Originations

Originations 4/19: Robot journalist out-writes human

Writing daily market commentary can make one feel like a robot, but I’ll be so bold as to say a computer can’t do it better because market participants have too many differing agendas. That said, a robot writer just bested a sports writer. So to the financial writers linked below: watch your backs. Bleep, blorp.

Originations 4/18: Monday Morning Beastie Bus Ride

Stocks are in a deep Monday funk following S&P’s U.S. “negative” outlook, which raises the question: could the U.S. government qualify for a mortgage? Those links kick off Originations today, and it ends with a continuation of Beastie Boys tribute month. -Text of S&P’s Downgrade of U.S. Ratings Outlook (Marketwatch) -Following S&P’s report, consider this

Originations 4/15: Tax Rates 1916-2010

Late start today after being overserved at the sake bar last night. Enjoy (what’s left of) your Friday, and here are some links for afternoon perusing…. -Top Marginal Tax Rates 1916-2010 (VisualizingEconomics) -This Month In Real Estate History (TheRealDeal) -Fed Officials Present Diverging Views of Inflation (RealTimeEconomics) -Does Private Mortgage Insurance Have Place In New

Originations 4/14: Got More Stories Than JD’s Got Salinger

Awhile back I wrote that if Barry Ritholtz was a rapper, he’d be Gift of Gab from Blackalicious. His retort was that he’s all 3 Beastie Boys. I can dig that: the dude’s “got more stories than JD’s got Salinger.” So kicking off today with an inflation story originated on his blog—context for today’s PPI

Originations 4/13: Why do we want home prices to rebound?

Today I’m kicking off a new daily link-fest called Originations. When it comes to lending operations, all banks are measured in originations, so I’m re-purposing the word to make this a place where you can originate your market reading day. And since The Reformed Broker Josh Brown shared his deep blogging insights when he visited

Originations 4/13: Why do we want home prices to rebound?

Today I’m kicking off a new daily link-fest called Originations. When it comes to lending operations, all banks are measured in originations, so I’m re-purposing the word to make this a place where you can originate your market reading day. And since The Reformed Broker Josh Brown shared his deep blogging insights when he visited