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Finance and Econ From the Web: Everyone Loves Budget Deficits, the Next Obama, Bull/Bears On China

February 26, 2019 Bilal 0

This week, we have a flurry of pieces on increasing US debt (the good and the bad), raising taxes on the rich and some excellent century-spanning data on English wealth. On growth, almost all economists expect a US recession by 2021 at the latest, the Fed hints at following BoJ policy if things get bad, and the geo-politics of trade agreements. On the latter, we also have some articles on the 5G issue and China as well as challenges China is facing in its Belt and Road Initiative. The markets side, a trading strategy that combines momentum and signals from […]

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Best Of the Web: Best Tech For Sleeping, Wedding Expense and Divorce and Best Pizza in NY

February 21, 2019 Bilal 0

Lots of self-help in today’s list from 40 push ups as test for your true health to signs of healthy relationships to “coping” with financial windfalls. Some surprising articles on how sellers sabotage their competitors on Amazon, China’s new most downloaded app (from the government!) and the increasing presence of Emoji’s in court proceedings. I also feature a bunch of city lists: best pastries in London, best “undiscovered” trails in Singapore, best cosmetic stores in Tokyo and best new restaurants in HK. Around 40 articles in total with short summaries on each. Enjoy… Chinese schoolgirl shamed for using robot to […]

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Finance and Econ From the Web: Best Factor Investing Models, Why Young Adults Won’t Leave Home, Bernanke On Fed Policy During Next Recession

February 19, 2019 Bilal 0

For some reason there’s a slew of articles on factor investing and trading models – some are positive and some are scathing. Also, good articles on the impact of economic news in negative rate environments (not much), how banks trade post-Volcker (less equity risk) and a review of CDS markets. On policy, there’s a bunch of articles on how to ease policy when rates are low, the challenge of services-based economies on VAT receipts and whether GDP is the right target for policymakers. Elsewhere, there’s a great history on parties splitting in the UK, how EU populism could be peaking […]

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Best Of the Web: How Youngsters Photoshop Their Faces, Rise Of AI Lawyers and Top Soccer Players

February 7, 2019 Bilal 0

Today’s edition leans more towards the arts than tech. Some good articles on fashion trends, including 2019 being the year to grow your hair out (for men). On the health-front, self-propelling pills could replace injections, the benefits to your brain of running and can you eat snow?! I have a bunch of lists: movies to watch on Netflix and Amazon, the best True Crime podcasts and new restaurants. There’s a great article on how hedge fund capital, Greenwich Connecticut is becoming more diverse. Also, an excellent interview of the Wu-Tang Clan, a scary deepfake of Steve Buscemi and Jennifer Lawrence […]

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Finance and Econ From the Web: Countries Are Dropping Wealth Taxes, Involuntary Part-Timers, How AI Could Collude

February 5, 2019 Bilal 0

There’s been a flurry of pieces on inequality and taxes thanks to new proposals by US politicians, I include the best ones.  They range from how Trump tax changes could boost productivity to how immigrants claim less retirement/social security benefits. Some interesting inflation pieces including on using median inflation rates rather than core inflation. A great piece on why the US’s fertility rate is falling (twenty-somethings having less babies and less unintended pregnancies). A piece on ignoring financial TV, another on a new EU policy that could rupture the euro-area and responses to the US’s latest withdrawal from a nuclear […]