What We’re Reading – Week of 02/28/2014

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.


Companies “priced in hope” and the importance of keeping an eye on fundamentals to avoid big losses.

Article via FT ($)


A vegan works to replace the egg.  Another example of how “engineered” food can solve the world’s hunger problems?

Article via FT ($)


Surprise, surprise! People are learning (the hard way) Bitcoin doesn’t come with an FDIC guarantee.

Article via Bloomberg


Beer (AB InBev) and software (Oracle).  A compare and contrast piece by Lex.  We’d prefer to drink beer and own software.

Article via FT ($)


Rome about to fall (into bankruptcy)?  Even though it is off the front page, all is not necessarily well in the Old World.

Article via WSJ ($)


Innovation was lacking at Mobile World Congress this year.

Article via The Australian


GDP growth remained weak in Q4.  BEA’s revised estimate was 2.4% annualized growth for Q4 (down from a 3.2% advanced estimate).

Press Release via BEA