06/28/17 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How to use macroeconomics as an investing tool. (pragcap)
  • Seriously, stop obsessing about dividends. (mebfaber)
  • 21 Questions Answers with Fed Critic Danielle DiMartino Booth (hedgeye)
  • Penalize Carried Interest, Penalize Progress (fee)
  • This Is Why the Stock Market Will Probably Be Higher on Dec. 31 (marketwatch)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is the latest company to hook up with a rental car company to help test self-driving cars. (bloomberg)
  • How Skillful Timing Can Enhance Your Social Security by $250K (investors)
  • The Apple ($AAPL) Macbook vs. iPad Pro: it depends. (daringfireball)
  • Why you need to take an ‘adult recess’ at work. (qz)
  • Your phone is making you unhappy. (fastcompany)
  • Blockchain: The New Technology of Trust – Infographic by Goldman Sachs (goldmansachs)
  • Will China Save the American Economy? (theatlantic)
  • How Android
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  • How to use macroeconomics as an investing tool. (pragcap)
  • Seriously, stop obsessing about dividends. (mebfaber)
  • 21 Questions Answers with Fed Critic Danielle DiMartino Booth (hedgeye)
  • Penalize Carried Interest, Penalize Progress (fee)
  • This Is Why the Stock Market Will Probably Be Higher on Dec. 31 (marketwatch)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is the latest company to hook up with a rental car company to help test self-driving cars. (bloomberg)
  • How Skillful Timing Can Enhance Your Social Security by $250K (investors)
  • The Apple ($AAPL) Macbook vs. iPad Pro: it depends. (daringfireball)
  • Why you need to take an ‘adult recess’ at work. (qz)
  • Your phone is making you unhappy. (fastcompany)
  • Blockchain: The New Technology of Trust – Infographic by Goldman Sachs (goldmansachs)
  • Will China Save the American Economy? (theatlantic)
  • How Android Beat the iPhone to World Domination (cnn)
  • These Are the Best Gadgets to Make You Fit and Lose Weight (bloomberg)
  • What Jeff Sessions Gets Wrong About Marijuana: Medical use of cannabis is officially accepted — and is helping to limit opioid abuse. (bloomberg)
  • You Probably Can’t Afford That New Car You Just Bought (moneyish)
  • Wealthfront (and Burton Malkiel) are embracing a smart beat approach to investing. (nytimes)
  • Why aren’t European stocks doing even better? (themacrotourist)
  • Blogging can be great for advisors. One downside: compliance. (kitces)
  • Putting Shopping Center REITs to the Buffett Test (marketwatch)
  • You can’t be creative at work if you don’t feel ‘psychologically safe.’ (qz)
  • The top 300 US RIAs. (ft)
  • Indexing has not put Fidelity Investments out of business. (economist)
  • When money no longer motivates you. (financialsamurai)
  • A list of the 100 most influential financial advisors. (investopedia)
  • We Might Not Have Seen the Market Peak, but We’re Close (realclearmarkets)
  • The Stock Market Is Sending the Fed a Crucial Message (businessinsider)
  • Forget Obamacare, Here’s the Real Healthcare Crisis in America (cnbc)
  • The Blue Apron IPO is on sale. (dealbreaker)
  • The economic origins of the populist surge (ft)
  • D.C.’s Economic Makeover, Care of Presidents (com)
  • Nancy MacLean’s Scurrilous Attack on James Buchanan (libertylawsite)
  • A Sign to Go Slow on the $15 Minimum Wage (bloomberg)
  • A Growth Warning From The US Bond Market (ft)
  • Why publicly traded Uber shares would tell us a lot more about the company’s condition. (bloomberg)
  • Renting out your house is a big hassle. (humbledollar)
  • Speculators Are Really Long Bonds (knowledgeleaderscapital)
  • How can we fix a broken 403(b) system? (tonyisola)
  • Willpower vs. imagination: which leads to better decision-making. (nymag)
  • Why the EU Just Slapped Google With a Fine of $2.7 Billion (slate)
  • Five Opportunities in the Core Bond Market (pimco)
  • Investors Should Hang In There, Even If a Correction Occurs (realclearmarkets)
  • Deepest Dive Under Antarctica Reveals a Shockingly Vibrant World (nationalgeographic)
  • When the Mailman Unwittingly Becomes a Drug Dealer (wsj)
  • Stress Test Government, Not Banks (realclear)
  • Value Investing Is Not Dead If You Know How To Spot Value (forbes)
  • The Fed Is In a Deep Hole of Its Own Making (marketwatch)
  • 10 Harmless Mind Tricks That Make People Like You (cnbc)
  • Oil’s in a Bear Market, and Stocks Will Soon Follow (bloomberg)
  • Illinois Could Soon Become America’s First ‘Junk’ State (cnn)
  • The ten best ways to ruin your financial life. (nocturnecapital)
  • It’s Financial Suicide To Own A House (jamesaltucher)
  • In ten years your phone won’t be a phone. (wsj)
  • Bill Ackman’s Big Triumph Becomes His Biggest Problem (bloomberg)
  • On the value of keeping your car running a couple more years. (petetheplanner)
  • Why Democrats Can’t Win the White House in 2020 (thefiscaltimes)
  • The many problems with reverse mortgages. (whitecoatinvestor)
  • Hubris: Did Janet Yellen Really Say What I Think She Said? (hedgeye)
  • Does Addressing Bilateral Trade Imbalances Work? (project-syndicate)
  • How has Apple’s ($AAPL) culture changed ten years into the iPhone era? (mondaynote)
