The Mess That Greenspan Made - Part 11

Tuesday Morning Links

MUST READS
Game on for economic data watch -USA Today
Ending an Unhealthy Obsession With the Fed – Bloomberg
Why the Federal Reserve has to raise interest rates – NY Post
It’s the end of Goldman Sachs as we know it – CNBC
Investment banks have cut 20pc of their staff in the last five years – Telegraph
Lawsuit accusing 16 big banks of Libor manipulation reinstated by US court – Guardian
‘New age’ for oil prompts Citi to raise 2017 forecast to $65 – MarketWatch
Saudi Arabia’s New Oil Plan Shows It’s Just Not That Into OPEC – Bloomberg
How Donald Trump’s Net Worth Jumped in the Past 10 Months – Fortune
Trump in 2007: ‘I’m Excited’ for Housing Market Crash – CNBC
Republicans Pretend to Like Trump – Bloomberg
Clinton declines to debate Sanders in California – CNN
Sanders: Democratic convention could be ‘messy’ – AP

MARKETS/INVESTING
Stocks: 4 things to know before the open – CNN/Money
Asia stocks extend global losses on oil price drop – CNA
The bond market stares down the Federal Reserve – CNBC
Dollar Rally Gathers Pace, Commodities Drop on Fed – Bloomberg
Stock Share Buybacks Now Bought Out – The Great Recession Blog
5 things rich people do with money — that you should be doing – MarketWatch
Gold hits 3-1/2 week low as U.S. rate hike outlook weighs – Reuters
Is this the Gold Buying Opportunity Investors Are Looking For? – US Funds
This could send gold tumbling below $1,000 again, Citi says – MarketWatch

ECONOMY/WORLD/HOUSING/BANKING
What Does It Mean To Be Poor? – Spiegel
Zombie Economy Soon to Have its Zombie Epocalypse – SafeHaven
Overtime Regulations Disproportionately Harm Young People and Startups – Mises
Mark Carney doubles down on Brexit recession risk warning – Independent
IMF demands ‘unconditional’ debt relief for Greece, targets out of reach – Telegraph
Ivy Leaguers Keep Grip on Colombia Economy as Drug Chaos Spreads – Bloomberg
Toronto real estate gimmickry hits the limit of our patience: Keenan – The Star
UK Housing Market Resilient Despite Brexit Uncertainty – London South East
Homeowners boost US economy by spending less on mortgage debt – OC Housing News
Why Has The Fed Failed To Generate Inflation? – Forbes

 

Bryan Cranston Birthday Boy

A good example of why ABC chose to extend Jimmy Kimmel’s contract for three more years.

Haven’t seen it yet, but HBO’s All the Way, in which Cranston reprises his Tony Award winning role as Lyndon B. Johnson, is surely worth watching.

Monday Morning Links

MUST READS
Rosengren: Conditions Almost Right for Rate Hike – Fortune
Bullard: Tight U.S. labor market may pressure inflation – Reuters
Collapsing Venezuela Deploys Military, Tells Citizens US Might Invade – Daily Caller
One of the World’s Most Expensive Countries Is Debating Giving Away Money – Bloomberg
Inside the fight between Daniel Snyder and Native American activists – Washington Post
Americans Cry Out for Third Choice with Record Unfavorables for Both Candidates – RCP
Why Donald Trump might actually believe all the crazy stuff he says – Bloomberg
How corporate America bought Hillary Clinton for $21M – NY Post
The college debt crisis is even worse than you think – Boston Globe
Lake Mead drops to record low: What now? – Christian Science Monitor
Unambiguous Signals Disregarded – Credit Bubble Bulletin
The Coming Fed-Induced Pension Bust – Bloomberg

