Monday, December 26, 2005

This Week's Carnival of The Capitalists

This week's COTC is up at Multiple Mentalities. Here are my picks of the week:
In the leadoff spot of my lineup of picks, Josh Cohen (of Multiple Mentalities) gives us Josh CohenĂ‚’s Brief Guide to Business E-mail Etiquette, The best point he makes is that whatever you put in an email stays around for a long, long time.

Here's a good post illustrating the concept of supply and demand: Iran has outlawed alcohol. Therefore, alcohol is scarce there. So, Iranian Booze Smuggling is on the rise, and the smugglers are making a boatload of money.

In the latest of his pieces on interest rates and the economy, James Hamilton analyzes what he calls The Real Yield Curve. He's a smart guy who puts things very simply and clearly - read it.

In this week's "Big Brother" post, Barry Welford tells us about Hidden Cameras in unexpected places.

The Real Returns gives us 5 Screening Criteria for Mutual Funds.

A Financial Revolution had a good post on The Power of a DRIP, or dividend reinvestment plan.

Finally, Blueprint for Financial Prosperity reminds us not to loan to family members in Loans Are For Banks.
That's it for this week. Back to torturing data for a research piece (if I keep at it long enough, I'm sure I can get it to confess to something).

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