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Articles of the Week: Is Warren Buffett More Myth Than Legend?

Articles of the Week: Is Warren Buffett More Myth Than Legend?

Hope everyone had a great week and are enjoying an even better 4th of July weekend! We have some great reads to help you all enjoy it a little more. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the articles below. Like always, if you have any investment questions or need advice on a specific stock, Stocks on Wall Street is always here for you so feel free to Contact Us at anytime. We always love to hear from our readers so please shoot us an email. Also let us know what you think about the articles below and your thoughts on the market’s current climate by either commenting below, posting on our Facebook Fan Page or by sending either Stocks on Wall Street or our Founder a Tweet.

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Is Warren Buffett More Myth Than Legend? (Marketwatch)

Celebrity Economists Make Waves (At Work)

An Open Letter To The Idiot Nation (StoneKettle)

Are we having fun yet? On the banks’ barely believable behaviour (London Review of Books)

Gladwell: The Gift of Doubt (New Yorker)

In Connecticut, a struggle to launch Obamacare (WaPo)

Basel Examines Banks’ Diverging Views of Risk-Weighted Assets (Bloomberg)

Thoughts on the future of finance blogging (FT Alphaville)

Finance blogging is not for the faint of heart (Abnormal Returns)

The Fed’s magic jobs number (Fortune)

Gold – Has the ‘Narrative’ Failed? (Acting Man)

Elizabeth Warren Tackles Wall Street (The Nation)

Why doesn’t Apple enable sustainable businesses on the app store? (Stratechery)

The Answer is a Click Away: The Internet Era’s Great Placebo Effect (Medium)

4 Steps to Viral, Or How to Create Infographics That Blow up the Web (visual.ly)

Pandora Paid Over $1,300 for 1 Million Plays, Not $16.89 (The Understatement)

Pandora and Royalties (Pandora)

The Immortal Life of the Enron E-mails (MIT Technology Review)

Morsi repeated McCain’s error: Ignore the economy (MarketWatch)

Egypt Interim Leader Inherits Troubled Legacy From Mursi (Bloomberg)

The Economics of Eating Out (priceonomics)

Mankiw, Kaplan, CEO Pay and the Defense of the 1 Percent (Economic Policy Institute)

Lockdown: Why Google Killed RSS Reader (Marco)

Surprise! Inflation is too low almost everywhere on earth (Wonkblog)

Do budget deficits cause inflation?  (Mainly Macro)

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Articles of the Week: It’s Not Just the Fed, It’s China, Too

Articles of the Week: It’s Not Just the Fed, It’s China, Too

OB-XX549_2006CH_E_20130620073351Hope everyone’s had a great week so far and are excited for an even better weekend! We have some great reads to help you all enjoy it a little more. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the articles below. Like always, if you have any investment questions or need advice on a specific stock, Stocks on Wall Street is always here for you so feel free to Contact Us at anytime. We always love to hear from our readers so please shoot us an email. Also let us know what you think about the articles below and your thoughts on the market’s current climate by either commenting below, posting on our Facebook Fan Page or by sending either Stocks on Wall Street or our Founder a Tweet.

It’s Not Just the Fed, It’s China, Too (Moneybeat)

7 charts that tell the Fed not to taper QE3 (MarketWatch)

 Gold Takes a Plunge Below $1,300 (WSJ)

The Conflict Between Managing Funds and Selling Funds (Bronte Capital)

Decline and fall: how American society unravelled (theguardian)

Can Others See When You View Them on LinkedIn? (Full Contact)

The Trouble With Kickstarter (WSJ)

Finance blogger wisdom: summer reading (Abnormal Returns)

Parsing the Fed: How the Statement Changed (Real Time Economics)

New China billionaires blowing massive bubbles (MarketWatch)

Gold is now only back to where it was in September 2010  (Moneybeat)

The Second Great Depression (Foreign Affairs)

Congress is wildly unpopular. Should anyone actually care? (Wonkblog)

Why Monopolies Make Spying Easy (New Yorker)

Bernanke’s Bond-Buying Paradox for Markets (WSJ)

Crossed signals over Fed’s stimulus efforts (Washington Post)

Financial Sector Thinks It’s About Ready To Ruin World Again (Onion)

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Articles of the Week: The Fading Bull, Why is this Recovery unlike the others?

