09/25/17 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • A falling dollar has pushed developed and emerging market equities to the top of the asset class charts. (capitalspectator)
  • How to survive the crypto crash: take some money off the table. (avc)
  • More legislators want research into medicinal marijuana. (rollingstone)
  • New Highs Should Be Bought, Not Sold (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Hedge fund pricing is only becoming more dynamic. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • How Amazon ($AMZN) is traversing the same path as Sears a century ago. (theatlantic)
  • Skills vs. Behavior (collaborativefund)
  • Real Wages Keep Powering Ahead, but Can the Trend Last? (Wall Street Journal)
  • How Electric Cars Can Create the Biggest Disruption Since the iPhone (bloomberg)
  • Invesco Powershares is launching a line of ultra-low cost, plain-vanilla ETFs. (etf)
  • "A $10,000 raise early in your career could be worth well over $1,000,000 over
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  • A falling dollar has pushed developed and emerging market equities to the top of the asset class charts. (capitalspectator)
  • How to survive the crypto crash: take some money off the table. (avc)
  • More legislators want research into medicinal marijuana. (rollingstone)
  • New Highs Should Be Bought, Not Sold (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Hedge fund pricing is only becoming more dynamic. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • How Amazon ($AMZN) is traversing the same path as Sears a century ago. (theatlantic)
  • Skills vs. Behavior (collaborativefund)
  • Real Wages Keep Powering Ahead, but Can the Trend Last? (Wall Street Journal)
  • How Electric Cars Can Create the Biggest Disruption Since the iPhone (bloomberg)
  • Invesco Powershares is launching a line of ultra-low cost, plain-vanilla ETFs. (etf)
  • "A $10,000 raise early in your career could be worth well over $1,000,000 over the course of a lifetime." (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
  • P&G is the biggest proxy fight in history and Nelson Peltz is courting small investors (Reuters)
  • Paypal ($PYPL) is becoming more of an Alipay clone. (tearsheet.co)
  • Regulator Wants Financial Industry to Self-Report Wrongdoing (New York Times)
  • Investor continue to load up on yield in all its forms and emerging market equities. (topdowncharts)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Because of course he did. (Politico)
  • Barry: There’s nothing old about this bull market (Bloomberg View)
  • 42 ETPs are set to close in September. (bloomberg)
  • Value investors by necessity deal with the imperfect. (cleareyesinvesting)
  • Not driving to work is a big perk. (bloomberg)
  • Canadian households are loaded up on real estate. (themacrotourist)
  • Taking the long view on middle-class prosperity. (econlog.econlib)
  • 2017 is set to be a record year for leverage loan volume in the US. (wsj)
  • Why do institutional investors so favor private real estate vs. REITs? (institutionalinvestor)
  • US households have not been loaded up on stocks this much since 2000. (jlfmi.tumblr)
  • It took some time and effort but JP Morgan ($JPM) and Goldman Sachs ($GS) have established a beach head in the ETF world. (etf)
  • ‘Green bond’ issuance is on the rise but no one agrees on the definition. (ft)
  • Bret Stephens, "The University of Chicago showed us something else: that every great idea is really just a spectacular disagreement with some other great idea." (nytimes)
  • Institutional investors would bypass fund managers if they could. (ft)
  • What CEOs had to say about the economy this week. (avondaleam)
  • It’s not easy for ETF issuers to figure out who hold their funds. (ft)
  • Why trend following works. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • Small caps are kind of turning things around. (twitter)
  • Don’t slog through books you don’t like. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Managing too much money can be a burden. Just ask Ray Dalio. (wsj)
  • Mark Zuckerberg Can’t Stop You From Reading This Because The Algorithms Have Already Won (Buzzfeed)
  • Why Amazon ($AMZN) should put HQ2 in Detroit. (l2inc)
  • The Chicago Fed National Activity Index slowed in August. (calculatedriskblog)
  • The Global Stock Market’s Hidden Juice (Wall Street Journal)
  • Colbert, Kimmel and the Politics of Late Night (nytimes)
  • How much legal weed gets diverted to other states? (papers.ssrn)
  • Is generic value investing dead? (blogs.wsj)
  • Margin debt is on the rise. (wsj)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • On Facebook ($FB) Antonio García Martínez says "The reality is that if you’re at the helm of a machine that has two billion screaming, whiny humans, it’s basically impossible to predict each and every possible nefarious use case. It’s a Whac-a-Mole problem." (nytimes)
  • Dimon is wrong – Bitcoin is finding banking acceptance all over the world (CNBC)
  • Cities are embarrassing themselves to woo Amazon’s ($AMZN) HQ2. (nytimes)
  • Now Vanguard is crushing it in the UK. (qz)
