They informed, educated and entertained me; articles from the last few days.

What has been preventing me from
working this morning whilst dunking my plain chocolate oaties into a
frothy cup full of Columbia’s  finest export.

As usual, links do NOT equal endorsements or even views. 

Many

of my post links are from the USA. I find they are excellent at informing
me on so many subjects and are regularly ahead of the curve when it
comes to the particular topic of discussion.They frequently address a
subject that is highly relevant to the UK but has yet to be broached in
any meaningful form on this side of the Atlantic. The depth of the
articles
are also highly commendable.

Google Thinks Amazon Is Its Biggest Competitor Slate

We Haven’t Seen A Market Top Yet Andrew Thrasher


When the Strongest Sector in the Region Starts Breaking Down… Gav Capital Cal Blog
China Slowing is Evident Everywhere Except GDP GavCal Capital Blog


The State of Macro is Awful Pragmatic Capitalism


Take Your Pick !
Why cratering oil may not crush shale producers MarketWatch

UK fracking faces bust amid Opec oil price war Telegraph


How Microsoft Appointed Itself Sheriff of the Internet Slate via Wired


Ancient Greek shipwreck found to be world’s largest Science News