New York Times

Hot Links: Nat Gas, Mark Mobius & the NY Yankees

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… Greenback’d posted the July mega-list of activist investor situations.  Awesome.  (Greenback’d) Piker gamblers hurting the casino business.  (WSJ) Taobao.com is a monster of e-commerce in China.  (NYT) Community newspapers doing ok, small is beautiful.  (AP via YahooFinance) The 3 stages of a bear market illustrated.  (InvestmentPostcards) My boy Todd Sullivan…

Breakfast Links: Dr Tatoff, Richard Russell and Dayton

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… Barry Ritholtz on why CNBC has very little control over it’s own ratings.  (TBP) California’s tatoo removal chain Dr Tatoff could be a hot IPO.  (DealBook) Joseph Stiglitz wants to keep shoveling the stimulus.  (EconomistsView) Forbes sees a glimmer of hope in Dayton, Ohio – a city they recently counted…

MySpace is Like Jacob Marley to Facebook's Scrooge: Beware!

I detest Facebook.  If I were in high school, I’m sure I’d be all over it as a means of bullying other kids and hollerin’ at chicks (just kidding, love you Honey)…but as an adult?  Really? I don’t disparage the novelty of it, but c’mon.  Life is supposed to be lived in forward gear, not…

Breakfast Links: Post-Apocalyptic Disney

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… JPMorgan almost bought Morgan Stanley at Paulson‘s request during the crisis.  (DealBook) SIA: 2nd quarter chip sales up 17% sequentially, 4 months of gains in a row.  (WSJ) Commercial RE loans blowing up faster than you thought.  (Clusterstock) Nouriel Roubini goes bullish on commodities.  (ResearchReloaded) A Swissman (is that a…

Breakfast Links: Venom on a Friday

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… Wow!  A list of the most disgusting, pathetic people on earth!  That’s right…it’s Fashion Meets Finance time once again!  (Pocket Change) The article that helped ignite yesterday’s rally.  (Bloomberg) The mall retailers attempt Christmas in July.  (WSJ) Absurd lawsuit of the week:  “The Kindle Ate My Homework”.  (TechFlash) Remember dividends? …

Breakfast Links: Toilet Paper Tube Sculptures

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… The Epicurean Dealmaker on Harvard the Hedge Fund.  (TED) Rushkoff on MicroHoo; Calls Yahoo “Microsoft’s Prison Yard Bitch“.  (Daily Beast) Weak Dollar overnight, so you know what that means:  Explosive global rally in stocks and commodities?  (MarketWatch) CB Richard Ellis in the eye of the commercial real estate storm.  (LA…

Paul Wilmott on High Frequency Trading

This is a very important perspective on what the rise of High Frequency Trading may mean to our markets and the companies that trade on them.  The piece is short on empirical evidence but long on common sense. The main questions raised in the op-ed are: Is the liquidity argument that HFT proponents spout so…

Breakfast Links: Schumer, Bernanke & The God of Email

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… The Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas is undergoing a big expansion right now…good timing.  (AP via Yahoo) Seantor Schumer asks SEC Chief Mary Shapiro to ban high frequency trading.  No Goldman campaign money for you, Chuck.  (Bloomberg) The Great Preventer op-ed:  Why Nouriel Roubini thinks Ben Bernanke should be…

More Hot Links: Sarah Palin, Bill Gates & Comic Con 2009

More Hot Links for Weekend Reading… Revenge of the debtors…the revolt of the indebted begins.  (NYT) A few ways to look at whether or not the market is cheap right now.  (PragCap) So the Fed has set up an “Investor Advisory Council”, chances are you’re not invited.  (Jesse’s Cafe Americain) The shorts are capitulating.  (Bloomberg)…

New York Times Suffering From Body Dysmorphia?

Body Dysmorphia is a psychological disorder in which the affected person is excessively concerned and preoccupied by a perceived defect in his or her physical features. – Wikipedia Dear New York Times, I thought it was adorable the way you reported on your own earnings report in your Media & Advertising section.  But I have…