12/07/16 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  •  The last manual supercars from the Classic Driver Market (classicdriver)
  • Do not think about tipping a relative with insider information. (wsj)
  • Why tactical asset allocation funds have a tendency to underperform static allocations. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Why investors are worried about rising interest rates. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Billionaires are backing medical research in new ways. (bloomberg)
  • Why diversification is such a bummer. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The seven excuses of highly paid chief executives (ft)
  • Why men are slower to adapt to the new economy. (bloomberg)
  • Apple ($AAPL) Music now has 20 million subscribers. (billboard)
  • Structured products are designed to take advantage of behavioral biases. (etf)
  • Your bed is now your home office. (bloomberg)
  • How seven couples manage their money lives. (bloomberg)
  • 2016 Jealousy List: Here are 40-odd stories we wish we’d
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  •  The last manual supercars from the Classic Driver Market (classicdriver)
  • Do not think about tipping a relative with insider information. (wsj)
  • Why tactical asset allocation funds have a tendency to underperform static allocations. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Why investors are worried about rising interest rates. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Billionaires are backing medical research in new ways. (bloomberg)
  • Why diversification is such a bummer. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The seven excuses of highly paid chief executives (ft)
  • Why men are slower to adapt to the new economy. (bloomberg)
  • Apple ($AAPL) Music now has 20 million subscribers. (billboard)
  • Structured products are designed to take advantage of behavioral biases. (etf)
  • Your bed is now your home office. (bloomberg)
  • How seven couples manage their money lives. (bloomberg)
  • 2016 Jealousy List: Here are 40-odd stories we wish we’d done this year — and don’t want you to miss.&#xA0 (bloomberg)
  • The seven deadly sins of financial salespeople. (tonyisola)
  • Intel ($INTC) is pretty much a server chip maker. (bloomberg)
  • Affluent investors want advice not portfolio management. (investmentnews)
  • Indian banks are facing a deluge of cash. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • The pros and cons of waiting for your Social Security benefits. (bloomberg)
  • The downside of a universal basic income….people want a job. (economistsview.typepad)
  • India is poised to get its first REIT courtesy of Blackstone Group ($BX). (wsj)
  • The argument for some "intentional messiness." (farnamstreetblog)
  • Lessons James Altucher took from Tim Ferriss’ new book "The Tools of Titans." (medium)
  • What happens to employment if checkout lines go away? (bloomberg)
  • The share of global equity market cap represented by the US is at a level not seen since 2000. (blog.gavekalcapital)
  • So you want to buy a home in an area affected by climate change…. (nytimes)
  • What to consider when downsizing. (wsj)
  • Drones: Reporting for Work (recode)
  • When successful, advisors do a good job at taming the worst instincts of their clients. (tonyisola)
  • Workers are finally starting to see real wage growth (news.vice)
  • Why Betterment is making headway in 401(k) plans. (bloomberg)
  • A Cheat Sheet on the Deglobalization of the Financial World (bloomberg)
  • Do you have to make your bed in the morning to be successful? (medium)
  • Should California secede? How the state is politically out-of-step with the rest of the country (latimes)
  •  Anyone expecting a quick and easy repeal of the Labor Department’s new fiduciary rule may be disappointed (wsj)
  • Mansions are NOT great investments. (bloomberg)
  • The Pimco Total Return Fund is no longer the biggest. (wsj)
  • Stocks are rich by this measure but not ridiculous. (twitter)
  • Three mistakes to avoid when analyzing CEFs. (fmdcapital)
  • Did you know you can get 5% off at Amazon with this "card"? (finance.yahoo)
  • Launching a US Treasury ‘century bond’ isn’t as easy as it sounds. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • What are ‘community investment notes’? (barrons)

12/06/16 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The next few years may be unkind for passive investors. (bloomberg)
  • Using ‘active share’ to calculate how much you are paying in ‘active fees.’ (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • Is the low vol anomaly driven by lottery demand? (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • Rationale for Texas’ Largest Corporate Welfare Program was a "Typographical Error" (texasobserver)
