01/16/18 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  •  Realtors, Licking Their Wounds, Get Ready for Their Next Battle (wsj)
  • For Bond Investors, Low Expectations in a Low-Yield World (nytimes)
  • Bill Miller just made a big donation to Johns Hopkins to support its philosophy department. (nytimes)
  • Value stocks have been lagging growth stocks badly of late (capitalspectator)
  • Some good advice for aspiring writers. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Four reasons NOT to invest in cryptocurrencies. (consumerreports)
  •  What You Should Know About Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (fool)
  • The case for having low equity allocations. (alephblog)
  • This news may be a factor in the drop today in cryptocurrencies. (fortune)
  • The case for trend following is robust. (ofdollarsanddata)
  • "If the S&P stays at its current valuation indefinitely into the future, what return will it likely deliver? (philosophicaleconomics)
  • How to Make $80,000 Per
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  •  Realtors, Licking Their Wounds, Get Ready for Their Next Battle (wsj)
  • For Bond Investors, Low Expectations in a Low-Yield World (nytimes)
  • Bill Miller just made a big donation to Johns Hopkins to support its philosophy department. (nytimes)
  • Value stocks have been lagging growth stocks badly of late (capitalspectator)
  • Some good advice for aspiring writers. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Four reasons NOT to invest in cryptocurrencies. (consumerreports)
  •  What You Should Know About Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (fool)
  • The case for having low equity allocations. (alephblog)
  • This news may be a factor in the drop today in cryptocurrencies. (fortune)
  • The case for trend following is robust. (ofdollarsanddata)
  • "If the S&P stays at its current valuation indefinitely into the future, what return will it likely deliver? (philosophicaleconomics)
  • How to Make $80,000 Per Month on the Apple App Store (medium)
  • History shows the return on safe assets are few and far between. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • Why the market for active strategies is such a jumble. (behaviouralinvestment)
  • This has historically not been a great week for the stock market. (quantifiableedges)
  • Still hard to see many signs of a recession in 2018. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Common scams to take your money and how to avoid them (usatoday)
  • A GE ($GE) breakup is becoming all the more likely. (wsj)
  • Blackrock ($BLK) CEO Fink is calling on companies to "contribute to society" or risk falling behind. (nytimes)
  • Companies need not optimize profits all the time, every time. (m.signalvnoise)
  • Is That a Frank Lloyd Wright? Prove It (wsj)
  • How vulnerable are the new crypto hedge funds to a crash? (bloomberg)
  • Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What It Means for Homeowners and Real Estate Professionals (nar.realtor)
  •  Who Will Fund Clean Energy? Familiar Faces (bloomberg)
  • We still don’t have a universal, electronic currency for transactions. (bloomberg)
  • The Thrill of Uncertainty (collaborativefund)
  • Ask Ethan: What Does the Future of Science Look Like? (forbes)
  • What the Bond Market Turmoil Really Means (barrons)
  • Bought Apple Stock in 1980? Held It? Don’t Brag (bloomberg)
  • Google ($GOOGL) is a big chokepoint for e-mails, especially for bloggers. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Where are all the female investors? (ft)
  • One trader reportedly drove Bitcoin from $150 to $1000. (techcrunch)
  • Telegram wants to launch a huge ICO. (techcrunch)

01/15/18 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Why bankers are worried the Spotify listing goes too smoothly. (wsj)
  • Why it so hard to get a bond trader on the phone these days. (bloomberg)
  • This anonymous Twitter account moves the Japanese stock market like no other. (bloomberg)
  • A look at the forgotten bull market of 1949-1955. (crossingwallstreet)
  • The long history of analysts calling for higher interest rates. (bpsandpieces)
  • High yield ‘hype’ has gone a bit too far. (institutionalinvestor)
  • What the periodic table of asset class returns reminds us of. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Some scenes from some crypto true believers from inside the Crypto Castle and Crypto Crackhouses (nytimes)
  • The Internet makes us feel like a king. It’s illusory and a problem. (artofmanliness)
  • Investor sentiment is getting pretty euphoric. (topdowncharts)
  • How to find fresh, new resources.