  • These People Are Shameless — Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage (forbes)
  • When do we need to worry about the declining slope of the yield curve? (capitalspectator)
  • $1 Million Paycheck? Skip College, Work in Lumberyard (realclearmarkets)
  • Why Buying a 10-Year-Old Car Is a Savvy Move (marketwatch)
  • Your phone is making you dumber. (qz)
  • Why Are Young People of the World Voting for Old Socialists? (thenation)
  • ETF Buyers Propel Stock Market Rally: Exchange-traded funds spent $98 billion buying U.S. stocks in first quarter, when other big buyers were stepping back (wsj)
  • Working from home is a luxury for the rich. (qz)
  • The iPhone revolution is about more than just Apple ($AAPL). (theverge)
  • Why Isn’t There An Uber For Air Travelers? Just Ask FAA (investors)

06/27/17 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Canaries Are Dying In Seattle (aei)
  • OpenDoor looks to make trading off-the-run Treasuries more efficient. (businessinsider)
  • What it feels like to be a member of the herd. (monevator)
  • Why you should never use the Hodrick-Prescott filter. (voxeu)
  • Momentum works but there are a lot of different ways to calculate it. (investresolve)
  • George W. Bush and Barack Obama Both Popular in Retirement (gallup)
  • Does managing multiple funds detract from performance? (citywireusa)
  • Launching a new fund? Think book tour. (allaboutalpha)
  • Can you use style premia to time the bond market? (blog.thinknewfound)
  • Leverage Will Make Any Looming Correction Quick (mauldineconomics)
  • Was a CEO pushed out or resigned? A model to answer that question. (papers.ssrn)
  • Signs You’re Not Ready to Retire, Even If You Think Otherwise (usatoday)
  • Oil Refiners
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06/26/17 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

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06/25/17 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

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06/24/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • High schools are rethinking the idea of class rank and valedictorians. (apnews)
  • Can cottage cheese become the new Greek yogurt? (fastcompany)
  • Seven secrets to an amazing relationship. (bakadesuyo)
  • How to become the best cheesemonger in the world. (npr)
  • Would You Trust Tom Selleck w/Your Life Savings? (nytimes)
  • Power corrupts but it also makes leaders less able to read people around them. (theatlantic)
  • Autonomous vehicles make ownership a lot less necessary. (wsj)
  • What the inside of a self-driving car might look like. (wsj)
  • A profile of Susan Wojcicki CEO of YouTube on the evolution of entertainment and advertising. (fastcompany)
  • How did coconut oil become known as a healthy fat? (statnews)
  • Starsky Robotics is pairing truck drivers and coders to build a better autonomous truck. (bloomberg)
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  • High schools are rethinking the idea of class rank and valedictorians. (apnews)
  • Can cottage cheese become the new Greek yogurt? (fastcompany)
  • Seven secrets to an amazing relationship. (bakadesuyo)
  • How to become the best cheesemonger in the world. (npr)
  • Would You Trust Tom Selleck w/Your Life Savings? (nytimes)
  • Power corrupts but it also makes leaders less able to read people around them. (theatlantic)
  • Autonomous vehicles make ownership a lot less necessary. (wsj)
  • What the inside of a self-driving car might look like. (wsj)
  • A profile of Susan Wojcicki CEO of YouTube on the evolution of entertainment and advertising. (fastcompany)
  • How did coconut oil become known as a healthy fat? (statnews)
  • Starsky Robotics is pairing truck drivers and coders to build a better autonomous truck. (bloomberg)
  • NBA draft picks outside the top 10 are a lot less valuable. (businessinsider)
  • Movies with diverse cast make more money. (businessinsider)
  • AB Inbev ($BUD) buys a stake in RateBeer.com. Outrage ensues. (nytimes)
  • Baseball’s mediocre teams are disappearing. (fivethirtyeight)
  • From Music to Maps, How Apple’s iPhone Changed Business (wsj)
  • Yoga can be good for lower back pain. (npr)
  • Austin’s Impressively Failed War Against Uber (weeklystandard)
  • Nike ($NKE) is going to start selling its shoes directly through Amazon ($AMZN). (recode)
  • How sweat could power future wearables. (newscientist)
  • Want to prevent dementia? Not much has been proven to work. (statnews)
  • How the smartphone could become a key tool in psychiatry. (theatlantic)
  • Firefox is now faster than Chrome but nobody cares. (theawl)
  • The Cadillac plug-in hybrid version of the CT6 is worth a long look. (businessinsider)
  • David Chang: “Almost Everything We’ve Done Has Been a Failure from the Get-go” (eater)
  • Ronaldo May Leave Real Madrid, and Spain’s High Taxes (city-journal)
  • SACs or sports activity couples are all the rage. (bloomberg)
  • Want to Be Green? Forget Mass Transit, Work at Home (latimes)
  • The Bounty Hunter of Wall Street: Andrew Left sniffs out corporate fraud — and gets rich doing it. (nytimes)
  • St. John’s College is the third-oldest in America and maybe its most unique. (qz)
  • Is technology to blame for Americans having less sex? (bigthink)