  • Checking in on Buffett’s electric battery bet (Quartz)
  • Mortgage lending is ripe for disruption. (thebasispoint)
  • We’ll never really know if QE worked. (bloomberg)
  • Lee Cooperman still mad at the SEC (New York Post)
  • A closer look at the MongoDB S-1. (dealbreaker)
  • ETF strategists are growing in popularity and clout. (wsj)
  • Large parts of America are (still) being left behind. (axios)
  • The case for Peak Apple ($AAPL). (qz)
  • Democrats are trying to limit foreign influence on U.S. elections — beginning with Google and Facebook ads (recode)
  • A Legitimate Worry for Facebook Investors (barrons)
  • Nir Kaissar, "Harvard abandoned one of the stalwart adages in finance: Pick an investment philosophy and stick to it." (bloomberg)
  • Ontario wants to sell pot at a price low enough to quash the black market. (bloomberg)
  • Trading journals are not supposed to help you grow not tear you down. (traderfeed.blogspot)

09/23/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • A dozen lessons from physicist Murray Gell-Mann that apply to business, investing and life in general. (25iq)
  • Aaron Hernandez suffered from severe CTE. (sports.yahoo)
  • A connected car is a hackable car. (wsj)
  • At what point in the future will today’s gasoline-only cars be worthless? (qz)
  • What would you eat if you wanted to minimize your environmental footprint. (newscientist)
  • The UK is set to completely phase-out the use of coal. (e360.yale.edu)
  • Write how you talk. (m.signalvnoise)
  • Small farms in Japan are growing mushrooms under their solar panels. (fastcompany)
  • How presentism can get us all in trouble. (rpseawright.wordpress)
  • The friends you make in the first year of college greatly affect your success. (qz)
  • Why Wall Streeters love to play chess with Lev Alburt. (bloomberg)
  • Why MLB should
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  • A dozen lessons from physicist Murray Gell-Mann that apply to business, investing and life in general. (25iq)
  • Aaron Hernandez suffered from severe CTE. (sports.yahoo)
  • A connected car is a hackable car. (wsj)
  • At what point in the future will today’s gasoline-only cars be worthless? (qz)
  • What would you eat if you wanted to minimize your environmental footprint. (newscientist)
  • The UK is set to completely phase-out the use of coal. (e360.yale.edu)
  • Write how you talk. (m.signalvnoise)
  • Small farms in Japan are growing mushrooms under their solar panels. (fastcompany)
  • How presentism can get us all in trouble. (rpseawright.wordpress)
  • The friends you make in the first year of college greatly affect your success. (qz)
  • Why Wall Streeters love to play chess with Lev Alburt. (bloomberg)
  • Why MLB should mandate extended netting at all its ballparks. (businessinsider)
  • What is that tattoo ink doing to your body? (bigthink)
  • Dashlane wants you to stop using the same password for different sites. (fastcompany)
  • Concord Music is now about a whole lot more than jazz. (billboard)
  • Daimler is stepping up production of electric vehicles. (bloomberg)
  • If autonomous cars work in India they can work anywhere. (thedrive)
  • Despite best efforts deaths from hepatitis viruses are on the rise. (npr)
  • McMaster’s DeGroote School of Business is building a degree that integrates business and the humanities. (theatlantic)
  • How Michael Phelps has become a resource for other athletes struggling with depression and anxiety. (nytimes)
  • "Oregon is right now the single most exciting winemaking area in the United States." (nytimes)
  • Nest 3.0 wants to automate (and secure) your whole home. (wired)
  • Bottled water companies, like Nestle, are just the worst. (bloomberg)
  • Researchers are working hard to develop a test for CTE. (theatlantic)
  • Where did Tim Lincecum go? (mercurynews)
  • How Sunil Gulati became the most powerful man in US soccer. (espnfc)
  • Europe’s emphasis on diesel has been an environmental mistake. (ft)
  • Who is the new Apple ($AAPL) 4K TV for? (daringfireball)
  • You don’t often see a Michelin starred chef asking to have his stars removed. (theguardian)
  • Wildfire suppression costs are increasing over time. (econbrowser)
  • How Nashville hot chicken went big. (eater)
  • A lot of bad hitters are reaching the 30-HR mark in 2017. (espn)
  • How soybeans became an integral crop. (bloomberg)
  • MBA applications declined for the third straight year. (wsj)
  • Why fake "fish" may be easier grown in the lab than fake "meat." (theatlantic)
  • How junk food is transforming Brazilian society. (nytimes)
  • Why we quickly come to dislike certain people. (bigthink)
  • ESPN is trying to hook college students early. (bloomberg)
  • Why football stopped being fun. (theringer)
  • What is driving teens to be more responsible? (marginalrevolution)
  • How the potato changed the world. (smithsonianmag)
  • Youth football is not without its own risks to the brain. (arstechnica)
  • American teens are waiting later to drink and have sex. (qz)
  • The American whiskey market is on fire. (fortune)
  • The difference between open-minded and closed-minded people. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Narco-submarines are now a thing. (businessinsider)