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  • Why bankers are worried the Spotify listing goes too smoothly. (wsj)
  • Why it so hard to get a bond trader on the phone these days. (bloomberg)
  • This anonymous Twitter account moves the Japanese stock market like no other. (bloomberg)
  • A look at the forgotten bull market of 1949-1955. (crossingwallstreet)
  • The long history of analysts calling for higher interest rates. (bpsandpieces)
  • High yield ‘hype’ has gone a bit too far. (institutionalinvestor)
  • What the periodic table of asset class returns reminds us of. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Some scenes from some crypto true believers from inside the Crypto Castle and Crypto Crackhouses (nytimes)
  • The Internet makes us feel like a king. It’s illusory and a problem. (artofmanliness)
  • Investor sentiment is getting pretty euphoric. (topdowncharts)
  • How to find fresh, new resources. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Managed futures funds are pushing into exotics in search of unique returns. (bloomberg)
  • Companies want to scrap their in-person annual shareholder meetings. Activists say not so fast… (ft)
  • What even a five-day social media break can do for you. (medium)
  • Private equity firms are upping their game to retain female employees. (ft)
  • Why you should be skeptical of any attempt to put a fair value on the market using backward looking data. (dashofinsight)
  • The Bitcoin mania makes tulips look downright sedate. (nytimes)
  • Global investment management M&A is at its highest level since 2009. (ft)
  • 2018: the year Twitter ($TWTR) outperforms Facebook ($FB). (500ish)
  • Public companies don’t go bust all at once. (ftalphaville.ft)

01/14/18 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

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  • Why Facebook ($FB) was smart to get rid of the news feed. (marginalrevolution)
  • How car companies decide you’ll ride a Mustang or catch a Tiguan (nytimes)
  • Air traffic through Iceland is surging. (marketwatch)
  • Quentin Richardson: Letter to my younger self (theplayerstribune)
  • You can’t grow if you don’t feel uncomfortable. (medium.freecodecamp)
  • Putting the rise in crude oil prices into perspective. (disciplinedinvesting.blogspot)
  • " "The long term relationship between MLPs and treasury yields is not a stable one." (sl-advisors)
  • Peloton has now pushed into treadmills. (nytimes)
  • Why H3N2 is such a problematic version of the influenza virus. (statnews)
  • Exercise changes our microbiome. (nytimes)
  • Solar energy and desalination go hand-in-hand. (bloomberg)
  • A heart risk factor many don’t know about. (nytimes)
  • Writing scales much better than traditional networking. (andrewchen.co)
  • If your state isn’t compliant you may need a passport to fly domestically. (bloomberg)
  • Three ways to deal with an angry/frustrated/disappointed customer. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • A look at the viral phenomenon that is HQ Trivia. (blog.producthunt)
  • Inside the Amish town that builds U2, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift’s live shows (wired.co.uk)
  • Terry Gross on the art of the Q&A and the guest that most surprised her (vulture)
  • What it’s like to fly on Honda’s new private jet, the HondaJet. (businessinsider)
  • The cult of busyness is dead. Do less, but obsess. (ft)
  • Why sorting through hedge fund returns is so frustrating. (bloomberg)
  • You wouldn’t think it, but the big tech companies are ripe for shareholder activism. (l2inc)
  • Why Tesla ($TSLA) and GM ($GM) are lukewarm on the renewed electric vehicle tax credit. (nytimes)
  • Research indicates that ibuprofen messes with how testosterone is metabolized. (arstechnica)
  • The less you buy, the less you want. (medium)
  • Paywalls are back for digital publishers, but the FT never wavered. (fastcompany)
  • Climate change is affecting food growing ecosystems, often for the worse. (bloomberg)
  • We’ve been told we’re living in a post-truth age. Don’t believe it. (slate)
  • On the publishing the largest leak in the history of U.S. power (lithub)
