Today marks the start of our 8th annual Global Financial Leadership Conference in Naples, Florida.  GFLC is an exclusive event that brings together decision-makers from the world’s leading financial institutions to discuss emerging geopolitical trends, debate critical economic issues and share perspectives on future developments in the financial marketplace.   See some links of what this year’s speakers have been saying lately:


How Arnold Schwarzenegger is saving water (Hollywood Reporter)

Tom Brokaw confronts his mortality (The Daily Beast)

What’s next for Dick Costolo? (Bloomberg)

Mike Duke joins Carlyle Group (Wall Street Journal)

Roubini dismisses China scare as false alarm (Telegraph)

Mycoskie announces a new fund for social good startups (Fast Company)


Here’s what else is going on this week:

Economic Calendar




Housing Market Index 10:00 AM ET


Federal Reserve Gov. Jerome Powell speech 12:35  PM ET


Crop Progress 4:00 PM ET


U.S. Treasury International Capital 4:00 PM ET




New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley speech 7:30 AM ET


Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Rob Kaplan speech 12:00 PM ET


FOMC Minutes 2:00 PM ET




Leading Indicators 10:00 AM ET


Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart speech 12:30 PM ET




St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard speech  9:00 AM ET




San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams speech  1:00 PM ET




The U.S. dollar is really overbought (MarketWatch)


Gold miners are a trade, not an investment (BloombergView)


How big can Amazon web services get? (Barron’s)


Morgan Stanley wants to be more like a bank (Business Insider)


The euro was pointless (Financial Times)


Did Baby Boomers wreck the U.S. economy? (Washington Post)


The discovery of statistical regression (PriceEonomics)


The start-up boom is running into the IPO window (Financial Times)



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