| Ten links at tenI’m feeling a little under the weather monkeys, so instead of my usual rant, I figured I’ll just give you guys a little weekend reading. Hope you like it. Enjoy.
• The Rotten Heart of Finance (The Economist) – probably the best article about the LIBOR scandal so far. Anyone think Barclays is...|| 3 years 9 months|
| Can we really “have it all?”With almost 9,000 comments, 375,000 recommendations, and 11,000 tweets, Amy Chua’s lengthy diatribe against American-style parenting might be one of the most-read articles on the internet. A recent piece in The Atlantic however, seems to be giving Chua a run for her money.
In a record-breaking,...|| 3 years 10 months|
| France to clamp down on layoffsKeeping up with unemployment is a bitch, but somehow, everybody seems to have their own way of handling it. Take Iceland for instance, after letting their banks fail, they devalued the Krona, slapped on harsh capital controls, and saw their unemployment rate drop to 5.6%. Germany meanwhile slashed...|| 3 years 10 months|
| Can the BRICS make up for the PIIGS?Ever since the Euro crisis began, headlines around the world have been predicting nothing but full on gloom and doom to fall upon us.
4 years into it, the stakes are higher, and the fear-mongering has become worse. Some people however, are saying not to sweat it:
[quote]Growth in BRICS...|| 3 years 10 months|
| Gold: Buy, Sell, or Hold?Gold may have blown away stocks,
bonds, and practically ever other risk asset for the past few years, but if you were late to the party, chances are you got shafted pretty bad - in May alone it dropped 6%.
With yesterday’s climb however, goldbugs and skeptics have fueled debate once again....|| 3 years 11 months|
| Hedge Funder on dating: “the dumber the girl, the...It’s Saturday, monkeys. And while I normally regale you with my highly ineffectual wrap ups at this time, this piece from BI has compelled me to write about something a little different…
Let’s talk about chicks, man.
Some of you guys may know that Business Insider is on the hunt for Wall...|| 3 years 11 months|
| Compensation, EU StyleI never knew these guys could be so creative.
[quote]Shareholders should have the power to curb bosses' pay and set caps on executive bonuses, the European Union's top regulatory official said on Wednesday, adding to pressure on banks and companies over excessive management pay deals.
The...|| 3 years 11 months|
| lightweight eyeglasses?Hey guys, I'm looking to replace my old glasses with something a little more lightweight... Any brand suggestions? Been looking at Silhouettes but I've been getting mixed reviews, couple friends of mine say they're the best while another's been telling me to treat them like the plague (too flexible...|| 3 years 11 months|
| WSO cribs: Beach House EditionWe’ve seen their New York homes as well as their Hamptons getaways, now it’s time to take a peek where our 1% goes to for some serious R...|| 3 years 11 months|
| The weekend wrapup 4.28.2012Americas:
• DJIA +1.5%, S&P 500 +1.8%, NASDAQ +2.3%
• Another month, another FOMC statement and Q&A. This month’s however was pretty meh; little has changed since the March meeting and aside from the Bernank saying that he’ll scramble the choppers when shit hits the fan, there’s barely...|| 4 years 3 days|