  • We human beings can’t stand to be last in a queue. (papers.ssrn)
  • The average bear market mutual fund has lost 93% since the market bottom in 2009. (blogs.wsj)
  •  “Fire And Fury” is the first book of the post-truth era (buzzfeed)
  • The best big-ticket home gym equipment. (nymag)
  • Why the flu is so bad this year. (newscientist)
  • How ‘sickness behavior’ changes how we act when we are sick. (npr)
  • Delta just topped Alaska Air as the top airline of 2017. (wsj)
  • 487 original shows aired in 2017. Hint, that’s a lot. (nytimes)
  • One year performance numbers are a terrible metric. (ukvalueinvestor)
  • How restrictions on smoking have ‘herd immunity.’ (nytimes)
  • The Rockefellers vs. the company that made them Rockefellers: The family that pioneered the oil industry in America wants to expose what Exxon hid from the public about climate change. (nymag)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Why is residential solar installation so much more expensive in the US than Australia? (greentechmedia)
  • Gym etiquette 101. (artofmanliness)
  • What is secretive JANET Airlines all about? (popularmechanics)
  • MBA programs are trying to crack down on ghostwritten application essays. (ft)
  • "Meditation is like repetitive exercise of the focus muscle in the brain." (avc)
  • Just how smart do we want our romantic partners to be? (bigthink)
  • How to be more civil and open-minded. (timharford)
  • A Chinese empire reborn: The Communist Party’s emerging empire is more the result of force than a gravitational pull of Chinese ideas (nytimes)
  • It’s been 390 trading days since a 5% drawdown in the S&P 500. (theatlasinvestor)
  • Some steps on how to deal with social anxiety, especially in a networking environment. (fastcompany)
  • More health care services are getting provided at work. (wsj)
  • Blackrock ($BLK) attracted a $1 billion a day in new AUM in 2017. (wsj)
  • SpaceX can now automatically self-destruct errant rockets. (qz)
  • Heartland Democrats to Washington: “You’re killing us” (politi.co)
  • The S&P 500 hasn’t been this overbought since 2013. (bloomberg)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • People are shipping more stuff by air cargo, ergo higher rates. (wsj)
  • Two-day shipping is increasing warehouse rents. (recode)
  • This army of AI robots will feed the world (bloomberg)

01/11/18 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Will Wealth Inequality Slay the Bull Market? (tonyisola)
  • Would actually winning Amazon’s ($AMZN) HQ2 hurt a city’s startup ecosystem? (qz)
  • 2017 saw a surge in agtech investments. (ft)
  • The meal-kit business is at a dead-end. (wsj)
  • Cities, like Indianapolis, that don’t win HQ2 could still actually thrive. (indianapolismonthly)
  •  Baby boomers’ failing ears drive search for a cure for hearing loss (bostonglobe)
  • Vanguard’s digital advice platform crosses $100 billion (financial-planning)
  • The Most Awful Train Station in America Could Get Unimaginably Worse (bloomberg)
  • Michael R. Bloomberg: A Seven-Step Plan for Ending the Opioid Crisis (bloomberg)
  • Research on whether investors do better with deal-by-deal fees or overall portfolio fees. (institutionalinvestor)
  • How the Rising Salary Cap Explains the NFL Playoffs (theringer)
  • Can life emerge after the fires of a supernova? (syfy)
  • Coworking isn’t about space
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  • Will Wealth Inequality Slay the Bull Market? (tonyisola)
  • Would actually winning Amazon’s ($AMZN) HQ2 hurt a city’s startup ecosystem? (qz)
  • 2017 saw a surge in agtech investments. (ft)
  • The meal-kit business is at a dead-end. (wsj)
  • Cities, like Indianapolis, that don’t win HQ2 could still actually thrive. (indianapolismonthly)
  •  Baby boomers’ failing ears drive search for a cure for hearing loss (bostonglobe)
  • Vanguard’s digital advice platform crosses $100 billion (financial-planning)
  • The Most Awful Train Station in America Could Get Unimaginably Worse (bloomberg)
  • Michael R. Bloomberg: A Seven-Step Plan for Ending the Opioid Crisis (bloomberg)
  • Research on whether investors do better with deal-by-deal fees or overall portfolio fees. (institutionalinvestor)