  • My Weekend at a Conference for the Super-Happy (outsideonline)
  • Why your brain hates public speaking so, so much. (fastcompany)
  • How some companies collect your data online before you actually submit it. (gizmodo)
  • Like it or not bubbles happen. What you do is up to you. (collaborativefund)
  • Be Careful! Your Mind Makes Accidents Inevitable (newyorker)
  • American restaurants have never been better but the economics are getting worse. (theatlantic)
  • Puerto Rico’s Actions Will Make Future Borrowing Difficult (investors)
  • The Golden State Warriors were pretty great in 2016-17 but few other teams have them beat. (fivethirtyeight)
  • These cells produce 90% of the body’s serotonin. (newscientist)
  • How Tampa revived its downtown. (politico)
  • Boom is working hard to bring back supersonic commercial travel. (techcrunch)
  • Rising temperatures make urban living more difficult. (bloomberg)
  • Our brains look for a beat even when there isn’t one to hear. (wsj)
  • Jeffrey Gundlach Talks Robots, Stocks, Culture (bloomberg)
  • What would you do with a decade to educate yourself? (scotthyoung)
  • What Are We Still Doing in Guantanamo? (lareviewofbooks)
  • Sam Hinkie, former GM of the Philadelphia 76ers was right. (gq)
  • The Scarface of Sex: The Millionaire Playboy Who Murdered His Way to the Top of Porn (thedailybeast)
  • Lorde’s new album Melodrama may be the best of 2017. (slate)
  • The Slow, Secret Death of the 6 String Electric Guitar (wapo)
  • Is $1 Million Really Enough to Fund Luxury Retirement? (usatoday)
  • An interview with Andy Puddicombe CEO of Headspace on modern meditation practices. (vox)
  • Econmic Growth Can’t Be Captured by Numbers (fee)
  • College students in computer science programs are obsessed with cryptocurrency. (motherboard.vice)
  • Texas’ electricity market is getting increasingly complex with the rise of wind and solar. (theawl)
  • More restaurants are cutting out the front of the house. (ft)
  • Conspicuous consumption is giving way to inconspicuous consumption, "education, healthcare and retirement." (aeon.co)
  • Utilities need a 100% renewables plan, even it it isn’t going to happen any time soon. (qz)
  • The Reasonable Formation of Unreasonable Things: An explanation of market bubbles that doesn’t blame greed or incompetence (collaborativefund)
  • George Clooney and pals just sold their tequila company, Casamigos, for $1 billion. (cnbc)
  • Rising temperatures are shrinking Alaska. (sierraclub)
  • How to run a non-profit grocery store. (fortune)
  • A list of the 50 best ‘bad movies.’ (theringer)
  • Critics Of The Senate Health Bill Aren’t Playing Fair (investors)
  • Apps are growing increasingly large. (everyinteraction)
  • How higher temperatures affect air travel. (nytimes)
  • Airbnb is trying to become more like hotels through standardized experiences. (nytimes)
  • The rush to a carbon-free future is neither cheap nor easy. (nytimes)
  • 17 great perks from being an Amazon ($AMZN) Prime member. (businessinsider)
  • The upside (and downside) of two-way players. (espn)
  • Left-handed people are more likely to be geniuses. (qz)
  • What a beer ATM looks like. (climateerinvest.blogspot)
  • Americans love SUVs and pickups. (bloomberg)
  • Cocktail types are going back in time to find ingredients and cocktail recipes. (ft)
  • Companies have strategies. Individuals need a governing philosophy. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • The best TV shows of the first half of 2017. (variety)
  • On the use of ketamine to treat depression. (wired)
  • Fortune 500 companies LOVE wind and solar power. (reuters)
  • Seven things you should never cook on the grill. (bloomberg)
  • Express your feelings. You will feel better. (themission.co)
  • The older you get, the more alone you get. (qz)
  • Fixing busted iPhone screens is the new lawn mowing. (wsj)
  • How do we know if a model is useful? (farnamstreetblog)
  • Sweden is pushing hard for zero CO2 emissions. (qz)
  • How to be mindful on vacation. (nytimes)
  • Poop doping is the next big thing. (bicycling)
  • San Bernardino Exits Bankruptcy, But More Distress Is Ahead (spectator)

06/23/17 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • From Stimulus to Monetary Mayhem (realclear)
  • 17 Things Millennials Are Completely Ruining (marketwatch)
  • Where the World’s Wealthiest Spend Their Weekends (bloomberg)
  • Bitcoin Bubble Will Turn Into Mania Before It Bursts (forbes)
  • Haters gonna hate. Stephen Dubner talks with Charles Koch of Koch Industries. (freakonomics)
  • Tim Ferriss travels to Uzbekistan with Kevin Kelly and comes up with a bunch of travel tips. (tim.blog)
  • Gangs of aggressive killer whales are shaking down Alaska fishing boats for their fish (nationalpost)
  • The Stock Market’s Advance Narrows, a Worrying Sign (realclearmarkets)
  •  Downtowns Reinvented Themselves. So Can Malls. (bloomberg)
  • Dividend Cuts = Recessionary Conditions (blogspot)
  • Can Money Actually Buy Happiness? (dailyworth)
  • Home Bias Blues: Investors Really Should Get Out More (beta.morningstar)
  • Charlie Munger: Al Gore Is ‘An Idiot’ But Became Rich
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  • From Stimulus to Monetary Mayhem (realclear)
