Ten Plus Great Weekend Reads – February 22

NHere’s Why There Are So Few Short Sellers With Park Avenue Penthouses


  • Warren Buffett Can’t Find Anything Big to Buy – WSJ
  • Why the Fed may shift to buying Treasurys next year – MarketWatch
  • Buybacks could be on the way to another record even as politicians try to kill them – CNBC
  • New iPhone Leak Exposes Apple’s Serious Business Problem – Forbes
  • Deutsche Bank Lost $1.6 Billion on a Bond Bet – WSJ
  • Stock market is ‘stoned on free money’ and it could ‘prove fatal’ – MarketWatch




  • A “nuclear option” to resolve Venezuela’s debt woes – FT Alphaville
  • Jair Bolsonaro tackles Brazil’s pensions problem – Economist
  • Low-risk investments are fueling more private equity repurchases – Axios
  • Inside the fraught race to manage China’s money – Institutional Investor
  • Business Investment Falters Amid Growing Global Economic Uncertainty – WSJ
  • Made in the USA: inside one company’s all-American supply chain – FT
  • Dairy farmers are in crisis — and it could change Wisconsin forever – Journal Sentinel 
  • President Tariff Man may be learning all the wrong lessons from his trade wars – Washington Post
  • The global soyabean market has been upended – Economist



  • Hedge Fund and Insider Trading News: Paul Tudor Jones, David Tepper, Paul Singer, & SAC Capital – Insider Monkey
  • The Greatest Investor You’ve Never Heard Of: An Optometrist Who Beat The Odds To Become A Billionaire – Forbes
  • “She Never Looks Back”: Inside Elizabeth Holme’s Chilling Final Months At Theranos – Vanity Fair
  • Finance v physics: even ‘flash boys’ can’t go faster than light – FT
  • The AI Road to Serfdom? Robert Skidelsky – Project Syndicate
  • AI wrote this story – Axios
  • Deepfakes and the New Disinformation War: The Coming Age of Post-Truth Geopolitics – Foreign Affairs
  • These Are the Americans Who Live in a Bubble – Atlantic
  • Wealthy, Successful, and Miserable – NY Times
  • Top 100 MLB Players of 2019 – Sports Illustrated

There are no holes in [Mike] Trout’s game, no way to attack him, no flaws that present themselves. He is the dictionary definition of The Best of The Best of The Best. Long may he reign. – Sports Illustrated

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