  • How the Rising Salary Cap Explains the NFL Playoffs (theringer)
  • Can life emerge after the fires of a supernova? (syfy)
  • Coworking isn’t about space it is about combating loneliness. (hbr)
  • VCs are like snowflakes. (yoheinakajima)
  • Six thoughts on the big Softbank/Uber cash out deal. (blog.semilshah)
  • Coinbase is acquiring valuable relationships with consumers. (venturebeat)
  •  Gov. Christie Bids Farewell, New Jersey Says Good Riddance (latimes)
  • Advisers at Leading Discount Brokers Win Bonuses to Push Higher-Priced Products (wsj)
  • Five reasons when a ‘No’ has nothing to do with you. (hackernoon)

01/10/18 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

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01/09/18 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Why Snap ($SNAP) is so paranoid about is usage data. (thedailybeast)
  • The prime working age population in the US is nearing record highs. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Why you shouldn’t plan your portfolio around a ‘melt up’ or ‘melt down.’ (pragcap)
  • The VIX spent a lot of time under 2017 under 10. (wsj)
  • The upside of buying stakes in private equity firms. (pionline)
  • Be clear, and direct. (avc)
  • Economics and the human instinct for storytelling (review.chicagobooth.edu)
  • Why are investors paying up for Big Brands in the age of disruption? (ft)
  • Why ESG investing could do with a dose of good old fashioned activism. (bloomberg)
  • If Switzerland’s central bank, the SNB, were a public company it would report more earnings than Apple ($AAPL) in 2017. (wsj)
  • Wall Street strategists are
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  • Why Snap ($SNAP) is so paranoid about is usage data. (thedailybeast)
  • The prime working age population in the US is nearing record highs. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Why you shouldn’t plan your portfolio around a ‘melt up’ or ‘melt down.’ (pragcap)
  • The VIX spent a lot of time under 2017 under 10. (wsj)
  • The upside of buying stakes in private equity firms. (pionline)
  • Be clear, and direct. (avc)
  • Economics and the human instinct for storytelling (review.chicagobooth.edu)
  • Why are investors paying up for Big Brands in the age of disruption? (ft)
  • Why ESG investing could do with a dose of good old fashioned activism. (bloomberg)
  • If Switzerland’s central bank, the SNB, were a public company it would report more earnings than Apple ($AAPL) in 2017. (wsj)
  • Wall Street strategists are finally upping their allocation to equities. (bloomberg)
  • What it’s like to be a dorm room cryptocurrency miner. (qz)
  • The Subliminal Trick Netflix Uses to Get You to Watch Its Movies & Shows (thrillist)
  • When There Are No More Fish (eater)
  •  Bigger Raises Might Be Coming in 2018 (bloomberg)
  • Household deleveraging is over. (bloomberg)
  • Are Gummy Bear Flavors Just Fooling Our Brains? (npr)
  • Negotiations are not usually a zero-sum game. (collaborativefund)
  • We investors are far too likely to mistake noise for signal. (ofdollarsanddata)
  • Inflation: The Unwanted Guest at the Party (barrons)
  • Bubbles make fools of everyone eventually. (blogs.wsj)
  •  Intel Faces Scrutiny as Questions Swirl Over Chip Security (nytimes)
  •  Fish Feel Pain. Now What? (hakaimagazine)
  • A great approach on how to get unstuck, i.e. fighting paralysis by analysis. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • "It Can’t Be True." Inside the Semiconductor Industry’s Meltdown (bloomberg)
  • How IPOs push firms to grow bigger. (papers.ssrn)
  • How will we know when the current low-vol regime is over? (capitalspectator)

01/08/18 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Why New England pays more for their power. (sl-advisors)
  • Quant hedge funds are set to top $1 trillion in AUM in 2018. (ft)
  • However, this overlooks the many ways that individual investors have benefited. (twitter)
  • The unmourned death of the sellside analyst (ft)
  • Why Bitcoin is a huge Ponzi scheme. (linkedin)
  • Low power radio stations is the new blogging. (nytimes)
  • The scope of the Apple ($AAPL) iOS ecosystem is breathtaking. (asymco)
