Financial News Links: On banks’ breaking in to homes, inflation in China and more
Most interesting posts
- China’s Rising Cost of Living « Patrick Chovanec
- Banks Accused of Illegally Breaking Into Homes – NYTimes.com
- EUR/CHF Continues To Make Historic Lows On Euro Zone Tensions: The euro continues historic lows vs. Swiss franc, suggesting euro zone tensions. EM currencies continue to firm, suggesting decoupling from the euro crisis.
- Reserve Currency Roulette: A lesson of British history is that high inflation played a major role in sterling’s loss of reserve currency status.
- The Future is Streaming Content to Any Device, Anywhere and at Any Time: The future is here right now; no hard drives are needed. Hardware only matters as a platform for content streaming and customized applications.
- Net Neutrality: We want the Internet to remain the open force for change that it’s been. We don’t want corporate interests telling us how we can use this resource.
- Muni Bond Crisis: What Kind of Numbers Are We Talking?: There will be defaults. That means relative value plays for dedicated investors. For retail investors, munis represents the potential for serious losses.
- John Brynjolfsson Is Betting On Convergence in Europe, Playing the Curve in US: Armored Wolf says the credit quality in Germany and France will look like the credit quality in Spain and Portugal. They say go for convergence.
- Saxo Bank: ten outrageous predictions for 2011: Saxo Bank’s list of out-lier investment themes for 2011. This list has a low predictive rate but is good for getting beyond a conventional market view.
- Is this Nasdaq Chart Bullish?: Rapid liquidity growth in the Japanese banking system and potentially the US could induce a rally in Q1 before perhaps being de-railed by commodity prices.
- Clarifying The EFSF/EFSM Bond Issuance : The European Financial Stability Facility was created to issue debt in order to fund loans to member countries in “financial difficulties.
- On self-regulation in banking: There was an epidemic of fraud and we had the next S&L crisis. So where are the civil and criminal prosecutions, where are the perp walks?
Other Financial News
- Goldman Sachs Wants QE2 and Then Some – Barrons.com
- CITIC Sets New Record Price For Beijing Land; 500m Building Planned in CBD | Sinocism
- Meredith Whitney Overreaches in Muni Default Call: Joe Mysak – Bloomberg
- Citigroup’s Willem Buiter: an economist worth listening to – Telegraph
- The ECB as the Lender of Last Resort | Global Economic Intersection
- Bloomberg Sues ECB to Force Disclosure of How Greece’s Swaps Hid Deficit – Bloomberg
- Obama’s tax deal: read the small print | Dean Baker | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
- When Will the Economy Get Better? – NYTimes.com
- Citigroup warns of fresh wave of bank failures in Europe – Telegraph
- BBC News – TD Bank to buy Chrysler Financial for $6.3bn
- New York Leads in Pursuit of Lehman – WSJ.com
The Political Economy
- Overcoming Bias : On Sex & Violence
- Specter Hits GOP "Cannibalism" in Goodbye Speech – Political Hotsheet – CBS News
- The rigged, revolving door: Our Peter Orszag problem | The Economist
- The prevalence of corporatism: Jon Chait’s regulatory-capture denialism | The Economist
- Assange’s Testy Q&A with the BBC : CJR
- Open Letter to Geithner & Co: Fix the Foreclosure Fiasco » New Deal 2.0
- The World from Berlin: ‘Dictatorships Never Change’ – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News – International
- Net Neutrality: What Do The New Rules Mean And What’s Next?
- Best Virtual Machine Application: VirtualBox
- Google Nexus S review | Smartphones | Reviews | PC Pro
- Was It Google And Verizon Or The FCC That Just Screwed Us On Mobile Net Neutrality?
- Dr.Palaniraja: Import Delicious bookmarks to Evernote including tags