Links and Reading for January 12th
January 12, 2009 12:06 am
Some of the more interesting and important items for January 12th :
- Madoff finally getting locked up? – Accused of cheating investors in what he said was a $50 billion Ponzi scheme, we will learn at noon on Jan. 12 whether he’ll be jailed before trial. Yeesh..
- Panel steps up criticism of Treasury over TARP: report | Reuters – A report being released on Friday alleges that the U.S. Treasury has failed
- Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis: Is The Stock Market Cheap? – Down another 40%? Look at this and tell me…
- Yahoo Nears End of Search for a CEO – Pick me Pick Me!
- Financial adviser embraces ETFs, leaves mutual funds behind – Really?
- The New Old Big Thing in Economics: J.M. Keynes – We are now moving toward a time of historic errors that seems to be irreversible.
- ETF Math Lesson: Leverage Can Produce Unexpected Returns – WSJ.com – UH… Why do they always start with an up day, then a big down to exaggerate?
- The January Effect vs. the January Barometer – Good Stuff
- Drunken Binge or? – Fed’s Evans Backs U.S. Fiscal Stimulus, Sees ‘Sobering’ Debt
- U.S. governors seek $1 trillion federal assistance – This is pathetic
- Heating Bills Stay High, Frustrating Homeowners – The recent slide in energy prices is little consolation for U.S. homeowners, many of whom anticipated lower heating bills this winter but are now finding just the opposite.
- Pension Funds Rethink Bets on ‘Alternative’ Investments – 2008, some big pension funds are having second thoughts about their exposure to private-equity firms, hedge funds and other nontraditional investments.
- How “Something For Nothing” Ideas Become Policy – Keynes philosophy does not work. Will it is a bad idea….
- Case Shiller and CAR Analysis December 2008 Release – Good info from Mish..
- In a bad year these funds were the worst, down more than 60% – And the winner errr Loser? Legg Mason!