  • 17 Things Millennials Are Completely Ruining (marketwatch)
  • Where the World’s Wealthiest Spend Their Weekends (bloomberg)
  • Bitcoin Bubble Will Turn Into Mania Before It Bursts (forbes)
  • Haters gonna hate. Stephen Dubner talks with Charles Koch of Koch Industries. (freakonomics)
  • Tim Ferriss travels to Uzbekistan with Kevin Kelly and comes up with a bunch of travel tips. (tim.blog)
  • Gangs of aggressive killer whales are shaking down Alaska fishing boats for their fish (nationalpost)
  • The Stock Market’s Advance Narrows, a Worrying Sign (realclearmarkets)
  •  Downtowns Reinvented Themselves. So Can Malls. (bloomberg)
  • Dividend Cuts = Recessionary Conditions (blogspot)
  • Can Money Actually Buy Happiness? (dailyworth)
  • Home Bias Blues: Investors Really Should Get Out More (beta.morningstar)
  • Charlie Munger: Al Gore Is ‘An Idiot’ But Became Rich With This Strategy (cnbc)
  • What are Millennials doing with their money? (thereformedbroker)
  • 26 questions the White House has promised to answer but hasn’t (abcnews.go)
  • In Bezos We Trust (wsj)
  • Jack Goldsmith’s talks with Dan Drezner author of "The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas." (lawfareblog)
  • Kalanick’s Legacy Is One of Brilliance (fee)
  • David Beckworth talks with Brett Swanson and Michael Mandel about how technology is going to transform physical industries. (soundcloud)
  • You can’t do creative work if you don’t have some down time. (heleo)
  • Valuations point to there being more value outside the US. (beta.morningstar)
  • Economic Growth Amid Policy Shifts (pimco)
  • Investors Are Too Focused on Outcomes Rather Than the Risks (bloomberg)
  • Long Bond Fever (bloomberg)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks venture capital and entrepreneurship with Andy Rachleff CEO of Wealthfront. (investorfieldguide)
  • The daily CME ($CME) cheese auction is moving online. (wsj)
  • Please, Save Your Praise For Uber’s Board & Investors (project-syndicate)
  • This guy would be the perfect CEO for Uber. (dealbreaker)
  • The Hardest Thing (pensionpartners)
  • The first decade of Blackstone ($BX) as a public entity has been pretty ho-hum. (nytimes)
  • The Wisdom of Crowds & Government Bonds (creditwritedowns)
  • How Big Is Bitcoin, Really? This 1 Chart Puts It All Into Perspective (marketwatch)
  • Forget Equities, Bonds Are Where the Real Action Is (realclearmarkets)
  • Meet America’s Out-of-Work (brookings)
  • The power of index providers like MSCI ($MSCI) keep growing. (bloomberg)
  • Brett McKay talks with Chris Fussell author of "One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams." (artofmanliness)
  • Panio Gianopoulos, "To get growth and adaptation, whether physical or mental, you have to have rest." (heleo)
  • Burton Malkiel: Straying from His Index-Fund Gospel (nytimes)
  • Amazon May Dominate 3 Megatrends of 21st Century (thefiscaltimes)
  • Reid Hoffman talks with Sheryl Sandberg about how hiring needs change during fast growth. (art19)
  • Jeff Bezos Just Handed Corporate America $50 Billion Question (businessinsider)
  • The CEO That Uber Needs Was Forced Out the Other Day (bloomberg)
  • How Tampa Turned a Dead Zone Into a Downtown (politi.co)
  • Nobody’s happier about Uber’s troubles than Lyft. (vox)
  • Is It Possible for Investors to Outlast the Stock Market? (usnews)
  • I did a podcast talking about blogging and writing an e-mail newsletter. (soundcloud)
  • Summer Fridays are all the rage. (bloomberg)
  • When "Helicopter Parents" Hover, Even in Workplace (nytimes)
  • Patience is a rare commodity among investors. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Ned Davis about four traits all successful investors possess. (ritholtz)
  • Warren Buffett’s investment in Home Capital is already showing a profit. (business.financialpost)
  • The Senate Health Care Bill Really Is Meaner Than House’s (slate)
  • How Traditional Econ. Models Must Account for Emotions (city-journal)
  • America’s Banks Are Really, Really Healthy (cnn)
  • Marc Cohodes had Home Capital right until Warren Buffett showed up. (bloomberg)
  • So, You Want a Swiss-Style Health-Care System? (nationalreview)
  • The Fed’s Forecasts Don’t Make Sense (bloomberg)
  • How Two Common Medications Became One $455 Million Specialty Pill (propublica)
  • Millennials are slowly taking over the US economy. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Scotty, we need more Treasury bonds! (macromon.wordpress)
  • Biotech Breaks Out, Bulls Rejoice (barrons)
  • The Wheels Come Off: Uber Can’t Be Fixed (nakedcapitalism)
  • Nat’l Tax Reformers Should Look to Alaska for Landmines (realclearmarkets)
  • The Random Walker Walks It Back (pragcap)
  • What’s CRISPR? And how it is going to change pretty much everything around genetics and medicine. (freakonomics)
  • Eric Jackson and Jeff Macke talk about the retail earthquake. (soundcloud)
  • Thoughts on Why the Stock Market Keeps Going Up, Up, Up (nypost)
  • Steve Pomeranz talks with Monish Pabrai about value investing. (stevepomeranz)
  • Can Uber ever make money? (ft)
  • Marc Maron talks with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon screenwriters, among other things, of the movie "The Big Sick." (wtfpod)
  • Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway talk with Chris Burniske about Bitcoin and the ICO boom. (bloomberg)

06/22/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Machine learning is helping Airbnb optimize its business. (businessinsider)
  • What is Uber worth in light of the events of the last week/month? (aswathdamodaran.blogspot)
  • Pocket tools, like the Leatherman, have lost their way. (outsideonline)
  • Things just got real. Wal-Mart ($WMT) is requiring vendors to not build on AWS. (wsj)
  • A 100-year Argentine bond?!? Seriously. (ft)
  • How the Pill Made the American Economy Great (newrepublic)
  • Six Risks Should Make Stock Market Bulls Nervous (thefiscaltimes)
  • Top investment advisors are souring on hedge funds for individual clients. (ft)
  • Why Amazon’s ($AMZN) acquisition of Whole Foods ($WFM) matters SO much to startupland. (tomtunguz)
  • Open source funding documents via CooleyGo. (avc)
  • The US Student Loan Explosion (blogspot)
  • How to invest in an overvalued market. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Don’t Repeal NAFTA, Just Bring It
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  • Machine learning is helping Airbnb optimize its business. (businessinsider)
  • What is Uber worth in light of the events of the last week/month? (aswathdamodaran.blogspot)
  • Pocket tools, like the Leatherman, have lost their way. (outsideonline)
  • Things just got real. Wal-Mart ($WMT) is requiring vendors to not build on AWS. (wsj)
  • A 100-year Argentine bond?!? Seriously. (ft)
  • How the Pill Made the American Economy Great (newrepublic)
  • Six Risks Should Make Stock Market Bulls Nervous (thefiscaltimes)
  • Top investment advisors are souring on hedge funds for individual clients. (ft)
  • Why Amazon’s ($AMZN) acquisition of Whole Foods ($WFM) matters SO much to startupland. (tomtunguz)
  • Open source funding documents via CooleyGo. (avc)
  • The US Student Loan Explosion (blogspot)
  • How to invest in an overvalued market. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Don’t Repeal NAFTA, Just Bring It Into 21st Century (realclearmarkets)
  • A Kansas Investment Firm Spurring Change on Wall Street&#xA0 (nytimes)
  • Economic Realities Have Pushed GOOG Into Housing (strategy-business)
  • Warren Buffett: An Overlooked Target in Amazon’s New War (cnbc)
  • Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKA) just bailed out Home Capital Group Inc. (bloomberg)
  • What Makes a Great Wine Great? (3quarksdaily)
  • Could the Housing Market Meltdown Happen Again? (investors)
  • How Civic sold $33 million in tokens. (medium)
  • The US economy needs more Amazons but is stuck with GEs. (wsj)
  • What the real yield on TIPS is telling us about prospective growth. (scottgrannis.blogspot)
  • Hulu needs a single owner moving forward. (cnbc)
  • JC: The Industrial rally should continue (All Star Charts)
  • Ritholtz Wealth Management makes the Financial Times 300 of investment adviser firms (Financial Times)
  • The Foreign Visa Crackdown Is Putting Americans Out of Work (bloomberg)
  • Why the Falling Oil Price Isn’t Hurting Markets (economist)
  • Co-working spaces have invaded the suburbs. (wsj)
  • Now Even High Earners Can’t Afford College (cnn)
  • Why we feel so disconnected from our investments. (monevator)
  • The Reasons Behind the Retreat of the Renminbi (project-syndicate)
  • Is Demography Destiny For US Growth? (capitalspectator)
  • Here’s the Enormous Jeff Bezos Empire, In One Chart (marketwatch)
  • On the power of a single blog post. (theverge)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are still at historically low levels. (calculatedriskblog)
  • What Do You Give the Wolf of Wall Street for His Birthday? (spectator)
  • Goldman: What kinds of companies can survive Amazon? (ValueWalk)
  • Existing Home Sales: Strong May Evens Out Weak April (realclear)
  • Reno is becoming kinda, sorta hip. (bloomberg)
  • Indexing allows you to focus on more impactful decisions. (i3-invest)
  • When (and not) a startup should worry about profitability. (bothsidesofthetable)
  • What Travis Kalanick Leaves Behind at Uber (nymag)
  • The next CEO of Uber has a big job ahead of them. (venturebeat)
  • Regulators might want to get inside ultra-secretive Renaissance Technology and see its code. (New York Post)
  • Bond Traders Are Relying on Some Rather Wishful Thinking (bloomberg)
  • Jon Ossoff’s Georgia Sixth Loss Is a Reality Check for Democrats (newyorker)
  • Lovely long read on former NFL tackle Ryan O’Callaghan coming out (outsports)
  • Gov’t Has Rationalized a Lot of Dubious Lending (realclearmarkets)
  • Buybacks Fall as Executives Show Restraint (MoneyBeat)
  • Is the Best Sport Coupe a Porsche, Jaguar, or Mercedes? (bloomberg)
  • Secular Stagnation Is A Choice (creditwritedowns)
  • The American People Are Living As Large As Ever (bloomberg)
  • Auto Slowdown Flashes Caution Lights for Manufacturing (brookings)
  • The reasons behind home bias are many, but the solution is simple. (beta.morningstar)
  • Jeff Bezos has advice for the news business: ‘Ask people to pay. They will pay’ (CNBC)
  • Why the US should lengthen the average maturity of its outstanding debt. (bloomberg)
  • Thoughts on Why Some Cryptocurrencies Fail, and Others Don’t (fee)
