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by barry ritholtz

Of the many profession that seems to be disproportionately white, I cannot help but note that Finance is amongst the whitest:     More after the jump Source: Chief Investment Officer
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Last week, I came across the following headline: “As music sales fall, sax player Kenny G turns to stockpicking.” My immediate reaction: Uh oh. The last thing any bull market needs is for celebrities to be featured in the financial press. As soon...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Source: Societe Generale   Albert Edwards, the insightful but not especially upbeat analyst at Societe Generale SA, writes to warn: The sequence of events which might flow from a Yes vote may be as unpredictable and as uncontrollable as those of the...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Friday, September 19, 2014
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  More photos after the jump     Source: AutoWeek, Mercedes-AMG
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Ahead of his final playing days, Derek Jeter soaks in the atmosphere on a walk in the Bronx.   via Gatorade
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Friday, September 19, 2014
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The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) recently released a trove of data on the individual state economies. You can zoom in on quarterly state-level gross domestic product (GDP) series begins from 2005 through the 2013 at Macroblog of the FRBA. But...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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This year’s benchmark: Surprisingly small From labor wonks at the Liscio Report: This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the preliminary benchmark revision to the non-farm payroll, through March 2014. The annual benchmark is based on the...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Interesting day as I am scheduled to open the State Street CIO summit by  interviewing Arthur Levitt, former chairman of the SEC, right about . . . NOW. I will post an update if I can
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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About 9,000 U.S. taxpayers have each accumulated at least $5 million in individual retirement accounts, said the Government Accountability Office, raising questions about some investors’ tax-advantaged returns. Zimmerman Edelson Partner Robert Zimmerman...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Source: Deutsche Bank Securities   Torsten Slok, chief international economist for Deutsche Bank AG, warns about the hawks on the Federal Open Market Committee getting too, well, hawkish. The flowchart above shows the different transmission mechanisms...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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For a long time, the fund managers at Yale’s endowment were the industry’s gold standard. Inevitably, as in so many things Ivy, this was noticed by rival Harvard. The so-called Yale Model, developed by David Swensen and his colleague Dean Takahashi,...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Interesting trio of charts from Russell showing the Business Cycle Index (BCI). The goal of the BCI is to forecast the strength of economic expansion or recession in the coming months, along with forecasts for other prominent economic measures. How well...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Source: WSJ   I’ve been paying attention to so many other stories that I almost let the anniversary of the Lehman Brothers’ Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing (it was six years to-the-day yesterday) slip by unnoticed. That would be a shame.   Continues...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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