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BBRG: Ignore Those Estimates of Black Friday Spending

Ignore Those Estimates of Black Friday Spending The forecast of consumer behavior by the retailers’ trade group relies on faulty methodology and is inaccurate year after year. Bloomberg, November 14, 2018   &#.....»»

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New Democratic Agenda

4 Agenda Items the New Congress Should Embrace Infrastructure is a no-brainer. So are upping the minimum wage, protecting investors and battling climate change. B.....»»

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Operation InfeKtion

We reveal how one of the biggest fake news stories ever concocted — the 1984 AIDS-is-a-biological-weapon hoax — went viral in the pre-Interne.....»»

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MIB: Why Capitalism is Not Working for Majority of Americans 

From the build-up to the bubble peak to the collapse and the subsequent government rescue, all financial crises have “the same basic structure repeating over and over again.” That is according to Ray Dalio, founder, Co-Chair and Co-CIO of Bridgw.....»»

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BBRG: In Defense of Wall Street

In Defense of Wall Street Jack Bogle, the Vanguard founder, has it wrong: The financial-services industry does add value to the economy. Bloomberg, November 13, 2018         The financial system su.....»»

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Marvel Cinematic Universe

Click to explore the tree. Source: Straits Times   BoingBoing: The legendary comic-book author, publisher, and film producer Stan Lee has died. He co-created Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, the Avengers, .....»»

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Transcript: Ray Dalio, Bridgewater

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All Hail the Counterfactual !

The Best Tool for Understanding the Market and Trump Consider the counterfactual. It puts this year’s paltry returns on stocks and the president’s popularity into perspecti.....»»

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Common MythConceptions

Click for the whole list. Source: Information Is Beautiful The post Common MythConceptions appeared first on The Big Picture......»»

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The Acosta Affair

    “White House shares doctored video to support punishment of journalist Jim Acosta”   I don’t ever remember bei.....»»

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MIB: Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates

This week, we speak with Ray Dalio, founder, Co-Chair and Co-CIO of Bridgwater Associates, author of Principles: Life and Work. His new book, Principles for Navigating Big Debt Crises was just published (free PDF here)......»»

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Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 11.9.18

Succinct Summation of the Week’s Events Positives: 1. Midterm elections are over! Markets liked the idea of divided government and gridlock, rallying strongly the day after. And even better, the robo calls, emai.....»»

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BBRG: Why You Should Stick With Buy & Hold

Why You Should Stick With `Buy and Hold’ Beware of those who claim they have a strategy to capture the upside of market volatility and avoid the downside. Bloomber.....»»

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1980-81 BMW M1

Long before BMW produced the mid-engined hybrid i8, there was the M1. The 3.5L straight six-cylinder engine made 273 bhp — but the same engine was turbocharged for r.....»»

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Ocean Shock: Climate Crisis Beneath the Waves

Click for the full feature. Source: Reuters     The post Ocean Shock: Climate Crisis Beneath the Waves appeared first on The Big Picture......»»

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Algorithms: Opinions Embedded in Math

  We live in the age of the algorithm – mathematical models are sorting our job applications, curating our online worlds, influencing our elections, and even decidin.....»»

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New Congressional Agenda, Part II

Source: 538     Yesterday, I discussed what the Democrats should focus on (4 Agenda Items the New Congress Should Embrace) with their new found House Major.....»»

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2018 Midterms, Economically Adjusted

On Monday, we discussed the counterfactual: “Imagine a president, any president — party is of little importance here. He or she gets elected during a strengthening economic recove.....»»

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You’re Doing This Investing Thingie All Wrong

Five Reasons Why Stocks Have Fallen If the market’s recent dive led you to buy or sell, you’re doing this investing business wrong. Bloomberg, October 31, 2018     A few weeks ago, we discussed retrospective prescience — why .....»»

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BBRG: 4 Agenda Items the New Congress Should Embrace

4 Agenda Items the New Congress Should Embrace Infrastructure is a no-brainer. So are upping the minimum wage, protecting investors and battling climate change. Bloomberg, November 7, 2018    .....»»

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