Review & Outlook

Our take on the investing, financial, & economic themes of the day

What We’re Reading: August 18

Quote of the Day:

“Like a snake swallowing its own tail, the corporate sector is absorbing its own equity. How long this can continue is anyone’s guess. The peak year for share buy-backs was 2007, just before the debt crisis. That is not a great omen.”

–The Economist, Buttonwood blog

 

Monday links:

U.S. Stock Futures Rise (WSJ)

Schedule of Economic Events for the Week (Calculated Risk)

Do Alternative Investments Belong in a 401(k)? (MoneyBeat)

What Are Investors Worries About (MoneyBeat)

The Internet’s Original Sin (Atlantic)

Why Your Cash Isn’t Trash (WSJ)

MLP Rate Risk Isn’t Closed Off (WSJ)

Schlumberger (SLB) Profits Should Gush (Barron’s)

Markets have defied expectations in 2014, leaving investors with few options (Economist)

How Imitating Elvis Became an Industry (Businessweek)

 

Chart of the Day: 

Source: Bespoke Investment Group blog