  • Autonomous boats are coming. (bloomberg)
  • Why the night shift is so dangerous to our health. (popsci)
  • Doping can greatly affect the earnings of those athletes who DON’T dope. (axios)
  • Computers are literally everywhere: why we are already living in the matrix. (theatlantic)
  • The 2-minute rule for building good habits. (heleo)
  • How solar panels can be a great investment. (ft)
  • Meditation can help us from ‘reacting blindly’ to everything around us. (heleo)
  • How will extended adolescence affect society? (scientificamerican)
  • The states with the highest concentration of pizza restaurants. (priceonomics)
  • Not all strange behavior need not be irrational. (behavioralscientist)
  • Children today are doing better on the marshmallow test. (digest.bps.uk)
  • A look at some major food trends including the shift from beef to chicken. (bloomberg)

09/22/17 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Scott Galloway talks with NYU professor David Yermack about the blockchain. (l2inc)
  • On the danger of just ‘doing something’ with your investments. (danielsolin)
  • Sometimes even a successful fund investment can be a mistake. (humbledollar)
  • Shane Parrish sits down with Adam Grant author of "Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World." (farnamstreetblog)
  • This anniversary is a reminder that some market gurus are full of it (usatoday)
  • A Hacker’s Guide to Destroying the Global Economy (institutionalinvestor)
  • New York’s Airports Are Still the Worst (bloomberg)
  • Does the Fed know if QE or QE2 worked? (wsj)
  • Choosing among high quality bond funds need not be all that difficult. (beta.morningstar)
  • Why you should be wary of Hong Kong’s market rally. (bloomberg)
  • Being Sure You’re Right Makes You Weaker (bloomberg)
  • Kelly Leonard talks with Eric Barker
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  • Scott Galloway talks with NYU professor David Yermack about the blockchain. (l2inc)
  • On the danger of just ‘doing something’ with your investments. (danielsolin)
  • Sometimes even a successful fund investment can be a mistake. (humbledollar)
  • Shane Parrish sits down with Adam Grant author of "Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World." (farnamstreetblog)
  • This anniversary is a reminder that some market gurus are full of it (usatoday)
  • A Hacker’s Guide to Destroying the Global Economy (institutionalinvestor)
  • New York’s Airports Are Still the Worst (bloomberg)
  • Does the Fed know if QE or QE2 worked? (wsj)
  • Choosing among high quality bond funds need not be all that difficult. (beta.morningstar)
  • Why you should be wary of Hong Kong’s market rally. (bloomberg)
  • Being Sure You’re Right Makes You Weaker (bloomberg)
  • Kelly Leonard talks with Eric Barker about his book "Barking Up the Wrong Tree." (secondcityworks)
  • Going off gold did the opposite of what many people think (ftalphaville.ft)
  • How Venezuela went from a rich democracy to a dictatorship on the brink of collapse (vox)
  • Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway talk with Dave Jamieson the author of "Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession" about the baseball card bubble. (bloomberg)
  • Facebook ($FB) shareholders should worry that the company has TOO much power. (thereformedbroker)
  • Eric Cinnamond talks value investing with Preston and Stig. (ericcinnamond)
  • Don’t be surprised if ‘dotard’ is the word of the year. (nytimes)
  • Will the Earth be destroyed this Saturday? Hint: No. (syfy)
  • China’s Electric Switch (bloomberg)
  • Sam Harris talks AI with Max Tegamark author of "Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence." (samharris)
  • ICOs are fertile ground for fraud. (thereformedbroker)
  • Debunking ‘fake news’ can actually reinforce its power. (ft)
  • The future is battery-powered. But are we overcharging the planet? (weforum)
  • Jonathan Fields talks with Daniel Goleman co-author of "Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body." (goodlifeproject)
  • Despite low yield investors continue to pour money into bond funds. (blogs.wsj)
  • Why are Japanese and German government bond yields so highly correlated? (bloomberg)
  • Are term spreads still a reliable indicator of a recession? (capitalspectator)
  • The sad math behind US asset markets. (alephblog)
  • Strap in for an extended period of emerging market outperformance. (bloomberg)
  • Tyler Cowen talks with economist Larry Summers. (medium)
  • Calling BS on the ICO craze. (pointsandfigures)
  • Shiller: The Coming Bear Market? (project-syndicate)
  • What characteristic would a good ‘universal language’ have? (freakonomics)
  • The World Is Ending? Invest As If It Won’t.&#xA0 (ritholtz)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with venture capitalist David Tisch. (investorfieldguide)
  • Tourists can’t get enough of Chicago. (bloomberg)
  • What a test of Meb Faber’s "Trinity Portfolio" shows. (allocatesmartly)
  • Jordan Harbinger talks with journalist Frank Sesno about his new book "Ask More: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change." (theartofcharm)
