Linkfest: Draghi defends banks; Greenspan defends self; Silicon Valley soars again

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Today’s most shared: Draghi: bail-in fears could prompt bank runs… Greenspan still sees a Maestro in the mirror in the morning… Yale model is a tough target… Apple’s giant white iTV still out there, like Moby Dick… Tech euphoria and Silicon Valley’s triumphalism.

via CNBC.com - Alan Greenspan: ’The system is broken’

via CNBC.com – Alan Greenspan: ’The system is broken’

Draghi: ’please don’t destroy Europe’s banks yet again’
The Telegraph
El Pais has obtained the devastating letter by the ECB’s Mario Draghi warning Europe’s authorities not to set off yet another conflagration with one their serial idiocies.
shared by @EconBrothers, @Ian_Fraser
 
Alan Greenspan: ’ The system is broken’
CNBC
In a wide-ranging AP interview, Greenspan acknowledges some errors of judgment as Fed chair but sees no reason to downgrade his own assessment of his tenure.
shared by @BCAppelbaum, @TMFHousel
You’ll never be a Yale superman
Financial Times
David Swensen is an investing superman. His pioneering use of alternative investments after he took over the Yale endowment in 1985 prompted a thousand imitators and created an industry.
shared by The Big Picture, @nasiripour
 
Apple Preparing 65-Inch TV for Release in 2014, Analyst Says
Bloomberg
Apple Inc. will probably start selling ultra-high definition televisions with 65- and 55-inch screens during the fourth quarter of next year, according to a Tokyo-based analyst at Advanced Research Japan Co.
shared by @ritholtz, The Big Picture, @counterparties, @JohnLothian, @HamzeiAnalytics
 
Europe Breakup Forces Mount as Union Relevance Fades
Bloomberg
Thomas Bellinck, a Belgian theater director, has put a date on the European Union’s collapse: 2018.
shared by @TomLasseter, reddit/Economics, Crossing Wall Street
 
Considering the Fairness of JPMorgan’s Deal
New York Times
As details emerge of a possible $13 billion settlement, Wall Street’s fears of a largely punitive settlement may not add up.
shared by Naked Capitalism, @cate_long, @IvanTheK, @moorehn, @grossdm
 
Sales Are Colossal, Shares Are Soaring. All Amazon Is Missing Is a Profit.
New York Times
With gargantuan revenue, Amazon’s recent profits have been slim to nonexistent. In its quest to become the world’s bazaar, are earnings beside the point?
shared by @firstadopter, @ryanavent, @newsycombinator, @mccarthyryanj
 
Unaccredited Investors May Finally Get the Go-Ahead to Fund Startups This Week
AllThingsD
More than a year after the JOBS Act was signed into law, one of the most important provisions may finally be coming into effect.
shared by @howardlindzon, @ReformedBroker, @Techmeme
 
Margin Debt Hits New High
Wall Street Journal
Investors took a record level of debt out against their portfolios last month, and borrowing made the biggest monthly jump since January.
shared by @firstadopter, @ReformedBroker, @IvanTheK, Abnormal Returns
 
Paulson & Co. PFR Gold Fund Fell 16 Percent in September
Bloomberg
Hedge-fund manager John Paulson’s PFR Gold Fund fell 16 percent in September after bullion and related stocks declined, according to a report to investors obtained by Bloomberg News.
shared by @GZuckerman, reddit/Economics, NYT Dealbook, @humenm
 
Silicon Valley’s Secessionist Movement Is Growing
New York
We need to build opt-in society, outside the US, run by technology.
shared by @TheStalwart, @ObsoleteDogma, Naked Capitalism, @Noahpinion
 
Farmland bubble? 10-year rise raises red flags
MarketWatch
Farmland prices have surged, leading to fears of a potential bubble. The next year or two will mark a crucial test.
shared by @JacobWolinsky, @CMEGroup, @davidmwessel, Abnormal Returns
 
Analysis: Repeatedly burned, short sellers avoid momentum stocks
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Even as some of Wall Street’s biggest trading favorites – considered by many to be massively overvalued – report earnings this week, short sellers are staying away.Shorts have become
shared by @firstadopter, @JacobWolinsky, @wonkmonk_
 
Steve Cohen paid $100K to become Guy Fieri’s friend
pagesix.com
Embattled hedge-fund billionaire Steven A. Cohen, whose SAC Capital Advisors is charged with insider trading, paid spiky-haired chef Guy Fieri $100,000 “to be his friend for a day,” a new…
shared by @TheStalwart, @kevinroose, @JacobWolinsky, @Noahpinion
 

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