What We’re Reading – Week of 01/16/2015

Below you will find the articles on economics, investing, and finance that we found most interesting for the week.

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.


Will non-bank lenders in the leveraged loan market have the secured interest they think they have?  The FT notes history says, “No.”

Article via Financial Times ($)


The fortunes of LNG providers in the United States and Australia are diverging in favor of the Americans at current oil prices.

Article via Bloomberg


Even as the labor cost advantage shrinks, it’s still a long road to bring manufacturing outsourced to China back to the United States.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


Are markets beginning to lose faith in Quantitative Easing (QE)?  What happens when the emperor has no clothes?

Article via Financial Times ($)


Central bankers still have the power to shock.  The Swiss National Bank stops buying Euros to artificially weaken the Swiss Franc, therefore, Swiss exporters cry.  Of course can you really blame the SNB for not wanting to buy Euros en masse right before the ECB creates a whole bunch more of them?

Article via Bloomberg