Sneak Peek at Weekend Reading

Here is a sneak peek at my weekly Weekend Reading column over at TheStreet/RealMoney:

  • Canadian tar sands production is growing, but it’s a lot tougher going than Venezuela (Reuters)
  • Albert Frere gets Henry Kravitz’s nod as investor extraordinaire (Bloomberg)
  • Wider Middle East war warned of by historian Niall Ferguson in discussion how an early economic boomed ended (Economist)
  • Live Earth set record with nine-million Internet video streams — but 300-million archived streams expected in coming weeks (Reuters/MSN)
  • Useful primer on the new science of synthetic biology (NY Times)
  • Clever post-iPhone-teardown detective work being done to find hidden suppliers (EETimes)
  • This year’s E3 gaming technology conference has shrunk attendees by 95% (Reuters)
  • New ways to engage in insider trading has created a burgeoning business (Bloomberg Markets)
  • KKR may be suffering from asset bloat: Too much money and too few places to put it (Bloomberg)
  • Many bubble-fearing investors are only now looking at equities (L.A. Times)
  • Testostorone-rich men make strange money decisions (Economist)
  • More than half of the top 20 rising hedge funds stars are in the U.S. (FT)
  • Profile of Asia’s godfathers of business: tycoons whose lives revolve around golf, massage, and money (Times)
  • Frequent business travelers want separate family-only sections (Maritz Research)

Comments

  1. Regarding the Albert Frere piece in Bloomberg: interesting article.
    He does seem to be a canny investor and even the 1976 investment in Drexel Burnham showed his excellent timing; it would have been remarkable timing if they had gotten out of the investment before Drexel’s ultimate demise around 1990.

  2. Another clever iPhone ‘teardown’…
    http://www.willitblend.com/videos.aspx?type=unsafe&video=iphone
    …though this might only help determine its chemical composition, rather than investable suppliers.