The Zeitgeist | 2.21.2019

This is our feature of the 10 (or so) most on-narrative (i.e. interconnected, highly similar) stories in financial media. It’s not a list of best articles, or articles we think are most interesting, or articles we agree with. But if you’re going to read 5-10 stories when you start your day, these are the ones that are most connected to the financial news that got published today.

Most European Bank Stocks Recover. Societe Generale Misses the Boat

People moves: New leadership for 406bn asset manager

UPDATE 2-GAM expects another challenging year, sacks suspended director

The S&P 500 Lost 11% of Value From Trump’s Trade War, Research Says

Cheesecake Factory Issues FY19 Outlook – Quick Facts (Ed Note: It may say Quick Facts, but it’s really 85 laminated pages)

Treasury yields move higher on US-China trade deal hopes (Ed Note: C’mon CNBC. ‘Move’? Are we really out of words already?)

Okta CEO: ‘We’re on the Right Side of History’ as Cloud Services Market Grows

DAX Inches Higher On Trade Deal Optimism (Ed Note: ‘Inches’ isn’t bad. Good job, good effort.)

Overnight Markets: Wall Street advances on US-China trade optimism (Ed Note: I’m really not making this up, people)

BAE’s Saudi Arms Deals Hit by German Export Ban Over Khashoggi


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Lemonade (LMND) isn’t just an insurance company. No, no … they’re an AI Company! ™.

Plus Chamath is up to his old tricks.

I hate raccoons.

Inflation as Ad Campaign

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An ET Pack member sent me this. Anyone else come across ads that directly call out inflation expectations? Would love to collect more screenshots like…

Many People Are Saying … Bitcoin is Art

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The Bitcoin Is Art thesis that I put out back in 2015 (The Effete Rebellion of Bitcoin) and recently put forward again (In Praise of…

Why Am I Reading This Now?

By Ben Hunt | September 25, 2020 | 8 Comments

Yesterday, 5 GOP Senators wrote a letter to Netflix, saying that their plan to adapt Liu Cixin’s “The Three Body Problem” for TV/film amounted to “complicity” with the CCP and their horrific mistreatment of the Uyghurs.

Why am I reading this NOW?

The UNITED States of America

By Ben Hunt | September 19, 2020 | 6 Comments

My RBG story …

I thought she’d be all about women’s rights and legal theory this and legal theory that. I was SO wrong.

RBG’s death is an enormous loss for the UNITED States of America.

Many People Say

By Ben Hunt | September 16, 2020 | 24 Comments

The go-to move by sophists like Vox and Trump is to claim that “many people” are asserting their made-up premise that justifies an otherwise ludicrous position.

Why do they do this? Because it works.

Why does it work? Because common knowledge game. Because of the power of the crowd watching the crowd.

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