Sorted Weekly Tweets

China

 

  • Chinese Cities Hooked on Land Revenue Fuel Housing Costs http://t.co/8SXwubzUjk Ppl invest in what they think they ctrl; no alternatives $$ Sep 28, 2013
  • Amway Bankrolls Harvard Course For Chinese Cadres http://t.co/XVk5MXV2eh May not b pyramid, but successful sellers mostly recruit sellers $$ Sep 26, 2013
  • Chanos Undeterred by China Growth as O’Neill Bullish http://t.co/xwvC9mOFHa China will become the biggest windshield bugsplat ever seen $$ Sep 25, 2013
  • Party Will Pay the Price for China’s Rebalancing http://t.co/inQ5BHYMdn The Day has arrived: Michael Pettis is on Bloomberg. Go Michael! $$ Sep 25, 2013
  • China’s Generation Winnebago Avoids Traffic in RVs http://t.co/Q8z41qGv1j New Chinese status symbol: RVs. Rest while your driver works $$ Sep 24, 2013
  • China + Gold = 9 Million iPhones Sold http://t.co/DfIAopLDLV Gold may do nothing, but it is beautiful, & beauty drives much marketing $$ Sep 24, 2013
  • Michael Pettis, in his current newsletter, reminds us that loan growth outstrips ability to repay in China, recent “growth” is a fake-out $$ Sep 24, 2013

 

Companies & Industries

 

  • Meet Hummingbird: Google Just Revamped Search To Answer Your Long Questions Better http://t.co/mtAf5pxGIA Improved Search Engine $$ $GOOG Sep 28, 2013
  • JC Penney Is on the Brink http://t.co/UtMX5sa3ZT Now $JCP has liquidity, @ a cost, but can they transform their business model? $$ #unlikely Sep 28, 2013
  • Penney’s Share Offering Prices at a Discount http://t.co/CWVp8dOKln $JCP Danger Will Robinson! Stock price does not hold secondary level $$ Sep 27, 2013
  • Kat Cole, Former Hooters Waitress, Runs Cinnabon’s $1B Empire http://t.co/sOe9WKUB1v Ppl go gaga 4 Classic Roll. 60% more cals vs Big Mac $$ Sep 27, 2013
  • Oaktree group to sell US foreclosed homes http://t.co/dUuGn768TI Too many investors chasing residential RE vs owner occupiers $$ #badsign Sep 24, 2013
  • Meet Prem Watsa: The Man Riding to BlackBerry’s Rescue http://t.co/flg4xn1MkX A case of regret, throwing good $$ after bad $BBRY Sep 24, 2013
  • Banks Prove Safer Than Industrials in Bond Rally http://t.co/B2t3pbaNGd I would b willing 2 overweight industrials now; they r safer $$ Sep 24, 2013
  • Do Amazon’s Lockers Help Retailers? Depends on What They Sell http://t.co/Pbd2cPK6zl Works if $AMZN doesn’t sell what u sell, &vice-versa $$ Sep 23, 2013
  • FireEye Takes Off as Shares Rise 80% in IPO Debut http://t.co/fnY1YkvvD1 Score processes on weirdness, share info globally 2 stop malware $$ Sep 23, 2013

 

 

Rest of the World

 

  • Irish Billionaire Has ‘Boatload’ of Customers for Spanish http://t.co/GhyDzrhkhk Get your own Spanish Villa while supplies last! $$ Sep 27, 2013
  • Debt Disaster Seen Unless VAT Rises to 20% by 2020 http://t.co/fXyeptRNJZ Japan is a bug in search of a windshield; 20% would kill econ $$ Sep 26, 2013
  • Merkel’s Cold Embrace Leaves SPD Wary of Coalition Talks http://t.co/6pCmU9KgCf If SPD doesn’t compromise, cud a minority government form $$ Sep 24, 2013
  • Believing Data Not Required W/GDP Warrants http://t.co/36SKEKLcha Do u think Argentina is fudging GDP #s up? Buy Argentine GDP Warrants $$ Sep 23, 2013
  • For Migrants, New Land of Opportunity Is Mexico http://t.co/jy3XaZeRCA Immigrants r moving to Mexico as the economy deregulates a little $$ Sep 23, 2013
  • Czechs Yearning for Growth Set to Abandon Merkel Path http://t.co/sU8mxocTL7 No natural political coalition 4 austerity, even when right $$ Sep 23, 2013
  • Greece Plans Foreclosures to Meet Bailout Demands http://t.co/W7Ryxvv6J6 Inability 2 foreclose gums up Greece’s financial system $$ Sep 23, 2013

