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by barry ritholtz

Dr. Neal DeGrasse Tyson & NOVA science NOW delve into magic and the brain, artificial intelligence, magnetic mind control, and the work of neuroscientist and synesthesia researcher David Eagleman. Can we really believe our own eyes? Will machines...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Quantitative easing over. It is a good occasion to consider what we know about central bank intervention, when it is appropriate and when it isn’t. We have a century of broad and deep central bank history and data upon which to make our assessment....
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Presented without comment:   Source: BusinessWeek  
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Why do I doubt anyone is going to wear a “sexy ebola nurse costume” for Halloween? Oh, and reads: • Fed’s Axis of Opposition Shifts from Hawks to Doves (Real Time Economics) but see Why the Fed is giving up too soon on the economy (Wonkblog)...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Source:NYT
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Better Living Through Science Source: NY Times
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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My afternoon train reads: • How Effective Were Fed Bond Buys? A QE Research Bibliography (Real Time Economics) see also Quantitative Easing Is Ending. Here’s What It Did, in Charts. (Upshot) • Earnings Results Defy Conventional Wisdom (Barron’s)...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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From Transparency International: The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, adopted in 1997, requires each signatory country to make foreign bribery a crime for which individuals and enterprises are responsible. The Convention is a key instrument for curbing...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Midway thru the week, will this torrid rally take a breather? Or have is the snapback just an oversold bounce? Find out in our morning train reads: • The Timeless Allure of Stock-Market Timers (Barron’s) • The Stock Market Bottomed Ten Days Ago...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The American Red Cross has become a man-made disaster. It wasted millions of dollars in Hurricane Sandy aid through mismanagement and poor judgment. It compounded the snafu by covering up its errors, hiring lawyers to prevent the public from finding...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The crash in 1929 followed a 6 year bull market that saw the Dow gain some 350% in just 6 years. The 89% crash wiped out just about all of it. From History.com: On October 29, 1929, Black Tuesday hit Wall Street as investors traded some 16 million shares...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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My afternoon train reads: • As Gas Prices Drop, Hybrid Sales Shift Into Low Gear (NPR) • Now the Stress Tests Are Over, Can the Eurozone Economy Be Fixed? (MoneyBeat) • Tightest Credit Market in 16 Years Rejects Bernanke’s Bid (Bloomberg) see...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Source: Compoundchem.com
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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We live in an era of technological advancement. Whether it’s genomics, nanotechnology or software algorithms, the world is driven by mathematical solutions to complex problems. Yet at the same time, we are surrounded by what I like to call Bad Math....
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Last week’s strong markets seemed to have made everyone forget all the things they should not have been obsessing about in the first place. Guess that means October is almost over. And reads: • Treasury Liquidity Squeezed as Dealers Shut Off Machines...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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