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Everything We Know About Russia and President Trump

Click for the extensive, interactive timeline. Source: Moyers & Company     Interactive Timeline: Everything We Know About Russia and President Trump   Click for the extensive, interactive timeline.   The post Everything We Know About Russia and President Trump appeared first on The Big Picture.

10 Sunday Reads

My easy like Sunday morning reads: • Starbucks Teaches Silicon Valley a Lesson in Tech (Barron’s) • Donald Trump puts the great ‘Cohn trade’ in doubt (Financial Times) • The Unsolvable Puzzle (Collaborative Fund) • Dow 36,000: Mass Illusion,...Show More Summary

Robots in MIdwest

Brookings: Where are the robots, exactly? One answer—if you read the steady flow of doomy articles online — is that automation is everywhere, not just all over the media but (you would have to conclude) thoroughly infiltrating the economy. Show More Summary

Documentary: Louis Armstrong – Satchmo

Late night palette cleanser: American jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong.   The post Documentary: Louis Armstrong – Satchmo appeared first on The Big Picture.

MiB: Ellen Zentner, chief U.S. economist at Morgan Stanley

Ellen Zentner, the chief U.S. economist at Morgan Stanley. She explains why Texas came through the financial crisis so well, courtesy of its rainy day fund. Her career took her from the Texas Comptroller’s office to Morgan Stanley, where she leads the North American Economics group. Show More Summary

10 Weekend Reads

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Kicking Horse coffee, grab a seat by the pool, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • Inside The Partisan Political Fight For Your Facebook News Feed (Buzzfeed) see also You Are...Show More Summary

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 8.18.17

Succinct Summations for the week ending August 18th, 2017 Positives: 1.White House Strategist Steve Bannon is fired, giving hope for some policy stability in the future. 2. Initial jobless claims remain low, at 232k. The 4-week average is now down to 240.5k. Show More Summary

“Markets Will Fluctuate”

The Real Reason Markets Swooned Yesterday It’s the same one that explains why they are rising today and might fall the day after. Bloomberg, August 18, 2017     In the 1927 book “Security Speculation – The Dazzling Adventure,” Laurence H. Show More Summary

Bird Retirement

25 Years ago today, Larry Bird retired from basketball. Bird was a 12-time NBA All-Star and was named the league’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) three consecutive times (1984–1986). He played his entire professional career for Boston, winning three NBA championships and two NBA Finals MVP awards. Show More Summary

EBI: Jim Ross of State Street Global Advisors

      We are thrilled to announce a great addition to this November’s 2nd annual Evidence-Based Investing Conference in New York City. There are few people more plugged into the world of ETFs’ than Jim Ross, He is one of the godfathers...Show More Summary

10 Friday AM Reads

Finish the week strong with our pre-weekend morning train reads: • The perils of calling the peak of the equities bull run (Financial Times) see also Seven Strategies for Investing at Market Peaks (Bloomberg View) • The behavioural economics...Show More Summary

2017 Aston Martin DB11

I’ve only seen a few of these rare DB11s around, mostly valet’d at restaurants or out on the East End of Long Island. The photos fail to capture just how gorgeous the sheetmetal — or should I say Aluminum? — is.  Just a spectacular design and set of proportions. Show More Summary

Winners from globalisation (Ben Broadbent)

Two hundred and fifty years ago, a few miles south of here, Adam Smith began working on the Wealth of Nations. It was published a decade later, in 1776. So there were (at least) two revolutions that year, one marking the birth of a country, the other the birth of modern economics. Show More Summary

The Milky Way

Your late night palette cleanser to wipe away all of the days news:   click for ginormous graphic Source: New Scientist   The post The Milky Way appeared first on The Big Picture.

The Fintech 250

Who are the emerging fintech companies that will change the face of financial services? The Fintech 250 identifies and recognizes the 250 most promising, private fintech companies from around the world.   The Fintech 250: Source: CB Insights hat tip HuffPo   The post The Fintech 250 appeared first on The Big Picture.

Reminder: Competency, Character Matter

The human capacity to rationalize things is astounding. I was never a fan of Hillary Clinton — wife of a President in a odd marriage, not sure she earned it on her own, too much nonsense over the years. Not that I bought into all of the scandals — many were obviously Fox News manufactured. Show More Summary

10 Thursday AM Reads

I’ve decided to dissolve the council behind my morning train reads to avoid putting pressure on links: • Is LIBOR, Benchmark for Trillions of Dollars in Transactions, a Lie? (Rolling Stone) • The Untold Story of How Gary Cohn Fell for...Show More Summary

Confederate Monuments Across the USA

Imagine if Germany wanted to maintain statues of Rommel, Goring, Hoess, and Eichmann:   Click for complete article Source: AP   The post Confederate Monuments Across the USA appeared first on The Big Picture.

Nonlinearities in the Phillips Curve for the United States: Evidence Using Metropolitan Data

The post Nonlinearities in the Phillips Curve for the United States: Evidence Using Metropolitan Data appeared first on The Big Picture.

Run for the hills! Its Record High Household Borrowing (again)

The Imaginary Debt Crisis Is Here to Stay Household borrowing has reached new records. Big deal. Personal income has grown much more. Bloomberg, August 16, 2017     Now that we have surpassed 2008 highs in household debt, I guess we are due for a panic attack. Show More Summary

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