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The Closed Minds Problem - Paul Krugman New Keynesian Financial Frictions - Robert Waldmann Why Markets Can't Price the Priceless - TAP Handy Book of Economic Growth - Growth Economics Market monetarists and the ‘myth’ of long and...



“Davidson” on Markets

  “Davidson” submits: “Can you tell how many, what type and where fish are in the oceans by looking at the waves?”   This is […] The post “Davidson” on Markets appeared first...



Fed's Fischer: "Conducting Monetary Policy with a Large Balance Sheet"

A review of policy normalization by Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer: Conducting Monetary Policy with a Large Balance Sheet (excerpt)Turning to policy normalization, the FOMC and market participants anticipate that the federal funds rate will be raised...



Dalio’s Bridgewater Said To Start Artificial-Intelligence Team

The world’s largest hedge fund manager is banking on machines. Ray Dalio’s $165 billion Bridgewater Associates will start a new, artificial-intelligence unit next month with about half a dozen people. The team will report to David Ferrucci,...



U.S. Growth in 2014 Looking Less Robust

The U.S. economy cooled in the final months of 2014, a return to the moderate growth that has marked much of the...



One French investor has an unbelievable 'magic ticket' that is turning him into a billionaire without any risk

One French investor owns a financial contract so good that most people wouldn't believe it exists. It gave him 68.6% returns every year from 1997 to 2007, and he's exposed to almost no risk at all. That man is Max-Hervé George,...



'Credit Supply and the Housing Boom'

Alejandro Justiniano, Giorgio Primiceri, and Andrea Tambalotti at Vox EU: Credit supply and the housing boom: ... Conclusion In this column, we argued that any reconstruction of the fundamental causes of the housing and credit boom that preceded the...



FINANCIAL ADVISOR INSIGHTS: A new bill in New York could give whistleblowers a big cut of recovered money

FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers top news and commentary for financial advisors. New York's attorney general considers whistleblower incentive bill  (Think Advisor) New York Attorney General...



Net Neutrality Prevails! But There Is a Small Downside

Source: Adam Berry/Getty Images Well, that was a wild ride. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided to approve net neutrality rules by a 3-2 vote, ensuring that the Internet will remain a free and open resource, regulated much like a...



Apple's crazy car plans in 10 thoughts

An Apple car may seem nuts. Or maybe not. Here are the 10 best reasons for and against Apple's move into...



Federal Reserve Board extends comment period until April 3 for proposed rule to implement capital surcharges for largest, most systemically important...

Federal Reserve Board extends comment period until April 3 for proposed rule to implement capital surcharges for largest, most systemically important U.S. bank holding...



William Shakespeare (1) vs. Karl Marx

For yesterday‘s winner, I’ll follow the reasoning of Manuel in comments: Popper. We would learn more from falsifying the hypothesis that Popper’s talk is boring than what we would learn from falsifying the hypothesis that...



Net Neutrality Up For A Key Vote Today By FCC Board

An essential question will be decided today about how the Internet works: Should service providers be a neutral gateway or should they handle different types of Internet traffic in different ways?» E-Mail...



Quantitative Easing and Monetary Aggregates



The letter Wall Street sent to potential Argentina investors is hilarious

If you're going to invest in Argentina, you better put on your big boy pants, and be prepared to lose them. That's the tone of a letter JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank sent potential investors in a proposed Argentine bond offering that was...



Fight To Protect Insider Trading Convictions Heats Up

As U.S. Attorneys in the Southern District of New York prepare to fight for what might amount to defending nearly 80 insider trading convictions, newly unsealed documents shed light on one of the more controversial cases. Four years after FBI agents...



Argentina Bond Sale Is Suspended Amid Hedge Fund Pressure

Demands by a federal judge in Manhattan are said to have led JPMorgan Chase and Deutsche Bank to pull back on their deal...



The Maddest Men of All: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Rory Sutherland presenting “Praxeology: Lessons from a Lost Science” (Photo: Betsy Weber) Our previous Freakonomics Radio episode, “Hacking the World BPreviewank,” discussed how Jim Yong Kim, president of the...



Why the Dip Into Deflation Should Be Short-Lived

The drop in the consumer price index is centered in energy prices, with the gasoline index alone plunging 18.7% in January over December. Getty Images The U.S. saw its first month of deflation since 2009, but economists say the nation is not headed...



Making Do With More

Ensuring that the workers of today and tomorrow can capture the benefits of the information age will require us to redesign our economic system. Only by finding ways to put true value on the goods we produce can we sustain a middle-class society, rather...



