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Sunday, November 18, 2018 3:00 pm

Jeff Bezos (Steve Carell) responds to President Trump’s criticisms about the locations of Amazon’s new headquarters.    

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Sunday, November 18, 2018 4:30 am

My easy like Sunday morning reads: o I'm Poor, Now Please Stop Telling Me What to Do With My Non-Existent Money (Vice) see also The Price of Financial Advice Is, Finally, Falling (Wall Street Journal) o What I learned as a hedge fund manager (Vanguard) o How Hackers Are Stealing High-Profile Instagram Accounts (The Atlantic) o The Unfair Advantage of Discomfort (Krueger & Catalano) o Are…

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Saturday, November 17, 2018 3:00 pm

This four-part documentary series from Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney presents the long, complex history of presidents testing the rule of law and the FBI's job to enforce it. It tells the story of the epic confrontations between the President and the FBI. From Nixon and Hoover to Trump and Comey, each battle illuminates a…

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Saturday, November 17, 2018 7:30 am

This week, Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, and author of How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life, and most recently of Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter. Adams describes how he managed to put himself into a position to allow luck to shine…

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Saturday, November 17, 2018 4:00 am

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of French Mocha Java coffee, grab a seat on the aisle, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: o The financial scandal no one is talking about: Accountancy used to be boring - and safe. But today it's neither. (The Guardian)   o Ralph Lauren Wants People to Feel Good About Their Country…

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Friday, November 16, 2018 2:30 pm

Succinct Summations for the week ending November 16th, 2018 Positives: 1. The FOMC seems ready to pause raising rates for a meeting; 2. WTI Oil prices have completed a round trip, falling back to where they were in in 2017. 3. Retail sales rose 0.8% in October, exceeding the expected 0.5% increase; Same store sales rose…

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Friday, November 16, 2018 7:30 am

Bloomberg Opinion’s ‘Masters in Business’ Live Podcast with special guest Ray Dalio We are delighted to invite you to a special broadcast of Bloomberg Opinion's podcast, 'Masters in Business with Barry Ritholtz', airing live on Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Radio. Ray Dalio, co-Chief Investment Officer and co-Chairman of Bridgewater Associates, will join Barry Ritholtz, a…

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Friday, November 16, 2018 6:00 am

Why You Should Stick With `Buy and Hold' Beware of those who claim they have a strategy to capture the upside of market volatility and avoid the downside. Bloomberg, November 9, 2018       Wouldn't it be great if you could insure your portfolio against market volatility and drawdowns for only a few pennies…

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Friday, November 16, 2018 4:58 am

My end of week morning train reads: o This Is the Saturday Night Massacre. It's Just Happening in Slow Motion. (Slate) o Think You Know Tesla? Test Your Tesla Knowledge With This 30-Question Quiz (Bloomberg) o The order in which we form abstract beliefs is important (Medium) o Don't Make These 5 Investing Mistakes That General Electric Investors Made (Behavioral…

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Friday, November 16, 2018 3:00 am

Last night’s snowy, sloppy mess was a reminder to reference a go-anywhere beast: I may not a truck guy, or a Ute person, or a fan of these big, ungainly low speed monstrosities. Yet I have always had a thing for the Land Rover Defender 90. Maybe its because you cannot buy them in the USA. Perhaps…

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