  • Bond ETF investors are swapping into short duration funds. (bloomberg)
  • Apple ($AAPL) says the Watch is doing great. (reuters)
  • You can’t use the CAPE to time a single market. (mebfaber)
  • An excerpt from Michael Lewis’ "The Undoing Project" about NBA executive Daryl Morey and behavioral economics. (slate)
  • American football could fall like the gladiators of ancient Rome (nypost)
  • Why is everybody so darn angry? (medium)
  • How The Bizarre Conspiracy Theory Behind “Pizzagate” Was Spread (buzzfeed)
  • Google Wifi is
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  • The next few years may be unkind for passive investors. (bloomberg)
  • Using ‘active share’ to calculate how much you are paying in ‘active fees.’ (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • Is the low vol anomaly driven by lottery demand? (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • Rationale for Texas’ Largest Corporate Welfare Program was a "Typographical Error" (texasobserver)
  • Bond ETF investors are swapping into short duration funds. (bloomberg)
  • Apple ($AAPL) says the Watch is doing great. (reuters)
  • You can’t use the CAPE to time a single market. (mebfaber)
  • An excerpt from Michael Lewis’ "The Undoing Project" about NBA executive Daryl Morey and behavioral economics. (slate)
  • American football could fall like the gladiators of ancient Rome (nypost)
  • Why is everybody so darn angry? (medium)
  • How The Bizarre Conspiracy Theory Behind “Pizzagate” Was Spread (buzzfeed)
  • Google Wifi is easy, powerful but expensive. (theverge)
  • What factors really matter to investors. (etf)
  • The ETF price war is spreading. (twitter)
  • Investors have too many choices in their retirement plans. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Good luck trying to find Hatchimals this shopping season. (nytimes)
  • How to build a portfolio of low-cost index funds without using Vanguard. (assetbuilder)
  • Buy Google Wifi for the software. (venturebeat)
  •  Boosting Wages Is Really Hard to Do (bloomberg)
  • The three coolest studies of 2016. (mutualfundobserver)
  • The theoretical case against dividends. (blog.thinknewfound)
  •  Behind the Times’ surge to 2.5 million subscribers (politi.co)
  • How many signals do we really need? (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Is the Yale Model Broken? (ai-cio)
  • What the best investors in the world know that you need to learn. (athrasher)
  • The case for taking an information diet. (adamhgrimes)
  • You can’t trade effectively if you don’t take time to recover. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Every company is a tech company these days, even Tyson Foods ($TSN). (wsj)
  • These two stats from the New York Times should give newspapers hope (poynter)
  • High yield investors are pricing in higher oil prices. (bloomberg)
  • The passive investment space is only getting more competitive. (citywireusa)
  • Do investors want a piece of the rental home business? We will soon find out… (wsj)
  • Size hasn’t had much impact on PE fund performance. (pitchbook)
  • Barry Ritholtz says you will not regret reading "The Undoing Project." (bloomberg)
  • Bond investors are pulling money out of bond funds at a rapid rate. (blogs.wsj)
  • There seems to be a an inverse correlation between CEO leisure consumption and firm performance. (hbr)
  • The stock of negative yield global government bonds is shrinking. (ft)
  • Capital continues to flow into the largest hedge funds. (bloomberg)
  • The U.S. Is a Low-Tax Nation (bloomberg)

12/05/16 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Don’t invest in a great fund if you don’t understand it. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The schedule for the coming week in the economy. (calculatedriskblog)
  • The IQ Global Resources ETF ($GRES) has caught the rebound in commodities in 2016. (wsj)
  • How to transform a high cost mess of funds into a low-cost, 3 fund portfolio. (mutualfundobserver)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • Why Facebook ($FB) will do just enough to fix its fake news problem. (mondaynote)
  • REITs have had a tough start as a separate S&P sector. (wsj)
  • Michael Lewis’ new book "The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Lives" is at its heart a "poignant drama." (readingthemarkets.blogspot)
  • WisdomTree Investments ($WETF) is trying to balance its growth. (beta.morningstar)
  • A look back twenty years after