 

Central Banking

 

  • Richard Koo says ‘vicious cycle’ taking hold as Fed faces ‘QE trap’ http://t.co/se3uPY5eP1 Similar to my arguments in Easy in, Hard out $$ Sep 27, 2013
  • Constitutional Money by Richard Timberlake http://t.co/iipZBfnFqm “Treaties may become inapplicable because of changes in circumstances” $$ Sep 25, 2013
  • US Fed Shouldn’t Give Forward Guidance, Former Bank of Israel Head Fischer Says http://t.co/ZzbTLqTEU9 Correct. Fischer 4 Fed Chair $$ Sep 24, 2013
  • Why we listen to former FOMC members who r partisans of the Fed, rather than skeptics of central banking, like James Grant, amazes me $$ Sep 24, 2013
  • Yellen Would Bring Tougher Tone to Fed http://t.co/xoNY2kKWqa Academic economists, like Yellen, do not understand how the economy works $$ Sep 24, 2013

 

Housing/Mortgages

 

  • Mortgage Bonds Without Government Backing Face Tough Time http://t.co/MrtGxmynes Tough 2 mkt private label RMBS, not enough excess spread $$ Sep 28, 2013
  • Subprime bond bounces back, leaving behind a subprime borrower http://t.co/x7KRB8Rp9n Long article about a deadbeat & his subprime loan $$ Sep 27, 2013
  • There have been a scad of articles like this, but the guy did not do “due diligence” on the loan, and did not have to buy the house $$ Sep 27, 2013
  • Home gold rush is over http://t.co/AASXbe14zc Too many investors vs owner occupiers creates an imbalance as smarter players start 2 sell $$ Sep 26, 2013
  • FHA, Facing Losses, Likely to Tap Treasury http://t.co/Hdpqqdplri Shortfall for Fiscal Year Could b at Least $1B, Early Projection Shows $$ Sep 26, 2013

 

Financial Sector

 

  • BATS Prepares to Take On Big Bell Ringers http://t.co/x8PjU05xE9 NYSE + Arca > BATS + Direct Edge > NASDAQ $$ Graph: http://t.co/rDV3hY7uzf Sep 28, 2013
  • Shine a Light on Repo http://t.co/KrF4MtaA7Y Did u know that repos r 96 years old? Learn about obscure corner of the fixed income market $$ Sep 27, 2013
  • The bank that rejects the most mortgages http://t.co/JxD3xhvlY4 $JPM highest rejection rate, $STI lowest, $WFC biggest lender, avg 20.6% $$ Sep 27, 2013
  • Covenant-Lite Loans Need Uniform Definition http://t.co/RbEywreAEC It would help, but there is always nonstandard data in securitizations $$ Sep 26, 2013
  • Wells Fargo: New CLO Regulations May Lead to Issuance Slump http://t.co/FcK5NLQvba Forcing securitizers 2 take first losses ruins profits $$ Sep 24, 2013
  • The VC Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail http://t.co/jjFrQc9JNP Ratio sounds high, but when VC-backed firm wins, it pays 4a lot of losers $$ Sep 24, 2013
  • That’s the way 2 manage pension assets if u r big enough. In-source, build up expertise, & keep adding smart people 2 addl asset classes $$ Sep 23, 2013
  • In-Sourced, Fully Funded, Public, and American http://t.co/ISUDgDvGhC! South Dakota Retirement System manages 65%-70% of assets in-house $$ Sep 23, 2013
  • America’s latest financial crisis? It’s incredibly personal. http://t.co/yHLcIm7xuR People do NOT understand how to save or handle cash $$ Sep 23, 2013
  • Value Investor Charles de Vaulx On China, Gold, Apple And Berkshire Hathaway http://t.co/4LgwGyzI7g Longish good interview. $$ $STUDY $BRK.B Sep 23, 2013
  • Fidelity sued by employees over its own 401(k) plan http://t.co/yo5h32QQD6 Biting hand that feeds them, they object 2 high fees 4 funds $$ Sep 23, 2013
  • Inside Nasdaq’s succession planning process http://t.co/6uOUsgrpuQ $NDAQ trades at a discount 2 peers; it needs a merger or better mgmt $$ Sep 22, 2013

 

Other

 

