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BIG by Matt Stoller • 38389 implied HN points • 02 Nov 23
  1. A $1.8 billion antitrust decision against the National Association of Realtors for price-fixing could change the housing market.
  2. The high commission structure for real estate agents in the U.S. could lead to changes in how homes are bought and sold.
  3. Private enforcement of antitrust laws is important in challenging monopolistic practices and promoting fair competition in the real estate industry.
Doomberg • 8751 implied HN points • 13 Jan 24
  1. 2024 may be a significant year for gold investors, due to potential moves by the Group of Seven countries.
  2. There are discussions about seizing Russian assets worth billions, which could impact the global financial system.
  3. The decisions made by the G7 regarding these assets could influence gold prices and highlight its role in the financial system.
thezvi • 2186 implied HN points • 02 Feb 24
  1. The conversation covered a range of topics from Tyler Cowen's book on economists to discussions about AI and existential risk.
  2. Tyler is praised for his in-depth knowledge and skill of pivoting conversations and asking relevant questions.
  3. The post also focuses on debunking misconceptions and clarifying points made by Tyler Cowen.
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Liberty’s Highlights • 884 implied HN points • 10 Jan 24
  1. The market often surprises people and goes through cycles of confusion and growth.
  2. US recessions have been less frequent, signifying stability, but opportunities for growth still exist.
  3. Merger talks and developments in companies like Synopsys, Ansys, Nvidia, and Intel show shifts in technology landscapes.
Doomberg • 8689 implied HN points • 08 Apr 23
  1. Egg production industry faces challenges like feed costs, disease management, and fluctuating demand.
  2. Global egg shortages post-Covid have unique causes in different countries.
  3. Cal-Maine Foods in the US demonstrates success in supplying eggs during shortages, leading to profits and political controversies.
Second Opinion • 412 implied HN points • 08 Feb 24
  1. Private equity firms are hesitant to make deals in digital health due to post-pandemic fund performance and concerns about the current portfolio's growth potential.
  2. Many potential deals in digital health have complications, making private equity firms cautious and preferring to wait for better opportunities.
  3. Profitability is a key focus for private equity, leading to a scarcity of profitable companies in the health-tech sector and contributing to the hesitation in making investments.
Vittles • 154 implied HN points • 04 Mar 24
  1. Many food delivery workers are facing challenges such as falling pay, long hours, and lack of information on decision-making processes.
  2. Delivery workers' vulnerability is exacerbated by migration policies, including the threat of deportation and exploitation of undocumented workers.
  3. The success of strike actions by delivery riders against major platforms like Uber Eats and Deliveroo highlights the impact that collective action can have in addressing labor issues in the gig economy.
Next Big Teng • 216 implied HN points • 05 Feb 24
  1. Consumer investing is high-risk, high-reward, with potential for astonishingly large upside.
  2. There has been a shift over the past decade with consumer companies now accounting for less unicorn club value.
  3. In consumer investing, the top companies dominate the market, making little room for error but offering potential for significant returns.
Business Breakdowns • 334 implied HN points • 09 Jan 24
  1. The Trade Desk helps ad agencies spend their budgets more effectively by providing a platform for optimizing programmatic advertising.
  2. The company focuses on building strong, recurring relationships with buy-side agencies, leading to a high customer retention rate.
  3. The Trade Desk functions as a data management platform, enabling efficient real-time bidding and liquidity in the digital advertising market.
CalculatedRisk Newsletter • 43 implied HN points • 19 Mar 24
  1. Homeowners with low interest rates might be hesitant to sell due to higher mortgage rates, impacting the overall housing market.
  2. Rising mortgage rates create a 'lock-in effect,' reducing the probability of home sales and affecting affordability.
  3. The lock-in effect contributes to limited housing supply, increases home prices, and restricts mobility, but is expected to fade over time.
moontower: a stoner dad explains options trading to his kids • 314 implied HN points • 10 Jan 24
  1. When analyzing data, consider thinking in terms of the number of unique data points (N) rather than the total number of observations (T).
  2. Samples drawn from the same regime reduce the effective number of data points, impacting the reliability of quantitative analysis.
  3. Account for autocorrelation in data to avoid biases in estimating return volatilities and risk, ensuring better comparisons across different investments.
Alex Ewerlöf Notes • 255 implied HN points • 15 Jan 24
  1. Spotify's layoffs serve as a warning for other companies, especially those that have grown rapidly and may need to optimize operations.
  2. Layoffs are often caused by a combination of external factors like market conditions and internal factors like fake work and lack of alignment.
  3. It's critical for companies to focus on meaningful value creation and avoid falling into traps like bureaucracy, fake work, and fragmented responsibilities.
The Wolf of Harcourt Street • 805 implied HN points • 14 Sep 23
  1. Adyen's success is attributed to its ability to simplify complex payment processing challenges for businesses, nurturing customer relationships and offering tailored solutions.
  2. Adyen competes in a crowded payment processing landscape, facing challenges such as intense competition, commoditization of payments, and the need to differentiate through value-added services.
  3. Adyen is well-positioned to capitalize on the growing digital payment market and expand its reach by supporting emerging technologies and offering versatile payment solutions.
The Informationist • 1100 implied HN points • 30 Jul 23
  1. The Bank of Japan recently made an announcement that caused the USD and Japanese bond yields to shift.
  2. The implications of the Bank of Japan's actions have affected US Treasuries and could lead to the US Treasury issuing more debt.
