04/28/17 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • A rare interview with Richard Dennis one of the men behind the Turtles trading program. (toptradersunplugged)
  • The Best & Worst Jobs In America (247wallst)
  • Some Economists Fear ‘Debt’ Implications of the Tax (nytimes)
  • The ESPN model worked…until it didn’t. (bloomberg)
  • ESPN Layoffs Should Be a Wake-Up About Politicizing Sports (nationalreview)
  • It’s time for Buffalo to secede and join Canada. (bloomberg)
  • NOW Wall Street Thinks Tax Reform Will Pass? (ft)
  • A Happier Global Economy (yardeni)
  • Two Warren Buffett Stocks Fall Near Lowest Prices In A Year (forbes)
  • An interview with Todd Combs and Ted Weschler of Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKB). (finance.yahoo)
  • Cardiff Garcia talks with economist Anne Case about increasing US adult morbidity. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • How to use pop music to chart social sentiment (and the stock market).
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  • A rare interview with Richard Dennis one of the men behind the Turtles trading program. (toptradersunplugged)
  • The Best & Worst Jobs In America (247wallst)
  • Some Economists Fear ‘Debt’ Implications of the Tax (nytimes)
  • The ESPN model worked…until it didn’t. (bloomberg)
  • ESPN Layoffs Should Be a Wake-Up About Politicizing Sports (nationalreview)
  • It’s time for Buffalo to secede and join Canada. (bloomberg)
  • NOW Wall Street Thinks Tax Reform Will Pass? (ft)
  • A Happier Global Economy (yardeni)
  • Two Warren Buffett Stocks Fall Near Lowest Prices In A Year (forbes)
  • An interview with Todd Combs and Ted Weschler of Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKB). (finance.yahoo)
  • Cardiff Garcia talks with economist Anne Case about increasing US adult morbidity. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • How to use pop music to chart social sentiment (and the stock market). (soundcloud)
  • Josh Brown and George Pearkes talk the Knicks, New York City real estate and a whole host of investing stuff. (bespokepremium)
  • Why companies are adept at marginal gains but unable to take bets with long odds. (timharford)
  • Why Is the Fed So Fixated on the Inflation Rate? (fee)
  • Some signs of hope for regional economies. (bloomberg)
  • Brett McKay talks with Beth Kobliner author of the author of "Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not)." (artofmanliness)
  • A sector-take on ‘Sell in May.’ (ft)
  • Estimates miss earnings, not the other way around. (mastersinvest)
  • Higher Deficits Don’t Raise Long-Term Interest Rates (cato)
  • Don’t you just love corporate-speak? (footnoted)
  • Can You Actually Become a Millionaire On An Average Salary? (cnn)
  • Why everybody needs a ‘Shultz hour’ in their day to reflect and think. (nytimes)
  • Based on Average Cost of Retirement, Will You Have Enough? (usatoday)
  • Can you pick the right factors? (pragcap)
  • Millennials have started to choose to buy homes vs. rent. (wsj)
  • Meb Faber talks with Steve Sjuggerud about value and momentum. (mebfaber)
  • Think Trade Deficits Are Economically Harmful? Think Again (realclearmarkets)
  • Here Are Five Doomed Stocks to Sell in May (marketwatch)
  • Rich Roll talks with Jessica Lahey author of "The Gift of Failure." (richroll)
  • Anthony Crudele talks with Jonathan Schlossberg about the challenges facing hedge funds these days. (futuresradioshow)
  • Barry Ritholtz talk with Prof. Andrew Lo author of "Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought." (ritholtz)
  • The Global Elite Are Headed for a Fall, and Don’t Know It (theweek)
  • Far too often investors are getting duped into paying for stuff they don’t need and won’t work. (mebfaber)
  • Why AMZN Is Spending So Much In Hopes of Rivaling Netflix (usatoday)
  • Is the ‘War on Sugar’ justified? (freakonomics)
  • Employees with flexible hours tend to work more not less. (qz)
  • It Will Take An Ax, Not A Scalpel, To Control Federal Spending (investors)
  • Ten rules of trend following. (ivanhoff)
  • Don’t Stress Over Robots; A Bright New Economy Is Being Born (latimes)
  • A Fred Wilson lecture at MIT. (avc)
  • Remember Friendster? It was Facebook before Facebook. (gimletmedia)