  • Bubbles have consequences when credit gets involved. (wsj)
  • Brett McKay talks with Mitch Prinstein author of "Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World." (artofmanliness)
  • Mutual fund names confuse as often as they illuminate. (thirtynorth)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with renowned trader Victor Niederhoffer. (ritholtz)
  • The UK continues to shoot itself in the foot. (bloomberg)
  • Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Inc. announced they will get all of their energy from renewables in a few years. (bloomberg)

09/21/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How McGeorge Bundy changed how foundations and endowment invest. (bloomberg)
  • The Apple Watch 3 is NOT a substitute for the iPhone. (daringfireball)
  • Why CFOs get ‘finance guilt’ and how to combat it. (medium)
  • Slack just got a big investment from the Softbank Vision Fund. (ft)
  • Facebook’s ($FB) Sheryl Sandberg took one for the team. (dealbreaker)
  • Twitter takes down 300,000 terror accounts as AI tools improve (ft)
  • The not-so-secret secrets behind the success of Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs. (thewaiterspad)
  • The comprehensive case for investing more money in female-led startups. (hbr)
  • Breakout Labs wants to back companies that are "lab science aided by computing power." (fortune)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is "conventionalizing" Whole Foods. (wsj)
  • No one is recommending long positions in the US dollar. (themacrotourist)
  • Patreon
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  • How McGeorge Bundy changed how foundations and endowment invest. (bloomberg)
  • The Apple Watch 3 is NOT a substitute for the iPhone. (daringfireball)
  • Why CFOs get ‘finance guilt’ and how to combat it. (medium)
  • Slack just got a big investment from the Softbank Vision Fund. (ft)
  • Facebook’s ($FB) Sheryl Sandberg took one for the team. (dealbreaker)
  • Twitter takes down 300,000 terror accounts as AI tools improve (ft)
  • The not-so-secret secrets behind the success of Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs. (thewaiterspad)
  • The comprehensive case for investing more money in female-led startups. (hbr)
  • Breakout Labs wants to back companies that are "lab science aided by computing power." (fortune)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is "conventionalizing" Whole Foods. (wsj)
  • No one is recommending long positions in the US dollar. (themacrotourist)
  • Patreon just raised money at a $450 million valuation. (techcrunch)
  • Robert Sutton, "You can make the argument that we are living in Peak Asshole." (nymag)
  • Subsidy-Free Wind Farms Risk Ruining the Industry’s Reputation (bloomberg)
  • Most people don’t need everything the Series 3 has to offer. (nytimes)
  • Emerging market bonds have been straight up in 2017. (bloomberg)
  • Another Bitcoin split is on the horizon. (bloomberg)
  • You can’t like gold unless you think real yields are going lower. (marketanthropology)
  • Being able to perfectly predict earnings is less valuable than it has ever been. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • There’s never been a better time to start thinking about rebalancing. (validea)
  • What the founder of Pebble learned about building hardware. (techcrunch)
  • Ben Carlson, "Being right is easy. How you handle being wrong is the true test of any successful investor or decision-maker." (awealthofcommonsense)
  • You might want to wait until they work the kinks out of the Series 3 Apple Watch. (theverge)
  • Chamath Palihapitiya of Social Capital wants to single-handedly fix the IPO process. (wired)
  • Mike Collett, "Life is just too short to work with jerks." (medium)
  • US investors are pouring money into emerging market hedge funds. (blogs.wsj)
  • Just as China’s weight is growing in emerging market equity markets so it is in emerging market bond indices as well. (gmo)
  • What can we learn from Warren Buffett’s winning bet? (bloomberg)
  • The Chemical Activity Barometer is steady. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Apple blocking ads that follow users around web is "sabotage," says industry (theguardian)
  • Streaming music revenue continues to displace downloads. (wsj)
  • Technological breakthroughs are becoming more expensive to find. (voxeu)
  • Nobody expects the Fed to raise rates at its September meeting. (bloomberg)
  • Semil Shah, "It is easy to get a company or fund off the ground these days, but eventually, the belief in inputs shifts to a demand for outputs." (blog.semilshah)
  • What companies are most owned by index funds. (wsj)
  • Startups are shrinking as a part of the US economy. (voxeu)
  • Some rules of thumb on burn rates. (avc)
  • Should Harvard’s Endowment be Managed by a Robot? (mebfaber)
  • Imagine It’s September 2007 (safalniveshak)
  • UK GDP growth is slowing dramatically. (qz)
  • Inside the garage labs of DIY gene hackers, whose hobby may terrify you (projectearth.us)
  • Loftium will help you buy a place as long as you rent out space on Airbnb. (nytimes)
