Do’s and Don’ts


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From the Lefsetz Letter   Don’t feel bad that you don’t know what’s going on, today no one knows what is going on. Do ignore the trolls, what they’re looking for is a reaction, and once you give it to them they’re not only satisfied, they’re encouraged and double-down. Don’t assume you’ve got all the…

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Retirement Plans among Pre-retirement U.S. Households


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Retirement Plans among Pre-retirement U.S. Households By YiLi Chien, Research Officer and Economist, and Qiuhan Sun, Research Associate Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, May 2, 2019         This post discusses the participation rate in, and account balance of, retirement plans among pre-retirement U.S. households in the past three decades.1 Our analysis utilizes Survey…

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Rolling Stone Analysis on Streaming


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  What is Happening to Streaming’s Superstars?   My conclusions: 1. The major labels are screwed. 2. Rock isn’t as dead as we think it is. 3. When other genres adopt streaming, hip-hop’s hegemony will decline. Tim Ingham brings to attention the fact that the top five acts on streaming platforms have lost market share.…

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Rolling Stone Analysis on Streaming


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  What is Happening to Streaming’s Superstars?   My conclusions: 1. The major labels are screwed. 2. Rock isn’t as dead as we think it is. 3. When other genres adopt streaming, hip-hop’s hegemony will decline. Tim Ingham brings to attention the fact that the top five acts on streaming platforms have lost market share.…

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Ten Years Later—Did QE Work?


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Ten Years Later—Did QE Work? by Stephan Luck and Tom Zimmerman Liberty Street Economics, May 08, 2019       By November 2008, the Global Financial Crisis, which originated in the residential housing market and the shadow banking system, had begun to turn into a major recession, spurring the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) to…

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The Howard Stern Interview


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Howard Stern says he has changed. How much?   Honesty, credibility, vulnerability…these are the building blocks of a career, these are what bond people to you. Distribution is king. After all, Stern gave this interview to the “New York Times,” the paper of record, the one with gravitas, the one that has lasted. Sure, you…

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Nichification


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  BTS On SNLFirst everybody was gonna have a website, then they were gonna have a blog, then a page on Facebook and now pictures on Instagram. What do all these endeavors have in common? They’re passing fads. Because it was too much work and too few people were paying attention. America is evolving into…

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Streaming Killed The Gatekeepers


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Every technological revolution changes the music. The invention of the 33 1/3 vinyl album allowed the creation of “Rubber Soul” and then “Sgt. Pepper.” Suddenly the album was a statement instead of a single and a bunch of filler. Then when you could no longer simulcast your AM stream on FM, we got free-form radio.…

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Self-Promotion


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Howard Stern has a new book. He’s been talking it up for weeks. And now he’s confronted with the question of publicity. What should he do, where should he appear. And being the media-savant he claims to be, Howard only want to appear on shows that SELL BOOKS! This is different from the pre-internet scorched…

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Putting Investors First? Examining the SEC’s Best Interest Rule


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Dina Isola, investment advisor representative ar Ritholtz Wealth Management before Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets U.S. House of Representatives: On Putting Investons First? Examining the SEC’s Best Interest Rule:    

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Bezos Broke the National Enquirer’s Corrupt Business Model


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Don’t put anything in writing. Because then you have plausible deniability. One thing about Trump, he’s proven to be surrounded by third-rate attorneys who are really henchmen, lawyers that would be disbarred if their activities ever came to light. And now we have Dylan Howard and Jon Fine of American Media extorting Jeff Bezos in…

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We Come Not To Praise Indexing, But To…


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    Nicholas Colas is co-founder of DataTrek Research, an independent firm covering global finance and economics.  Colas is a 30+ year veteran of Wall Street, whose experience includes First Boston (now Credit Suisse), SAC Capital (reporting directly to Steve Cohen), and Convergex Group.  His views on indexing are diametrically opposed to mine, but they…

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Jeff Bezos/Lauren Sanchez


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The rich are just like the rest of us. Only with a lot more money. Oh, maybe that’s not true. Maybe they believe they’re entitled to what they want, that the rules of both law and morality don’t apply to them. First and foremost Bezos lied about when his affair with Sanchez began. Is he…

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The Bird Box Phenomenon


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    In case you missed the memo, and unless you’re addicted to entertainment industry news you probably did, Netflix just announced its movie “Bird Box” was viewed by 45 million accounts and pundits can’t stop questioning the figure, the methodology, the meaning… But it’s very clear, distribution is king. I posit most people were…

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Verizon Writes Down Oath


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You’d like to believe the people, mostly men, running America’s companies know more than you do. Now I’m not so sure. Did anybody think that Yahoo had value? Or AOL? If you haven’t switched to Gmail, the joke is on you. There’s been no investment in AOL’s e-mail product in seemingly a decade. Change your…

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The Acosta Affair


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    “White House shares doctored video to support punishment of journalist Jim Acosta”   I don’t ever remember being addicted to the news like this. I used to get the “New York Times” in high school and college, but I can’t tell you I read much more than the sports pages. And then my…

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Beto O’Rourke


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He pointed. That’s one of the first things you learn in media training, not to. You remember Bill Clinton, with his arm outstretched, thumb tucked into his fist, they called him “Slick Willie,” one thing’s for sure, Beto O’Rourke is not slick. We need leaders. And there’s a vacuum in the Democratic Party. And give…

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