Sorted Weekly Tweets

Rest of the World

 

  • Crunch Escalates as Money Funds Rival Shadow Banks http://t.co/JVU1w5ipZc Money funds in China suck liquidity away from wealth mgmt prods $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • Spain’s Worst Year for Work Leaves Rajoy Counting Cost http://t.co/KlaAGab4kY Private debts r not economically neutral. Large -> unstable $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • Richest Scandinavian Nation Extends Its Junk Boom http://t.co/ZVwwxEAdIa Norwegian financial institutions have hunger for yield in kronor $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • Bird Flu Kills Health Worker, Stokes Transmission Concern http://t.co/FVcxVhaH4L Would not b concerned, seems difficult to transmit virus $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • Rise of ‘Common Man’ in India Threatens Stability of Government Coalition http://t.co/vke6lnqM3s Things get squishy if no majority win $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • German Economic Growth Fails to Gain Impetus http://t.co/g9EQLN5HNg Depends on on the strength of those that import German goods $$ $SPY Jan 20, 2014
  • French First Lady Leaves Hospital http://t.co/hnnrYJwE2q At least *one* person cared about the behavior of Francois Hollande $$ #sad Jan 20, 2014
  • Solar Beats Gas Unlocking Middle East’s Heavy Oil, Report Says http://t.co/dmyDla2t7R Fascinating, using cheap solar energy 2 produce oil $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • Hot Demand for Emerging-Market Bonds http://t.co/LLZPDt4iyT This is puzzling , I don’t get how emerging markets r well financed $$ Jan 19, 2014
  • China encroaching on U.S. military dominance in Pacific, says top admiral http://t.co/h152VrhcEg So we can’t be global cop, good thing $$ Jan 19, 2014
  • Mobius Placing Biggest Wagers on Nigeria for Frontier Rally http://t.co/dsxt8Fft6e It is difficult to make $$ when there is a quiet war Jan 19, 2014
  • BENGHAZI WAS PREVENTABLE: Hillary Clinton cited for major security lapses http://t.co/5oCpBVlbdK Hillary will have a lot to answer for $$ Jan 19, 2014
  • Saudi King Sees Egypt Too Big to Fail Under Friendly General http://t.co/oIHo5fae5s Saudi Arabia gets pragmatic, supports Egyptian Army $$ Jan 19, 2014
  • The West Is Losing Ukraine http://t.co/GWCNb322Ss Ukraine is losing the West, as its leader strips freedoms, & fights protesters $$ $SPY Jan 19, 2014
  • Hollande’s Tryst and the End of Marriage http://t.co/EUGztMAKnq Secretly, even the French care about the stability of their leaders $$ $FXE Jan 19, 2014
  • Baltic Homes That Singed Scandinavia Banks Heating Up: Mortgages http://t.co/3KHcPllcKZ Beware large increases in indebtedness $$ $TLT $SPY Jan 19, 2014
  • China’s Indie Rockers Get Boost From Online Music Platforms http://t.co/MSbdnGFzRI Note the prominence of our friend Michael Pettis $$ $FXI Jan 19, 2014
  • Venezuela Post-Chávez: Hustlers’ Paradise http://t.co/ROstARpBkc Thugs run govt. Some people get cheap goods, while others get shortages $$ Jan 19, 2014

 

US Politics & Policy

 

