02/27/17 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • True shocks are rare these days. (theatlantic)
  • Insights from Barry Ritholtz’s discussion with Howard Marks. (thewaiterspad)
  • Tony on "betting it all" (A Teachable Moment)
  • Should the US Treasury mess with 50-year bonds? (crossingwallstreet)
  • Yes, the rumors are true: RWM is coming out to Texas this spring – details here: (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
  • the Global X Founder-Run Companies ETF ($BOSS) bets that founders know best. (marketwatch)
  • Warren Buffett, in Annual Letter, Offers Hymn to U.S. Economy (nytimes)
  • The stock selectors at UITs are adding negative value (ETF.com)
  • The race for autonomous cars is over. Silicon Valley lost. (autoblog)
  • How is Germany bypassing the many woes of other European economies. (bloomberg)
  • Staff in the investment management industry are bored at work. (ft)
  • Why Facebook ($FB)
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  • True shocks are rare these days. (theatlantic)
  • Insights from Barry Ritholtz’s discussion with Howard Marks. (thewaiterspad)
  • Tony on "betting it all" (A Teachable Moment)
  • Should the US Treasury mess with 50-year bonds? (crossingwallstreet)
  • Yes, the rumors are true: RWM is coming out to Texas this spring – details here: (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
  • the Global X Founder-Run Companies ETF ($BOSS) bets that founders know best. (marketwatch)
  • Warren Buffett, in Annual Letter, Offers Hymn to U.S. Economy (nytimes)
  • The stock selectors at UITs are adding negative value (ETF.com)
  • The race for autonomous cars is over. Silicon Valley lost. (autoblog)
  • How is Germany bypassing the many woes of other European economies. (bloomberg)
  • Staff in the investment management industry are bored at work. (ft)
  • Why Facebook ($FB) beat Twitter ($TWTR). (fastcompany)
  • Cognitive biases break down along four lines. (kottke)
  • Warren Buffett on the big hedge fund fee heist. (businessinsider)
  • Oil futures are back to backwardation. (rcmalternatives)
  • Vanguard wants some more flexibility to manage its funds. (wsj)
  • Uber’s culture crisis (recode)
  • Twitter ($TWTR) hasn’t meaningfully changed its product in ten years. (stratechery)
  • The story behind the world’s first ETF, the iShares S&P/TSX 60 index ETF (beta.theglobeandmail)
  • Goldman downgrades Tesla to sell (Zero Hedge)
  • Why SoftBank is spending like crazy: It’s the robot thing. (Barron’s)
  • Think carefully about what goes in your "too hard pile." (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Why you should avoid the Snap ($SNAP) IPO. (businessinsider)
  • Google Cousin Develops Technology to Flag Toxic Online Comments (nytimes)
  • Barry got a shoutout in the Sunday Times in their piece about President Bannon (New York Times)
  • Warren Buffett views Apple ($AAPL) as a consumer products company not a tech company. (bloomberg)
  • The World’s Most Radical Experiment in Monetary Policy Isn’t Working (Wall Street Journal)
  • REITs had a great week, last week. (capitalspectator)
  • Buffett disclosed this morning that he’s doubled his position in Apple since the start of the year! (CNBC)
  • The 15 most traded ETFs. (etf)
  • The trading volume in the ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ($UVXY) just keeps rising. (bloomberg)
  • The iShares Core S&P 500 ETF ($IVV) is fast approaching $100 billion in AUM. (etf)
  • What ETFs hedge funds like to trade. (barrons)
  • How the introduction of ETFs caused confusion around the terms active and passive. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • SoftBank set to invest more than $3 billion in WeWork (CNBC)
  • Snap ($SNAP) is not Twitter ($TWTR). (marketwatch)
  • Which Warren Buffett should you believe? (ericcinnamond)
  • Forget interest rates. The Fed needs to supply a balance sheet forecast. (bloomberg)
  • ICYMI: Buffett’s 2016 annual letter to shareholders is must-read, as always (Berkshire Hathaway)
  • Vanguard just went through another round of fund fee reductions. (investmentnews)

