What We’re Reading – Week of 10/10/2014

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.


Martin Wolf provides an interesting overview of QE, its benefits, and its risks as the Fed gets ready to wind it down.

Article via Financial Times ($)


The Canadians have a solution to get around the American politics of the Keystone Pipeline.

Article via Bloomberg


The Economist had a special report laying out how the model of development through industrialization may be broken.

Article via The Economist ($)


The strong man of Europe, Germany, begins to look weak.  Now will Germany hasten to help its neighbors?

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


When the search for “edge” goes too far – a good long read about the SAC insider trading case.  Playing for monthly returns is a very difficult game.

Article via the New Yorker


Stock buybacks can be good or buybacks can be bad.  Damodaran explains how and why. 

Blog Post via Aswath Damodaran