  • Billionaires Battle as Bezos-Musk Companies Vie for Launch Pad http://t.co/jEOhw4xXac Fight over a launchpad @ Kennedy Space Center $$ Sep 28, 2013
  • Supersonic Drones Can Outmaneuver Humans. So Why Do We Still Need Pilots? http://t.co/J5N9FhDVbH Pilots fly better in complex situations $$ Sep 28, 2013
  • Postal rate hike proposal faces Senate scrutiny http://t.co/aq7gKcDnm1 First Class would go to 49 cents, as internet slowly eats USPS $$ Sep 26, 2013
  • This Year’s SAT Scores Are Out, and They’re Grim http://t.co/04jtzUJMtL <50% of 2013 graduating seniors got “college-ready” SAT scores $$ Sep 26, 2013
  • Little GAAP Could Drive Accounting Simplification http://t.co/Ti24zRMFY2 If the acctg is 2 complex, biz is probably 2 complex as well $$ Sep 26, 2013
  • Work is not waiting for a job. If you don’t have a job, start your own business. http://t.co/pkUXupCOJg Sep 25, 2013
  • Investors Are Buying High, Yet Again http://t.co/PaTcowZvk8 Opportunities are fewer now, listen to Buffett & Klarman & trim back risk $$ Sep 25, 2013
  • Tweet tips: Most effective calls to action on Twitter http://t.co/PrcHMiNDMc! U could also ask them to favorite your tweet $$ $TWTR Sep 24, 2013
  • Death Dinners at Baby Boomers’ Tables Take on Dying Taboo http://t.co/68nxd534eB Good 2 talk about death, but r u ready 4 the afterlife? $$ Sep 24, 2013
  • Here Are The Best Fundamental Investors To Follow On StockTwits http://t.co/a72aV98KUo A good list of resources & teachers; I’m listed #5 $$ Sep 23, 2013
  • A Backdoor Roth IRA for a High-Income Couple http://t.co/79fYNIF5d6 Invest in regular IRA, convert 2 Roth, repeat process annually $$ Sep 23, 2013

 

PPACA / Obamacare

 

  • Will Obamacare hurt job creation and marriage? http://t.co/n7h7BEkrXK Belief in Obamacare is akin 2 belief in magic; resources r free $$ Sep 27, 2013
  • Prices Set for New Health-Care Exchanges http://t.co/J4VFjvF5HR Younger Buyers May Face Higher Insurance Premiums $$ Obamacare #FTL Sep 26, 2013
  • Best of the Web Today: The Young and the Clueless http://t.co/3GbWYOqipM ObamaCare may work, provided no one responds to its incentives. $$ Sep 26, 2013
  • Young Invincibles Caught in Crossfire Over Obamacare Cost http://t.co/hgyCGtZMaj Note how Obama packs the gallery w/young people $$ Sep 24, 2013

 

Municipal Debt / Detroit

 

  • Stockton to Unveil Plan Including Cuts for Creditors http://t.co/zBj3ngCXMz Trying to preserve pensions may draw lawsuit from bondholders $$ Sep 28, 2013
  • Detroit spent billions extra from pensions http://t.co/UBdb3GaqtI That’s what u get 4 having 1-party rule, w/no 1 to look over shoulder $$ Sep 27, 2013
  • Orr proposes freeze for Detroit pension funds http://t.co/sSFtqADV23 Unions don’t get that they destroyed the finances of Detroit $$ Sep 27, 2013
  • Judge Rules Retiree Health Protected Like Pension http://t.co/xg7bcR28oM! Loopy ruling sets Los Angeles on a course 2 bankruptcy $$ Sep 25, 2013
  • Hands off DIA, pensions, Detroiters say in poll http://t.co/dHmp2qjc5n! Detroit is an example of a complex system self-destructing $$ #dying Sep 23, 2013

 

Energy

 

  • Pipeline Billionaire Ready for Next Round of Deal Making http://t.co/KhTwsdBDRs $ETP CEO thinks there is room to consolidate pipelines $$ Sep 28, 2013
  • Six Myths About Renewable Energy http://t.co/G0dB1SJ2aU Balanced article. 3 myths pro, 3 myths con. It will b a minority of total energy $$ Sep 23, 2013

 

The Economic views of Ray Dalio

 

  • One more note, this slideshow put together from BI moves a lot faster than Dalio’s video or the… http://t.co/ytGIHQEaxP Sep 24, 2013
  • And for those that want to read Ray Dalio’s economic template book, it is free here: http://bwater… http://t.co/f1AVlDufxo Sep 24, 2013

 

US Politics & Policy

 

