Today’s most shared:
- Risk of rising rates to hit euro periphery, Wall Street trading desks.
- Hedge funds and VC don’t shine on a risk-adjusted basis.
- Everything you need to know about economics.
- Investing is a craft, like making sushi.
- The pitfalls of sell side research.
- Evaluating investment strategies.
The eurozone periphery countries will have to pay more than €130bn this year just to meet the interest payments of their mounting debts, a servicing burden almost three times as high as the rest of the single currency area.
shared by @ObsoleteDogma, @ezraklein, @FGoria, @mhewson_CMC
Betting against U.S. government debt this year is turning out to be a fool’s errand. Just ask Wall Street’s biggest bond dealers.
shared by @LaurenLaCapra, @MattGoldstein26, @Convertbond, @ReformedBroker
Why do investors keep putting money into hedge funds when so many of them underperform?
shared by @mark_dow, @ReformedBroker, @Noahpinion, Abnormal Returns
The real winners are the happy and well-paid engineers, enjoying their lives and their youth while working for great companies like Google. In the world of startups, the only winning move is not to play.
shared by @kevinroose, @FGoria, @pkedrosky, @INETeconomics
This graduation speech teaches you everything you need to know about economics. And it does so very, very quickly.
shared by @GTCost, @tomkeene, @Noahpinion, reddit/Economics, @ezraklein
10 out of Sargent’s 12 “lessons” are cautions against trying to use government to promote equality or help people. I think that when this kind of list is put forth as a “summary of economics”, it does a disservice to the profession.
shared by @delong, @ObsoleteDogma, @rodrikdani, reddit/Economics, @MarkThoma
Sovaldi, the new Hepatitis-C drug developed by the biotech giant Gilead, can cure ninety per cent of patients in three to six months. There’s just one catch: a single dose costs a thousand dollars.
shared by @HamzeiAnalytics, @mccarthyryanj, Naked Capitalism
At first glance, it may seem odd to compare a sushi chef to an investor. But as you’ll see by the end of this post, they both share a common goal: to become masters of their craft.
shared by @abnormalreturns, Abnormal Returns, @StockTwits, @howardlindzon
“Wall street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.” – Warren Buffett
shared by @MichaelKitces, @JacobWolinsky, @howardlindzon, @ReformedBroker
Burton Malkiel has a new piece up on Wealthfront’s website calling smart beta strategies into question. It’s a very interesting and hot debate at
the moment, and Malkiel’s perspective is worth a read—many of his points are important to consider.
shared by @abnormalreturns, @cullenroche, @MebFaber, @derekhernquist, Abnormal Returns
shared by @NickTimiraos, @davidmwessel, @calculatedrisk
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is weighing a requirement that brokers tell investors exactly where their stock trades go to be executed, a proposal that may address complaints that the decisions are sometimes made against the client’s best interests.
shared by @EddyElfenbein, @AmyResnick, @ThemisSal
US President Barack Obama is visiting Tokyo at a unique moment in Japan’s history, with its economy moving onto a new growth path that will take advantage of its geographic position.
shared by @ProSyn, @lindayueh, @naufalsanaullah, Reformed Broker
New York Times
With his book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” Thomas Piketty has written a blockbuster in the world of economics.
shared by Marginal Revolution, @spignal, reddit/Economics, @vali_nasr
Barclays, one of the world’s biggest commodities traders, is planning to exit large parts of its metals, agricultural and energy business in a move expected to be announced this week.
shared by @GTCost, NYT Dealbook, @FGoria, Here Is The City, @JohnLothian
Previously restricted papers reveal attempts to rush president to support Act, later blamed for deepening banking crisis
shared by @mark_dow, @anatadmati, @Convertbond, @edwardnh, @ryanchittum
New York Times
Is it the case that the top 1 percent of the income distribution are the same people year in and year out? Or, for that matter, what about the top 5, 10 and 20 percent? To what extent do everyday Americans experience these levels of affluence, at least some of the time?
shared by Marginal Revolution, @prchovanec, reddit/Economics, @delong
New York Times
Technology has the potential to affect the value of items that are now rare and expensive, everything from diamonds to paintings and autographs.
shared by @MarkThoma, reddit/Economics, @newsycombinator, @firoozye
Home prices in the UK continue to rise to new highs, exceeding the pre-recession peak. The price increases started in London and have now spread nationally. Many families are quickly being priced out of the housing market. Some are calling it a bubble.
shared by Abnormal Returns, @prieur, @EconBrothers, @FGoria, @tylercowen
StreetEYE.com follows the best ‘curators’ on the web and social media, and finds all the top financial news right now, as voted by you.
Please help us pick the most important stories you think should appear in this linkfest by voting here!