  • It’s hard to imagine the modern world without air conditioning. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Under Armour Loses Whatever Swagger It Had Left (bloomberg)
  • Predictable Money Means More Than Politicians’ Promises (realclearmarkets)
  • Q1 US GDP growth was sub-par. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Congress Is Facing Possible Government Shutdown…Again (schwab)
  • An Axiomatic Case for the Flat Tax (wordpress)

04/27/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Bond sentiment is ticking up from bearish levels. (twitter)
  • The pitfalls a team faces after closing a funding round. (medium)
  • VCs are investing more in data analytics to enhance investment decisions. (wsj)
  • The best time to keep a customer is before they leave. (businessinsider)
  • Even Warren Buffett isn’t free of shareholder activists. (ft)
  • A short guide to short selling. (deadcompanieswalking.tumblr)
  • A Low VIX Signals More Stock-Market Gains (barrons)
  • The Dividend Growth Myth (mebfaber)
  • Be wary when successful people tell you how to succeed. (xkcd)
  • Factor Investing – Tilting At Windmills (pragcap)
  • Starting is easy. Finishing is hard. (avc)
  • The stock and bond markets have diverged. So what? (bloomberg)
  • Hello, Steve. (nytimes)
  • S.W.I.: Are You Guilty of Shopping While Intoxicated? (reuters)
  • Mark Suster, "When you run
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  • Bond sentiment is ticking up from bearish levels. (twitter)
  • The pitfalls a team faces after closing a funding round. (medium)
  • VCs are investing more in data analytics to enhance investment decisions. (wsj)
  • The best time to keep a customer is before they leave. (businessinsider)
  • Even Warren Buffett isn’t free of shareholder activists. (ft)
  • A short guide to short selling. (deadcompanieswalking.tumblr)
  • A Low VIX Signals More Stock-Market Gains (barrons)
  • The Dividend Growth Myth (mebfaber)
  • Be wary when successful people tell you how to succeed. (xkcd)
  • Factor Investing – Tilting At Windmills (pragcap)
  • Starting is easy. Finishing is hard. (avc)
  • The stock and bond markets have diverged. So what? (bloomberg)
  • Hello, Steve. (nytimes)
  • S.W.I.: Are You Guilty of Shopping While Intoxicated? (reuters)
  • Mark Suster, "When you run a startup you’re always on borrowed time." (bothsidesofthetable)
  • How The Market P/E Can Levitate (blogspot)
  • Why Amazon Is Happy to Lose Billions on "Prime" (yahoo)
  • And Then There Was Hannity: Bill O’Reilly. Roger Ailes. Megyn Kelly. One by one, the biggest personalities at Fox News have left the building. (bloomberg)
  • Why Bill Gurley only makes a couple of investments a year. (thewaiterspad)
  • How fake are nature documentaries? (kottke)
  • Entrepreneurs should pick VCs who are the best partner, not the highest valuation. (medium)
  • WeWork wants to become a one-stop shop for all your business needs. (qz)
  • Smaller companies are doing secondary sales with abandon. (bloomberg)
  • Is The Dollar Bull Market Over? (knowledgeleaderscapital)
  • Is Economic Uncertainty to Blame for Risk Aversion? (project-syndicate)
  • A nice profile of Semil Shah of Haystack. (blog.angel.co)
  • The case for LNG shipper Navigator Holdings ($NVGS). (sumzero)
  • Two main reasons why VCs "miss" seed deals. (hunterwalk)
  • How tax reform could affect MLP returns. (sl-advisors)
  • The Crucial Money Decision Elon Musk Made When Broke (cnbc)
  • The Low-Inflation World May Be Sticking Around Longer Than Expected (nytimes)
  • The Market Is Overvalued, But Not In a Manic Phase (mauldineconomics)
  • The Origins of the Decline, And Fall, off the Empire Of Liberty (forbes)
  • A big list of VC podcasts. (fortune)
  • How hedge funds are buying stakes in data analysis companies. (wsj)
  • Want to bet against shopping malls? Buy a CDS on CMBS. (wsj)
  • How investors evaluate management teams. (medium)
  • Why Quora is worth $1.8 billion. (quora)
  • The Path to Reforming Land Use Regulations (brookings)
  • Why Instagram Becoming Facebook’s Next Facebook (nytimes)
  • The Case for Early Inheritance (tonyisola)
  • The origin story of Apoorva Mehta of Instacart. (overcast.fm)
  • Slow Growth Since 2005 Indicts Our Present Tax Code (usatoday)
