Interesting Reads – 13th December

by Manshu on December 13, 2008

in Opinion

Here are some interesting articles from around the web this week:

1. Historical Distribution of the S&P 500: My Money Blog has got this interesting chart of how the S&P has performed since 1825. Incidentally, the year 2008 is among one of the worst in this chart!

2. Paul Krugman’s Nobel Prize Lecture: This is a recording of this year’s Nobel Prize winning Economist – Paul Krugman’s lecture in which he talks about his theory about international trade.

3. American Households Lost $2.8 Trillion in the last quarter: As always, Sun has got an interesting chart about how American wealth has moved over the past few years.

4. Interview with Nassim Taleb: This is an interview with Nassim Taleb – the author of – Black Swan. If you are not familiar with the concept, then, you may find this interesting. I think if you already know about what Taleb has to say – this interview doesn’ t have more to offer.

5. Stock Market Predictions from Bad News Bear: The Digerati Life talks about the Fortune article which lists down predictions from eight market experts. It is her conclusion (Stock Market Advice for Small Investors) that is really interesting and refreshing -so, if you have already read the Forbes article – jump right down to the conclusion of this one.

Fortune Magazine had this hilarious quote from Warren Buffet on the 0% Interest Rates –

“This should be bullish for Berkshire. With great foresight, I long ago entered the mattress business in a big way through our furniture operation. Now mattresses have become fully competitive as a place to put your money, and sales will soon take off.”

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