Here are my morning reads:

• 5 Takeaways From the Emerging Market Rout of 2014 (Five Things)
• The World’s Smartest Investors Have Failed (Motley Fool)
• Similarities with 1997 emerging markets crash only go so far (FT) but see It’s like 1997 all over again (Economist)
• Study: A random wolf on Wall Street could calm stock markets (New Scientist)
• Genetic Weapon Against Insects Raises Hope and Fear in Farming (NY Times)
• Stephen Williamson: Ben Bernanke’s Legacy (New Monetarist Economics) see also Michelle Smith, shaping the Fed’s public image (Washington Post)
• Intel’s voice recognition will blow Siri out of the water -- because it doesn’t use the cloud (Quartz) but see Yes, Apple Does Have the Makings of a Pretty Great Mobile Payments System, Says Tim Cook (Re/Code)
• A Federal Reserve Policy Maker Urges It to Do More (NY Times)
• Nissan’s Crazy-Powerful New Engine Weighs Just 88 Pounds (Wired)
• The Most Viral Super Bowl Ads of All Time (Priceonomics)

What are you reading?

Reuters: Corporate profits are so high because wages are so low.

Source: MacroScope
Source: MacroScope

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