  3. Investors are advised to strategically manage portfolios due to potential market shifts and economic uncertainties.
Lewis Enterprises • 196 implied HN points • 07 Jan 24
  1. Investors should focus on different dimensions of risk for expected returns in investment decisions, rather than trying to pick individual stocks
  2. Academic challenges exist in finding factors that perform well in out-of-sample tests for factor-based investing
  3. Traditional factor investing methods may face challenges when applied to asset-heavy passthrough entities like REITs
kamilkazani • 412 implied HN points • 14 Nov 23
  1. Strategic thinking often overlooks the significance of ancient technology in military production chains.
  2. Ancient technology can create major bottlenecks in military production due to path dependency and market fluctuations.
  3. Major military powers like the US, Russia, and China may be stuck with small, monopolistic suppliers that are key bottlenecks in their military production chains.
Stark Realities with Brian McGlinchey • 476 implied HN points • 01 Sep 23
  1. Price gouging can benefit people in disaster areas by incentivizing consumers and sellers to act efficiently.
  2. Price spikes during crises lead to a more rational distribution of scarce products among those in need.
  3. Anti-price gouging laws can worsen situations by limiting supply and hindering the market's ability to respond to demand.
The Security Industry • 31 implied HN points • 23 Feb 24
  1. In the cybersecurity industry, a company's success often comes from acquiring and integrating other successful cybersecurity companies that offer products in different areas like network, endpoint, data, identity, or GRC.
  2. Professional management is essential for growth through acquisitions in the cybersecurity field. It's crucial to make wise choices, integrate acquired teams effectively, and stay focused on customer service.
  3. Cybersecurity companies need to deliver good products at good prices to succeed, rather than solely relying on complex platformization strategies for sales growth.
Jérôme à Paris • 486 implied HN points • 14 Jul 23
  1. Germany's offshore wind tender results indicate a significant increase in costs, impacting electricity generation prices.
  2. The licence payments may double the total investment needed to build wind projects, leading to higher electricity costs.
  3. The outcome of the German tender might set a concerning precedent for future offshore wind auctions, potentially affecting market dynamics.
Concoda • 443 implied HN points • 05 Jul 23
  1. The Federal Reserve faces challenges as excess liquidity re-enters the banking system.
  2. Investors are pulling money from money market funds to seek higher yields, potentially leading to a speculative spree.
  3. Money market funds are moving liquidity from the Fed's RRP facility to the U.S. government's bank account, impacting the monetary system.
Mule’s Musings • 256 implied HN points • 13 Aug 23
  1. Chinese EV market strategy involves price cuts implying a potential price war.
  2. Chinese semiconductor firms are focusing on older technology to capitalize on the worldwide EV export surge.
  3. Western semiconductor giants are facing challenges from Chinese companies investing in the lagging edge, potentially leading to a decline in profits.
Sustainability by numbers • 206 implied HN points • 15 Aug 23
  1. Electricity prices follow gas prices because the most expensive source that needs to be turned on at any given time, usually gas, sets the price.
  2. In many electricity markets, the price is determined by the most expensive source that has to be turned on to meet demand, known as the marginal price.
  3. To lower electricity prices, there needs to be lower demand or an increase in renewable and nuclear energy sources to reduce the need for more expensive sources like natural gas.
Anima Mundi • 61 implied HN points • 28 Nov 23
  1. Criticism of Marc Andreessen's Techno-Optimist Manifesto's blind faith in technology and free markets.
  2. Perception of double standards in Andreessen's viewpoints due to his success being intertwined with government assistance.
  3. Andreessen's narrative lacks actionable solutions and seems more like a tech industry rant than a source of valuable insights.
The Parlour • 30 implied HN points • 09 Jan 24
  1. The Combinatorial Purged Cross-Validation (CPCV) method is superior in financial analytics for reducing overfitting risks.
  2. SPX options data analysis finds limitations in accurately capturing implied volatility using Volterra Bergomi models.
  3. Incorporating Risk premia strategies in portfolios can lessen left-tail exposure, but diversification within options requires maximizing volatility parameters.
Not Investing Advice • 137 implied HN points • 07 Jun 23
  1. Crypto exchange ecosystem is competitive with over 100 active exchanges in the US trading similar assets.
  2. Binance and Coinbase listing new tokens increases trade volume on other exchanges, making them complements not substitutes.
  3. Small exchanges rely on market maker arbitrage with Binance/Coinbase for liquidity, showcasing the 'leader' role of large exchanges in crypto markets.
Overlooked by Alexandre Dewez • 176 implied HN points • 03 Apr 23
  1. Independent auto repair shops rely on outdated methods and are in need of digitization.
  2. Shopmonkey is focusing on building an all-in-one solution for auto repair shops, expanding its services and customer base.
  3. Shopmonkey is facing competition from other VC-backed startups in the same market space.
Gad’s Newsletter • 35 implied HN points • 23 Oct 23
  1. Airbnb's core pillars for a great service include affordable prices, reliability, and customer support during issues.
  2. Airbnb faces challenges with customer support, especially with cancellations and non-existent listings, impacting trustworthiness.
  3. Achieving 'product and process market fit' is crucial for companies like Airbnb to align product value with operational processes to meet market demands.