Daily Archives: July 16, 2014

Gundlach on demograpics, debt, deflation and asset prices

Doubleline Capital’s Jeff Gundlach in a wide-ranging hour long interview that begins with how he stumbled into the bond manager business 30 years ago, followed by an overview discussion on the demographics and debt driving global deflationary trends today. He … Continue reading

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Wall Street HFT firms buy NATO towers for even more speed

Still officially sanctioned and tolerated by regulators and law makers, HFT gets more and more brazen. Bloomberg’s Jesse Westbrook reports on the purchase of NATO microwave towers by high-frequency traders. Here is a direct video link. Sure this all seems … Continue reading

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Calling BS on the heavily sold myth of Warren Buffett

I have written many times about how the long-always financial sales machine uses the legend of Warren Buffett to dupe customers into buying their products and their passive buy and hold strategies. See my articles: Buy and hold Buffett necessarily … Continue reading

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Mortgage volume tanks

The reality of rapid asset inflation that disconnects prices from economic fundamentals is that the gains are destined for mean reversion because as affordability evaporates, higher prices become the cure for higher prices… Mortgage rates are barely moving, but demand … Continue reading

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Consumer reports: stop spraying children with sunscreen

Too much sun is clearly a health (and wrinkle) risk, but I have long had a concern that too much sunscreen will also prove detrimental to health. Limiting exposure seems to be the safer plan. Parents are being warned to … Continue reading

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FRONTLINE: Separate and unequal, a look at segregation in the public school system

FRONTLINE examines the growing divide in the American school system. On its face this can look like a racial divide, and certainly many racial minorities are found in the group of disadvantaged students. But more than race, this divide is … Continue reading

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