  • With her blog post about toxic bro-culture at Uber, Susan Fowler proved that one person can make a difference: The former engineer took a big swing at the car-hailing giant, and did us all an even bigger favor (recode)
  • Drowning in Oil (yardeni)
  • Vice is valued at $5.7 billion and hinting at an IPO. (cnbc)
  • Here Are 6 Old Name Stocks Trading Below Book Value (forbes)
  • What does an aspiring founder need to know? (hbr)
  • A startup needs vision. (pointsandfigures)
  • How food became such a big part of the Silicon Valley way of work and business. (ft)
  • Books: Jared Meyer’s ‘How Progressive Cities Fight Innovation’ (realclearmarkets)
  • Mistress-Dispellers: China’s Boom Creates a Whole New Industry (newyorker)
  • Rethinking the Monetary Transmission Mechanism (realclear)
  • Trade ‘Deficits’ Signal Immense Investor Interest In the U.S. (triblive)
  • Given the fact that most investors don’t earn ‘average returns’ what is an investor to do? (ivanhoff)
  • Why isn’t the hedge fund industry imploding? (bloomberg)
  • Let Us Plunge Into Our Fast-Unfolding Economic Future (nationalreview)
  •  Five Takeaways From Tuesday's Special Elections (realclearpolitics)
  • What happens when your startup reaches 20 employees. (medium)
  • The High Line’s Ambitious Next Act (fastcodesign)
  • Size is becoming an asset for bond fund managers. (wsj)
  • Travis got ambushed by investors at a Chicago hotel, and surrendered (New York Times)
  • Behold The Everything Bubble (mauldineconomics)
  • With CA Budgeting, the Dems Have Pseudo-Dictatorial Powers (realclearmarkets)
  • Why seed investors need a more diverse portfolio. (medium)
  • How Much Is Saudi Aramco Really Worth? It Depends (forbes)
  • United Video Causing Longer-Term Crisis in Airline Community (investors)
  • Just how Earth-shattering are those 300,000-year-old Homo sapiens fossils? (csmonitor)
  • What is the right burn rate for your startup? (bothsidesofthetable)

06/21/17 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • In the Laboratories of IN and RI, Reform Becomes Possible (forbes)
  • And Just Like That, Google Becomes The World’s Largest Job Board (fastcodesign)
  • I Love My Factory Job, But I Don’t Want My Kid to Do It (cnn)
  • Punishing Barclays for 2008 Would Be Strange Justice (bloomberg)
  • Here’s the Richest Person In Each of the 50 States (forbes)
  • This is good – why the mutual fund industry’s structure is to blame for poor performance (Motley Fool)
  • Robo-advisors are embracing ESG investing principles. (wsj)
  • Russia’s Cyberwar on Ukraine Is a Blueprint For What’s to Come (wired)
  • Risk-on/Risk-off are alternating at a much higher frequency recently (Price Action Lab)
  • We Could Have Had Cellphones 40 Years Ago (fee)
  • Don’t count some one else’s money. (allaboutyourbenjamins)
  • Don’t let
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  • In the Laboratories of IN and RI, Reform Becomes Possible (forbes)
  • And Just Like That, Google Becomes The World’s Largest Job Board (fastcodesign)
  • I Love My Factory Job, But I Don’t Want My Kid to Do It (cnn)
  • Punishing Barclays for 2008 Would Be Strange Justice (bloomberg)
  • Here’s the Richest Person In Each of the 50 States (forbes)
  • This is good – why the mutual fund industry’s structure is to blame for poor performance (Motley Fool)
  • Robo-advisors are embracing ESG investing principles. (wsj)
  • Russia’s Cyberwar on Ukraine Is a Blueprint For What’s to Come (wired)
  • Risk-on/Risk-off are alternating at a much higher frequency recently (Price Action Lab)
  • We Could Have Had Cellphones 40 Years Ago (fee)
  • Don’t count some one else’s money. (allaboutyourbenjamins)
  • Don’t let fear derail you from your financial goals. (financialsamurai)
  • How Apple fought internal leakers – and won (The Outline)
  • An IMF Bridge to Somewhere for Greece? (project-syndicate)
  • Cracking the Biggest Art Heist in History (bloomberg)
  • The Fashion Industry Depends on Immigrants Like Me (usatoday)
  • Tumbling Crude a Possible Early Warning Sign (tumblr)
  • You have to be part-contrarian to get really rich. (beta.morningstar)
  • Small-Town USA: Here’s How Rural America Is Aging and Shrinking (bloomberg)
  • Millennials want to be able to text their financial advisors. (l2inc)
  • How NYC’s Pension Costs Threaten Its Future (realclear)
  • Why we all need commitment devices to avoid mindless/overspending. (medium)
  • Is Amazon single-handedly holding back inflation? (Bloomberg)
  • How Highway Tolls Can Make US Infrastructure Great Again (thefiscaltimes)
  • In This Part of Midwest, There Are Too Many Jobs (wapo)
  • A great Q&A with Morgan Housel. (chrisreining)
  • Game Changer: MSCI will add Chinese A-shares to its emerging market indices (Institutional Investor)
  •  Bull Market in Tech Stock Acronyms Reaches Perplexing Heights (bloomberg)
  • Uber’s CEO Is out (Bloomberg)
  • Stocks Don’t Become Less Risky the Longer You Hold On (marketwatch)
  • If your financial house is in order then a recession should not be a scary prospect. (mrmoneymustache)
  • Ben’s thoughts on making this year’s 40 Under 40 – congrats my man (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • Vanguard’s Personal Advisor Services now has $65 billion under management. (investmentnews)