02/26/17 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The ETF Deathwatch for February 2017. (investwithanedge)
  • Why every company needs a ‘big red stop button’ that goes to the CEO. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • A Q&A with David Levien and Brian Koppelman the team behind "Billions." (forbes)
  • Snap ($SNAP) is the Etsy ($ETSY) of social media. (dealbreaker)
  • Jesse Livermore, "It’s important to remember that as long as cash is yielding zero or something very low, there’s no arbitrage to force asset prices lower, no dynamic to force them to conform to some historically observed level or average." (philosophicaleconomics)
  • Companies often waste money on share buybacks as well. (crossingwallstreet)
  • Josh Brown, "The one thing Buffett has never given up on is the idea that American productivity, innovation and economic dynamism will always lead to substantially greater prosperity in
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  • The ETF Deathwatch for February 2017. (investwithanedge)
  • Why every company needs a ‘big red stop button’ that goes to the CEO. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • A Q&A with David Levien and Brian Koppelman the team behind "Billions." (forbes)
  • Snap ($SNAP) is the Etsy ($ETSY) of social media. (dealbreaker)
  • Jesse Livermore, "It’s important to remember that as long as cash is yielding zero or something very low, there’s no arbitrage to force asset prices lower, no dynamic to force them to conform to some historically observed level or average." (philosophicaleconomics)
  • Companies often waste money on share buybacks as well. (crossingwallstreet)
  • Josh Brown, "The one thing Buffett has never given up on is the idea that American productivity, innovation and economic dynamism will always lead to substantially greater prosperity in the future. And he’s been right for decades, through all sorts of setbacks, crises and challenges for the nation." (thereformedbroker)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Warren Buffett’s 2016 shareholder letter to Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKA) holders. (berkshirehathaway)
  • Books and lectures will only get you so far in trading. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • On the difference between urgent and important. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • "Shoe Dog" by Phil Knight was the best book Warren Buffett read last year. (valuewalk)
  • What CEOs had to say about the economy this week. (avondaleam)
  • It’s hard to predict when (and how) a technological breakthrough will get adopted. (bloomberg)
  • The contradiction of bond index funds. (barrons)
  • Has ‘mindless indexing’ driven the market to excessive valuations? (wsj)
  • Innovation doesn’t proceed in a straight line. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • ETF statistics for January 2017. (investwithanedge)
  • Sand makes the fracking revolution go. (sl-advisors)
  • What’s the alternative to being "permaoptimistic"? (medium)
  • A succinct summary of the economic week that was. (ritholtz)
  • It’s hard to find a scenario where the returns on bonds are attractive. (econompicdata.blogspot)
  • Investors waste billions on investment fees every year. (bloomberg)

02/25/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The story of phlegm. (npr)
  • Playwrights are making their market on television. (slate)
  • How to get the benefits of fasting without actually fasting. (wsj)
  • Who is Guy Fieri? (munchies.vice)
  • Why sports leagues are obsessed with speeding up their games. (wsj)
  • Why can’t someone create a modern TV interface? (theverge)
  • The case for going to the movies alone. (bigthink)
  • When did "readability" become the ultimate compliment for a novel? (themillions)
  • Why does strenuous exercise dampen the libido in men? (nytimes)
  • Testosterone supplementation doesn’t seem to do much for older men’s health. (npr)
  • Facebook ($FB) is more powerful than we commonly realize. (stratechery)
  • Why the Ford ($F) F-Series 350 can do it all and for some is quite affordable. (wsj)
  • Modern golf is tough on players’ bodies.
