The morning of my return to work the train WFH reads:

Ten easy phrases to bluff your way through the new financial crisis: The screams you hear are ten thousand self-employed financial experts moaning into the abyss of existence. (audience)

Cash regains its crown as the Fed wrestles with inflation: Investors are piling into products that protect against losses in a rising rate environment (Business Week) see more Bonds may be having their worst year yet This has been the most destructive period for Bonds since at least 1926, and possibly in centuries. But, writes our columnist, much of the damage is already behind us. (New York Times)

Macro hedge funds turn in banner years in volatile markets Interest rate and currency swings are the biggest fueling gains after years of subpar returns. (Wall Street Journal)

A non-random walk down Lombard Street: Not all market interventions are bailouts and not all bailouts are bad (FT Alphaville)

Will anyone ever buy or sell a home again? High interest rates! Just what this bonkers housing market needs. (slate) see more Tall towers, low houses: New boutique condo towers, with fewer apartments than some buildings, are ruining high-density spaces in Manhattan, city planners say. (New York Times)

Stuck in an investment problem? It may be time for a change. By breaking down silos and pushing investors into new workflows, investment offices can encourage creative problem solving, writes our columnist. (Institutional Investor)

20 predictions for the music business in 10 years: Music Business (Honest Broker)

Apple’s tech supply chain shows the difficulty of dumping China Covid zero, strain on deteriorating US-China relations US firm chips in crosshairs as Taiwan-China tensions rise (Bloomberg)

Are you too old to wear that now? The lockdown has brought many changes—and, for many men, the clothes they wore before Covid don’t match who they are now. Two writers from different generations looking for cool, age-appropriate solutions. (Wall Street Journal)

Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith’s Not-So-Silent Friendship: The two, who have played Jay and Silent Bob for 28 years and counting, reflect on their time as best friends and professional partners. (New York Times)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with David McRaney, science journalist, blogger, podcaster and author. He created the You’re Not So Smart podcast based on his bestselling book of the same name. His new book “How Minds Change: The Surprising Science of Beliefs, Opinions, and Persuasion

2022 has been a disappointing year for IPOs

Source: Goldman Sachs via Financial Times

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