal Is Wrong About Tesla Sales

Electric car-maker Tesla has been one of the hottest growth stories in the stock market and American industry. So, everyone was taken aback when the Wall Street Journal's Mike Ramsey and John D. Stoll reported a breath-taking plunge in sales for one...



Fed Touchy About Touching Rate Guidance

Some Fed officials would rather wait to adjust the “considerable time” language at Fed’s December meeting, which is followed by a press conference at which Chairwoman Janet Yellen can fully explain any change. Associated Press The...



What If Facebook Inc (FB) Misses Street Estimates On Tuesday?

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is all set to roll out its quarterly earnings on Tuesday. In spite of warnings from Facebook to investors during last quarter earnings report conference call, Analysts’ are highly optimistic in their estimates. A...



Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) And Netflix Inc. (NFLX) Suffering From Self-Inflicted Wounds: Dan Nathan

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) might join Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on the downward movement in the market after reporting earnings on November 5 according to CNBC’s Dan Nathan. CEO, Elon Musk sentiments that...



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Shareholder Pressure Helped Lead to New MSG Board Members

Though veteran activist Nelson Peltz is joining MSG's board, the company's choice of new board members came about after another hedge fund, JAT Capital Management, disclosed in late August that it had purchased a...



Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement



The Fed Favors Guidance Over Bond Buys

The Federal Reserve’s forward guidance has been a lot more effective at keeping long-term rates down and stimulating the economy than its three bond-buying programs, says Eric Swanson, an economist at the University of California, Irvine, who until...



From This Day Forward, We Will Watch How The Stock Market Performs Without The Fed’s Monetary Heroin

Mark this day on your calendars.  The Dow is at 16974, the S&P 500 is at 1982 and the NASDAQ is at 4549.  From this day forward, we will be looking to see how the stock market performs without the monetary heroin that the Federal...



Facebook Inc (FB) To Continue Aggressive Spending

Facebook is asking analysts and investors to take a long-term perspectiveFacebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that he will continue to spend profusely on new technologies in the future, and also explained how this quarter’s...



Hillary Clinton Sounds Populist Tone While Avoiding Bank Discussion

After saying businesses don't create jobs, Clinton seems to take up a populist issue while avoiding her real weak spotIs Hillary Clinton turning to the hard left so as to deflect the growing criticism of her little questioned ties to the large...



Morning News: October 29, 2014

Deutsche Bank Posts Loss of $117 Million in Third Quarter World Bank Urges China to Cut Economic Growth target to 7% in 2015, Focus on Reforms Safe-Deposit Box Craze Lays Bare Ukraine Woes After Vote What Could the Fed Do to Address Inequality? QE3 And...



Twitter Inc – Two Key Engineers To Resign [REPORT]

Some of the engineers at Twitter Inc (TWTR) were concerned that the product vision of the company is not clear enough for themTwitter Inc (NASDAQ:TWTR) is expected to reorganize its engineering division after two its primary engineers are planning...



GT Advanced Technologies Inc On Path To Settle With Apple Inc.

While it says it would “ultimately succeed” in court, GT Advanced says it doesn't have the financial resolve to challenge the Goliath GT Advanced Technologies Inc (OTCMKTS:GTATQ), the supplier to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone...



Links for 10-29-14

Lars Svensson 1, Sadomonetarists 0 - Paul Krugman Digital divide exacerbates US inequality - FT.com It's Essential the Federal Reserve Discusses Inequality - Rortybomb The narrowing of global imbalances - Vox EU That Infamous Open Letter to...



Wonkblog: The little-known federal program that could speed up an Ebola cure

Drugmakers are now pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into developing Ebola vaccines and cures with a clear and immediate need for these products, as an Associated Press story outlines today. But there's even more that the federal government...



Over at Project Syndicate: Material Well-Being in America since 1979

Material Well-Being in America since 1979 J. Bradford DeLong Over at Project Syndicate: Over at Project Syndicate:The story goes: since 1979, the peak of the last business cycle before the inauguration of Ronald Reagan, economic growth in America...



Did You Hear The One About Early Release of SEC Filings?

The Wall Street Journal’s Scott Patterson and Ryan Tracy wrote an article yesterday that has sparked a whole new wave of OH MY GOD THIS IS SO UNFAIR rage and ranting in my RSS feeds and Twitter feeds.    The WSJ has a gate on...



Fed Touchy About Touching Rate Guidance

Some Fed officials would rather wait to adjust the “considerable time” language at Fed’s December meeting, which is followed by a press conference at which Chairwoman Janet Yellen can fully explain any change. Associated Press The...



Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) And Netflix Inc. (NFLX) Suffering From Self-Inflicted Wounds: Dan Nathan

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) might join Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on the downward movement in the market after reporting earnings on November 5 according to CNBC’s Dan Nathan. CEO, Elon Musk sentiments that...



What Secular Stagnation Isn’t



A Beginner’s Guide to Probability Distributions, Risk and Precaution

Coincidences abound.  Last night I gave a lecture to my Cost-Benefit Analysis class on uncertainty and precaution, and this morning I see a writeup of a new article by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and his high-profile colleagues on the application of...



Gas at $3 Carries Rewards---and Risks

Gasoline prices have dropped below $3 a gallon at most U.S. gas stations, delivering a welcome lift to American consumers and retailers. But the related oil-price drop has a thorny underside: It is threatening to slow the nation’s energy...



Exploding wealth inequality in the United States

Wealth inequality in the US has followed a U-shaped evolution over the last century – there was a substantial democratisation of wealth from the Great Depression to the late 1970s, followed by a sharp rise in wealth inequality. This column...



Apple, Alibaba hint at partnership

Apple CEO Tim Cook said he will discuss a possible partnership with China's e-commerce giant Alibaba some time later this...