  • Humanoids may been in North America WAY earlier than previously thought. (economist)
  • Is the Nasdaq top heavy? (bloomberg)
  • Book Review: Chip Mellor and Dick Carpenter’s ‘Bottleneckers’ (realclearmarkets)
  • Four lessons learned from training successful traders. (forbes)
  • Don’t Cut the Corporate Tax, Simply Abolish the Tax (nationalreview)
  • Rising seed round prices make subsequent decisions more difficult. (pointsandfigures)
  • Real Books Are Really Back. E-Book Sales Plunge Nearly 20% (cnn)
  • The first humans in America may not have been Homo sapiens (economist)
  • A Q&A with the co-founders of theSkimm. (businessinsider)
  • The Chart That Floats Overvaluation (wordpress)
  • Family offices are a conflict of interest waiting to happen for fund execs. (wsj)
  • How a "returnship" can help stay-at-home parents re-enter the workforce. (forbes)
  • Wall Street to Millennial Generation: Don’t Fear the Stock Market (usatoday)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are rising from historically low levels. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Why has growth at Under Armour ($UA) stalled out? (qz)
  • Should investors who hold their shares longer get more voting rights? (hbr)
  • Venture capital is a capacity business. (continuations)
  • The hunter is now the prey. ValueAct just bought a big stake in KKR ($KKR). (businessinsider)
  • On the prospects for another Fed rate hike by June. (capitalspectator)
  • Don’t dismiss the ETF Industry Exposure & Financial Services ETF ($TETF) just yet. (investwithanedge)
  • Why stock and bond investors have completely different mindsets. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • Roger Ehrenberg, "Venture is a business where it is easy to confuse luck with skill, but the one way of distinguishing between the two is persistence." (hackernoon)
  • The universe is filled with warm, fuzzy gas (blastr)
  • A Q&A with high-profile New York-based angel investor Joanne Wilson aka "Gotham Gal." (shift.newco.co)
  • Americans Still Favor Real Estate for Long-Term Investment (gallup)
  • Is There a Threat to the Muni Bond Interest Deduction? (cumber)
  • Here’s Why Juicero’s Press is So Expensive (blog.bolt.io)
  • Why Getting Fired Is Worse Than Divorce, or Spouse Death (bloomberg)
  • Startups rarely file for bankruptcy. That might be changing. (fortune)
  • Why big funds are not really in the venture business they are "private hedge funds." (venturebeat)
  • The IPO pipeline is slowly filling up. (fortune)

04/26/17 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

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04/25/17 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Inclusive Growth Requires Maintenance of Full Employment (realclearmarkets)
  • Stop comparing the Apple ($AAPL) Watch business to the iPhone, the most successful consumer product in the history of the world. (daringfireball)
  • The Average Person Today Really Isn’t John D. Rockefeller Rich (bloomberg)
  • An activists investor’s reputation is crucial to their success. (papers.ssrn)
  • The shape of income in America. (axios)
  • Google’s health-care mega-project will track 10,000 Americans (technologyreview)
  • 7 Reasons Short Sellers Are Betting Against Tesla (latimes)
  • Share buybacks are passe. (thereformedbroker)
  • The Way to Be a Great Trader Is to Not Be Great (observer)
  • Fintech is becoming a destination for newly minted MBAs. (ft)
  • For most of history, people didn’t assume they deserved to be happy. What changed? (qz)
  • How to learn about factor investing. (blogs.cfainstitute)
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04/24/17 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Not Science Fiction: Silicon Valley Takes On the Flying Car (nytimes)
  • The restructuring of the VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF ($GDXJ) shows how ETFs can be the tail that wags the dog. (wsj)
  • The Legacy of David Letterman, Icon of the Grizzled Generation (nytimes)
  • $10 Still > $5 (cafehayek)
  • France: The Weakest of Europe’s Big 3 Economies (cnn)
  • Books And Roses (techcrunch)
  • Just say no to angel investing. (financialsamurai)
  • Hedge funds are easing up on their short Treasury positions. (twitter)
  • How to make an author’s day: review their work. (writingcooperative)