  • Money Manager Cliches (awealthofcommonsense)
  • When meeting with a client your agenda doesn’t matter. (danielsolin)
  • Here Are Four Things That Could Kill the Bull Market for Stocks (marketwatch)
  • Quantitative Easing Didn’t Work (realclear)
  • Blackrock ($BLK) takes a stake in European robo-advisor Scalable Capital. (institutionalinvestor)
  • A passel of new planets shows our solar system is very weird, and we don’t know why (syfy)
  • The Science Behind Arizona’s Record-Setting Heat Wave (psmag)
  • Among the iPhone’s Biggest Transformations: Apple Itself (wsj)
  •  Three-quarters of the planet could face deadly heat waves by 2100 (popsci)
  • Morgan Stanley ($MS) is getting into the robo-advisor game with a new service with low minimums. (wsj)
  • How a Savings Change Could Give You Much Earlier Retirement (fool)
  • Money Can Buy Happiness, If You Spend It Right (marketwatch)
  • How Wealthfront is trying to humanize its offerings. (fastcompany)
  • High School Dropout Invested in Bitcoin at $12, Is Now a Millionaire at 18 (cnbc)
  • The Doubling Rule (Aleph Blog)
  • How to Protect Yourself from False Investment Claims (usatoday)
  • How Microsoft Is Stealing Apple’s Cool Factor (time)
  • Climbing Further Down Into Airline Hell, Year by Year (bloomberg)
  • The Rise and Fall of the Word ‘Monopoly’ (theatlantic)
  • Will Amazon Cutting Prices at Whole Foods Cause Deflation? (yahoo)
  • The Millennials May Get Their Mania After All (TRB)
  • New Tax Data Show Markets Are In For an Upside Surprise About The Economy (investors)
  • Is revenue from Airbnb rentals tax-free? (blog.independenceadvisors)
  • One chart shows why a September rate hike is a ‘hard sell’ (Business Insider)
  • NVIDIA’s role in crypto-currencies – an amazing stat (Barron’s)
  • According to this Survey, U.S. Is Now a ‘Second Tier’ Country (bloomberg)

06/20/17 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Fed Raises Rates, Sticks wPlans for One More Hike This Year (schwab)
  • The Microsoft and Amazon Economy (timharford)
  • Food delivery service Peapod has got a problem. (chicagobusiness)
  • Dear Wells Fargo Board, Elizabeth Warren Wants You Wiped Out (cnn)
  • The $VIX has historically bottomed around the end of June. (athrasher)
  • Get Ready, Much Faster Growth Is Around the Corner (washingtontimes)
  • Without Travis Kalanick, There’s No Uber…And There’s No Lyft (realclearmarkets)
  • Enough with the CAPE hype. (researchaffiliates)
  • Treasury’s Bank Plan Tightens Regulations by Loosening Them (bloomberg)
  • Amazon’s ($AMZN) next move is going to be down market. (l2inc)
  • #1 Mutual Fund Is Now Focused On These Stocks (marketwatch)
  • Don’t Bail Out Illinois, Let It Own Its Irresponsibility (investors)
  • Whole Foods vs Activist Investors (ft)
  • It’s Time To Break
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06/18/17 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • New York City could have looked very different. (1843magazine)
  • The top 10 US cities by population will surprise you. (kottke)
  • Until 40,000 years ago humans had plenty of company. (bloomberg)
  • CTE is a real problem. So is the fear of CTE. (sports.yahoo)
  • The story of early humanity is getting increasingly complex. (ft)
  • eero reinvented the wireless router. What can they do for the smart home? (theverge)
  • Don’t Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out, Mr. Musk (spectator)
  • Investing is hard, speculating even more difficult. How to do it intelligently. (blogs.wsj)
  • Why free divers get addicted to the sport. (bloomberg)
  • What’s the difference between goat cheese and cow’s milk cheese? (modernfarmer)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • All 213 Beatles songs,
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  • New York City could have looked very different. (1843magazine)
  • The top 10 US cities by population will surprise you. (kottke)
  • Until 40,000 years ago humans had plenty of company. (bloomberg)
  • CTE is a real problem. So is the fear of CTE. (sports.yahoo)
  • The story of early humanity is getting increasingly complex. (ft)
  • eero reinvented the wireless router. What can they do for the smart home? (theverge)
  • Don’t Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out, Mr. Musk (spectator)
  • Investing is hard, speculating even more difficult. How to do it intelligently. (blogs.wsj)
  • Why free divers get addicted to the sport. (bloomberg)
  • What’s the difference between goat cheese and cow’s milk cheese? (modernfarmer)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • All 213 Beatles songs, ranked. (vulture)
  • Recess is back! (wsj)
  • Why is fruit getting a bad rap? (qz)
  • Here’s the One Glaring Problem with Amazon/Whole Foods (cnbc)
  • Is diesel doomed as a fuel? (theatlantic)
  • Nevada is boosting rooftop solar with new rules about excess generation sent to the grid. (bloomberg)
  • Another good reason to go low-carb. (newscientist)
  • Baseballs are a little juiced this year in MLB. (theringer)
  • Not graduating in four years from college only drives up costs. (wsj)
  • The case for micro-dosing LSD. (newscientist)
  • Seven ways to take a better break. (journal.thriveglobal)