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  • Don’t invest in a great fund if you don’t understand it. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The schedule for the coming week in the economy. (calculatedriskblog)
  • The IQ Global Resources ETF ($GRES) has caught the rebound in commodities in 2016. (wsj)
  • How to transform a high cost mess of funds into a low-cost, 3 fund portfolio. (mutualfundobserver)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • Why Facebook ($FB) will do just enough to fix its fake news problem. (mondaynote)
  • REITs have had a tough start as a separate S&P sector. (wsj)
  • Michael Lewis’ new book "The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Lives" is at its heart a "poignant drama." (readingthemarkets.blogspot)
  • WisdomTree Investments ($WETF) is trying to balance its growth. (beta.morningstar)
  • A look back twenty years after Greenspan’s ‘Irrational Exuberance’ speech. (crossingwallstreet)
  • Credit Restrictions Cost Home Buyers "Deal of a Lifetime" (wsj)
  • The Man Who Stands Between Earth and Asteroid Armageddon: NASA’s planetary defense officer.&#xA0 (bloomberg)
  • What CEOs had to say about the economy this week. (avondaleam)
  • How to read 80 books a year. (investorfieldguide)
  • Tyler Cowen’s 21 favorite movies of 2016 including "Arrival." (marginalrevolution)
  • A Worrisome Dearth of Women in the Fund Industry: Studies have found that women run just 2% of the mutual fund industry’s assets. That’s a problem (barrons)
  • Jennifer Senior, "In “The Undoing Project,” Mr. Lewis has found the granddaddy of all stories about counterintuition…" (nytimes)
  • Be a better speaker by caring less about the words you use. (fastcompany)
  • If US companies experience a overseas ‘tax holiday’ expect a surge of share buybacks. (ft)
  • How ETFs are affecting asset pricing. (etf)
  • Even good management cannot save Twitter ($TWTR). (fool)
  • Successful investing means "managing our habits." (etf)
  • By and large, gift cards suck as a gift. (artofmanliness)
  • ETF investors need to beware the ‘wash sale rule’ when doing tax swaps. (barrons)
  • Why Obama isn’t getting credit for the economy (news.vice)
  • A look at the returns on intermediate-term munis. (blog.abglobal)
  • Fund managers who take on more responsibility show worse performance. (evidenceinvestor.co.uk)
  • ISM services for November showed strong growth. (calculatedriskblog)
  • This is the best time of the year for closed-end fund bargain hunters. (barrons)
  • Small cap outperformance in rare at the end of a market cycle. (blogs.wsj)
  • To invest in the Permanent Portfolio you have to take on a lot of tracking error. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • How Michael Lewis became interested in Kahneman and Tversky. (nytimes)
  • How MLP GPs resemble hedge fund GPs. (sl-advisors)
  • Hedge fund liquidations are outpacing hedge fund openings. (ai-cio)
  • The investing world is rife with overconfidence. (medium)
  • Excess savings and the factors behind continued low global interest rates. (econbrowser)
  • The bond market pullback illustrated: Doubleline experienced outflows. (blogs.barrons)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) has developed a checkout-free grocery store. (theverge)
  •  Higher Rates Don’t Mean Lower House Prices After All (wsj)
  • 52 things learned in 2016. (medium)
  • US companies have been extending the maturity of their debt. (ft)
  • Wal-Mart’s ($WMT) new grocery store concept takes Kroger ($KR) on directly. (businessinsider)
  • Should mutual funds be allowed to invest in non-public shares? (beta.morningstar)
  • The sell-side is trying to get creative, language-wise. (bloomberg)
  • Multi-Millennial Perspective: The View from the Far Future (bradford-delong)
  • South Carolina’s looming pension crisis (postandcourier)
  • Arianna Huffington wants you to sleep more, better. (nytimes)

12/03/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Will the world’s airlines embrace supersonic travel? (bloomberg)
  • Comparing two popular sous vide devices. (nytimes)
  • The Washington Post is now the most innovative paper in America. (cjr)
  • • The Rockefeller Family Fund vs. Exxon (nybooks)
  • The Pokemon Go phenomenon was about more than augmented reality. (ft)
  • What’s it’s REALLY like to be a movie producer. (thearcmag)
  • Why Apple ($AAPL) is getting into the energy business. (hbr)
  • • “Gosh, it’s beautiful.” How did a boring Nintendo game from 1987 become the most coveted cartridge ever? It’s a bit of a mystery.&#xA0 (espn)
  • 2016 was a good year for decarbonisation. (qz)
  • • An Incubator for (Former) Drug Dealers (bloomberg)
  • Inside the empire of the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten. (buzzfeed)
