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14 октября, 19:00

MIB: Economists are so over

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Out of the destruction of the Post-World War economies, began the rise of the economists. Beginning in the United States, then going global, economists created new ideas about deficits, monetary and fiscal policy, that slowly gained traction. By the late 20th century, the influence of economists impacted every corner of the modern world, including trade,… Read More The post MIB: Economists are so over appeared first on The Big Picture.

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14 октября, 15:30

Everything’s Free!

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Dave Nadig, managing director of ETF.com, stops by The Compound to discuss how fee-free trading is changing the investment landscape with Ritholtz Wealth Management Chairman and CIO, Barry Ritholtz.     EVERYTHING’S FREE: The Impact of Zero-fee Trading     You can subscribe to The Compound here.     See also: Brokers Profit From You… Read More The post Everything’s Free! appeared first on The Big Picture.

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14 октября, 14:00

10 Monday AM Reads

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My back-to-work, Rudy-free morning train reads: • Is the World Economy Sliding Into First Recession Since 2009? (Bloomberg) • Marijuana Madness Turns Into a Cannabis Crash (Wall Street Journal) • When EBITDA Is Just BS (Institutional Investor) • What Happens When a Vacuum Company Tries to Make an Electric Car (Businessweek) • How to Reduce… Read More The post 10 Monday AM Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.

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14 октября, 13:00

10 most competitive economies in 2019

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Source: World Economic Forum     The annual Global Competitiveness Report has been released, and its chock full of great data and analysis: “Ten years on from the global financial crisis, the world economy remains locked in a cycle of low or flat productivity growth despite the injection of more than $10 trillion by central… Read More The post 10 most competitive economies in 2019 appeared first on The Big Picture.

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13 октября, 19:00

Transcript: Binyamin Appelbaum

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  The transcript from this week’s MIB: Binyamin Appelbaum, NYT’s Fed Editor, is below. You can stream/download the full conversation, including the podcast extras on Apple iTunes, Overcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Bloomberg, and Stitcher. All of our earlier podcasts on your favorite pod hosts can be found here.   ~~~   VOICE-OVER: This is Masters in… Read More The post Transcript: Binyamin Appelbaum appeared first on The Big Picture.

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13 октября, 14:00

10 Sunday Reads

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My easy like Sunday morning reads: • I’m an Ape, and I’m Also a Fish (Wired) • Trump wants China to help him win. China wants nothing to do with him. (Washington Post) • Record debt and inequality gap? It’s almost like 40 years of Republican tax cuts failed. (USA Today) • Elizabeth Warren Vows… Read More The post 10 Sunday Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.

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13 октября, 13:00

Endeavor Craps Out

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Check the financial pages. Entertainment CEOs make as much as anybody ruling the Fortune 500, even though their companies are oftentimes worth less and generate less cash flow. There’s a self-importance factor in Hollywood…these gents, and they are mostly men, control and steer the culture! That’s a powerful position, and they believe they’re indispensable. Except… Read More The post Endeavor Craps Out appeared first on The Big Picture.

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12 октября, 17:00

MIB: Binyamin Appelbaum, NYT’s Fed Editor

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Our guest this week is Binyamin Appelbaum, the lead business and economics writer for the New York Times’ Editorial Board. He was part of a team at the Charlotte Observer in 2007 discussing the high rate of housing foreclosures and questionable sales practices during the subprime mortgage crisis that won a Gerald Loeb award, a… Read More The post MIB: Binyamin Appelbaum, NYT’s Fed Editor appeared first on The Big Picture.

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12 октября, 14:00

10 Weekend Reads

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The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Danish Blend Porto Rico coffee, grab a seat by the fire, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • Is Amazon Unstoppable? (New Yorker) see also Jeff Bezos’s Master Plan (The Atlantic) • How Charles Schwab Took His Eponymous Firm Public (Worth) • Half… Read More The post 10 Weekend Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.

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12 октября, 00:00

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 10.11.19

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Succinct Summations for the week ending October 11th 2019 Positives: 1. Partial agreement has brokered a truce in the trade war; “Skinny” Trade Deal appears to be within reach. 2. Jobless claims fell 10k w/o/w from 220k to 210k. 3. Import prices rose 0.2% m/o/m, above the expected decrease of 0.1%. 4. Wholesale trade rose… Read More The post Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 10.11.19 appeared first on The Big Picture.

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11 октября, 16:00

Endowments Shift from Hedge Funds to Private Equity

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Ivy League Endowments Make the Same Old Mistakes Hedge funds and natural resources underperformed. New investments in private equity look no better. Bloomberg, October 9, 2019         The latest university endowment return data dribbling out for the fiscal year ended June 30 is not pretty. Earlier return estimates of 8.7% for the Ivy League… Read More The post Endowments Shift from Hedge Funds to Private Equity appeared first on The Big Picture.

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11 октября, 14:00

10 Friday AM Reads

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My end of week morning train reads: • Impact 50: How the Ultrarich are investing in the future (Forbes) • It Dominates Everything It Touches. But Can Amazon Compete With . . . Walmart? (Institutional Investor) • World War II: The Economic Anomaly (A Wealth of Common Sense) • From financial crisis to inequality —… Read More The post 10 Friday AM Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.