  • According to the Brooklyn Investor, Barnes & Noble ($BKS) is a ‘melting ice cube.’ (brooklyninvestor.blogspot)
  •  On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming (theguardian)
  • What big institutional investor will be the first to buy Bitcoin? (institutionalinvestor)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Congrats to the Art of
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  • Why New England pays more for their power. (sl-advisors)
  • Quant hedge funds are set to top $1 trillion in AUM in 2018. (ft)
  • However, this overlooks the many ways that individual investors have benefited. (twitter)
  • The unmourned death of the sellside analyst (ft)
  • Why Bitcoin is a huge Ponzi scheme. (linkedin)
  • Low power radio stations is the new blogging. (nytimes)
  • The scope of the Apple ($AAPL) iOS ecosystem is breathtaking. (asymco)
  • According to the Brooklyn Investor, Barnes & Noble ($BKS) is a ‘melting ice cube.’ (brooklyninvestor.blogspot)
  •  On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming (theguardian)
  • What big institutional investor will be the first to buy Bitcoin? (institutionalinvestor)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Congrats to the Art of Manliness on ten years. (artofmanliness)
  • see The Cannabis Industry Is Well-Armed to Fight Jeff Sessions: And Congress may help it. (slate)
  • Goldman Sachs ($GS) and Franklin Templeton ($BEN) saw big outflows from their mutual funds in 2017. (ft)
  • Why Bitcoin Is the Most Dangerous Global Scam in 20 Years (inc)
  • John Battelle, "You cannot fix Facebook without completely gutting its advertising-driven business model." (shift.newco.co)
  • Individual investors have the highest allocations to stocks since 2000. (jlfmi.tumblr)
  • The Michelangelo Sculpture That Was Sold for Scrap (thedailybeast)
  • The doves and hawks are pretty even on the Fed. (blogs.uoregon.edu)
  • Gurus had another bad 2017. (etf)
  • Blackstone ($BX) wants to manage more insurer assets. (wsj)
  • How to fix Facebook — before it fixes us (washingtonmonthly)
  • Why it’s better to be late, than early to a new technology-driven party. (pragcap)
  • At current valuations, slow, but steady economic growth, is the limit factor. (fat-pitch.blogspot)
  • The Cashless Society Has Arrived — Only It’s in China (wsj)
  • TIPS spreads are showing increasing inflation expectations. (wsj)
  • Spotify’s non-IPO could be the biggest IPO of 2018. (bloomberg)
  • Do you regret using a particular app? (behavioralscientist)
  • Hold on, TinyLetter isn’t dying just yet. (theverge)
  • Why 10-year trailing market returns are going to jump in 2018. (blogs.wsj)
  • Are direct listings, a la Spotify, going to kill the traditional IPO. (techcrunch)
  • The S&P 500 is as overbought as it has been in the past 20 years. (stockcharts)
  • Is adolescent use of smartphone a public health issue? (wsj)
  • On a break? Don’t touch your phone. (hackernoon)
  • Direxion Asset Management and the NYSE wants to launch 2x Bitcoin ETFs. (reuters)
  • Why all the so-called Unicorns should go public. (wsj)
  • An update on how the Bitcoin futures markets are shaking out. (wsj)
  • On the differences between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. (vinnylingham)
  • Ten things that WILL happen in 2018. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • There is still a ton of money tied up in high-fee mutual funds. (barrons)
  • Individual investors are as bullish as they have been during this bull market. (bloomberg)
  • The fatal mistake crypto-investors are making right now. (thereformedbroker)
  • Muni bonds are NOT Treasurys. (wsj)
  • Facebook ($FB) is nearly the biggest group on earth, surpassing Christianity. (l2inc)
  • The year climate change began to spin out of control (technologyreview)
  • Why the US CAPE ratio will soon start looking better. (albertbridgecapital)
  • Lumber prices are headed for record highs. (calculatedriskblog)
  • High beta stocks have been outperforming. (disciplinedinvesting.blogspot)
  • A stoner’s guide to federal marijuana policy under Jeff Sessions (news.vice)