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  • The story of phlegm. (npr)
  • Playwrights are making their market on television. (slate)
  • How to get the benefits of fasting without actually fasting. (wsj)
  • Who is Guy Fieri? (munchies.vice)
  • Why sports leagues are obsessed with speeding up their games. (wsj)
  • Why can’t someone create a modern TV interface? (theverge)
  • The case for going to the movies alone. (bigthink)
  • When did "readability" become the ultimate compliment for a novel? (themillions)
  • Why does strenuous exercise dampen the libido in men? (nytimes)
  • Testosterone supplementation doesn’t seem to do much for older men’s health. (npr)
  • Facebook ($FB) is more powerful than we commonly realize. (stratechery)
  • Why the Ford ($F) F-Series 350 can do it all and for some is quite affordable. (wsj)
  • Modern golf is tough on players’ bodies. (wsj)
  • Contrary to popular belief our personalities change over time. (qz)
  • The battle over a proposed telescope in Hawaii. (vqronline)
  • Bayou Teche Brewing is making beer for the Cajun dining crowd. (nytimes)
  • Category leader, eero, is lowering the price for its whole house router package by $100. (fastcompany)
  • Subtle changes in speech could be a precursor of dementia. (theguardian)
  • We now need a school to teach young adults how to be adults. (npr)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) is ponying up big bucks to release the new Martin Scorcese-Robert DeNiro movie. (theatlantic)
  • Mars madness: The DIY explorers who dream of a 35-million-mile trek&#xA0 (story.californiasunday)
  • Mexico City is sinking. (nytimes)
  • The arrow on Nascar is down. (wsj)
  • Want to make your brain work better? Lift weights. (bigthink)
  • Why cannabis strains (and products) are so variable. (fivethirtyeight)
  • A heartfelt remembrance of former college basketball coach Curt Tong. (si)
  • Android users don’t update their phones OS very often. (loopinsight)
  • Why the BeatsX wireless headphones are better for many than AirPods. (wsj)
  • Instagram is hardly recognizable these days. (theringer)
  • Formula E cars are going to look wicked cool next season. (theverge)
  • Warren Buffett’s best investment (gatesnotes)
  • Emotional ‘snap judgements’ are often wrong. (scientificamerican)
  • Why exercise is good for the heart. (nytimes)
  • Our brains are made up of "a collection of distinct modules (grouped, highly connected neurons) performing specific functions rather than a unified system." (farnamstreetblog)
  • The true story of the Comey letter debacle (vanityfair)
  • DFA has a succession problem. (institutionalinvestor)
  • A smoother path to outperformance with multi-factor smart beta investing (researchaffiliates)
  • How "radiative cooling" could help keep costs down. (economist)
  • Airlines are bringing back ‘free’ food on flights. (bloomberg)
  • Meet Stan Smith, the man behind the sneaker. (nymag)
  • Inside the world of fake news. (financialsamurai)
  • Whoop is the fitness tracker for the athletic elite. (mensfitness)
  • Technology is going to keep making cars safer. (bloomberg)
  • Six reasons why we self-sabotage. (scientificamerican)
  • What its like to be a shrink for billionaires. (nytimes)
  • The modern spin class is a thing onto itself. (wsj)
  • Copenhagen has a unique opportunity to re-build its city with carbon neutrality in mind. (nytimes)
  • A dozen lessons about product/market fit. (25iq)
  • The end of a golden age: Unprecedented growth marked the era from 1948 to 1973. It can never be repeated. Why?&#xA0 (aeon.co)
  • The American climbing the ranks of ISIS (theatlantic)
  • Brain imaging identifies different types of depression. (scientificamerican)
  • Meet Shohei Otani, the next Babe Ruth (sportsnet.ca)
  • Will we ever come up with a perfect sugar substitute? (fortune)
  • The jellyfish are coming. Brace yourself for goomageddon (thecorrespondent)

02/24/17 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • 2017 Outsourced-Chief Investment Officer Survey (ai-cio)
  • Be Distracted (medium)
  • What makes for a good podcast? (quora)
  • Here is video of the joint talk Bill Gates and Warren Buffett recently did at Columbia University. (marketfolly)
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners’ Jeremy Liew talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher. (overcast.fm)
  • Robin Powell talks with new Morningstar ($MORN) CEO Kunal Kapoor. (evidenceinvestor.co.uk)
  • An interview with Andrew Hallman author of "Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School." (canadiancouchpotato)
  • Eddy’s Elfenbein’s wrap-up from the past week. (crossingwallstreet)
  • Mark Thomas always has all the economic links you need. (economistsview.typepad)
  • How Gordon Segal built Crate & Barrel. (npr)
