10 Monday AM Reads

Expect a light-volume, last-week-of-the-year, half-the-Street-on-vacation sort of action, as the thinly traded market is easily pushed around. From an undisclosed Caribbean location, my morning train beach reads:

• What if saving the economy was the easy part? (Washington Post)
• The Year Nothing Worked: Stocks, Bonds, Cash Go Nowhere (Bloomberg)
Housel: The Past Decade in 50 Headlines (Fool)
• Two Business Lessons From Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard (A Wealth of Common Sense)
• Why YouTube Is Twice as Valuable as Netflix (Barron’s)
• In 2015, Shattering Records in New York City Real Estate (NYT)
• Where Your Unwanted Christmas Gifts Get a Second Life: The underbelly of e-commerce is a booming business in which little-known companies collect, process and often resell piles of returned presents (WSJ)
• Mossberg: Seven Tech Trends From 2015 (Re/code)
• Why the Movie ‘Concussion’ Spells Trouble for the NFL (Nation)
• The world’s most breathtaking drone photography in 2015 (Quartz)

What are you reading?


Hedge fund liquidations rose to 257 in Q3 vs 200 in Q2

Source: Bloomberg



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  1. Jojo commented on Dec 28

    The dark side: The secret world of sports doping
    Al Jazeera investigation raises questions about whether sports heroes are linked to performance-enhancing drugs

    December 27, 2015 7:24AM ET Updated 12:15PM ET
    by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit

    Inside a hotel room in Austin, Texas, a pharmacist advises a professional athlete on taking performance-enhancing drugs.

    “One anabolic, and I can give you something to use right now, is this Delta 2 stuff. It’s a steroid. There’s a bunch of football players who take this,” he tells Liam Collins, a British hurdler reporting undercover.

    In another conversation, a Vancouver pharmacist poses a question to the same athlete.

    “Have I doped people? Oh yeah. And no one’s got caught because the system is so easy to beat. That’s the sad fact.”

    Later, a Naturopath doctor explains how he would destroy medical records if investigators came looking for them.


    • JKoen commented on Dec 29

      Yep, the trick is to get rid of all unnecessary expenses. For example, don’t have kids. Those damn things will cost you about $200,000 a piece over your lifetime.

  2. Jojo commented on Dec 28

    Database configuration issues expose 191 million voter records
    Massive database exposed to public, major political data managers deny ownership
    CSO | Dec 28, 2015 4:00 AM PT

    A misconfigured database has led to the disclosure of 191 million voter records. The database, discovered by researcher Chris Vickery, doesn’t seem to have an owner; it’s just sitting in the public – waiting to be discovered by anyone who happens to be looking.



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