  • Texas Counties Lead in Job Growth, Lag in Wage Gains http://t.co/XdyNF4ZEJt No surprise, but biz leaves CA & there is high unemployment 2 $$ Sep 27, 2013
  • CHRISTIE KEEPS PENSION PROBE RECORDS FROM PUBLIC VIEW AS GOVERNOR EYES 2ND TERM http://t.co/NmnbLRxRwd! Running mate has pension scandal $$ Sep 24, 2013
  • Open-Government Laws Fuel Hedge-Fund Profits http://t.co/P5vZBpkiDq Hedge funds file FOIA requests 2get FDA reports on drugs, etc. $$ Sep 23, 2013
  • At 77 He Prepares Burgers Earning in Week His Former Hourly Wage http://t.co/jQJaWTiQd3 Example of “failed 2 save” Don’t let it happen 2u $$ Sep 23, 2013
  • Self-Driving Vehicles Progress Faster Than Rules of Road http://t.co/1lFAmdlJKz Regulations, laws, insurance all need 2b revised 4 this $$ Sep 23, 2013
  • The Hidden Classified Briefing Most of Congress Missed http://t.co/eSBnz0uPxd How intelligence gets disseminated w/o getting disseminated $$ Sep 23, 2013
  • How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers http://t.co/OeG5kRTM2O Longish article on how they get free stadiums, pay no federal or state taxes, etc. $$ Sep 23, 2013
  • Facebook “Likes” Are Now Legally Protected Speech http://t.co/Oi7XQkYVlB Political speech is protected by the 1st Amendment even “like” $$ Sep 22, 2013

 

Wrong

 

  • Over the Top: Jordan R. VanOort Earns Prestigious CFA Designation http://t.co/jRMcdyRq1R CFA designation is good, but prestigious? $$ Sep 28, 2013
  • & really, when there are over 100,000 of us, does receiving your CFA Charter really rate a press release? Tougher to become an Actuary $$ Sep 28, 2013
  • Wrong:Pimco shook hands with Fed – & made a killing http://t.co/gBlELQ6U7p 2 notes: agency MBS r easy 2 understand, & TBA mkt not obscure $$ Sep 27, 2013
  • Point: Fed could have easily done this internally. What! They can’t find any among their 1000s of Ph.D. economists to get simple mkts? $$ Sep 27, 2013
  • It is probable that enough data on what the Fed would do escaped over the transom 2 give PIMCO & the other firms insider info. $$ Sep 27, 2013
  • Wrong: New idiots, same as the… actually these idiots might be worse http://t.co/Xa5jGmbQII US economy grew faster under balanced budgets $$ Sep 27, 2013
  • Wrong: Reduce working week to 30 hours, say economists http://t.co/HiI7Zmhimo More work means more production means more GDP, Consumption $$ Sep 27, 2013
  • Loony: Detroit Union Seeks 2 Revive `13th’ Pension Check Policy http://t.co/Lf5YMVBKxW Practice that continues 4 28Y is a tacit agreement $$ Sep 27, 2013
  • Wishful thinking: Let ObamaCare Collapse http://t.co/n3yNizNAfP Until the US itself fails, no entitlement has ever been eliminated $$ Sep 26, 2013
  • Wrong:Shinzo Abe: Unleashing the Power of ‘Womenomics’ http://t.co/R00AN5pUEH This comes from nation w/a shrinking population. Ridiculous $$ Sep 26, 2013
  • Wrong: How Sensitive Is Public Pension Funding to Investment Returns? http://t.co/hSeoOLsvrc! Should use mkt-based assmptns not historic $$ Sep 25, 2013
  • Wrong: US city, county public pension levels sank in 2012 http://t.co/o2JUwsi5JF! 2 optimistic, b/c risk assets bottomed in late 2002 $$ Sep 25, 2013
  • Wrong: Don’t Be Alarmed by Obamacare’s Failures http://t.co/fS63xQpaaP PPACA doesn’t make actuarial sense, young people won’t participate $$ Sep 24, 2013
  • Wrong: Yellen Isn’t a ‘Knee-Jerk Dove,’ Kroszner Says http://t.co/0aeTM6BIiB Favoring negative interest rates == ‘Knee-Jerk Dove’ $$ Sep 24, 2013

 

 

Replies, Retweets & Comments

 

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  • Loonies, Detroit is dead MT @ToddSullivan: RT @AmyResnick: just wow. Detroit Union Seeks to Revive `13th’ #Pension http://t.co/u3XJAER0bi $$ Sep 27, 2013
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