What We’re Reading – Week of 06/28/2019

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.


The ag economy is deteriorating due to horrible weather conditions in the Midwest this year.

Article via Bloomberg


Pioneer Natural Resources, the poster child for the fracking boom, is having second thoughts.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


Bloomberg provides a case study in how a guy with a normal life got hooked on opioids and ended up becoming a serial bank robber. 

Article via Bloomberg


Is the reign of growth stocks about to give way to the reign of value stocks? Alex Roepers thinks so.

Article via Institutional Investor


The SEC looks at rolling back TRACE in the bond market at the behest of large investors.  This is a horrible idea and a good way to keep bond spreads unnecessarily wide.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)