  • Josh Brown, "Don’t be a fan, be an investor." (thereformedbroker)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • What CAPE naysayers get wrong. (researchaffiliates)
  • Dogecoin was a joke. Now it’s a $2 billion joke. (arstechnica)
  • Your new iPhone is not going to make you happy for long. (peterlazaroff)
  • The S&P 500 is not as top-heavy as it seems on a historical basis. (fortunefinancialadvisors)

01/06/18 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Falling foreign enrollment is putting a pinch on universities. (nytimes)
  • The top 50 movies of 2017. (pastemagazine)
  • Solar power is getting cheaper but not that much better. (bloomberg)
  • How our focus changes throughout the day. (hbr)
  • Why focusing on easy stuff helps us avoid growing. (ft)
  • Making China Great Again (newyorker)
  • Michael Martin, "Frustration stems from your behavior, not the instrument that you’re trading." (martinkronicle)
  • Why your diet should focus on time, not calories. (wsj)
  • ‘Raw water’ is now a thing. (nytimes)
  • Inside the Regulatory Rollback at the EPA (propublica)
  • Rick Wilson: MAGA Monsters Turn on Each Other (thedailybeast)
  • Americans can’t get enough of store-made rotisserie chickens. (wsj)
  • New evidence shows we really don’t know that much about how the Americas were populated. (theverge)
  • Dairies are
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  • Falling foreign enrollment is putting a pinch on universities. (nytimes)
  • The top 50 movies of 2017. (pastemagazine)
  • Solar power is getting cheaper but not that much better. (bloomberg)
  • How our focus changes throughout the day. (hbr)
  • Why focusing on easy stuff helps us avoid growing. (ft)
  • Making China Great Again (newyorker)
  • Michael Martin, "Frustration stems from your behavior, not the instrument that you’re trading." (martinkronicle)
  • Why your diet should focus on time, not calories. (wsj)
  • ‘Raw water’ is now a thing. (nytimes)
  • Inside the Regulatory Rollback at the EPA (propublica)
  • Rick Wilson: MAGA Monsters Turn on Each Other (thedailybeast)
  • Americans can’t get enough of store-made rotisserie chickens. (wsj)
  • New evidence shows we really don’t know that much about how the Americas were populated. (theverge)
  • Dairies are overloaded with organic milk. (wsj)
  • There is no such thing as ‘the blockchain.’ (slate)
  • Why walking helps still our minds. (medium)
  • People want a gym nearby but rarely go. (wsj)
  • Why do the Chinese like to drink hot water? (sixthtone)
  • The rise of cannabis increases the need for better research on its effects. This van in Colorado is a start. (wired)
  • The only way to deal with a mania is to know you have a solid portfolio plan already in place. (thereformedbroker)
  • More on unlikely ascent of Ripple’s XRP. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Elevators made the modern city possible and are still evolving. (economist)
  • 2017: the year in charts. (pensionpartners)
  • Tracking fish through the supply chain is tough, maybe the blockchain can help. (fortune)
  • Jerry Useem, "Hustle may be a virtue. But it’s hard work to prevent it from becoming a vice." (bloomberg)
  • My Life as a New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror (theintercept)
  • The December NFP report was a mild disappointment but the unemployment rate held steady at 4.1%. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Why everyone should lift weights. (jamesclear)
  • The 13 most underrated movies of 2017. (variety)
  • Why I encouraged my daughter to play tennis. (medium)
  • To get stuff done you are going to have some things by the wayside. (heleo)
  • A sign of the times. The San Francisco skyline has been transformed by the SalesForce ($CRM) Tower. (nytimes)
  • Smartphones are in many ways fear-generating machines. (behavioralscientist)
  • Indoor cycling no longer sucks. (slate)
  • Inside Silicon Valley’s Orgiastic Dark Side (vanityfair)
  • These seems a little out of whack. (nytimes)
  • The Chevy Bolt is easily outselling the Tesla Model 3. (businessinsider)
  • Electricity rates in Germany briefly went negative, i.e. you got paid to use energy. (businessinsider)
  • Why our cancer screening methodologies are messed up. (statnews)