  • Is this the end of venture capital as we know it? (venturebeat)
  • Barry’s taking the radio show to Silicon Valley next month! (The Big Picture)
  • El-Erian: What Markets Should Conclude From France’s Election (bloomberg)
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  • Not Science Fiction: Silicon Valley Takes On the Flying Car (nytimes)
  • The restructuring of the VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF ($GDXJ) shows how ETFs can be the tail that wags the dog. (wsj)
  • The Legacy of David Letterman, Icon of the Grizzled Generation (nytimes)
  • $10 Still > $5 (cafehayek)
  • France: The Weakest of Europe’s Big 3 Economies (cnn)
  • Books And Roses (techcrunch)
  • Just say no to angel investing. (financialsamurai)
  • Hedge funds are easing up on their short Treasury positions. (twitter)
  • How to make an author’s day: review their work. (writingcooperative)
  • Is this the end of venture capital as we know it? (venturebeat)
  • Barry’s taking the radio show to Silicon Valley next month! (The Big Picture)
  • El-Erian: What Markets Should Conclude From France’s Election (bloomberg)
  • Dear Homebuyer, This Is the ‘Strongest Seller’s Market Ever’ (cnbc)
  • The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) moved down in March. (calculatedriskblog)
  • How This Productive Navy SEAL Spends His Mornings (fortune)
  • The March for Science … But Was It? (popehat)
  • Why a shrinking Feed balance sheet may lead to easing monetary conditions not tightening conditions. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • We May Have Just Avoided Economic Cataclysm From France (forbes)
  • US stocks had a good week especially in contrast with commodities. (capitalspectator)
  • Meet the New Normal, Same as the Old Normal (realclear)
  • Why has Silicon Valley, to-date, avoided a popular backlash? (ft)
  • Protectionism Is a Boomerang That Whacks Its Proponents (realclearmarkets)
  • The Travis from Uber profile at NY Times is bonkers (New York Times)
  • Hostile to Free Market Youth Unaware of Communism’s Legacy (thedailybeast)
  • Missiles and Markets: Investor Guide to Geopolitical Risks (schwab)
  • Apple ($AAPL) Pay just went live for bill pay. (businessinsider)
  • It’s still too early to talk about a ‘reflation off’ theme. (ft)
  • The Horizons Medical Marijuana Life Sciences ETF may already be too popular for its own good. (blogs.wsj)
  • Richard Posner: “The Real Corruption Is the Ownership of Congress by the Rich” (promarket)
  • Urgent vs. Important & the Power of Small Wins (Bloomberg View)
  • How to Avoid Common Middle-Class Money Traps (investopedia)
  • The good and (mostly bad) of thematic ETFs. (marketwatch)
  • Activist investors are finding it easier to operate in Japan. (bloomberg)
  • How to re-frame ETF fees taking into account tracking error. (beta.morningstar)
  • Mutual fund managers are big users of ETFs. (marketwatch)
  • Retailers Are Going Bankrupt at a Record Pace (bloomberg)
  • How the indexing trend helped S&P get its groove back after the ratings agency’s adventures in the crisis (Wall Street Journal)
  • Google Is a Monopoly, Is It Time to Break It Up? (nytimes)
  • A review of Hanlon’s Razor. (farnamstreetblog)
  • European Market Reboot Depends on More Than Macron (reuters)
  • Managing the Chaos – Investing vs. Gambling (investingcaffeine)
  • Who’s Right? The Stock Market or the Bond Market? (hedgeye)
  • Studio 54 Didn’t Kill NYC, but It’s Also Unrealistic in Today’s NYC (nypost)
  • Expect more high profile startups to fail as VCs pull back funding. (wsj)
  • If you are an investable asset class ready to rock after the French vote, please take two steps forward… (Business Insider)
  • Uber’s C.E.O. Plays With Fire (nytimes)
  • Apple ($AAPL) threatened to drop Uber from the App Store. (engadget)
  • …not so fast, gold. (Bloomberg)
  • Growth: Where High and Low Tax States Match Up (nationalreview)
  • The (new) case for bank stocks (Barron’s)
  • Global Currency: New Life for the SDR? (project-syndicate)
  • In the House of Murdoch, Sons Begin an Overhaul (nytimes)
  • Why an in-person "ask" is much more powerful than a virtual one. (hbr)
  • Earth Day, Then, Now: Spectacularly Wrong Predictions of Doom (reason)