  • U.S. Stock Records Are Nice But Pale Against the World (bloomberg)
  • NFL ratings are down because teams have no incentive to be good (sbnation)
  • Why cash has high ‘option value’ today. (macromon.wordpress)
  • Labdoor wants to sell supplements that have been thoroughly tested. (qz)
  • How a slowing birthrate affects the US economy. (bloomberg)
  • Which sectors are overvalued today. (intrinsicinvesting)
  • Hedge funds are investing heavily in ‘alternative data.’ (qz)
  • Capital allocators don’t want high daily volatility. (martinkronicle)
  • How Air-Conditioning Invented the Modern World (theatlantic)
  • Cities are doing well by redeveloping their (river) waterfronts. (nytimes)
  • A falling dollar has pushed overseas equity markets higher in 2017. (macromon.wordpress)
  • Trade of the moment: long mall bonds, short mall stocks. (wsj)
  • A Q&A with Brad Feld of Foundry Group. (alleywatch)
  • Brian Portnoy, "Fantastic results with the appearance of little risk in achieving them is the perfect breeding ground for complacency." (forbes)
  • The Apple ($AAPL) Watch is killing watchmaker Fossil. (hodinkee)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are getting buffeted by the effects of Irma and Harvey. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Some one actually like Chipotle’s ($CMG) new queso. (cnbc)
  • Robots and free trade are putting pressure on worker wages. (bloomberg)
  • Your new e-commerce brand will likely fail. (collaborativefund)
  • There is little risk of a US recession at the moment. (capitalspectator)

09/20/17 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How the exclusion on home price gains works. (humbledollar)
  • United Income is targeting an older, wealthier demographic. (wsj)
  • What makes for a strong financial advisor brand. (iris.xyz)
  • Welcome to the era of the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad 30-home-run hitter (espn)
  • U.S. Stocks Are Front-Running Third-Quarter Earnings Beats (bloomberg)
  • A shout out to some financial mentors. (whitecoatinvestor)
  • Supernova shows “the universe is crazier than science fiction” (newatlas)
  • Want a Better Health Care System? Check Out Japan (bloomberg)
  • Myths, Markets and Easy Money (pensionpartners)
  • Morningstar is merging its two major conferences into one. (riabiz)
  • Robo-advisor portfolios are different enough that they require some research. (marketwatch)
  • What really happened in 2016, in 7 charts (vox)
  • Maybe retirees should rent instead of own. (randomroger)
  • Why “killer robots” are becoming a real threat
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  • How the exclusion on home price gains works. (humbledollar)
  • United Income is targeting an older, wealthier demographic. (wsj)
  • What makes for a strong financial advisor brand. (iris.xyz)
  • Welcome to the era of the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad 30-home-run hitter (espn)
  • U.S. Stocks Are Front-Running Third-Quarter Earnings Beats (bloomberg)
  • A shout out to some financial mentors. (whitecoatinvestor)
  • Supernova shows “the universe is crazier than science fiction” (newatlas)
  • Want a Better Health Care System? Check Out Japan (bloomberg)
  • Myths, Markets and Easy Money (pensionpartners)
  • Morningstar is merging its two major conferences into one. (riabiz)
  • Robo-advisor portfolios are different enough that they require some research. (marketwatch)
  • What really happened in 2016, in 7 charts (vox)
  • Maybe retirees should rent instead of own. (randomroger)
  • Why “killer robots” are becoming a real threat — and an ethics test (csmonitor)
  • Why you should try to put a value on income streams like your paycheck and Social Security. (humbledollar)
  • Audi takes lead in automated driving, but others wary to follow (reuters)
  • Capitalism and democracy — the odd couple (ft)
  • What it’s like to plan for ‘non-retirement.’ (blogs.cfainstitute)

09/19/17 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How the IPO process broke and a couple of different solutions. Will either work? (nytimes)
  • The iPhone 8 is not the upgrade you are looking for. (wsj)
  •  Is This the Electric Car That's Going to Kill Tesla? (bloomberg)
  • Soros hatred is a global sickness (ft)
  • Female hedge funds outperform those run by men (ft)
  • Busting some Bitcoin myths. (valueandopportunity)
  • Apple’s ($AAPL) new headquarters may be Silicon Valley’s last gasp or why Amazon ($AMZN) is looking afar for HQ2. (bloomberg)
  •  How Millennials Can Prepare For the Next Financial Crisis (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Why averages can obscure rather than illuminate. (blog.thinknewfound)
  • These 11 Pictures of Saturn Will Stun You, Even Now (bloomberg)
  • In some ways understanding the long-term is easier than the short-term. (rick.bookstaber)
  • Another firm just jumped into the direct lending
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  • How the IPO process broke and a couple of different solutions. Will either work? (nytimes)
  • The iPhone 8 is not the upgrade you are looking for. (wsj)
