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Thursday, August 24, 2017 2:00 am

Sizing Up Systemic Risk Joseph G. Haubrich, Charlotte DeKoning Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland       Regulators now use a framework for identifying systemically important banking institutions that is based on five broad measures of bank structure. Though size is only one of these equally weighted measures, it seems to be the focus of most…

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 5:00 pm

Peter Kafka of Recode interviews writer Chuck Klosterman, who has a new book out, “Chuck Klosterman X,” a collection of magazine pieces, such as profiles of Taylor Swift and Kobe Bryant. I was fascinated by this part of the conversation about Twitter: It’s a super flawed metric. I also noticed that a lot of people who…

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 10:15 am

Bad Market News From Junk Forecasting Models The mistake is comparing a recovery from a financial crisis with the rebound from a normal recession. Bloomberg, August 23, 2017       Today’s column is a necessary evil. It is one of those things where I point out stupid things said by smart people with track…

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:00 am

Interesting report on fintech:   click for complete report      

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 4:19 am

My midweek morning train reads: • How to Get Rich with Alternative Investments (A Wealth of Common Sense) • The Dow Theory is telling us to chill about the health of the bull market (Marketwatch) see also When There is Blood in the Streets (Of Dollars And Data) • Alexa, are you turning the kids into spoiled brats? (MIT Technology…

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 3:30 am

Interesting stuff:   Apple’s Winning iPhone Formula Is Perfecting Its Rivals Best Ideas click for complete article Source: Bloomberg  

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 2:00 am
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017 4:30 pm

You can’t cherry pick what you want from the bible — especially Leviticus — ignore the rest, and not think anyone is going to call you out on it:   Source: The Nib

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017 9:00 am

Ellen Zentner, the chief U.S. economist at Morgan Stanley, discusses how the US presidential election has impacted the firm’s global clients. “You must remain the calm voice in the room, coming back to the fundamentals, fundamentals, fundamentals. Let’s keep emotions and feelings out of it.”  She says that has been extraordinarily difficult post election, with emotions running so…

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:00 am

The Tax Foundation has an interesting graphic, showing purchasing power differences at the metropolitan level, i.e., how far $100 dollar goes city by city. Two caveats: Everything you buy at retail is indirectly a function of local real estate prices. This is why buying food in a Manhattan supermarket is not very much cheaper than going out…

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