  • How do you know whether a model is broken? (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • A Weak Dollar Won’t Make America Great Again (investors)
  • The Fed’s Complete Change Didn’t Happen Overnight (alhambrapartners)
  • We’re doing some fun stuff on Twitter, follow RWM here! (Twitter)
  • Cracks in Ponzi-Finance Land (acting-man)
  • At what level of Netflix ($NFLX) investment in original content do start to see a diminishing return in quality? (arstechnica)
  • Market’s Jump on the French Election Is More Than a Relief Rally (marketwatch)
  • Right Now Bonds More Dangerous Than You Think (marketwatch)
  • An ETF that tracks the ETF industry. (etf)
  • You Are Richer Than Rockefeller (fee)
  • Apollo Global Management ($APO) is upping the amount it can invest in public stocks from its new buyout fund… (bloomberg)
  • It’s hard to remove investment consultants from the process. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Retail is increasingly becoming a data-driven business. (wsj)
  • The origin story of the SPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF ($SHE). (etf)
  • 10 Cheap Stocks Set to Grow Their Dividends (morningstar)
  • How increasing longevity is making Social Security a better deal for the wealthy. (bloomberg)

04/23/17 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How best to tax business. (nytimes)
  • You can’t run a hedge fund these days out of your back pocket. (bloomberg)
  • Make sure you are fully diversified before you invest in ‘tail protection strategies.’ (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • What CEOs had to say about the economy this week. (avondaleam)
  • Will we ever replace our tangible connection with cold hard cash? (nytimes)
  • The global economy is now more integrated than ever before. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • Brett Steenbarger, "The worst traders have a passion for trading. They need to trade. The best traders have a passion for trading well. They need to get better." (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Retail is in full liquidation mode. (zerohedge)
  • Raising money for a new hedge fund these days is tough. (cnbc)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Capital
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  • How best to tax business. (nytimes)
  • You can’t run a hedge fund these days out of your back pocket. (bloomberg)
  • Make sure you are fully diversified before you invest in ‘tail protection strategies.’ (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • What CEOs had to say about the economy this week. (avondaleam)
  • Will we ever replace our tangible connection with cold hard cash? (nytimes)
  • The global economy is now more integrated than ever before. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • Brett Steenbarger, "The worst traders have a passion for trading. They need to trade. The best traders have a passion for trading well. They need to get better." (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Retail is in full liquidation mode. (zerohedge)
  • Raising money for a new hedge fund these days is tough. (cnbc)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Capital is flowing out risk parity strategies. (bloomberg)
  • How did Google ($GOOGL) get to be a near-monopoly? (theweek)
  • The ‘wall of worry’ is constantly getting rebuilt over tie (dashofinsight)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • Seth Godin, "Science isn’t something to believe or not believe. It’s something to do." (sethgodin.typepad)

04/22/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • A look inside the $400 million lawsuit the Spinal Tap creatives filed against Vivendi. (bloomberg)
  • Best practices for passwords. (venturebeat)
  • Amazon’s Echo beat our Google’s Home in a bake-off. (thewirecutter)
  • Talk to your kids. (qz)
  • A horrifying number of people use their phones while driving. (wired)
  • • Morningstar’s New Funds Gambit: Opportunity and Controversy (barrons)
  • Older generations like their coffee cheap, black and bottomless. (buzzfeed)
  • Are PhD students more at-risk to psychiatric disorders? (bigthink)
  • • The Annie Hall That Might Have Been: Inside Woody Allen’s Anhedonia (vanityfair)
  • Frozen vegetables are sometimes more nutritious than fresh. (modernfarmer)