  • MoviePass has competitors. (variety)
  • Rydex traders are wicked bullish. (jlfmi.tumblr)
  • Unfortunately more Americans are binge-drinking. (mobile.nytimes)
  • The US solar power industry needs more innovation not cheaper solar panels. (ft)
  • Commodity hedge fund launches have ground to a half. Cryptocurrency hedge funds are taking up the slack. (rcmalternatives)
  • How to make a dirty martini. (wsj)
  • Top MBA programs are offering big discounts via scholarships and grants. (wsj)
  • Why are guitar sales falling? (kunr)
  • Three scenarios for self-driving cars. (bloomberg)
  • Solving Wildlife’s Strangest Mysteries (outsideonline)
  • The December jobs report in 10 charts. (blogs.wsj)
  • How better (private) data could help cities reduce crashes. (fastcompany)
  • The CFPB is getting out of the consumer protection business. (theatlantic)
  • Higher ed no longer get the benefit of the doubt from the public. (nytimes)
  • Global illumination has (steadily) increased worldwide. (scientificamerican)
  • Last year was unusual in one regard: there were no fatalities involving scheduled passenger jet airliners anywhere in the world. (bloomberg)
  • Why the US pays so much more for healthcare. (nytimes)
  • J. Kenji López-Alt, author of "The Food Lab," is opening a restaurant. (grubstreet)
  • The Real Future of Work: Forget automation. The workplace is already cracking up in profound ways, and Washington is sorely behind on dealing with it. (politico)
  • Why didn’t equity hedge funds do better in 2017? (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • The evidence is pretty strong in favor of meditation. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Why Meltdown and Spectre are good for the Cloud. (continuations)
  • Since when is breathing a workout? (nytimes)
  • Some (technological) hope for tinnitus sufferers. (engadget)
  • We know fiber is good for us. The question is why? (nytimes)
  • Three ways to piss off your bartender. (pastemagazine)
  • What Fitbit sleep data tells about our sleep hygiene. (finance.yahoo)
  • In many ways the big tech companies have better data on human behavior than academics. (behavioralscientist)

01/05/18 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Shane Parrish talks with Chris Voss author of "Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As Though Your Life Depended On It." (farnamstreetblog)
  • Spectre and Meltdown sound like action movie titles but are in fact serious security flaws in nearly all computer chips. (nytimes)
  • Why is volatility so low? (swanglobalinvestments)
  • Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2017 including "Grant" by Ron Chernow. (kottke)
  • Why our "mental space" is constantly under attack when we are online. (npr)
  • Morgan Housel, "Doing nothing most of the time is what makes doing something big some of the time possible." (collaborativefund)
  •  Does Social Media Make People Less Social? A Research Note (thesocietypages)
  • Radical reform needed to shake Japan Inc. out of its complacency (ft)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Sheel Tyle on the future of venture
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  • Shane Parrish talks with Chris Voss author of "Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As Though Your Life Depended On It." (farnamstreetblog)
  • Spectre and Meltdown sound like action movie titles but are in fact serious security flaws in nearly all computer chips. (nytimes)
  • Why is volatility so low? (swanglobalinvestments)
  • Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2017 including "Grant" by Ron Chernow. (kottke)
  • Why our "mental space" is constantly under attack when we are online. (npr)
  • Morgan Housel, "Doing nothing most of the time is what makes doing something big some of the time possible." (collaborativefund)
  •  Does Social Media Make People Less Social? A Research Note (thesocietypages)
  • Radical reform needed to shake Japan Inc. out of its complacency (ft)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Sheel Tyle on the future of venture capital. (investorfieldguide)
  • Peter Dunn and I talked big market trends for 2017. (petetheplanner)