  •  Is This the Electric Car That's Going to Kill Tesla? (bloomberg)
  • Soros hatred is a global sickness (ft)
  • Female hedge funds outperform those run by men (ft)
  • Busting some Bitcoin myths. (valueandopportunity)
  • Apple’s ($AAPL) new headquarters may be Silicon Valley’s last gasp or why Amazon ($AMZN) is looking afar for HQ2. (bloomberg)
  •  How Millennials Can Prepare For the Next Financial Crisis (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Why averages can obscure rather than illuminate. (blog.thinknewfound)
  • These 11 Pictures of Saturn Will Stun You, Even Now (bloomberg)
  • In some ways understanding the long-term is easier than the short-term. (rick.bookstaber)
  • Another firm just jumped into the direct lending business. (institutionalinvestor)
  • The camera on the iPhone 8 is great but wait for the X. (businessinsider)
  • What does it mean to be a long-term investor? (papers.ssrn)
  • Treasury yield curve spreads are near their low for the cycle. (capitalspectator)
  • A Requiem for Florida, the Paradise That Should Never Have Been (politi.co)
  • Hedge Funds Flock to Europe, Thinking Worst Is Over (wsj)
  • When brokerage platforms recommend mutual funds how do they perform? (papers.ssrn)
  • Good luck data mining your way to a new factor strategy. (alphaarchitect)
  • Why the iPhone 8 feels like a swan song. (nytimes)
  • Investment plans change, just don’t do it during a period of market stress. (ofdollarsanddata)
  • Why listen to earnings conference calls when a robot can do it for you? (institutionalinvestor)
  • Are index funds behind the rise in industry concentration and CEO pay? (beta.morningstar)
  • There’s really no good way to short Bitcoin. (retirementresearcher)
  • "At the recent 2.05 percent, 10-year Treasury notes provide negative after-tax and inflation returns locked in for a decade." (bloomberg)
  • A handful of new papers on portfolio management. (capitalspectator)
  • How short and long run uncertainty affect investment and the economy. (papers.ssrn)
  • Do volatility-weighted factor portfolios outperform equal-weights? (factorresearch)
  • Why hiring winning managers and firing losing managers doesn’t work in practice. (researchaffiliates)
  • Lessons learned from 5 Bitcoin crashes. (fortune)
  • What is ‘craftmanship alpha’? (aqr)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is not hiding the notch. (marco)
  • Why Bitcoin is so volatile. (wsj)
  • The electric car revolution has finally begun … (classicdriver)
  • Seven reasons why machine-learning funds fail. (quantpedia)
  • The iPhones 8 are excellent year-over-year upgrades compared to their iPhone 7 counterparts. (daringfireball)
  • No complaints about the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. (loopinsight)
  • Successful factor investing involves a lot of small decisions that add up over time. (papers.ssrn)
  • The Most Complicated Simple Problems (collaborativefund)
  • How factors help resolve the so-called ‘sin stock’ anomaly. (papers.ssrn)
  • How gender and culture affect the potential for bubble blowing. (papers.ssrn)
  • The iPhone 8 already feels dated. (wired)
  • In trading try to keep things as simple as possible. (thecrosshairstrader)
  • How Best Buy ($BBY) has, so far, avoided getting crushed by Amazon ($AMZN). (nytimes)

09/18/17 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Grind don’t whine: 7 habits of successful traders. (thecrosshairstrader)
  • Tech stocks as a hedge for career obsolescence. (thereformedbroker)
  • The best teams thrive on disagreement. (hbr)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) needs to be careful not to cannibalize in-store sales at Whole Foods. (bloomberg)
  • More powerful smartphones need a lot more memory. (wsj)
  • Emerging market equities are still the leading major asset class over the past twelve months. (capitalspectator)
  • Why investors continue to shun the shares of publicly traded PE firms. (bloomberg)
  • Tom Brakke is hosting an advanced due diligence and manager selection conference in November. Details here: (tjbresearch)
  • Sign up for a new Coinbase account, trade $100 in crypto and get $10 in Bitcoin free. (coinbase)
  • Beware the CEO who writes a book, i.e. Ray Dalio. (ft)
  • ETFs
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  • Grind don’t whine: 7 habits of successful traders. (thecrosshairstrader)
  • Tech stocks as a hedge for career obsolescence. (thereformedbroker)
  • The best teams thrive on disagreement. (hbr)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) needs to be careful not to cannibalize in-store sales at Whole Foods. (bloomberg)
  • More powerful smartphones need a lot more memory. (wsj)
  • Emerging market equities are still the leading major asset class over the past twelve months. (capitalspectator)
  • Why investors continue to shun the shares of publicly traded PE firms. (bloomberg)
  • Tom Brakke is hosting an advanced due diligence and manager selection conference in November. Details here: (tjbresearch)
  • Sign up for a new Coinbase account, trade $100 in crypto and get $10 in Bitcoin free. (coinbase)
  • Beware the CEO who writes a book, i.e. Ray Dalio. (ft)