Articles of the Week: The Fading Bull, Why is this Recovery unlike the others?

Screen Shot 2013-06-08 at 4.23.50 PMHope everyone’s having a great weekend so far! We have some great reads to help you all enjoy it a little more. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the articles below. Like always, if you have any investment questions or need advice on a specific stock, Stocks on Wall Street is always here for you so feel free to Contact Us at anytime. We always love to hear from our readers so please shoot us an email. Also let us know what you think about the articles below and your thoughts on the market’s current climate by either commenting below, posting on our Facebook Fan Page or by sending either Stocks on Wall Street or our Founder a Tweet.

Why is this recovery unlike the others? (MarketWatch)

Fading Bull (Wealth Management)

What does it mean to have “predicted the crisis”? (Noahpinion)

Google is the General Electric of the 21st century (FT.com)

Join Wall Street. Save the world. (Wonkblog)

In China, an Empire Built by Aping Apple (NYT)

A Small World After All: A new book sheds light on how little of the world we see through our browsers (Book Forum)

Feeding the Fee Machine (Institutional Investor)

This market correction will pass (Calafia Beach Pundit)

The Real Problem: Em Decoupling?  (The Reformed Broker)

Higher Dividend Stocks Still Seem Rather Pricey (Learn Bonds)

How Many Jobs to Bring Down Unemployment? (Real Time Economics)

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily (theguardian)

The Stocktwits Network Helps Solve the Puzzle (The Thoughtful Bull)

Estimize offers new approach to consensus estimates (Inside Investor Relations)

Goldman Sees Commodity Bull Run Over as Returns Trail Stocks (Bloomberg)

The era of ‘uncertainty’ may be over. Will a growth boom begin? (Wonkblog)

How Does Income Growth Compare to Other Recoveries? (Real Time Economics)

Why Didn’t the SEC Catch Madoff? It Might Have Been Policy Not To (Taibblog)

Monetary policy and US inequality, again (FT Alphaville)

The Fed and Inequality (Economix)

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Who Executed The Greatest Trade of All Time?

Who Executed The Greatest Trade of All Time?


Screen Shot 2013-05-16 at 1.31.23 PMHedge Fund titan Jon Paulson pulled off the greatest trade of all time in 2007, raking in a cool $15 billion in his bet against subprime mortgages - according to the International Business Times who ranked the top ten greatest trades of all-time. Some were brilliant masterminds, others were just plain lucky.

The Top Ten Greatest Trades of All-Time

1.    John Paulson’s bet against sub prime mortgages made him $15 billion in 2007

2.   Jesse Livermore’s call on the Crash of 1929 (a legendary trader featured in the popular book, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator).

3.   John Templeton’s foray into Japan in the 1960s (a true investment pioneer, Templeton foresaw the rise of Japan after World War II and profited hugely from it).

4.   George Soros’ breaking of the Bank of England in 1992 (Soros made $1 billion).

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5.   Paul Tudor Jones’ shorting of Black Monday in October 1987 (he predicted the crash, bet a bundle & tripled his money as the market crashed 22% in one day).

6.   Andrew Hall’s $100 oil prediction (with oil trading at $30 per barrel in 2003, Hall bet prices would rise to $100 in 5 years; they did and he took home a personal paycheck of $100 million in 2008).

7.   David Tepper’s 2009 bet on financials (as the market hit its low in early 2009, Tepper bought financial services stocks & his fund earned $7 billion that year ($4 billion of that went to Tepper).

8.   Jim Chanos’ prescient shorts (his sharp analysis led him to predict the demise of Enron, WorldCom, and other firms, and he is known as the best short-seller in the world).

9.   Jim Rogers’ early call on commodities (he was bullish on commodities back in the 1990s & has been riding them to great profits ever since).