  • Americans want SUVs. (nytimes)
  • We are in the golden age of oral histories. (kottke)
  • You probably didn’t realize the blood of the horseshoe crab is so vital to human health. (popularmechanics)
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  • A look inside the $400 million lawsuit the Spinal Tap creatives filed against Vivendi. (bloomberg)
  • Best practices for passwords. (venturebeat)
  • Amazon’s Echo beat our Google’s Home in a bake-off. (thewirecutter)
  • Talk to your kids. (qz)
  • A horrifying number of people use their phones while driving. (wired)
  • • Morningstar’s New Funds Gambit: Opportunity and Controversy (barrons)
  • Older generations like their coffee cheap, black and bottomless. (buzzfeed)
  • Are PhD students more at-risk to psychiatric disorders? (bigthink)
  • • The Annie Hall That Might Have Been: Inside Woody Allen’s Anhedonia (vanityfair)
  • Frozen vegetables are sometimes more nutritious than fresh. (modernfarmer)
  • Americans want SUVs. (nytimes)
  • We are in the golden age of oral histories. (kottke)
  • You probably didn’t realize the blood of the horseshoe crab is so vital to human health. (popularmechanics)
  • What city is the craft brewing capital of the US? (pudding.cool)
  • Fitness advice from Walt Whitman. (bloomberg)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) should be careful trying to compete with YouTube. (variety)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) users have watched 500 million hours of Adam Sandler movies. (buzzfeed)
  • Why are there no new social networks? (theringer)
  • Peter Ungar, "From the standpoint of paleoecology, the Paleolithic diet is a myth." (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • The Chevy Bolt is dropping built-in navigation. (wsj)
  • Nine, legit degrees you can get solely online. (medium.freecodecamp)
  • How to read a book a week. (gq)
  • How running a marathon puts your body through hell. (gizmodo)
  • A well-designed nine minute strength workout. (nytimes)
  • Kids are learning about sex through porn. (qz)
  • Indoor farming started with cannabis but is now about growing greens. (backchannel)
  • The best steaks in Chicago. (bloomberg)
  • Just because you live in-land does not mean you will be affected by rising sea levels. (arstechnica)
  • Leadoff hitters are not longer speed demons. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Blood from human babies makes brains of elderly mice young again. (npr)
  • We should replace the save with the ‘goose egg.’ (fivethirtyeight)
  • Europe is embracing offshore wind projects, sans subsidies. (nytimes)
  • A dozen lessons learned about business valuation from the Iridium debacle. (25iq)
  • Baseball is getting its own social media app. (money.cnn)
  • In praise of ugly baseball uniforms. (nytimes)
  • Language is not just code, it has meaning. (farnamstreetblog)
  • The secret to running a marathon. (wired)
  • What is the purpose of happiness? (qz)
  • How dreams (and nightmares) help protect our essential selves. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Netflix’s ($NFLX) competition is sleep itself. (theguardian)
  • Pitching is a mysterious craft. (theatlantic)
  • How lotteries (and other prizes) can help "trick" people into saving more money. (theatlantic)
  • There is a difference between fear and ‘fear of fear.’ (qz)
  • • Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future (waitbutwhy)
  • Get healthy, ride your bike to work. (theconversation)
  • Reading widely help you "arm yourself" against unexpected problems. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Jack Bogle talks investing with Tony Robbins. (time)
  • Mosquitoes are only going to be a bigger problem. (nytimes)
  • Online retailers have your number. (theatlantic)
  • The difference between the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevy Bolt. (businessinsider)
  • Google ($GOOGL) is planning to add an ad blocker to Chrome. (wsj)
  • How your spend your time is how you spend your life. (heleo)
  • The dietary supplement industry is just the worst. (theatlantic)
  • This Anthony Bourdain documentary about chef Jeremiah Tower looks fascinating. (esquire)
