From the week that was:
- Do you remember October 15? You should. The FT takes a detailed look at the day when the 10-yr plunged 33 basis points, or seven standard deviations away from its intraday norm. So much for the safety of treasuries.
- Care to see how the sausage is made? How about a greenback instead? Business Insider takes us step by step through the printing of the world's leading currency...for now.
- Meanwhile, there may still be more work for the feminist movement to do. A male Australian television anchor wore the same suit for a year and no one noticed. Meanwhile, his female colleagues face daily critiques about their makeup and wardrobe choices from viewers.
- Never one to stray from controversy, Barbie is back in the spotlight this week in response to the book Barbie: I Can Be A Computer Engineer. In it, Barbie claims to be building a video game but really has to defer to the boys to actually build the game while she chooses the colors. Making matters worse, she also downloads a virus on her and Skipper's computers and again needs the boys to help. The book has since been pulled from Amazon. Also worth noting, none of the characters in the book are doing the work of a computer engineer.
- On the plus side, this week the FT listed the top 100 Women Financial Advisers. Barbara Potter, a former colleague of mine at Laird Norton Wealth Management was among those listed.
- And finally, I attended my first #FinancialFollies on Friday. I'm always up for a nerd prom!