  • A talk with Yuval Harari, author of the new book "Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow." (a16z)
  • Joe Weisenthal and
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  • 2017 Outsourced-Chief Investment Officer Survey (ai-cio)
  • Be Distracted (medium)
  • What makes for a good podcast? (quora)
  • Here is video of the joint talk Bill Gates and Warren Buffett recently did at Columbia University. (marketfolly)
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners’ Jeremy Liew talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher. (overcast.fm)
  • Robin Powell talks with new Morningstar ($MORN) CEO Kunal Kapoor. (evidenceinvestor.co.uk)
  • An interview with Andrew Hallman author of "Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School." (canadiancouchpotato)
  • Eddy’s Elfenbein’s wrap-up from the past week. (crossingwallstreet)
  • Mark Thomas always has all the economic links you need. (economistsview.typepad)
  • How Gordon Segal built Crate & Barrel. (npr)
  • A talk with Yuval Harari, author of the new book "Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow." (a16z)
  • Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway talks with Michael Mauboussin about what poker teaches us about investing. (bloomberg)
  • Brian Koppelman talks with star chef and author Marcus Samuelsson. (player.fm)
  • Your Biggest Online Security Risk Is You: How to guard against scams that fool you into sharing personal data&#xA0 (wsj)
  • Ben Thompson of Stratechery is on with Bill Simmons. (overcast.fm)
  • Isabella Kaminska pulls together a great set of links. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Paris attempts to lure business from London with new skyscrapers (ft)
  • Tyler Cowen has an eclectic taste in links. (marginalrevolution)
  • An interview with Jon Steinberg of Cheddar Media. (digiday)
  • The Overcast podcast app just got a big makeover. (marco)
  •  Economists in Denial (project-syndicate)
  • Some weekend reads from Lauren Foster. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Barry Ritholtz always come up a scad of great links. (bloomberg)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Alex Moazed co-author of "Modern Monopolies: What It Takes to Dominate the 21st Century Economy." (investorfieldguide)
  • America’s Rowdy Town Halls: More Organic Than Organized (wsj)
  • Zealandia: Is there an eighth continent under New Zealand? (bbc)
  • Don’t feel like you need to "keep up" on all the podcasts out there. (bloomberg)
  • America Needs a New Milton Friedman (bloomberg)
  • Politics Could Put the Reliability of Future Elections at Risk (technologyreview)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital ($OAK). (ritholtz)

02/23/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

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02/22/17 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How Acorns has grown so quickly. (fortune)
  • Mortgage debt is approaching 50% of GDP. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Hedge funds are converting to mutual funds. Should you ignore their historical performance? (beta.morningstar)
  • Meet the Macedonian Teens Who Mastered Fake News and Corrupted the U.S. Election (wired)
  • ISIS is going broke (nypost)
  • Finance experts don’t know anything about your personal situation. (humbledollar)
  • A review of robo-advisor SigFig. (businessinsider)
  • Trying to figure out "your number" is tough. (nytimes)
  •  Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber (susanjfowler)
  • Will hedge funds converge on a ‘1 and 30’ fee structure? (bloomberg)
  • Venice Fights Back: The world’s most beautiful city has never been more threatened. But a passionate movement of locals is determined to keep it alive.&#xA0 (citylab)
  • The drawdowns for so-called "income
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  • How Acorns has grown so quickly. (fortune)
  • Mortgage debt is approaching 50% of GDP. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Hedge funds are converting to mutual funds. Should you ignore their historical performance? (beta.morningstar)
  • Meet the Macedonian Teens Who Mastered Fake News and Corrupted the U.S. Election (wired)
  • ISIS is going broke (nypost)
  • Finance experts don’t know anything about your personal situation. (humbledollar)
  • A review of robo-advisor SigFig. (businessinsider)
  • Trying to figure out "your number" is tough. (nytimes)
  •  Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber (susanjfowler)
  • Will hedge funds converge on a ‘1 and 30’ fee structure? (bloomberg)
  • Venice Fights Back: The world’s most beautiful city has never been more threatened. But a passionate movement of locals is determined to keep it alive.&#xA0 (citylab)
