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What We’re Reading – Week of 03/14/2014

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

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Why the Noble Prize Committee may have gotten it right by giving the economics prize to both opponents and advocates of the efficient markets hypothesis in the same year.

Article from Institutional Investor

 

What does it mean for the future of factories if viruses are the new workers?

Article from Economist

 

As we move towards the wind down of Fannie and Freddie, what are the implications of a smaller government backstop for the mortgage market?

Article from Reuters

 

A Chinese trust backed by a solar company defaults (first domestic corporate default for China) and copper implodes.  Based on the list of “at risk” trusts, it looks like it could be a bumpy summer.

Article from The Guardian

A list of “at risk” trusts maturing soon via Zerohedge

 

It is somewhat ironic that Alibaba will list in the U.S. because the rules in Hong Kong are too shareholder friendly.

Article via Fox Business News