MARKETS/INVESTING
Stocks: 5 things to know before the open – CNN/Money
Global stocks, oil, yields slip as investors start week in cautious mood – Reuters
Asian Stocks Climb as Tech Shares Rise, Chinese Equities Gain – Bloomberg
Despite Rally, Hype, and NIRP, Bear Markets Hound the Globe – Wolf Street
Here’s Why the Market Has Been Going Nowhere Fast – Fortune
Oil Traders Are Borrowing From Banks to Store Crude at a Loss – Bloomberg
The ‘scariest chart out there’ looms over pivotal week for markets – MarketWatch
Gold near three-week lows on Fed rate expectations – Reuters
Trump To Boost Gold; Clinton Won’t Challenge The Fed – Kitco
Gold Favored as Fed May Have to Backtrack, Mideast Bank Says – Bloomberg

ECONOMY/WORLD/HOUSING/BANKING
Dueling nowcasts – Econbrowser
Keynes Must Die – LewRockwell.com
‘Brexit,’ a Feel-Good Vote That Could Sink Britain’s Economy – NY Times
Slumping Japan exports, factory orders add to headaches for PM Abe, BOJ – Reuters
US Lifts Arms Embargo on Vietnam Despite ‘Dire’ Human Rights Record – Vice News
Tsipras Survives Austerity Vote, Paving Way for Loan Tranche – Bloomberg
Accidents on India’s deadly roads cost the economy over $8 billion every year – Quartz
Existing-Home Sales in April Signal Slowly Building Momentum – Advisor Perspectives
El-Erian Says Fed Is Talking Up Rate Hike as July Odds Increase – Bloomberg
This Is Not A Drill. This Is The Real Thing. – Fed Watch

 

A Lot of Nothingness, Milkdromeda

A little perspective…

FYI – Ferengis appear at about the six minute mark

 

Friday Morning Links

MUST READS
The Fed Has Something to Prove to Wall Street – Bloomberg
Fed officials to Wall Street: We’re right, you’re wrong – CNN/Money
Lacking new ideas, G7 to agree on ‘go-your-own-way’ approach – Reuters
Why Inflation Targeting Guarantees A Financial Meltdown – Contra Corner
College students run crying to Daddy Administrator – Washington Post
Human flypaper? Google’s solution to collisions between cars and pedestrians – CSM
For abuse survivors, Donald Trump’s interview with Megyn Kelly was excruciating – Vox
No, Bill Clinton Does Not ‘Know How’ To Fix The Economy – Five Thirty Eight
Inside the Clinton paid speech machine – Politico
Elizabeth Warren on the Second Gilded Age – The Atlantic
Evaluating the Political Chess Board – Dilbert
Mr. President, we need a new DNC chair – CNN

MARKETS/INVESTING
Stocks: 4 things to know before the open – CNN/Money
The Magic of Compound Interest – ValueWalk
China Stocks in Hong Kong Post Biggest Weekly Advance in a Month – Bloomberg
Wall Street Seems Like a Mel Brooks Film Festival These Days – Real Clear Markets
Yuan Caps Longest Weekly Losing Streak This Year on Hawkish Fed – Bloomberg
What to do with your money as the Clinton-Trump race heats up – MarketWatch
Look out: Three risks Wall Street is underestimating – USA Today
Gold set for biggest weekly drop in two months – Reuters
Bloomberg Markets on the Return of the Gold Standard – Mises
Should Gold Traders Care If The Fed Hikes In June? No, Here’s Why – Kitco

ECONOMY/WORLD/HOUSING/BANKING
Why Is the Labor Force Participation Rate Increasing? – St. Louis Fed
Are People in Middle-Wage Jobs Getting Bigger Raises? – Atlanta Fed
Brazil’s Financial Chief Says Economy Worse Off Than He Imagined – Bloomberg
British Columbia Tent City to Get Flush Toilets as Calls to Shut it Down Grow – Vice News
Taiwan’s new president sworn in with rock music and a challenge to China – Quartz
Beijing Denies Dangerous Interception of U.S. Spy Plane Over South China Sea – WSJ
The Wealthy in Florence Today Are the Same Families as 600 Years Ago – WSJ
San Jose county’s median home price hits $1 million – Mercury News
Why the Fed still needs fixing – The Hill
Fed Up with the Fed – of two minds

 
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