What We’re Reading – Week of 02/22/2019

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.


“Free” solar panels aren’t so free when it is time to sell the house.

Article via Bloomberg


Warren Buffett can’t find anything big to buy.  Is that telling us something?

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


Speaking of Mr. Buffett, some of his more recent purchases aren’t working out too well.  Kraft Heinz took a huge $15 billion write down as the Brazilian cost-cutting wizards at 3G failed to deliver.  The packaged foods business is really tough, even for skilled operators.

Artcile via Reuters


The San Francisco Fed thinks negative interest rates would have helped the economy during the 2008 financial crisis.  Will we see negative interest rates during the next economic cycle?

Article via FRBSF


The U.S. dollar remains the global reserve currency.

Article via New York Times ($)