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22 января, 19:00

Upstarts’ Rules

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1. Solve a problem. The world does not need more me-to music, it needs a different sound that enraptures people. The problem we have in the music industry is we’re playing to niches, not everybody, and music when done right is for everybody, or almost everybody, there will always be naysayers. 2. Appeal to the… Read More The post Upstarts’ Rules appeared first on The Big Picture.

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22 января, 15:00

10 Sunday Reads

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My easy like Sunday morning reads: • How You Can #Resist … With Your Portfolio (Reformed Broker) • Savvy CEOs Are Learning to Manage Trump (Bloomberg View) see also Russia Fears That Trump Won’t Be Such a Great Deal After All (Bloomberg) • The America Donald Trump Is Inheriting, By The Numbers (NPR) • In Retirement, It’s Save Now or Pay… Read More The post 10 Sunday Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.

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21 января, 21:00

Inside ETFs Conference (this weekend)

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  I am off to Hollywood (Florida) to speak at the Inside ETFs Conference! It is a giant event, with a ton of great panels and speakers. I am going to ask Frank Luntz to help me with my messaging, get A-Rod to work on my swing. I am also looking forward to meeting Tim Urban, whose… Read More The post Inside ETFs Conference (this weekend) appeared first on The Big Picture.

21 января, 17:45

MIB: Charley Ellis on the Index Revolution

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This week, I speak with with Charley Ellis — Chair of the Yale Endowment, Vanguard Board member and founder of Greenwich Associates. This is our second conversation with the all around finance legend. Ellis explains how he accidentally began his career in the Rockefeller family office (he thought he was going to the Rockefeller foundation to… Read More The post MIB: Charley Ellis on the Index Revolution appeared first on The Big Picture.

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21 января, 15:00

10 Weekend Reads

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The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of French Brazilian Bourbon Cerrado coffee, grab a seat by the fire, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads: • What is logic? Is logical thinking a way to discover or to debate? The answers from philosophy and mathematics define human knowledge (Aeon) see also A General Logic of Crisis (London Review… Read More The post 10 Weekend Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.

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21 января, 04:00

Frank Sinatra & Ella Fitzgerald – Can’t We Be Friends

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My frame of reference for this song — the benchmark for duet of this song — is Ella & Louis, but I found this short, live version of Ella and Frank to be totally charming:     The post Frank Sinatra & Ella Fitzgerald – Can’t We Be Friends appeared first on The Big Picture.

21 января, 00:00

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events

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Succinct Summations for the week ending January 20th, 2017. Positives New President! Tax cuts, deregulation, infrastructure! Housing market index fell from 70 to 67, still a very strong reading. Jobless claims fell 15k to 234k, taking the 4-week average down to 246.75k. CPI rose 0.3% m/o/m and 2.1% y/o/y. Energy prices rose 1.5% in the… Read More The post Succinct Summation of Week’s Events appeared first on The Big Picture.

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20 января, 20:00

Investors: Inaugurate Objectivity

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Today is the day that Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th U.S.  president. From weeks before the election right up until today, talking heads have been telling us how momentous this will be for the stock market. First, the pundits warned us of an imminent market slump. Then when the markets defied… Read More The post Investors: Inaugurate Objectivity appeared first on The Big Picture.

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20 января, 19:45

Where Political Desire Meets Reality

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Peter Tchir looks at the cross section between political desire and reality:   Source: Brean Capital, LLC. The post Where Political Desire Meets Reality appeared first on The Big Picture.

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20 января, 17:00

Obama’s Stock Market Legacy

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With all of the usual caveats about Presidents getting too much credit and blame – this looks tough to beat:     Source: Wall Street Journal   The post Obama’s Stock Market Legacy appeared first on The Big Picture.

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20 января, 15:49

10 Friday AM Reads

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The big day is here! Kick it off right with our morning train reads: • Sell Netflix, Buy Blockbuster (Irrelevant Investor) • Investors Need to Look Well Beyond the Inauguration (Bloomberg View) see also What Really Happened to the Stock Market During the Obama Years (Time) • How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what… Read More The post 10 Friday AM Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.

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20 января, 14:00

Jaguar I-Pace SUV (electric concept)

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Like Bob Dylan, Jaguar goes electric, with a liquid-cooled 90kWh lithium battery pack that gets 220 miles of driving on one charge, producing the equivalent of 400hp and achieve 516 pounds-feet of torque. The four-door, five-seat SUV will go on sale in 2018: Jaguar has declined to say what the price of the new SUV… Read More The post Jaguar I-Pace SUV (electric concept) appeared first on The Big Picture.