  • Italian grandpas know. Amara is a digestive aid. (npr)
  • Just how
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  • Will the world’s airlines embrace supersonic travel? (bloomberg)
  • Comparing two popular sous vide devices. (nytimes)
  • The Washington Post is now the most innovative paper in America. (cjr)
  • • The Rockefeller Family Fund vs. Exxon (nybooks)
  • The Pokemon Go phenomenon was about more than augmented reality. (ft)
  • What’s it’s REALLY like to be a movie producer. (thearcmag)
  • Why Apple ($AAPL) is getting into the energy business. (hbr)
  • • “Gosh, it’s beautiful.” How did a boring Nintendo game from 1987 become the most coveted cartridge ever? It’s a bit of a mystery.&#xA0 (espn)
  • 2016 was a good year for decarbonisation. (qz)
  • • An Incubator for (Former) Drug Dealers (bloomberg)
  • Inside the empire of the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten. (buzzfeed)
  • Italian grandpas know. Amara is a digestive aid. (npr)
  • Just how far out is ‘peak oil demand’? (bloomberg)
  • Benjamin Hardy, ‘Worrying is a form of self-inflicted torture." (medium)
  • Nestle is reformulating sugar. (nytimes)
  • The 40 most important people in baseball history, ranked. (sportingnews)
  • Why does America love bass fishing? (gearpatrol)
  • In a technological age our relationships with home are complicated. (aeon.co)
  • How to hide $400 million in a web of overseas banks and shell companies. (nytimes)
  • Six questions for Dan Gardner co-author of "Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction." (collaborativefund)
  • This startup turns brewery leftovers into granola bars. (fortune)
  • Psychadelic mushrooms’ ability to relieve depression in cancer patients. (bloomberg)
  • Always be reading. (medium)
  • New York’s vanishing diner culture. (nytimes)
  • What it’s like to open a bookstore in the modern economy. (nytimes)
  • You can get an MBA in horse racing at the University of Liverpool. (ft)
  • How staying awake may affect depression-induced insomnia. (scientificamerican)
  • On the death of the manual transmission. (engadget)
  • Obsessive fans REALLY are spoiling serialized television. (theringer)
  • What colleges are doing to combat student suicide. (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • Why no slowdown in new HIV cases? (npr)
  • Want a good workout? Check out a Stepmill. (wsj)
  • A little known benefit of the HPV vaccine. (slate)
  • Mesh wi-fi is the future. Eero is the best to-date. (businessinsider)
  • Will Sam Hinkie ultimately be proven right in his approach with the 76er’s. (si)
  • How to manage your emotions without fighting them. (hbr)
  • The case for abolishing high school football. (sports.vice)
  • • Art of Misdirection is the world’s most exclusive website, and it’s dedicated to illegally sharing magic (businessinsider.in)
  • • Who wants to run 26.2 miles through the Maine North Woods in the middle of December? And who really believes that doing so will make a lick of difference for a mill town on the ropes?This guy does.&#xA0 (downeast)
  • • Confessions of an Instagram Influencer (bloomberg)
  • Breaking down the US’ "mega-regions." (sheffield.ac.uk)
  • The US never wins awards for its paper currency. (bloomberg)
  • Can meditation help us offset behavioral biases? (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • • A Conversation With Dan Ariely About What Shapes our Motivations (blog.longreads)
  • Bill Simmons and Malcolm Gladwell debate the uncertain future of football. (theringer)
  • Why does CBS ($CBS) make it REALLY difficult to stream its shows online? (theringer)
  • Some interesting research with children with ADHD. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Should colleges continue to have foreign language requirements? (slate)
  • Why experts expect the cost of wind power to keep decreasing. (arstechnica)
  • • The Quiet German: The astonishing rise of Angela Merkel, the most powerful woman in the world.&#xA0 (newyorker)
  • A rave review for the new Snap Spectacles. (nytimes)
  • How Nevada’s state pension fund outperforms with fewer staff and lower costs. (ariadnewa)
  • Every story REALLY is the same. (kottke)
  • What the Cubs need to do to repeat next year. (theringer)
  • What actually happens to your brain when you are experiencing gratitude. (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • Younger viewers are switching off sports, like soccer and Formula One, around the globe. (bloomberg)
  • How the setting affects how much you eat. (medium)
  • The shale revolution has undoubtedly put America on a path to becoming a global gas powerhouse. (bloomberg)