  • The drawdowns for so-called "income assets" can be dramatically different. (blog.abglobal)
  • Like it, or not, nationalism plays a role in which mergers get done (or not). (nytimes)
  • Apple ($AAPL) doesn’t need to buy Netflix ($NFLX). (aboveavalon)
  • Would you rather be rich or free? (financialsamurai)
  • We may have reached "Peak Renter." (calculatedriskblog)
  • Why taxing robots doesn’t make much sense. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Chemical activity was up in February. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Why savers do better in retirement, in short moderate spending patterns. (kitces)
  • Successes like Home Depot ($HD) which compound at 28% for 35 years are very, very rare. (ivanhoff)
  • Why you shouldn’t pay your kids for chores. (businessinsider)
  • It’s Been 31 Years Since the Last Tax Overhaul. Here’s Why. (bloomberg)
  • The math behind passive investing is pretty straightforward. (monevator)
  • Happy workers spend about one day in the office. (qz)
  • Where the World’s Wealthiest Invest Their Billions (nytimes)
  • Numeraire, a hedge fund, wants to get traders to cooperate on building quant models. (avc)
  • Why some people have a hard time getting started at investing. (valuewalk)
  • Five things you need to know about estate planning. (personal.vanguard)
  • Four reasons to buy Tony Saliba’s new book "Managing Expectations." (alphatrends)
  • The 2017 review of online brokers. (stockbrokers)
  • What to give your kids for their wedding. (humbledollar)
  • Fund re-openings as a contrarian buy indicator. (beta.morningstar)
  • Only a third of US employees are putting money into 401(k) plans. (bloomberg)
  • The four pillars of paying for college. (whitecoatinvestor)
  • How Uber got into this human resources mess &#xA0 (recode)
  • Women live longer on average. This should affect their investment profile. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Some results from Dan Ariely’s lab show the power of subtle nudges on our finances. (bloomberg)
  • How to thrive in a low volatility market. (forbes)
  • How financial professionals could help kids learn about money. (tonyisola)
  • The stock market’s returns so far this year is not out of the realm statistically. (alephblog)
  • Why simple works better. (wealthmanagement)
  • A table comparing the big robo-advisors. (mebfaber)
  • Why Apple ($AAPL) should buy Netflix ($NFLX) for its "networking and data infrastructure." (om.co)
  • "How to Think About Money" by Jonathan Clements was named the Institute for Financial Literacy’s 2017 adult book of the year. (twitter)
  • Tough luck for hedge funds trying to sue Uncle Sam over Fannie and Freddie dividends. (bloomberg)

02/21/17 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

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  • Don’t try and rush through your presentation at the end. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • How social capital affects stock market investment. (papers.ssrn)
  • Just how realistic is "Billions"? (decider)
  • Who Are the Richest of the Rich? (nytimes)
  • Just how well is the New York Times ($NYT) doing in digital? (om.co)
  • is the Fed already behind the curve? (bloomberg)
  •  White House Chaos Doesn’t Bother the Stock Market (bloomberg)
  • A discussion of the issues surrounding tactical asset allocation including the challenge of complexity. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • Our attention spans are shortening. (longreads)
  • How to deal with haters. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Vanguard has its eyes on Europe. (bloomberg)
  • Can explain momentum with rational investors? (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • Why you should pay attention to the tone of manager disclosure. (papers.ssrn)
  • Investors Look Past Headlines as Bull Market Roars Ahead (nytimes)
  • Consumers respond to guidance. (aaii)
  • Machine learning for investment decision making is, for now, mostly hype. (valuewalk)
  •  Journalists, Battered and Groggy, Find a Renewed Sense of Mission (nytimes)
  • Many investors recognize they have a self-control problem. (wsj)
  • Snap ($SNAP) is getting some pushback in Europe on pricing. (bloomberg)
  • Users are moving from Snap ($SNAP) to Instagram Stories. (medium)
  • The Coffee Shaman: Meet the man responsible for third-wave coffee — and the Frappuccino.&#xA0 (luckypeach)
  • Computer-enhanced, structural changes in the way we trade has put volatility on a long-term, downward trend. (smbtraining)
  • Why Asian conglomerates are interested in US fund managers. (nytimes)
  • Is there signal in the StockTwits stream? (allaboutalpha)
  • Americans just experienced their biggest spike in stress in a decade (qz)