  • Washington’s growing obsession: The 25th Amendment (politi.co)
  • December was another strong month for private job growth per ADP. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are still at historically low levels. (calculatedriskblog)
  • How I Built a No. 1-Ranked Podcast With 60M+ Downloads (tim.blog)
  • The 35 best podcasts of 2017. (pastemagazine)
  • How to think about Dow 25,000. (thereformedbroker)
  • Why 2017 was the year of the podcast. (venturebeat)
  • Spotify is going public via direct listing. (wsj)
  • Why Teens Aren’t Partying Anymore (wired)
  • Merrill Lynch is barring trading of Bitcoin futures and funds. (wsj)
  • As Dow Tops 25,000, Individual Investors Sit It Out: Since 2012, $1 trillion has been pulled from retail-investor mutual funds that target U.S. stocks (wsj)
  • 2018 will see a lot of minimum wage workers getting a raise. (ritholtz)
  • It goes without saying, cryptocurrencies are speculative. (danielsolin)
  • How Amazon ($AMZN) and Google ($GOOGL) compare in the smart speaker race. (visualcapitalist)
  • Russ Roberts talks big tech with Matt Stoller of the Open Market Institute. (econtalk)
  • If I gave you $130 million, could you build a $9.5 billion AUM RIA firm in 11 years … and still need another $75 million in capital to get to profitability? That’s Wealthfront in a nutshell. (techcrunch)
  • What can you do to protect yourself? (avc)
  • A conversation with Charlie Munger. (youtube)
  • Streetwise Professor, "A lot of crypto is all about separating fools from their money. OilCoin certainly has that potential." (streetwiseprofessor)
  • Michael Covel talks with Ozan Varol author of "The Democratic Coup d’État." (trendfollowing)
  • Tech stocks are still leading the 12-month performance derby. (capitalspectator)
  • Bill Simmons talks with Pete Holmes about the second season of HBO’s "Crashing." (overcast.fm)
  • Brett McKay talks with Jeff Haden author of "The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win." (artofmanliness)
  • Kevin Rose talks with Dr. Valter Longo about living to 100. (kevinrose)
  • Brian Koppelman talks with AJ Jacobs author of "It’s All Relative." (overcast.fm)
  • A Short History of the Brief and Bumpy Life of the Voting Fraud Commission (propublica)
  • Aaron Watson talks with Brent Beshore about finding value in the mundane. (goingdeepwithaaron)
  • Tim Ferriss author of "Tribe of Mentors" on how to deal with information overload. (tim.blog)
  • On the challenges of single-country emerging market investing. (fortunefinancialadvisors)
  • Some top hedge fund trends going into 2018. (allaboutalpha)
  • The Evangelist of Molecular Biology (thenewatlantis)

01/04/18 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Fashion insiders love this outlaw Instagram account that says everything they’re too scared to say (quartzy.qz)
  • My Year on “Mars” (scientificamerican)
  • How Systematic Internalizers Will Change Trading (bloomberg)
  • Amazon shipped more than 5 billion Prime items in 2017 (qz)
  • We Have Reached Peak Pharma. There’s Nowhere to Go But Down. (undark)
  • John Dean: Nixon "Might Have Survived If There’d Been a Fox News" (politi.co)
  • A Hedge-Fund Titan Puts Away the Punch Bowl (wsj)
  •  What Would It Take to Fix New York’s Subway? (nytimes)
  • What Fred Wilson reads. (twitter)
  • Why New York crime has plunged to record lows (csmonitor)
  • Workers in 18 States Get Minimum-Wage Increases (blogs.wsj)
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  • Fashion insiders love this outlaw Instagram account that says everything they’re too scared to say (quartzy.qz)
  • My Year on “Mars” (scientificamerican)
  • How Systematic Internalizers Will Change Trading (bloomberg)
  • Amazon shipped more than 5 billion Prime items in 2017 (qz)
  • We Have Reached Peak Pharma. There’s Nowhere to Go But Down. (undark)
  • John Dean: Nixon "Might Have Survived If There’d Been a Fox News" (politi.co)
  • A Hedge-Fund Titan Puts Away the Punch Bowl (wsj)
  •  What Would It Take to Fix New York’s Subway? (nytimes)
  • What Fred Wilson reads. (twitter)
  • Why New York crime has plunged to record lows (csmonitor)
  • Workers in 18 States Get Minimum-Wage Increases (blogs.wsj)