Good Reading

September 21, 2012

Facts and Figures

  • Yields on U.S. speculative-grade notes have fallen to 6.29 percent, 1 basis point less than a measure of what’s being paid by senior secured loans. (Source: JPMorgan Chase & Co)

  • The market cap of the financial sector in Australia now exce...

September 10, 2010

An overdue and extra-long edition -- hope you enjoy.

 

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Facts and Figures

  • (Part I) The average pay for hourly workers (constituting 80% of the work force) in recent recessions, adjusted for inflation:

    • mid-'70s: fell 6%

    • ...

April 16, 2010

Happy Friday.

 

 

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  1.  "No Credit" -- a favorable profile of Tim Geithner and his policies aimed at forestalling financial Armageddon. Love him or hate him, least it's at least refreshing to read about a human being in Washington willing to consider difficult but...

December 23, 2009

 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

 

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  1. Another great article on health care reform from Atul Gawande, this time discussing health care's unsustainable path and comparing it to agriculture a century ago. 

  2. See below for the note on the passing of Chr...

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This is a collection of books, articles and other "good reading" I've found. Most of it relates to investing but there is plenty of general interest stuff too. For broken or missing links and attachments please email me. 

 

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