Asset Management & Market Research

Weekend reads & charts ...

We scour the best of publications that cover the markets & economy, the world of business & finance, asset & wealth management, monetary & fiscal policy, Europe & Asia, the news & politics, science & technology … and throw in a bit of arts & entertainment, just to keep it light. Here’s what we found particularly compelling in the last 24 hours:

Billionaire Baron: Geithner Sees 5-Year Fed Exit (CNBC)

Stephen Roach: Fed’s Response to Market Selloff ‘Pathetic’ and ‘Embarrassing’ (MoneyBeat)

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events (The Big Picture)

Lipper Funds Flows: Mutual Fund Investors Pull Back On The Reins (AlphaNow)

Market Facing Severe Headwinds (Comstock Funds)

Redistribution policies at the root of the Eurozone Crisis (Vox)

Choosing The Right REIT ETF (Forbes)

The trillion-dollar opportunity that could save health care (Quartz)

Financial Reforms: Re-education through Shibor (The Economist)

In U.S., 43% of Uninsured Unaware They Must Get Coverage (Gallup)

44% of Young College Grads Are Underemployed – That’s Good News (The Atlantic)

School’s Out: Rethinking Education for the 21st Century (All Things Digital)

Stronger U.S. Growth Ahead (Economix/NYT)

Microsoft Seeks End to Dinosaur-Era Software Upgrade Cycle (Bloomberg)

Bigger is Better for the Tour de France (Bloomberg)

The charts are courtesy of The Economist and the WSJ. One housing-market measure surged in May — but at a pace that may be hard to sustain. The Pending Home Sales Index rose 6.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual level of 112.3. That is up 12.2% from a year ago and a high last seen late in 2006. The index measures contracts, not closings. Will higher mortgage rates spur buyers into action — or keep them out of the market?

hospital costs !!!!!

underemployment WSJ (1) college grads

pending home sales surge WSJ june 28




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