Friday, August 10, 2007

Features of the week

Welcome to our "Features of the week", where Finance Trends readers get a look at some of the most interesting articles and media/interview features around. Let's begin.

1. "Why is catching a baseball taxable income?", asks Justin Ptak at the Mises blog.

2. Marc Faber says U.S. stocks are in the beginnings of a bear market.

3. The Wall Street Journal explains, "How Credit Got So Easy and Why It's Tightening".

4. "Can Greed Be Contained?". The Financial Philosopher on the continuing cycle of greed.

5. "How the Credit Bubble Came to Be". Hat tip to The Financial Philosopher for this link.

6. Stock market corrections progressively shorter in duration, notes Martin Goldberg in his latest FSO market wrap up. Also, a technical bright spot in shares of Berkshire Hathaway?

7. FT Lex on defining liquidity. A tough job, as you can tell from our posts this week.

8. Barry Ritholtz has some advice for rich uncles and investors.

9. Art dealer Daniella Luxemburg urges buyers to be wary of 'uber-marketing'.

10. The Economist on "The rise of the 'Boligarchs'", a new class of politically connected bourgeoisie who have profited on the back of Venezuela's "Bolivarian Revolution".

11. has put together an interactive map highlighting the winners and losers of the ongoing subprime and credit market turmoil.

12. Charlie Munger's wisdom. Three speeches from investor, philosopher, and Berkshire Hathaway Vice-Chairman, Charlie Munger.

Enjoy the articles and your weekend, everyone!