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Friday, July 7, 2020
Medical Bankruptcy in the United States, 2007: Results of a National Study
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July 7, 2020 at 5:00 am ET

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Thursday, July 6, 2020
9 Types Of Intelligence
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July 6, 2020 at 8:00 pm ET

Source: Funders and Founders

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The Pace of Innovation and Disruption Is Accelerating
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July 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET

The World Is About to Change Even Faster Having trouble keeping up? The pace of innovation and disruption is accelerating. Bloomberg, July 6, 2020 We sometimes take for granted that which is right before our collective noses. Creative destruction caused by technology is so rampant that it is practically a cliche. ... (more)


JPM Q3 Guide to the Markets
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July 6, 2020 at 11:00 am ET

My favorite chart book for the quarter is out, via JP Morgan. I’ll season the blog with a few of the charts I find fascinating over the next few weeks, but these two are where you must begin: As always, click for ginormous charts . . . S&P; 500 ... (more)


Break the Chains of Investment Bondage
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July 6, 2020 at 9:00 am ET

Do You Invest Like the Cool Kids?   tonyisola.com/2017/07/do-you-invest-like-the-cool-kids/ https://www.ifa.com/articles/dalbar_2016_qaib_investors_still_their_worst_enemy/#5913162667e80

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Thursday AM Reads
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July 6, 2020 at 7:45 am ET

My still recovering from the Fourth morning train reads: ? Ancient Romans made world??s ??most durable?? concrete. We might use it to stop rising seas. (Washington Post) ? ??There is no way back??: China seeks to move away from coal as leaders embrace the science of climate change (Seattle Times) ? Brexit: Vote ... (more)


Agriculture Stocks As A Value Play
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July 6, 2020 at 6:30 am ET

Note: Following my recent debate on stock valuations, I thought this discussion about a foodstuffs, the CRB food index and other agricultural commodities was worth sharing. Enjoy ~~~ After the announced Amazon-Whole Foods deal all we heard was about food deflation at the same time the CRB food index was breaking out to ... (more)


Central Bank Balance Sheets: Past, Present and Future
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July 6, 2020 at 5:00 am ET

Central Bank Balance Sheets: Past, Present and Future James Barker, David Bholat and Ryland Thomas. Bank Underground 03 JULY 2020 Central bank balance sheets swelled in size in response to the financial crisis of 2007-09. In this blog we discuss what makes them different from the balance ... (more)


Wednesday, July 5, 2020
MIB: Chris Anderson on Drones, Tech and the Long Tail
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July 5, 2020 at 12:00 pm ET

This week, we speak with Chris Anderson, former award winning editor-in-chief of Wired, founder of 3D Robotics, author of the Long Tail, which won the Loeb Award for best business book of the year. Anderson spent 7 years at the Economist, where he covered the technology beat. He ran the China bureau for the economist ... (more)


Global Interest Rates: Still Lots of ZIRP
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July 5, 2020 at 9:30 am ET

While the US Fed is raising rates, much of the rest of the world is still at or near Zero: click for larger table Source: Northern Trust

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Wednesday AM Reads
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July 5, 2020 at 7:51 am ET

My back to work morning train reads: ? Seven signs of over-hyped Fintech (LSE) ? An inside look at how Koch Industries does business (Washington Post) ? Better Ways to Measure CEO’s Pay: Summary compensation tables massively understate what executives earn and don’t tell investors what they need to know (Wall Street Journal) ... (more)


Top Global Brands, 2017
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July 5, 2020 at 6:30 am ET

Via the FT, comes this list of Top 100 global brands, 2017. I am dumbstruck by how much the USA dominates the top 25, and how much of that is Technology: Top 100 global brands, 2017 Source: Financial Times 1 1 ?? Google Technology US 245,581 229,198 7.1 ... (more)


Was There a Great Moderation for Inflation Volatility?
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July 5, 2020 at 5:00 am ET

Was There a Great Moderation for Inflation Volatility? Edward Hulseman and Alan Detmeister Federal Reserve Board June 29, 2017 Most accounts of the “Great Moderation”-a decline in macroeconomic volatility in the decades prior to the Great Recession-focus on employment growth and GDP growth.2 Some accounts include wage and ... (more)