  • Wireless earbuds compared including the Apple ($AAPL) EarPods and Beats Powerbeats3. (arstechnica)
  • Investors respond to feedback. (etf)
  • Lottery stocks on average don’t pay off. (etf)
  • How Google ($GOOGL) and Facebook ($FB) could help create a sustainable news ecosystem. (mondaynote)
  • The other Andromeda galaxy (blastr)
  • Equity convexity and position sizing. (elmfunds)

02/20/17 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • This is a critical skill that many data scientists are lacking. (venturebeat)
  • Will ETFs destroy factor investing? (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • How much of accounting can be done by robots? (wired)
  • "Big brokerage firms do not appear concerned about Robinhood." (mobile.nytimes)
  • Startup OpenFin wants to be "the industrywide operating layer" for Wall Street. (businessinsider)
  • What could stop Vanguard from industry domination? (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Greg Blotnick, "At their core, market forecasts are an attempt to predict future investors’ emotions, and there is just no reliable way to do that." (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Fred Wilson, "There is a lot of economic surplus that could come from automation." (avc)
  • How realistic are the coaching sessions traders undergo in "Billions"? (businessinsider)
  • Bitcoin ETFs for dummies. (etf)
  • There is no shortage of water ETFs. (investwithanedge)
  • Index
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  • This is a critical skill that many data scientists are lacking. (venturebeat)
  • Will ETFs destroy factor investing? (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • How much of accounting can be done by robots? (wired)
  • "Big brokerage firms do not appear concerned about Robinhood." (mobile.nytimes)
  • Startup OpenFin wants to be "the industrywide operating layer" for Wall Street. (businessinsider)
  • What could stop Vanguard from industry domination? (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Greg Blotnick, "At their core, market forecasts are an attempt to predict future investors’ emotions, and there is just no reliable way to do that." (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Fred Wilson, "There is a lot of economic surplus that could come from automation." (avc)
  • How realistic are the coaching sessions traders undergo in "Billions"? (businessinsider)
  • Bitcoin ETFs for dummies. (etf)
  • There is no shortage of water ETFs. (investwithanedge)
  • Index funds have to buy stock in companies like Snap ($SNAP) where they have not voting rights. What if they didn’t. (ft)
  • Worried about the stronger US dollar? Then look into the SPDR Long Dollar Gold Trust ($GLDW). (etf)
  • On the importance of "simplifying the [investment] game." (peterlazaroff)
  • What’s in your ETF portfolio? A breakdown of similarly named ETFs. (advisorperspectives)
  • Immigration restrictions will lower potential GDP. (calculatedriskblog)
  • "Inefficiencies in the Pricing of Exchange-Traded Funds" by Antti Petajisto. (cfapubs)
  • Where ETF tax efficiency comes from. (beta.morningstar)
  • Why facts don’t change people’s minds. (newyorker)
  • Why the smartphone will remain at the center of the shopping world for some time to come. (businessinsider)
  • How Tyler Cowen manages his "news diet." (marginalrevolution)

02/19/17 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Every EU economy is growing at the same time. (qz)
  • Why the wireless carrier game got upended this week. (theverge)
  • On the high cost of always calling for a bear market. (fortunefinancialadvisors)
  • Five apps you need to know about. (medium)
  • The case for muni bonds. (barrons)
  • Are we in the midst of a "melt-up"? (dashofinsight)
  • How Snap ($SNAP) is different from Facebook ($FB) or Google ($GOOGL). (ben-evans)
  • The oil sands are in a tough spot. (wsj)
  • The economic schedule for the holiday-shortened week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Howard Lindzon, "If Vanguard was a public company the stock would be at all time highs today." (medium)
  • This is the biggest mistake investors make. (stockcharts)
  • Is "building new products" a viable strategy for Snap ($SNAP)? (hbr)
  • Don’t celebrate failure, learn
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02/18/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • 99.6% of new smartphone run either iOS or Android. (theverge)
  • Are public-private partnerships the solution to America’s aging airports? (politico)
  • Starbucks ($SBUX) is still outperforming the rest of the restaurant industry. (fortune)
  • An interview with David Levien and Brian Koppelman co-creators of "Billions" on Showtime. (finance.yahoo)
  • Data centers are undergoing a period of consolidation. (fortune)
