Wednesday AM Reads

Some interesting midweek reads to start your day:

• BRIC Decade Ends With Record Fund Outflows (Bloomberg)
• Gold Up, Gold Miners, Down (WSJ)
• 5 trading days before Jan. 1 + 2 after generate abnormally high returns (Marketwatch)
• Obama Picks Bipartisan Pair for Fed (WSJ) see also In Praise of Jeremy Stein, Obama’s New Fed Board Nominee (The New Republican)
• MF Global sows winter of discontent for CME (Reuters)
• Manager Two fer:
…..-Gundlach Steers Clear of Mortgage REITs (Bloomberg)
…..-Another black eye for Fairholme’s Bruce Berkowitz (Reuters)
• Cracked Foundation Threatens U.S. Housing Recovery (WSJ)
Surowiecki: The Return of Layaway (The New Yorker) see also Retailers Try to Thwart Price Apps (WSJ)
• Are Smart People Getting Smarter? (Frontal Cortex)
• Ron Paul: Media’s Rodney Dangerfield is running neck and neck with Newt and Mitt, yet ignored (Marketwatch) see also Gingrich’s Account of First Divorce Contradicted by Documents and Ex-Aides (Bloomberg)

What are you reading?


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