10.  Louis Bacon’s geopolitical play (he correctly predicted that Saddam Hussein would invade Kuwait in 1990 & profited handsomely by going long on oil & shorting stocks, which helped his fund return 86% that year).

Screen Shot 2013-05-16 at 1.06.36 PMMost of these trades were ‘global macro’ plays where huge, concentrated bets were made by analyzing fundamental economic/business conditions.  These investors excelled at turning a great observation about the world into a great investing idea. But, while these make the headlines, you never hear about the other investors who made a big call and missed, and ended up out of business.

It’s almost impossible for regular investor folks to make a ‘big score’ like these traders.  Rather than trying to throw a touchdown pass on every play and make a big score like these traders, the smarter game plan is to focus on trying to get consistent first downs. Do your homework, watch market/sector developments, don’t chase stocks up or down.  Do that, and the score may take care of itself.

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Source: International Business Times

Saturday’s Must-Read Articles: Apple’s Next Big Thing & The Second Coming of Facebook

Saturday’s Must-Read Articles: Apple’s Next Big Thing & The Second Coming of Facebook

Hope everyone had a solid work week & are ready to enjoy a great weekend! For those of you who love to read we have a great list of articles for you. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the articles below. Like always, if you have any investment questions or need advice on a specific stock, Stocks on Wall Street is always here for you so feel free to Contact Us at anytime. We always love to hear from our readers so please shoot us an email. Also let us know what you think about the articles below and your thoughts on the market’s current climate by either commenting below, posting on our Facebook Fan Page or by sending either Stocks on Wall Street or our Founder a Tweet.Screen Shot 2013-04-27 at 5.30.01 AM

Apple’s Next Big Thing (Slate)

Why Does Apple Care About Its Share Price? (Businessweek)

Apple to Tap a Hungry Debt Market (WSJ)

The second coming of Facebook (CNNMoney)

Facebook Leans In (Vanity Fair)

What If We Never Run Out of Oil? (Atlantic)

Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever (Rolling Stone)

Talkin’ ’bout a revolution: Why Occupy Wall Street Failed (FT.com)

This Bud’s for You! Legal Pot in the U.S. (GQ.com)

Everything you ‘know’ about the Fed is wrong (Minyanville)

Consumers Are Just Fine, Thank You.  (WSJ)

Dixon’s Take: Traders Beware, ‘News’ Ain’t What It Used to Be (Minyanville)

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Sunday’s Must-Read Articles: Don’t Jump in Stocks Unless You Plan to Stay

Sunday’s Must-Read Articles: Don’t Jump in Stocks Unless You Plan to Stay

Hope everyone has had a great weekend! We have something to help you all enjoy it a little more. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the articles below. Like always, if you have any investment questions or need advice on a specific stock, Stocks on Wall Street is always here for you so feel free to Contact Us at anytime. We always love to hear from our readers so please shoot us an email. Also let us know what you think about the articles below and your thoughts on the market’s current climate by either commenting below, posting on our Facebook Fan Page or by sending either Stocks on Wall Street or our Founder a Tweet.

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Don’t Jump in Stocks Unless You Plan to Stay - Howard Gold, MarketWatch

Mortgages’ Future Looks Too Much Like Past - Gretchen Morgenson, NYT

3 Lessons From the Shale Gas Revolution - Tyler Crowe, The Motley Fool

Does Dr. Copper Deserve a Malpractice Suit? - Myra Saefong, MarketWatch

Cyprus Can’t Happen Here? It Already Has - Jonathan Trugman, NY Post

Bitcoin: Virtual Currency Enters Real World - Kirsten Salyer, Bloomberg

Why Ralph Acampora Is Bullish On Stocks - Maria Bartiromo, USA Today

Lucky U.S. Must Not Wreck Its Recovery - Richard Blackden, The Telegraph

Tax Cuts Work, As Clinton Well Knows - Editorial, Investor’s Business Daily

Fed Won’t Fix Itself, So Congress Must Step It Up - Editorial, New York Sun

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Tuesday’s Must-Read Articles: Is This Bull Market Fundamentally Driven? A Look at PE Expansion