  • Stop Obamacare’s Outrageous Bailouts http://t.co/uHYJvyRcM7 Once losses exceed 8% of premiums, taxpayers pay for 75% of excess losses $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • Questionable: Robert Gates’s Dishonorable Act http://t.co/bIEGf7o57k There r too many bad secrets in DC that we ought to know about $$ $SPY Jan 20, 2014
  • Which Fed Guidance Should We Believe? http://t.co/yqjOZX5AX6 As FOMC uses more & more words 2explain what they r doing we understand less $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • When Low Unemployment Is Bad News http://t.co/QLiWV8ocV5 Labor force participation rate continues 2 fall as punk economy creates few jobs $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • NSA Data Have No Impact on Terrorism: Report http://t.co/ug8GtnLjqz NSA is not worth the privacy risk, nor what we pay to employ them $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • Ari Fleischer: How to Fight Income Inequality: Get Married http://t.co/zz6lbDWiku Poverty rate falls 4 those who can make a marriage work $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • Obama’s Constitutional Education http://t.co/bH4jfr1rro & http://t.co/hdzNe1Blo4 Should consider unilateral actions modifying PPACA also $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • How the crash of safe assets fueled the financial crisis http://t.co/4Vlfxp7PUj When “safe” assets r found to have credit risk -> bust $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • Congress split over NSA’s domestic spying program, could just let laws expire http://t.co/mCD2pIbSl1 Divisive: left & right vs center $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • Young enrollees of Obamacare fall well short of goal http://t.co/VokUg0XFP6 When premiums rise as a result, people will b unhappy $$ $SPY Jan 20, 2014
  • Spy court judge slams proposed privacy advocate http://t.co/vkz4SyY5li We need someone arguing against spying on average people $$ $SPY $TLT Jan 19, 2014
  • What’s Net Neutrality? What Happened to Net Neutrality Yesterday? What Happens Next? A Q&A for the Rest of Us. http://t.co/xQACJvW8UC Read Jan 19, 2014
  • Volcker Rule Fix Will Aid Large and Small Banks http://t.co/nGv1TXtLT5 This is a lousy rule that allows banks to bury Trup CDO losses $$ Jan 19, 2014
  • Hillary Clinton’s political hit list of top betrayers includes Kerry, Kennedy http://t.co/33RFv63nKz This reminds me of the Nixon enemies $$ Jan 19, 2014
  • Judge Disallows Plan by Detroit to Pay Off Banks http://t.co/XQ6f1E2EZM Detroit should aim for the bast long-run outcome $$ $MUB $SPY $TLT Jan 19, 2014
  • Is Your Abortion My Free Speech?  http://t.co/kUA2XLRPB9 This is where constitutions fall apart, b/c they are limited documents $$ Jan 19, 2014
  • Reid Gives Landrieu VIP Treatment to Tip Election Odds http://t.co/UhQFIcPVt9 Democrats desperate to retain power, aid marginal members $$ Jan 19, 2014
  • Where Are the U.S.’s Millionaires? http://t.co/c8fXDEPD5S Alas, but Maryland sucks the blood of America, & creates millionaires $$ $SPY $TLT Jan 19, 2014
  • I Spent Two Hours Talking With the NSA’s Bigwigs. Here’s What Has Them Mad http://t.co/UrXexYR07k They hate Snowden’s guts $$ $thatsimple Jan 19, 2014
  • How the NSA Almost Killed the Internet | Threat Level http://t.co/1SLDuNq93O Sowing distrust in major internet utilities on privacy $$ $GOOG Jan 19, 2014
  • To enforce net neutrality, the FCC has to decide that Verizon is a common carrier http://t.co/WRb6VestAF Simple idea, simple solution $$ $VZ Jan 19, 2014
  • Student Loans, the Next Big Threat to the US Economy? http://t.co/5hXsK5SIFn Rule of Thumb: avoid lending in area w/greatest debt growth $$ Jan 19, 2014
  • ISS Open to Activists Paying Bonuses to Directors http://t.co/R1nNEkokg4 Carl Icahn wins a small victory; broader implications unclear $$ Jan 19, 2014
  • ’Wolf of Wall Street’ Offspring Never Quite Die http://t.co/oXkGDZQ1Ml It’s a revolving door & FINRA doesn’t provide real access 2 data $$ Jan 19, 2014

 

Market Impact

 

  • Investor Animal Spirits Spread to Companies Worldwide http://t.co/e8pKcudzhR No such thing as animal spirits, only pursuing opportunity $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • JPMorgan Says BVG Owes $200 Million Over ‘Unfortunate’ CDS http://t.co/coJQm6dpD5 What’s worse is trifling yield prompting BVG’s greed $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • Hedge Funds Raise Gold Wagers as Goldman Sees Drop http://t.co/7dc9dGCUCA Hedge funds 2short-term could b forced sellers on weakness $$ $GLD Jan 20, 2014
  • Even money market funds in a crisis would have a hard time delivering a >2% loss, which would b borne by investors, & not systemic $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • How You Can Survive a New Era in the Bond Market http://t.co/BvSkibWANR Too many people banging the drum 4 higher interest rates $$ $IEF Jan 20, 2014
  • From the prior tweet, Central Bankers have drawn wrong conclusion: You can fix a bust by issuing lots of credit. $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • The correct answer is that you can avoid a bust by not running loose monetary policy as in the ’20s & ’00s. We still have pain to come $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • Where Have All the Star Fund Managers Gone? http://t.co/qwbpDyDlkU Focus on low fees, long track record, low assets & not index-like $$ $SPY Jan 20, 2014
  • Reinsurers face ratings cuts, S&P warns http://t.co/70dK590OCG Too much surplus chasing reinsurance biz; I’ve been lightening the boat $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • Interest rates don’t matter? Federal Reserve paper says so http://t.co/guAPSQ05II Sad but true, monetary policy is weaker than most think $$ Jan 19, 2014
  • Professor Puts Ideas in Practice as Reverse-Mortgage CEO http://t.co/T3Kt0cNQtc As w/most complex financial agreements, this will fail $$ Jan 19, 2014
  • Metals, Currency Rigging Is Worse Than Libor, Bafin Says http://t.co/KjDNrRVR7m Impossible 2 create benchmarks free of human gaming $$ $SPY Jan 19, 2014
  • Nobody Likes Bonds!: by @ritholtz http://t.co/FuYachZ58I But *I* like bonds, particularly short corporates, loans, & $TLT FD: + $TLT $$ Jan 18, 2014