  • ETFs are a fantastic innovation. ETF investors not so much. (moneysense.ca)
  • Why Apple ($AAPL) never makes enough new iPhones to satisfy pent up demand. (wsj)
  • "We’ve Been Breached": Inside the Equifax hack that sent shock waves through the industry, spooked consumers and sparked investigations (wsj)
  • Pessimism about slow long term productivity growth is overdone. (ft)
  • The simple case for cryptocurrencies. (bothsidesofthetable)
  • How CEOs can lead with empathy. (fastcompany)
  • Protecting Andy Warhol From Flood, Fire and Quake (nytimes)
  • Bank of America ($BAC) is shrinking its branch network especially in rural America. (wsj)
  • Two British science museums held a majestic, two-day fight on Twitter (qz)
  • What Jamie Dimon gets wrong about Bitcoin. (nytimes)
  • These ETF companies give profits to charity. (thinkadvisor)
  • Goldman Sachs ($GS) is not afraid of a price war. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Robo-advisors have been a boon for ETF adoption. (bloomberg)
  • On the unwelcome return of the side pocket. (wsj)
  • The Vanguard REIT ETF ($VNQ) could track a new index starting next year. (beta.theglobeandmail)
  • Biotech’s Cancer-Vaccine Insanity (bloomberg)
  • Individual investors are very bullish. (businessinsider)
  • The Global X U.S. Preferred ETF ($PFFD) is only going to charge 0.23%. (etf)
  • The ten fastest growing ETFs. (etf)
  • The plain vanilla ETF category is undergoing a brutal price war. (marketwatch)
  • Low Fees: Good for Investors, Bad for Business (barrons)
  • The Rise Of Stealth Wealth: Ways To Stay Invisible From Society If You Have Money (financialsamurai)
  • Just because there’s an ETF for just about everything doesn’t mean you have to trade it. (marketwatch)
  • Tom Brakke, "The relationships that foster success can fracture more easily than we think." (researchpuzzle)

09/17/17 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Why love and loath the character of Gordon Gekko. (review.chicagobooth.edu)
  • Pea protein is the future of milk-substitutes. (bloomberg)
  • The demand for fast home wi-fi is only increasing. (wsj)
  • The US dollar has not been this oversold in nearly a decade. (seeitmarket)
  • Solar energy keeps getting cheaper, faster than anyone expected. (arstechnica)
  • Millennials are buying SUVs to drive to their suburban homes. (npr)
  • Incomes are rising but men are still lagging. (marginalrevolution)
  • Why don’t we take data privacy seriously? (bloomberg)
  • A supersonic plane is closer to reality. (bloomberg)
  • Apple ($AAPL) introduced noise-cancelling Beats Studio 3 Wireless. (businessinsider)
  • Is Bridgewater Associates a "hedge fund or social experiment"? (nytimes)
  • A dozen lessons about business and life from Jimmy Iovine. (25iq)
  • China wants electric car IP. (nytimes)
  • Why Harvard
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  • Why love and loath the character of Gordon Gekko. (review.chicagobooth.edu)
  • Pea protein is the future of milk-substitutes. (bloomberg)
  • The demand for fast home wi-fi is only increasing. (wsj)
  • The US dollar has not been this oversold in nearly a decade. (seeitmarket)
  • Solar energy keeps getting cheaper, faster than anyone expected. (arstechnica)
  • Millennials are buying SUVs to drive to their suburban homes. (npr)
  • Incomes are rising but men are still lagging. (marginalrevolution)
  • Why don’t we take data privacy seriously? (bloomberg)
  • A supersonic plane is closer to reality. (bloomberg)
  • Apple ($AAPL) introduced noise-cancelling Beats Studio 3 Wireless. (businessinsider)
  • Is Bridgewater Associates a "hedge fund or social experiment"? (nytimes)
  • A dozen lessons about business and life from Jimmy Iovine. (25iq)
  • China wants electric car IP. (nytimes)
  • Why Harvard should admit more legacy students. (bloomberg)
  • The only safe e-mail is a text-only e-mail. (scientificamerican)
  • The state of Utah is running out of water. (wsj)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • How a superstition changes real economic outcomes: the case of ‘dragon’ children. (papers.ssrn)
  • WTF is a ‘gate service fee’? (wsj)
  • How the brain plays a huge role in how we perceive back pain. (aeon.co)
  • The Man the Presidency Changed (politi.co)
  • Why you shouldn’t idolize Mark Felt, i.e. ‘Deep Throat’ or Watergate fame. (politico)
  • Scott Galloway, "There is wonder, every day, in the little things your kids do." (l2inc)
  • Organic eggs may not mean what you think. (bloomberg)
  • What do you do when your kid wants to go to college and you don’t want them to? (jamesaltucher)
  • The sports drink war is full-on. (bloomberg)
  • Robert Seawright, "Stories are culture’s way of teaching us what is important." (rpseawright.wordpress)
  • Everybody loves LaCroix but nobody really knows what is in it. (wsj)
  • Stuck in the airport? How about a ‘sleep pod’? (bloomberg)
  • Larger turbines are dramatically bring down the cost of offshore wind power. (ft)
  • A Quiet Revolution in Botany: Plants Form Memories (atlasobscura)
  • An army of retirees in RVs helps keep the Amazon ($AMZN) machine running. (wired)