  • In what states do Americans most live with their parents? (priceonomics)
  • The (coastal) areas America could abandon first. (bloomberg)
  • How is Marriott going to manage its 30 hotel brands? (bloomberg)
  • The upsides of eating ramen by yourself. (newyorker)
  • Want to live longer? Play racquet sports. (businessinsider)

12/02/16 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

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12/01/16 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Stop Perpetuating The Myth Of Vote Fraud To Distract From The Reality Of Massive Voter Suppression (huffingtonpost)
  • Employment shifts within the US explain a lot. (economistsview.typepad)
  • Why Enron still matters 15 years later. (nytimes)
  • What’s up with the term premium? (ftalphaville.ft)
  • OpenDoor wants to change how America sells (and buys) houses. (forbes)
  • Do Commission Free ETFs Sway Decisions? (ETF.com)
  • The Man Who Invented Libor, the World’s Most Important Number (bloomberg)
  • To say November was a big month for the markets would be an understatement. (bloomberg)
  • AngelList acquired Product Hunt. (blog.angel.co)
  • Blackstone ($BX) is going to list its Invitation Homes home rental business. (wsj)
  • Two prime ways to fund a business. (collaborativefund)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) Prime members can now sign up for HBO and/or Cinemax. (theverge)
  • The
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11/30/16 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How Much Is A Financial Advisor’s Service Really Worth? (investors)
  • Why high yield bonds don’t get hurt as badly by rising Treasury rates. (blog.abglobal)
  • Focus on your true measure of returns: real, after-tax total returns. (betterment)
  • College towns are a great place to live in retirement. (nytimes)
  •  Company Earnings Show Strength as U.S. Growth Picks Up (wsj)
  • How Google ($GOOGL) is challenging Amazon ($AMZN) AWS. (stratechery)
  • Jonathan Clements, "You should fret less about getting any particular decision precisely right, and instead worry about whether you’re tackling the right range of issues." (jonathanclements)
  • Russian stocks are breaking out. (twitter)
  • Some numbers to keep in mind as we head into 2017. (beta.morningstar)
  • The tech industry is reshaping philanthropy, one big bet at a time (recode)
  • Small cap
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  • How Much Is A Financial Advisor’s Service Really Worth? (investors)
  • Why high yield bonds don’t get hurt as badly by rising Treasury rates. (blog.abglobal)
  • Focus on your true measure of returns: real, after-tax total returns. (betterment)
  • College towns are a great place to live in retirement. (nytimes)
  •  Company Earnings Show Strength as U.S. Growth Picks Up (wsj)
  • How Google ($GOOGL) is challenging Amazon ($AMZN) AWS. (stratechery)
  • Jonathan Clements, "You should fret less about getting any particular decision precisely right, and instead worry about whether you’re tackling the right range of issues." (jonathanclements)
  • Russian stocks are breaking out. (twitter)
  • Some numbers to keep in mind as we head into 2017. (beta.morningstar)
  • The tech industry is reshaping philanthropy, one big bet at a time (recode)
  • Small cap stocks are a nightmare. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Art Lipson now targets the obscure little backwater that is closed-end funds. (bloomberg)
  • Snap ($SNAP) is successful in part because it doesn’t see itself as a Silicon Valley tech company. (nytimes)
  • AT&T just declared war on an open internet (and us): "Mobilizing Your World" sounds like a threat now&#xA0 (theverge)
  • The top 100 financial advisor blogs. (blog.feedspot)
  • The Albert app wants to help you keep your finances on track. (techcrunch)
  • Personal income increased nicely in October. (calculatedriskblog)
  • The top 10 buys and sells from the ultimate stock pickers. (beta.morningstar)
  • Don’t mess around with your RMDs. (mcleanam)
  • Including longevity income annuities in a 401(k) mix can increase welfare. (papers.ssrn)
  • How much is enough? The answer isn’t easy. (nytimes)
  • Kevin Hart’s Funny Business: The most successful comedian in the world is also the most productive. Here’s how he keeps all his projects in motion.&#xA0 (fastcompany)
  • Some good advice for a novice investor. (marketwatch)
  • Credit card points are the new frequent flier miles. (wired)
  • Is your career a stock or a bond? (barrons)
  • What does it mean to erect a ‘bond tent’ in retirement? (marketwatch)
  • Why top managers should listen to activist investors. (hbr)