Tuesday’s Must-Read Articles: Is This Bull Market Fundamentally Driven? A Look at PE Expansion

bull-marketHappy Tuesday everyone, we hope you are having a great week so far. Below we have a great list of articles. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the articles below. Like always, if you have any investment questions or need advice on a specific stock, Stocks on Wall Street is always here for you so feel free to Contact Us at anytime. We always love to hear from our readers so please shoot us an email. Also let us know what you think about the articles below and your thoughts on the market’s current climate by either commenting below, posting on our Facebook Fan Page or by sending us either Stocks on Wall Street or our Founder a Tweet.

Doug Short: Is This Bull Market Fundamentally Driven? A Look at PE Expansion (Advisor Perspectives)

A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior (Coursera)

Perspectives on a Sluggish Recovery (Conversable Economist)

Jamie Dimon Told Regulators He Would Not Follow Regulations (FDL)

K is not capital, L is not labor (Interfluidity)

Martin Wolf: Why bankers are intellectually naked (The Financial Times)

When emotions rise or fall with the Dow (MarketWatch)

Bernanke Tightens Hold on Fed Message Against Hawks (Bloomberg)

One of the Most Sentiment-Driven Rallies Ever (TRB)

Stock Bulls Get New Member of Club (The Wall Street Journal)

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Friday’s Must-Read Articles: Is Facebook Over? Twitter’s Route to Maturity, Can We Expect an IPO Soon?

Friday’s Must-Read Articles: Is Facebook Over? Twitter’s Route to Maturity, Can We Expect an IPO Soon?

TGIF everyone, we hope you had a great week and are excited for the weekend to finally be. Below we have a great list of articles. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the articles below. Like always, if you have any investment questions or need advice on a specific stock, Stocks on Wall Street is always here for you so feel free to Contact Us at anytime. We always love to hear from our readers so please shoot us an email. Also let us know what you think about the articles below and your thoughts on the market’s current climate by either commenting below, posting on our Facebook Fan Page or by sending us either Stocks on Wall Street or our Founder a Tweet.

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Is Facebook Over? (Salon

Twitter’s Route to Maturity, Can We Expect an IPO Soon? (WSJ)

Credit Suisse Global Investment Returns Yearbook 2013 (CS PDF)

Why Do People Hate Rising Stock Prices? (Pragmatic Capitalism)

100 Startling Facts About the Economy (The Motley Fool)

Mr. Buffett on the Stock Market circa 1999  (Fortune)

E-Mails Imply JPM Knew Some Mortgage Deals Were Bad (DealBook)

How to Get an “Iffy” loan approved at JPM Chase (TBP)

Understanding Apple Requires an Analysis of Fundamentals and Psychology (Institutional Investor) 

 iTunes Store Sets New Record with 25 Billion Songs Sold (Apple)

The Next Secular Bull Market Is Still A Few Years Away (Street Talk Live)

Insiders now aggressively bearish (MarketWatch)

Money Changes Everything (NYT)

Establishing Your Top 10 Investment Default Settings (Above the Market)

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Wednesday’s Must-Read Articles: The Question You Should Be Asking About the Stock Market

Wednesday’s Must-Read Articles: The Question You Should Be Asking About the Stock Market

FE_DA_InvestingGraphs_111411Hope everyone’s week is going just fine so far. Below we have a great list of articles. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the articles below. Like always, if you have any investment questions or need advice on a specific stock, Stocks on Wall Street is always here for you so feel free to Contact Us at anytime. We always love to hear from our readers so please shoot us an email. Also let us know what you think about the articles below and your thoughts on the market’s current climate by either commenting below, posting on our Facebook Fan Page or by sending us either Stocks on Wall Street or our Founder a Tweet.