 

Other

 

  • Comet-Chasing Spacecraft Sends First Signal in 31 Months http://t.co/mZB62QnIYm Satellite to hitch ride on Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • The ‘Sharing Economy’ and Its Enemies http://t.co/Qnc4YyZrOh How Airbnb steps on the toes of hoteliers, regulators & the tax man $$ $SPY Jan 20, 2014
  • Device Thefts Fueling Rise In Larcenies http://t.co/ohZZt8q2Qh NYC larcenies fall if you exclude theft of Apple-branded devices $$ $AAPL Jan 20, 2014
  • The Right Way to Go After Big Clients http://t.co/J6hoSbcHVX Can waste a lot of time & find margins squeezed in the end $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • What Secrets Your Phone Is Sharing About You http://t.co/u7wv29tyMG Many hack your phone datato get insights into how you shop $$ $SPY $TLT Jan 19, 2014
  • Moms in ‘Survival Mode’ as US Trails World on Benefits http://t.co/uSPuVZztqV We can argue over any benefit, but what when US is broke $$ Jan 19, 2014
  • Tennis Quant’s System Doubles Money Without Knowing Players http://t.co/sAS5Xug7DN Small markets r often inefficient, allow 4 small wins $$ Jan 19, 2014
  • Miners Chopping $10B Search Bodes Next Price Boom http://t.co/6X7H0KAivX Miners cut exploration budgets, should lead to higher prices $$ Jan 19, 2014
  • How the Target Hackers Did It http://t.co/Z8Jc5WuBQQ Scraped RAM in POS machines grabbing all manner of data on card users $$ $TGT $SPY $TLT Jan 19, 2014
  • Another Bad Year for Religious Freedom http://t.co/3C3C5lrjCo Religion by its nature tends to invite constraint as it is a threat 2 govts $$ Jan 19, 2014
  • If Google Is a Guy, DuckDuckGo Is a Ghost http://t.co/rk9o0I3Uwx Want privacy for your searches? Consider DuckDuckGo $$ Jan 19, 2014
  • http://t.co/uPsFzsm1Tn How an intelligent lady managed to wrongfoot & destroy a website engaged in “revenge porn.” $$ Jan 19, 2014

 

Wrong

 

  • Likely Wrong: A New Asset-Allocation Strategy for Investing in Retirement http://t.co/eDqaDxhFuH Stocks r risky over intermediate periods $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • Wrong: Bonds Captivate $16T of Pensions http://t.co/NEpJSjCD7p Bonds have 2 go somewhere & defined benefit pensions have long liabilities $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • Wrong: Bailout Risk, Far Beyond the Banks http://t.co/iv5eT6lhea! Asset mgmt companies can go bust, & they pose no systemic risk $$ Jan 20, 2014
  • Wrong: Stanley Fischer saved Israel from the Great Recession. Now Janet Yellen wants him to help save the US http://t.co/CPMUggr3CA $$ $TLT Jan 20, 2014
  • Wrong: Ten quotes on the question of financial bubbles http://t.co/MNwr543Vsf No one focuses on the effect of borrowing money in bubbles $$ Jan 19, 2014
  • Wrong: Wealthy CEO Is Deeply Concerned About Budget Deficits http://t.co/gTGUwSF3hS Biased article doesn’t factor in entitlements $$ $TLT Jan 19, 2014

 

 

Replies, Retweets, and Comments

 

  • @DavidBCollum Look here: http://t.co/VaqQESCdCu Value Line has a chart that goes back to the 20s though… Jan 17, 2014
  • RT @cate_long: Please add http://t.co/QHQiCxYopc RT @researchpuzzler: a guide to finding data on the cheap from @AlephBlog http://t.co/mb… Jan 15, 2014
  • RT @Pawelmorski: Great spot @toby_n : DB’s Slok quantifies how difficult the Fed finds explaining itself. http://t.co/1quahXrnJD Jan 14, 2014