Fed's Yellen Fends Off Charges of Partisan Tilt

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen came under fire from Republican lawmakers who charged she had politicized the central bank, allegations she rejected in her most acrimonious congressional hearing in a year as Fed...



Fed Gives Congress Room to Shirk Resposibility

One of my favorite thought experiments is the careful-what-you-wish-for scenario. I was reminded of its utility during Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen’s Congressional testimony the other day. Consider the critique of the Fed by...



Morgan Stanley in $2.6 Billion Mortgage Settlement

The penalty will more than wipe out the $1 billion in quarterly profits that the Wall Street firm had announced last...



Facebook Inc Rolls Out Improved Suicide Prevention Feature

Facebook has launched a new feature, which is available on both desktop and mobile, to enable users to report when a friend appears to be in distress and hopefully prevent suicides. Currently around 50% of Facebook users in the United States...



Regulator Considering New Rules To Prevent Bank Cyber Attack

Regulators for the state of New York are planning to take steps to make banks become better prepared for an Armageddon-type cyber attack that could seriously damage U.S. and even global financial markets. Benjamin Lawsky, chief of the Department of...



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On Leadership: Why Twitter’s CEO is under pressure

Exactly a year ago today, Dick Costolo announced Twitter's first earnings report as a public company. Yet however monumental that day may have been for Costolo as CEO, today's update could be even more critical.Read full...



Apple Pay flying high with JetBlue now on board

JetBlue passengers, leave your credit cards in your wallets: Apple Pay is on board. The airline is rolling out Apple Pay on select flights between New York City’s John F. Kennedy airport and airports in San Francisco and Los Angeles starting...



Jim Cramer Explains Why Apple (AAPL) Stock Will Reach $750 Billion Market Value

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TheStreet's Jim Cramer says Apple  stock is headed for a $750 billion market value. Cramer questions if there is a tech stock bubble now that Apple has hit $700 billion, but he says he is reminded of what...



Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter CFO’s Account Hacked | Facebook Atlas Ad Network Expands

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Twitter Finance Chief’s Twitter Account Gets Hacked (SocialTimes) Tuesday the Twitter profile of the company’s chief financial officer, Anthony Noto, was hacked. The account...



Federal Reserve offers 21-day term deposits through its Term Deposit Facility

Federal Reserve offers 21-day term deposits through its Term Deposit...



Ross Ulbricht found guilty of masterminding Silk Road

His attorneys admitted early on in the trial that Ross Ulbricht had created the Silk Road, the online drug bazaar that was busted by the FBI in October 2013 when...



Rite Aid to buy pharmacy benefit manager EnvisionRx for $2 billion-Reuters

(Reuters) – Drugstore operator Rite Aid Corp (RAD.N) said it would buy pharmacy benefit manager EnvisionRx for about $2 billion, to enter the business of administering drug benefits for employers. The third-largest U.S. drug-store chain said it...



Apple is developing an electric car, report says

After months of rumors, it seems increasingly clear that Apple has an electric car in the works. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has a team of up to 1,000 employees working in secret on a branded electric vehicle as part of a project...



The Switchboard: US and British spies reportedly hacked into the world’s largest SIM card maker

Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team.The great SIM heist "American and British spies hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the...



LinkedIn stock up more than 6% on big earnings beat (LNKD)

LinkedIn reported its Q4 earnings Thursday afternoon, delivering a beat that sent the stock surging more than 6% after-hours.  The company reported revenues of $643 million versus Wall Street expectations of $617 million, and EPS of $0.61, which...



'Persistent Overoptimism about Economic Growth'

An SF Fed Economic Letter from Kevin Lansing and Benjamin Pyle: Persistent Overoptimism about Economic Growth: In November 2007, the Federal Open Market Committee began releasing projections for real GDP growth four times per year in its Summary of...



Fed Watch: Upbeat Jobs Report

Tim Duy: Upbeat Jobs Report, by Tim Duy: The January jobs report came in above expectations, with nonfarm payrolls growing by 257k and, more importantly, there were large upward revisions to the previous two months. Simply put rumors of the demise of...



Son Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Of Hedge Fund Father

Thomas S. Gilbert Jr. was indicted in the New York State Supreme Court, but pleaded “not guilty” to the murder of his father. Gilbert Jr., a 30-year-old socialite, had previously been arrested and charged in connection with the...



How Efficient Is Energy Efficiency? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

(photo: Stefano Paltera/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon) Arik Levinson is an environmental economist at Georgetown who spent some time as a senior economist for environmental issues with the Council of Economic Advisors (C.E.A.) under...