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Stupid Investment Phrases

By Morgan HouseNov. 14, 2013 My job requires reading a lot of financial news. It’s one of my favorite parts. But it gives me a front-row seat to the downside of financial journalism: gibberish, nonsense, garbage, and drivel. And let … Continue reading

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Why Don’t Bad Investment Theories Ever Die?

by Barry RitholtzDecember 22, 2012 “The purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists.” — Joan Robinson This time of year is … Continue reading

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Tinkerbell Economics and the Confidence Fairy

by Dan Alpert, Westwood CapitalFebruary 7, 2012 While we may be hours away from a partial (and certainly a stopgap) agreement in the talks among the Greek government, the troika and private sector creditors, it is doubtful that a deal will emerge … Continue reading

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Financial TV is Financial Porn

by Satyajit Das September 12, 2011 Financial TV is pornography—sleazy, intrusive, seeking to titillate, and shock. During a crisis, these programs can be compulsive. Once, pornographic scripts had a passing interest in improbable plot and implausible dialogue. In the Coen … Continue reading

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Bankers! Sheesh!

Ok, by now you should be able to tell that I have a distinct distaste for anything bankerish. Frank Capra’s characterization in “It’s a Wonderful Life” seems to have been about spot on for nearly all bankers. Herewith, I now … Continue reading

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Is Santa Facing Trade Sanctions?

Is Santa Claus a member of the WTO? Patrick Thomas, the U.K. Embassy’s policy adviser for trade and agriculture, and Tom Barry, first secretary, economics at the U.K. Embassy in Washington, look at the trade implications of St. Nick’s actions. … Continue reading

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