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Central Banks Take Joint Action to Ease Debt Crisis

Central Banks Take Joint Action to Ease Debt Crisis | jessefelder | Scoop.it
Stocks rose after six major central banks, including the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank, said they had agreed to lower the cost of borrowing dollars for foreign banks.
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Sorry, Strivers: Talent Matters

Sorry, Strivers: Talent Matters | jessefelder | Scoop.it
Popular research says 10,000 hours of practice is the key to success. Not so fast.
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Copyright Infringement vs Theft

Copyright Infringement vs Theft | jessefelder | Scoop.it
I was on the phone with an elected official the other day. He said "we have to do something about this theft that is occurring." I lost my cool. I told him that if he was going to use that...
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America's child death shame

America's child death shame | jessefelder | Scoop.it
Michael Petit on why children are more likely to die from abuse and neglect in America and the consequences for society.
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Self truth (and the best violinist in the world)

The other day, after a talk to some graduate students at the Julliard School, one asked, "In The Dip, you talk about the advantage of mastery vs. being a mediocre jack of all trades. So does it make sense for...
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How can these elected officials do “the people’s business” when they have a personal, vested interest?

Top Favorite Stock Holdings of Congress

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The Year of the Stock Market Cliché

The Year of the Stock Market Cliché | jessefelder | Scoop.it
LPL Financial's chief strategist Jeffrey Kleintop has a note out in which he explains that 2011 was a textbook year for those who follow the calendar-based axioms of stock market investing - all the cliches worked...
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‘MAYHEM” IN EUROZONE SOVEREIGN DEBT….

‘MAYHEM” IN EUROZONE SOVEREIGN DEBT…. | jessefelder | Scoop.it
I just received this. Seems money managers with fiduciary responsibility are holding off on buying any euro member securities since the 50% Greek haircuts were announced.
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Apple loses smartphone share in Q3 as Android maintains explosive growth

Apple loses smartphone share in Q3 as Android maintains explosive growth | jessefelder | Scoop.it
Google's Android platform continued to grow rapidly in the third quarter of 2011 as shipments of Apple's iPhone declined.
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At Google X, a Top-Secret Lab Dreaming Up the Future

At Google X, a Top-Secret Lab Dreaming Up the Future | jessefelder | Scoop.it
At Google X, a clandestine lab that many employees do not know exists, engineers and robotics experts are tackling a list of 100 shoot-for-the-stars ideas that eventually might not seem so far-fetched.
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Downside Risks

On Friday, Goldman Sachs economists expressed concerns about two potential negative shocks for the U.S. economy.

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Euro Crisis Enters Dangerous Stage

  When the Greek crisis started to emerge in early 2010 we recognized the possibility of contagion and the potential threat to the global economic and financial system, although it was generally dismissed as a manageable problem by the investment...
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Loss of confidence and conviction set to linger - FT.com

How do you feel? It’s a simple question, but impossible to answer with precision, as it is wholly subjective. And yet no question is more important for gauging the future direction of markets. Asset prices are set by swings in human emotion.
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Two Volatility Charts Point to a Bullish Entry Point

Two Volatility Charts Point to a Bullish Entry Point | jessefelder | Scoop.it
I've been posting an abundance of bearish material lately so I thought I'd lighten the mood a bit with something that is pretty bullish.
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Euro Stress Indicators Flash Red

Euro Stress Indicators Flash Red | jessefelder | Scoop.it
Many weeks have been called the worst of the financial crisis. But this week has as good a claim as any, writes Richard Barley.
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The great de-leveraging

The great de-leveraging | jessefelder | Scoop.it

Or as Matt King at Citi put it in his latest presentation, “Payback Time: The Coming Decade of Deleveraging”. In short, we’ve borrowed much too much, and the public sector can’t substantially reduce its debt without a corresponding increase in borrowing in the private sector, or growth will suffer. All of this being particularly painful for countries that can’t unilaterally weaken their currencies.

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Lending Logjam Curbs Growth

Lending Logjam Curbs Growth | jessefelder | Scoop.it
Five years ago, it was too easy to get a mortgage in the U.S. Today, it's probably too hard.
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Cluster of bearish reversal patterns for tech stocks

Cluster of bearish reversal patterns for tech stocks | jessefelder | Scoop.it
The Technology SPDR (XLK) is hitting resistance from the late October high with a Hanging Man last week and a Harami this week. Both candlesticks are bearish reversal patterns.
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Games of Chicken

Games of Chicken | jessefelder | Scoop.it
The Eurozone is stuck on a path that leads to a very nasty equilibrium. From the Financial Times: In a day that euro-era records tumbled, Italian yields moved through 7 per cent – a level viewed as unsustainable – for the second time in a week.
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FRBSF: "the odds are greater than 50% that we will experience a recession sometime early in 2012"

FRBSF: "the odds are greater than 50% that we will experience a recession sometime early in 2012" | jessefelder | Scoop.it
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Netflix, Green Mountain…….Is Salesforce.com Next?

Netflix, Green Mountain…….Is Salesforce.com Next? | jessefelder | Scoop.it
The first two high-flyers got some valuation religion in a fast way recently. I am going short $CRM for the same reason. Now, my distaste ...
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What Buffett’s Mentor Thought of IBM

What Buffett’s Mentor Thought of IBM | jessefelder | Scoop.it
The word that Warren Buffett has bought 5.4% of International Business Machines came as a surprise to most of his followers. But the purchase closes a loop first drawn by his teacher nearly a century ago.
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For European Union and the Euro, a Moment of Truth

For European Union and the Euro, a Moment of Truth | jessefelder | Scoop.it
A growing consensus about the urgency of the euro crisis finally brought some action from Italy and Greece, but there is still much that can go wrong.
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Porsche Propels Hybrids

Porsche Propels Hybrids | jessefelder | Scoop.it
Porsche's experimental GT3 R Hybrid, a 670-horsepower, all-wheel-drive, 2,860-pound gas-electric cyclone, holds glorious keys to the future of high-performance driving, says Dan Neil. Plus, the 2012 Porsche 911 S is yet another best 911 ever.
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