  • Signs you should pass on a particular financial advisor. (tonyisola)
  • Can Calpers make the move from a 7.5% to a 6.0% discount rate? (institutionalinvestor)
  • A (Frozen) Great Lake of Water Is Found Beneath the Surface of Mars (slate)
  • There’s a better way to reduce the burden of 401(k) plans for employers. (beta.morningstar)
  • Switzerland is by far the wealthiest country on earth — these 5 charts show why (businessinsider)
  • Why companies should try to avoid proxy fights. (nytimes)
  • ADP private employment increased steadily in November. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Inside the next high profile digital media startup: Axios. (vanityfair)
  • Six things you need to do before year-end. (beta.morningstar)
  • Why the Apple ($AAPL) Macintosh will not be able to avoid the fate of the rest of the PC market. (qz)
  • Mike Dariano’s favorite books of 2016 including: (thewaiterspad)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) will now allow users to download content. (theverge)
  • The best stuff you can now download on Netflix ($NFLX). (theverge)
  • Some fintech startups are being incubated out of the needs of advisory firms. (nytimes)
  • Three writing lessons. (collaborativefund)

11/29/16 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

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11/28/16 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Why denser areas are more productive. (voxeu)
  • Abnormal Returns was included on this list of blogs that elite venture capitalists read every morning. (ramenprofitable.co)
  • The fiduciary standard is not going away. (thereformedbroker)
  • There is a difference between big data and good data. (bloomberg)
  • Today you can get "Quantitative Momentum," "Quantitative Value" and "The DIY Advisor" for just $9.99 on Amazon. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • There is a widening gap between voting and non-voting Under Armour ($UA) shares. (wsj)
  • Some of the Wisest Words Ever Spoken About Investing (blogs.wsj)
  • How ETF investors reacted to the election. (beta.morningstar)
  • The WSJ is already warning us why we should be fearful of approaching Dow 20,000. We broke 19,000 last week. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Treasury
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  • Why denser areas are more productive. (voxeu)
  • Abnormal Returns was included on this list of blogs that elite venture capitalists read every morning. (ramenprofitable.co)
  • The fiduciary standard is not going away. (thereformedbroker)
  • There is a difference between big data and good data. (bloomberg)
  • Today you can get "Quantitative Momentum," "Quantitative Value" and "The DIY Advisor" for just $9.99 on Amazon. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • There is a widening gap between voting and non-voting Under Armour ($UA) shares. (wsj)
  • Some of the Wisest Words Ever Spoken About Investing (blogs.wsj)
  • How ETF investors reacted to the election. (beta.morningstar)
  • The WSJ is already warning us why we should be fearful of approaching Dow 20,000. We broke 19,000 last week. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Treasury yields round-tripped this year (TRB)
  • There is no shortage of infrastructure projects that would quickly add value. (marginalrevolution)
  • Michael on "mental scar tissue" contains one of the best paragraphs about what it means to be an investor I’ve ever read. (Irrelevant Investor)
  • Does Ben Carlson worry about anything? Here’s one thing, and it’s potentially big (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
  • Busyness is not a badge of honor. (qz)
  • Goldman: Don’t fret the dollar, buy EM (Value Walk)
  • Why you should closely guard the first hour of your workday. (medium)
  • A nice mention from John Rekenthaler about evidence-based investing and our event (Morningstar)
  • Stripe is well beyond the Unicorn stage with its latest fundraising round. (nytimes)
  • British investors are losing the fund expense game. (economist)
  • Commodities had a good week, last week. (capitalspectator)
  • Lessons learned from recent manias and panics. (pensionpartners)
  • The Hidden Variable of Investment Performance (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Fantastic explainer on relationship between market beta and annual returns (The FP Engineer)
  • The online lending industry shows declining volume. (ft)
  • Investors Turn Toward Evidence (beta.morningstar)
  • Is Apple’s corporate structure outdated? (vox)
  • Communism as "a secular religion that lasted one century" (Global Inequality)
  • Female fund managers are scarce worldwide. (news.morningstar)