The Question You Should Be Asking About the Stock Market (Bucks)

Friends of Fraud (NYT)

A Billion-Dollar Club, and Not So Exclusive (NYT)

The World War I Debts That Wouldn’t Go Away (Echoes)

One Recession Cost Is Lower Social Security Benefits (Economix)

Baby Boomers Sicker Than Parents’ Generation, Study Finds (Bloomberg)

College Is (Still) Worth It (Economix)

‘The Blackout Bowl,’ or ‘The Most Depressing Super Bowl Column You’ll Read’ (The Nation)

Money Matters: A bull-and-bear naturalist (Winnipeg Free Press)

The Question You Should Be Asking About the Stock Market (Bucks)

Unplugged: Why is Michael Dell buying back his company? (USA Today)

Silicon Valley’s Favorite Stories (Bits)

Paul Kedrosky Has A Fascinating Theory About What Has Gone Wrong At Apple (Business Insider)

More than one way to rebalance Portfolios (Morningstar)

The deadly quest for safety (Coppola Comment)

The Constant Correction Call (The Reformed Broker)

Michael Lewis: The Trouble with Wall Street — shocking news that Goldman Sachs is greedy (New Republic)

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Top 10 Super Bowl Articles You Must Read

Top 10 Super Bowl Articles You Must Read

Screen Shot 2013-02-03 at 3.22.40 PMWho’s ready for the Super Bowl? To get you excited for the big game, below we have a great list of Super Bowl related articles. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the articles below. Like always, if you have any investment questions or need advice on a specific stock, Stocks on Wall Street is always here for you so feel free to Contact Us at anytime. We always love to hear from our readers so please shoot us an email. Also let us know what you think about the articles below and your thoughts on the markets current climate by either commenting below, posting on our Facebook Fan Page or by sending us either Stocks on Wall Street or our Founder a Tweet.

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Why Football is Still a Money Machine: The $10 Billion NFL Market (CNN/Money)

7 Super Bowl Investing Lessons (Above the Market)

An Old-School Super Bowl (The New Yorker)

The Good, The Bad, & The Sexy: Two Advertising Legends Analyze 14 New Super Bowl Spots (Forbes)

Meet the Real Hero of Today’s Super Bowl, Steve Gleason (Forbes)

Harvard’s Birk Shuns Wall Street for Spot in Super Bowl (Bloomberg)

Before Beyonce, the Greatest Super Bowl Halftime Show (Bloomberg)

Why Advertisers Are Betting Big on the Super Bowl (Yahoo Finance)

12 Most Unusual Super Bowl Bets (CNBC)

ANOTHER SOCIALIST SUCKLING AT TEAT OF GOVT: Subsidies for Saints Owner Open New Orleans to Super Bowl (Bloomberg)

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Sunday’s Must-Read Articles: Is the Stock Market Ready For a Correction?

Sunday’s Must-Read Articles: Is the Stock Market Ready For a Correction?

Hope everyone had a great weekend and is excited to watch the Superbowl. Below we have a great list of articles. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the articles below. Like always, if you have any investment questions or need advice on a specific stock, Stocks on Wall Street is always here for you so feel free to Contact Us at anytime. We always love to hear from our readers so please shoot us an email. Also let us know what you think about the articles below and your thoughts on the markets current climate by either commenting below, posting on our Facebook Fan Page or by sending us either Stocks on Wall Street or our Founder a Tweet.

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Is the Stock Market Ready For a Correction? (MarketWatch)

This iWatch Concept Features Seamless Linking To iPhone, Is Perfect In Every Way (Redmond Pie)

BlackBerry 10 Critical to Research in Motion (NYT)

Disney’s Bob Iger Talks Deal-Making With Steve Jobs, Importance of Risk (The Wrap)

Disney CEO went to Steve Jobs to find out if Disney films “sucked” (arstechnica)

Fund manager betting on a bear market in government (Philly.com)

A Warning to Wall St. About Misleading Clients (DealBook)

To Fix The Economy, Fix Immigration (Bloomberg)

Th Economics Of Immigration (TIME)

More Students Delaying on Repaying College Loans (MarketWatch)

Is Netflix Becoming HBO? (GQ)

Amazon is Not Netflix (The Street)

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