  • Wind briefly made up 50% of of the SPP grid. (fortune)
  • Is unlimited data a scam? (recode)
  • Is Medium just a vanity project? (businessinsider)
  • States are still targeting public universities for budget cuts. (wsj)
  • The gut really is a second brain. (qz)
  • All the trends are working against ace pitchers. (theringer)
  • Eastern Europe, as an idea, is disappearing. (lareviewofbooks)
  • Hedge funds are on the defensive in the new season of
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  • 99.6% of new smartphone run either iOS or Android. (theverge)
  • Are public-private partnerships the solution to America’s aging airports? (politico)
  • Starbucks ($SBUX) is still outperforming the rest of the restaurant industry. (fortune)
  • An interview with David Levien and Brian Koppelman co-creators of "Billions" on Showtime. (finance.yahoo)
  • Data centers are undergoing a period of consolidation. (fortune)
  • Wind briefly made up 50% of of the SPP grid. (fortune)
  • Is unlimited data a scam? (recode)
  • Is Medium just a vanity project? (businessinsider)
  • States are still targeting public universities for budget cuts. (wsj)
  • The gut really is a second brain. (qz)
  • All the trends are working against ace pitchers. (theringer)
  • Eastern Europe, as an idea, is disappearing. (lareviewofbooks)
  • Hedge funds are on the defensive in the new season of "Billions." (bloomberg)
  • Can composting become a big business? (nytimes)
  • Airlines are phasing out screens. (nytimes)
  • Butter is better for you than you think. (qz)
  • 50 things you can control right now. (tinybuddha)
  • Why rudeness is on the rise. (nytimes)
  • Why do billionaires, CEOs, and other titans of industry work so hard? (casnocha)
  • Damodaran: Dividends and Buybacks (aswathdamodaran.blogspot)
  • A career of headers seems to put soccer players at risk of CTE. (bbc)
  • Lower back pain is more an annoyance than anything that should be treated. (arstechnica)
  • Why has Apple ($AAPL) been unsuccessful in the TV space. (bloomberg)
  • Our default mental state may be suffering. (nymag)
  • What is MLB’s obsession with game length? (dealbreaker)
  • How your name can affect your life. (bloomberg)
  • How to make coffee like Jony Ive. (tim.blog)
  • Spielberg: The Inner Lives of a Genius (nybooks)
  • Malware is becoming increasingly sophisticated. (slate)
  • Alpha or Assets (investorfieldguide)
  • Alphabet paid its self-driving car staff so much that many quit to go to competitors. (bloomberg)
  • US auto fatalities increased for the second straight year. (nytimes)
  • The anti-vaxxers are the opposite of evidence-based medicine. (nytimes)
  • STEM majors need not attend an elite university to succeed. (tonyisola)
  • Is the window open or closed for your favorite MLB team? (nytimes)
  • Tom Brady, 4.8-time Super Bowl champion: Atlanta had a strong chance at a comeback of their own but for a silly coin flip&#xA0 (economist)
  • How Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park became the best chef in America. (esquire)
  • Ford ($F) just invested $1 billion in Argo AI to help build a "virtual driver system." (fastcompany)
  • How Vitamin D may prevent respiratory infections. (newscientist)
  • For the sake of your relationship don’t go to Ikea with your significant other. (nymag)
  • How DNA Editing Could Change Life on Earth (newyorker)
  • Why depression and anxiety seem to occur simultaneously. (businessinsider)
  • Should you train while you are sick? (artofmanliness)
  • How diet affects depression. (bigthink)
  • If Not Darwin, Who? An alternative history of the great ideas of science.&#xA0 (nautil.us)
  • Solar is the largest source of new energy in the US. (bloomberg)
  • Proterra is the "Tesla for buses." (businessinsider)
  • Building Olympic infrastructure is such a waste. (theguardian)
  • The Alps will continue to lose snow cover. (qz)
  • It’s not enough for universities and colleges to recruit the smartest kids, they need to develop them as well. (chronicle)
  • Why Amazon Is the World’s Most Innovative Company of 2017 (fastcompany)
  • The best beers for Spring Training. (pastemagazine)
  • A dozen lessons on growth. (25iq)
  • Craft beer’s answer to light beer: session beer. (thedailybeast)
  • The Impossible Burger aims to create a vegetarian burger that replicates the beef burger experience. (npr)
  • America’s Shakespeare (nationalaffairs)
  • How to break a bad habit. (ted)
  • The Business of Too Much TV (vulture)
  • There are fewer sea turtles than previously thought. (theatlantic)
  • How to stay fit on the road. (pastemagazine)
  • A no-nonsense guide to meditation. (medium)
  • Is the chicken industry rigged? (bloomberg)
  • The myth of Apple’s ($AAPL) design prowess. (theatlantic)