  • Where’s the earnings recession? (fat-pitch.blogspot)
  • How well run is your ETF? (etf)
  • Check out the rise in short-term muni yields. (barrons)
  • Virtu wants the SEC to look at the challenges of ETF trading at or near the close. (ft)
  •  Pot is legal in Massachusetts. What do opposing towns do now? (csmonitor)
  • Why the term spread has increased recently. (econbrowser)
  • How do you manage a company whose stock is considerably overvalued? (alephblog)
  • Garlic futures in China look pretty bubbly. (bloomberg)
  • This company wants to remove names from resumes altogether. (businessinsider)
  • Castro, or no Castro, Cuba’s economy is a mess. (bloomberg)
  • The upside of a business-oriented President who "thinks big." (nytimes)
  • Seth Godin, "Low price is the refuge for the marketer who doesn’t have anything more meaningful to offer." (sethgodin.typepad)
  • US home prices were up 5.4% year-over-year. (calculatedriskblog)
  • America’s First All-Renewable-Energy City: Burlington’s decades-long commitment to sustainability has paid off with cheap electricity — and some pretty great homegrown food.&#xA0 (politico)
  • Microsoft ($MSFT) and Google ($GOOGL) are beating Apple ($AAPL) at their own game. (hackernoon)
  • Elliot Management is effective in getting its activist targets acquired. (bloomberg)
  • You can only blame the Fed for bad decisions for so long. (dashofinsight)
  • Can’t sleep? Start by changing your lights to Philips Hue LEDs. (adamhgrimes)
  • Technology, not trade, killed manufacturing jobs. (fat-pitch.blogspot)
  • Momentum investing is not growth investing. (charlessizemore)
  • Attention RIA execs: I’m speaking at the Market Counsel Summit next week! (Market Counsel)
  • The forthcoming Gabelli Media Mogul NextShares ETF will only buy shares in John Malone-related companies. (bloomberg)
  • Time’s 100 Most Influential Images of All Time (100photos.time)
  • An ETF that tracks the ETF market. Sure, why not? (etf)
  • Chemical activity continues to expand. (valueplays)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)

11/25/16 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Snap is not messing around with its IPO. (nytimes)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Ruchir Sharma of Morgan Stanley ($MS) about the emerging markets. (ritholtz)
  • A seed fund investment checklist. (medium)
  • Founders: don’t go dark. (davidgcohen)
  • Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway talk with Arthur Demarest, a professor at Vanderbilt University about signs that the end of civilization is near. (bloomberg)
  • Peter McKay talks with Patrick Wyman about the "fall of Rome." (artofmanliness)
  • Be a maker, not a financier. (nytimes)
  • The characteristics of a next generation CIO. (zylo)
  • Peter Kafka talks with Bob Lefsetz about the state of the music business and why artists should embrace streaming. (recode)
  • Azeem Azhar talks with Ryan Avent author of "The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power and Status in the Twenty-First
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  • Snap is not messing around with its IPO. (nytimes)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Ruchir Sharma of Morgan Stanley ($MS) about the emerging markets. (ritholtz)
  • A seed fund investment checklist. (medium)
  • Founders: don’t go dark. (davidgcohen)
  • Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway talk with Arthur Demarest, a professor at Vanderbilt University about signs that the end of civilization is near. (bloomberg)
  • Peter McKay talks with Patrick Wyman about the "fall of Rome." (artofmanliness)
  • Be a maker, not a financier. (nytimes)
  • The characteristics of a next generation CIO. (zylo)
  • Peter Kafka talks with Bob Lefsetz about the state of the music business and why artists should embrace streaming. (recode)
  • Azeem Azhar talks with Ryan Avent author of "The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power and Status in the Twenty-First Century." (soundcloud)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Kevin Simler of Melting Asphalt. (investorfieldguide)
  • How tech grows in Indianapolis. (forbes)
  • Why native apps are doomed. (medium)
  • Why umpires, and the rest of us, make inconsistent decisions. (freakonomics)
  • Russ Roberts talks with Erik Hurst about why so many young men are dropping out of the labor force and playing video game. (econtalk)
  • On the dangers of football through the eyes of Steve Young. (npr)
  • Airbnb is becoming more of a travel agency. (mashable)
  • How to fix the fake news problem. (avc)
  • How well do you know the language of startups? (wsj)