  • Work or get a summer job? The pros and cons. (finance.yahoo)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) has no plans to get into the live sports business. (businessinsider)
  • Growing weed and wine grapes is not all that different. (nytimes)
  • The new Police Responder Hybrid Sedan is more than just fuel efficient. (arstechnica)
  • • The unbearable wrongness of Gwyneth Paltrow (theoutline)
  • Sorghum syrup is the new maple. (wsj)
  • • Sin City or Bust: How the Raiders went Vegas, baby (espn)
  • • A Retiree Discovers an Elusive Math Proof—And Nobody Notices (wired)
  • Opposites attract but they don’t stay together. (qz)
  • Are there gender differences to mindfulness? (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Forget free college, what we need is more apprenticeships. (medium)
  • What happens when two professors become activist investors. (theatlantic)
  • DJI increasingly rules the drone market. (recode)

04/21/17 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

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  • Hard Data vs Soft Data (capitalspectator)
  •  LHCb finds new hints of possible Standard Model deviations (home.cern)
  • Robots Suck at Value Investing (institutionalinvestor)
  • US stocks are overvalued. What next? (bloomberg)
  • Reasons to Own Bonds When the Fed’s Raising Interest Rates (schwab)
  • The Real World of Oil Has a Warning for Financial Markets (bloomberg)
  • ‘Hire American, Buy American’ Is Redistribution by Another Name (nationalreview)
  • Scott Galloway on how Amazon ($AMZN) is thoroughly disrupting retail. (youtu.be)
  • Economic inequality is not that great a rallying cry. (bloomberg)
  • Virtu-KCG will trade 20% of US stocks. (economist)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks "really private equity" with Royce Yudkoff and Rick Ruback authors of "HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business." (investorfieldguide)
  • Will Economic Illiteracy Trigger a Trade War? (project-syndicate)
  • Alan Burdick author of "Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation" gets the Talks at Google treatment. (valuewalk)
  • Silicon Valley Should Worry About Housing, Not H1-B Visas (bloomberg)
  • Jeffrey Carter, "The easy money in HFT has been made." (pointsandfigures)
  • Tightening, Geopolitics & Order In The S&P (blogspot)
  • Stop talking about the S&P 500 like it IS the stock market. (crossingwallstreet)
  • Unions Stopped Cold in Tricky Move to Repeal Right to Work (forbes)
  • James Altucher talks with Ryan Holiday author of "The Daily Stoic." (jamesaltucher)
  • The oxymoron that is passive investing. (thefelderreport)
  • Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 U.S. election (reuters)
  • Insomnia Problem Is Even Worse Than Before Great Recession (marketwatch)
  • Rumors of American Dream’s Demise Are Exaggerated (economics21)
  • CEO prize winners fall from grace: hubris or mean-reversion? (ft)
  • Oil on track for biggest weekly drop in a month (Reuters)
  • Ten Years Later, IPhones Go the Way of the Selectric (bloomberg)
  • Kill the Death Tax, and In Return Kill Muni Deduction (realclearmarkets)
  • Don’t Be Fooled by Lie That’s Universal Basic Income (spectator)
  • Right Out of the Gate, Women Make Less Money Than Men (theladders)
  • Morgan Stanley’s CEO Is Rubbing Goldman Sachs’ Nose In It (reuters)
  • Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse (nytimes)
  • Which Breaks First? Stock Prices or Uncertainty? (realclear)
  • Why the decline in the number of publicly traded US companies matters. (economist)
  • The Uncomfortable Reality Behind Uber’s Culture Meltdown (fortune)
  • Don’t count out Big Tobacco or Big Booze from the marijuana business. (howardlindzon)
  • United Airlines: They Screw Up and You Pay the Price (thefiscaltimes)
  • What happens when a market closes for good. (bloomberg)
  • Joel Greenblatt of Gotham Funds gets the Talks at Google treatment. (acquirersmultiple)
  • The Fiduciary Rule Educates The Public (alhambrapartners)
  • Like The Euro? Just Go For Gold (ft)
  • Alarm Bells Start Ringing for U.K. Economy (bloomberg)
  • A New Word That Will Forever Replace The Term "Retirement" (forbes)
  • How would you reboot the Earth? (freakonomics)
  • One of Buffett’s Favorite Stocks Is Selling at a Big Discount (marketwatch)
