Linkfest: Inflation debate; China’s financial risk; Euro yields fall to multi-century lows; Active ETFs

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Today’s most shared:

  • The great inflation debate: Hawks have been wrong before; Krugman says Fed should keep waiting until it sees the whites of the enemy’s eyes, or longer; What sticky prices are saying.
  • China’s financial risk keeps growing.
  • Euro yields keep falling to multi-century lows.
  • Would you rather have owned a founder’s shares in Gamestop, Yahoo, or Amazon, which has reported lower earnings than the previous two, and all of which were founded in 1994? As Alvin Toffler said, profits, like sausages, are esteemed most by those who know least about what goes into them.
  • Active equity mutual fund giant moves to launch a non-transparent ETF.
  • EU member Hungary’s leader says liberal democracy is overrated.

Yellen Watching What She Eats Would Help Track Prices: Economy
Bloomberg
The next time Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen grabs dinner at her favorite eatery, she might want to take a longer look at the cost of her entrée.
shared by @DougKass, @volatilitysmile, @AtlantaFed, reddit/Economics
 
China’s banks pose world’s largest systemic financial risk
Wall Street Journal
The cost of propping up China’s banks in the event of a financial crisis have nearly quadrupled in the past three years to $526.2 billion, the largest of any banking system.
shared by @volatilitysmile, @RANsquawk, Reformed Broker
 
Spanish yields fall to two-century low
Financial Times
Spain’s borrowing costs have fallen to levels not seen since the country’s empire stretched across the Americas. The yield on Spain’s benchmark 10-year government bond fell below 2.5 per cent on Monday for the first time in more than two hundred years.
shared by @ObsoleteDogma, @economistmeg, @prchovanec, @pdacosta, @GTCost
 
German borrowing costs reach record low
Financial Times
Germany’s borrowing costs have fallen to their lowest level on record as Europe’s weak economic recovery persuades the region’s central bank to keep interest rates vanishingly low. The yield on Germany’s 10-year Bunds dropped 2.6 basis points to 1.12% Tuesday morning.
shared by @volatilitysmile, @FGoria, @TheIntuitInvest
 
The Class of ’94: Is Amazon Really King?
Wall Street Journal
You would think 1994 was a good time to start a business, but of all the companies founded that year who are still listed today, just six have made more than a billion dollars in cumulative profit in the last 20 years.
shared by @firstadopter, @MichaelKitces, @JacobWolinsky, @M_C_Klein
 
American Funds ETF Filing A Very Big Deal
etf.com
A single SEC filing may be the biggest ETF news of 2014.
shared by @JacobWolinsky, @ReformedBroker, @MebFaber, Reformed Broker
 
Morgan Stanley Said to Boost Junior Banker Salaries 25%
Bloomberg
Morgan Stanley is raising base salaries for junior bankers by about 25 percent as part of an effort to improve working conditions and retention, according to people briefed on the matter.
shared by @bespokeinvest, NYT Dealbook, @JohnLothian
 
Chief economists are the new marketers
Washington Post
Companies are flocking to hire data evangelists.
shared by @ModeledBehavior, @Noahpinion, @tylercowen, @CardiffGarcia
 
IPO Docket Suggests Busiest Week Since 2000
Wall Street Journal
This week 25 companies are looking to go public in the U.S. That would be the most since a week in August 2000 when 28 IPOs listed in the U.S., according to Dealogic. This week’s offerings are expected to raise some $6.8 billion.
shared by @LaurenLaCapra, @pkedrosky, @moorehn
 
Orban Says He Seeks to End Liberal Democracy in Hungary
Bloomberg
EU member Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he wants to abandon liberal democracy in favor of an “illiberal state,” citing Russia and Turkey as examples.
shared by @SpiegelPeter, @NickMalkoutzis, @JacobWolinsky, @ObsoleteDogma
 

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