Tuesday, July 4, 2020
Pogue: 4 people Steve Jobs handpicked to review the iPhone
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July 4, 2020 at 4:00 pm ET

Steve Jobs had unveiled the iPhone onstage in January 2007, but the phone he displayed wasn??t anywhere near finished. His presentation followed a carefully scripted series of steps that had been programmed to work just for the demo. It took six more months for Apple to finish the phone??and to bring ... (more)


50 Smartest Companies in 2017
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July 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm ET

click for full list Source: MIT Technology Review Top 10 of 50 1) Nvidia Continues to tweak its chips, originally developed for gaming, to help develop breakthrough technologies like deep learning and autonomous driving. $3 billion: spending on R&D; to create its new data-center chip 2) SpaceX Changing the economics of ... (more)


July Fourth Reads
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July 4, 2020 at 7:30 am ET

My July Fourth celebratory holiday reads: ? The real reason Tesla is worth more than GM (MIT Technology Review) see also Where Stuff Gets Made in the U.S. of A. (Bloomberg) ? Kansas or California? (Project-syndicate) ? U.S. Jobs Data Aren??t Fake (Barron’s) but see also Jim Chanos: U.S. Economy is Worse Than You Think (Institute for ... (more)


Monday, July 3, 2020
Big Four Economic Indicators
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July 3, 2020 at 12:30 pm ET

Does this look like we are on the verge of a recession . . . ? Source: Advisor Perspectives

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Factor Performance by Calendar Year & Cycle Length
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July 3, 2020 at 9:30 am ET

Another interesting set of graphics via Northern Trust; this one looks at factor performance by calendar year. The 2nd chart is quite intriguing: \ This is very intriguing: Source: Northern Trust

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Monday AM Reads
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July 3, 2020 at 7:30 am ET

My 4-day weekend (still not on as train) reads: ? For Whom the Bell Tolls, Sell (Wall Street Journal) see also Don’t Worry About Pricey Stocks. Worry About Cheap Ones. (Bloomberg Gadfly) ? The Rise and Rise of ETFs (International Banker) ? Connecticut governor signs bill to improve 403(b) plan fee transparency (Investment News) ... (more)


Custom Motorcycles of the Future
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July 3, 2020 at 6:00 am ET

Love to go for a ride on a nice summer weekend day . . . From a colour change to a complete redesign, Barbara Custom Motorcycles can make your two-wheeled dreams come true ?? and maybe even help realise some dreams that you never knew you had. With its latest ... (more)


Sunday, July 2, 2020
Steve Jobs?? iPhone 2007 Presentation
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July 2, 2020 at 3:00 pm ET

On January 9, 2021 Apple introduced the iPhone. The iPhone was a revolutionary product from Apple and it changed the way smart phones look in work. This video is from MacWorld 2007 were Steve Jobs introduced the original iPhone (1st Gen. / 2G). Steve Jobs iPhone 2007 Presentation

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Understanding Home Bias (1 click)
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July 2, 2020 at 11:30 am ET

Presented without comment: Source: Northern Trust

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Sunday Reads
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July 2, 2020 at 8:00 am ET

My easy like Sunday morning reads: ? Connecticut governor signs bill to improve 403(b) plan fee transparency (Investment News) ? Investing Successfully is Really Hard (Above the Market) (PDF) ? Just Like That, a Bad Year for Buybacks Becomes a Good One (Bloomberg) ? EBI West ?? my conference diary (Evidence Based Investor) ? Climate ... (more)


Saturday, July 1, 2020
Atomic Blonde Trailer
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July 1, 2020 at 8:00 pm ET

The film takes place in Berlin, 1989, on the eve of the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the shifting of superpower alliances. Lorraine Broughton, a top-level spy for MI6, is dispatched to Berlin to take down a ruthless espionage ring that has just killed an undercover agent for reasons ... (more)


Manufacturing Authenticity
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July 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm ET

I was sitting in a darkened airplane reading the Business section of the “New York Times.” What kind of bizarre world do we live in where there’s more analysis and facts in the NYT than the supposed business paper of record, the “Wall Street Journal”? One in which the President ... (more)


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