  • MLP insiders prefer shares in GPs vs. LPs. (sl-advisors)
  • Why it makes sense to bring bees into urban areas. (bittersoutherner)
  • Interesting look at the evolution of corporate logos. (fortune)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is going to pay for Whole Foods ($WFM) with a range of debt offerings. (leveragedloan)
  • Janet Yellen Is Her Own Best Fed Successor (bloomberg)
  • Whole Foods ($WFM) represents just 2% of US grocery sales. (barrons)
  • An extended interview with Shane Parrish of Farnam Street about Buffett, Munger and the use of mental models. (outlookbusiness)
  • The Post Office used to be a hotbed of innovation. (politico)
  • The word ‘whom’ is losing ground. (wsj)
  • Sometimes Terrible Tragedies Can Bring Us Together (realclearmarkets)
  • What the Critics Get Wrong About Atlas Shrugged (fee)
  • Brett Steenbarger, "Are you trading what you subjectively prefer, or are you trading what is objectively present in the market?" (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) wants to become Walmart ($WMT) before Walmart can become Amazon. (techcrunch)
  • Norway has become the world leader in EV use. (ft)
  • 3-on-3 basketball is now an Olympic sport. (businessinsider)
  • Young men are playing video games now more than ever. (reason)
  • High school vs. College: which direction should MLB drafters go? (fivethirtyeight)
  • The Summer already has a couple of great "alterna-pop" hits. (theringer)
  • Why aren’t Americans buying cage-free eggs? (buzzfeed)
  • When picking a manager style and skill are two very different things. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • How to Win at the Long Game of Retirement Savings (nytimes)
  • Marriott ($MAR) is betting on the ‘golden age of travel.’ (fortune)
  • Is Amazon ($AMZN) going to have an anti-trust issue buying Whole Foods ($WFM)? (news.vice)
  • iMessage is an underrated part of the Apple ($AAPL) ecosystem. (daringfireball)
  • One third of the world is overweight. (cnn)
  • The MSCI decision about China A-shares is going to move markets one way or another. (barrons)
  • Ten percent of all of the electricity generated in the U.S. in March came from wind and solar power. (scientificamerican)
  • Cell therapy works against cancer but it is expensive and complex. (ft)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is still working on self-driving technology. (bloomberg)
  • Meet the wind turbine that can create 9.5 MW. (qz)
  • Why should groceries be immune from the wave of tech innovation? (pointsandfigures)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Prog rock never died. (newyorker)
  • The opioid crisis has changed how we think about pain. (vox)
  • Instagram is a perfect platform for body shaming. (thewalrus.ca)
  • The yield curve is flattening, not inverting. (thereformedbroker)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) is turning into HBO. (wired)
  • How companies REALLY decide on CEO compensation. (theatlantic)
  • John Mackey Finds An Unlikely Refuge (nytimes)
  • Tech is increasingly looking like an oligopoly (wsj)
  • Behind most, if not all, social media stars is a staff of ghostwriters. (marieclaire)
  • What now for Instacart post Amazon-Whole Foods? (techcrunch)
  • Amazon Isn’t Just Spending Big Bucks on Grocery Chains (bloomberg)
  • As electric power gets cleaner so do electric vehicles. (citylab)
  • Let’s Turn the United States Into a Construction Zone (ftijournal)
  • Hedge fund manager Paul Singer doesn’t care what you think. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Why deep reading matters. (qz)
  • How Rotten Tomatoes became so powerful. (vanityfair)
  • What its like to be a below-the-radar, best-selling, self-published novelist. (theguardian)
  • English soccer has a gambling problem. (sports.vice)
  • Why reading market sentiment is so difficult these days. (bloomberg)
  • To save time use social media deliberately, not haphazardly. (raptitude)
  • You have to understand economics before calling for an overhaul of how it it taught to college kids. (qz)
  • A dozen lessons learned on business and investing from Mike Maples Jr. (25iq)
  • [re-post] Four tips from the Stoics on how to be productive. (bakadesuyo)
  • The best (and worst) seats for flying coach by airline. (wsj)
  • Millennials Haven’t Yet Developed Good Market Relationship (usatoday)
  • The price gap between eating out and at home keeps growing. (bloomberg)
  • How putting a little money at-risk will help you get a better handle on things. (howardlindzon)
  • An excerpt from James Ledbetter’s "One Nation Under Gold: How One Precious Metal Has Dominated the American Imagination for Four Centuries." (newyorker)
  • In retrospect its shocking how unalterably smartphones have changed the world. (longreads)
  • Is economics a science? (noahpinionblog.blogspot)
  • Five tips for flying coach. (ft)
  • Ignore the Critics, Amazon/Whole Foods Is Good for Consumers (investors)
  • More people subscribe to Netflix ($NFLX) than cable. (businessinsider)
  • ESG issues are becoming more important for bond investors. (barrons)
  • In praise of getting a part-time MBA. (markets.businessinsider)
  • Why Spotify should become a social network. (fastcompany)