What We’re Reading – Week of 11/17/2017

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.



The yield curve is flattening.  What does that mean and why is happening?  Bloomberg explains.

Article from Bloomberg


The riskiest countries are selling debt at a record rate.  Want to lend money to Tajikistan?  They’ll only pay you 7.125%.

Article via Financial Times ($)


Financial alchemy turns Chicago junk bonds into gold.

Article via Bloomberg


Bloomberg provides an inside look at the brutal legal fight to mine your data and sell it to the boss.

Article via Bloomberg


Investing legend David Swensen addresses the Council on Foreign Relations (with Bob Rubin as moderator).  The punch line is he expects lower investment returns going forward for pensions and endowments.

Transcript via Council on Foreign Relations


Are Amazon’s last mile delivery people employees or contractors?

Article via Gizmodo