  • Are hedge fund track records relevant for successor mutual funds? (beta.morningstar)
  • A Scary Market, But Opportunities May Soon Beckon (cbsnews)
  • Naked mole rats will be here long after we humans are gone. (newscientist)
  • The Amazon.com Effect (nakedcapitalism)
  • Who Stands to Lose if U.S. Hits Iran with Sanctions? (cnn)
  • Britain Is About to Have Its First Day Without Coal (Bloomberg)
  • Paul Tudor Jones Says U.S. Stocks Should ‘Terrify’ Janet Yellen (Bloomberg)
  • Why Apple ($AAPL) targets are rising. (bloomberg)
  • A talk with Charles Kirk of The Kirk Report. (bespokepremium)
  • Five things investors can learn from Sherlock Homes about investing. (safalniveshak)
  • Mark Rzepczynski, "We may now be seeing the beginning of winner-take-all dynamics with hedge fund investing." (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • Shorten Your Investment Horizons, and Then Hang Tight (realclearmarkets)
  • Workers Say Talking More Politics Not Affecting Job (gallup)
  • Bill O’Reilly Is Only Done in Broadcast if He Wants to Be (slate)
  • Malls are pulling out all the stops to attract shoppers. (bloomberg)
  • Brett McKay talks with William Damon author of "The Path to Purpose." (artofmanliness)
  • Congress is about to f*** up your retirement account (MoneyBeat)
  • The Democrats’ Desperate Ploy To Block Tax Reform (investors)
  • Markets Send a Worrying Message (wsj)
  • Robert Prechter Is Awaiting a ‘Depression-Type’ Shock in U.S. (marketwatch)
  • Linear Thinking in a Nonlinear World (hbr)
  • Moral hazard and what has gone wrong with the US economy. (exponent.fm)
  • Economy Awaits As ‘Go Big, Go Bold’ Congress Does Nothing (investors)
  • Paris Attack Makes the French Election Even More Unpredictable (economist)
  • Keynes died today in 1946 – many aren’t aware he was one of the great money managers in history (Intelligent Investor)
  • HBO’s "Silicon Valley" is still great in Season 4. (thedailybeast)
  • Even the Rich Are Sick of Neiman Marcus (slate)
  • Why Oil Markets Are Headed for a ‘Decade of Disorder’ (thefiscaltimes)
  • Are Markets Prepared for a French Election Surprise? (Wall Street Journal)
  • Large Hadron Collider discovers five hidden subatomic particles (wired.co.uk)
  • Michael Covel talks with cybersecurity expert Mark Weatherford. (trendfollowingradio)
  • Interview: Iconoclastic Provocateur Jim Rickards Answers 21 Questions (hedgeye)
  • The Fed Looks for Solutions In All the Wrong Places (realclearmarkets)
  • Craft beer — so hot right now. But what city is the microbrew capital of the U.S.?&#xA0 (pudding.cool)
  • David Beckworth talks with the always interesting Tyler Cowen author of "The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream." (macromarketmusings.blogspot)
  • Bill O’Reilly: No One’s Too Big to Fail In a Functioning Market (reason)
  • France: An Election ‘Nightmare’ That Could Smash the Euro (cnn)
  • The rise of e-commerce has unleashed a tsunami of delivery vehicles on American cities. (citylab)
  • The Product Placement Presidency (theatlantic)
  • Why doesn’t this underperformance get more attention? (etf)
  • These are the five best finance podcasts. (moneybadger.stocktwits)
  • Sacramento Kicks the California Can to Future Generations (realclearmarkets)

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04/19/17 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • When An ETF Changes Its Stripes (awealthofcommonsense)
  • ‘Eco-anxiety’ on a Massive Scale (QZ)
  • 4 Things That Set Successful CEOs Apart (hbr)
  • 30 questions for veteran trader Michael Martin. (medium)
  • One clue that someone doesn’t understand a problem is that they need a large number of variables and factors to explain it. (Seth Godin)
  • How Did the United States Become The United States of Work? (newrepublic)
  • This company trusts it employees with "unlimited" expense authorizations. (qz)
  • Financial advice (and failures) from the stars: Eleven celebrities on how they spend their money (bloomberg)
  • How to make it easy for a trading shop to hire you. (finance.yahoo)
  • ‘Blame United,’ ‘Blame Deregulation,’ and Other Fallacies (bloomberg)
  • Goldman, BofA Cash In on a Leveraged-Loan Frenzy Like No Other (Bloomberg)
  • Silicon
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