  • Few Americans have watched the shows nominated for Emmy awards. (variety)
  • Why did MIT close down Senior House? (wired)
  • Are cramped planes a danger for passengers exiting in an emergency? (thedailybeast)
  • Smaller nonprofits should focus on simple, cheap portfolios. (nytimes)
  • New wind farms are affecting flight paths. (npr)
  • What it was like to attend the iPhone event at the new Steve Jobs Theater. (recode)
  • When the dam breaks on sports TV revenues so will the price of franchises. (bloomberg)
  • In praise of paper. (npr)
  • Why its best to think about cities as complex adaptive systems. (farnamstreetblog)
  • How Amazon’s use of robots is changing the work equation in its warehouses. (nytimes)
  • Why are foreigners buying up second-tier Belgian soccer teams? (nytimes)
  • Stop pretending your dog is a service animal. (bloomberg)
  • 6 ways to make a great first impression. (heleo)
  • What automakers can learn from airline automation. (bloomberg)
  • A contrarian take on the STEM gender gap. (marginalrevolution)
  • Why are so may college football programs paying multiple head coaches simultaneously? (nytimes)
  • On the joy of a non-revenue maximizing baseball game. (bloomberg)
  • In defense of bourgeois values. (nymag)
  • One House, 22 Floods: Repeated Claims Drain Federal Insurance Program: Experts say more such homes should be purchased and razed, but funds for buyouts are lacking and residents push back&#xA0 (wsj)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • Your Next New Best Friend Might Be a Robot (nautil.us)
  • The analytics revolution has hit the football/soccer world. (independent.co.uk)
  • Don’t hire someone who can’t write. (nytimes)
  • Nestle is buying Blue Bottle Coffee. (ft)
  • Cord-cutting is accelerating. (variety)
  • Asphalt absorbs a lot of heat. (bigthink)
  • Robert Shiller, "Mass psychology appears to be in a different, calmer place." (nytimes)
  • PE has been getting the benefit of the doubt from the high yield bond market. (bloomberg)
  • What makes people like (or dislike) their doctors. (priceonomics)
  • Finance is a technology that made civilization possible. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Things to never do in your neighborhood wine store. (wsj)
  • Sand makes the fracking boom go. (wsj)
  • MIT is going to offer a joint degree in CS and Economics. (marginalrevolution)
  • Advice on becoming a writer: "Don’t be an *sshole." (shortlist)
  • How bankruptcy court ruined the attraction of airline jobs. (slate)
  • In defense of no fuss, small-to-mid-sized regional airports. (slate)
  • Bonds are still not much competition for stocks. (disciplinedinvesting.blogspot)
  • Why did our hunter-gatherer ancestors switch to farming? (newyorker)
  • Ferrari ($RACE) is finally seeing some success on the F1 track. (wsj)
  • Don’t take your dog on a hike in the backcountry. (bloomberg)
  • RT, Sputnik and Russia’s New Theory of War (nytimes)
  • What CEOs had to say about the economy this week. (avondaleam)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) hires the most MBAs from elite schools. (qz)
  • These common breeds started as farm dogs. (modernfarmer)
  • The new Beats Studio 3’s have better noise-cancelling abilities. (theverge)
  • How can you find yourself if ‘the self’ is an elusive concept? (aeon.co)
  • Why rich guys love to own sports teams: tax breaks. (bloomberg)
  • Private equity replication should help bring down fees on PE. (blogs.wsj)
  • Billionaires didn’t get rich by timing the market. (bloomberg)
  • Some steps to take as a new empty-nester. (wsj)
  • The permafrost is melting. Good luck with that. (vox)
  • Brett Steenbarger, "Show me your daily routine, and I’ll show you your commitments." (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Seth Godin, "In the long run, your selfishness will catch up with you." (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Digital antennas are the new free toasters. (techcrunch)
  • Americans are price-sensitive when it comes to avocados. (bloomberg)

09/15/17 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The great nutrient collapse: The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention (politico)
  • How much faith do Fed officials have in their inflation forecasts? (bloomberg)
  • Comparing this decline to previous declines in Bitcoin. (stocktwits)
  • Russ Roberts and Noah Smith on technology and the terms of global trade. (a16z)
  • The Game-Changing Cars and Concepts at the Frankfurt Motor Show (bloomberg)
  • Brett McKay talks with Adam Gazzaley author of "The Distracted Mind" about the challenge of our devices. (artofmanliness)
  • Why the SEC is closely monitoring the ICO boom. (bloomberg)
  • Some insights on Apple’s ($AAPL) many announcements this week including a surprising take on the iPhone 8. (daringfireball)
  • Why its important to take a look inside the new iPhones.
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  • The great nutrient collapse: The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention (politico)
  • How much faith do Fed officials have in their inflation forecasts? (bloomberg)
  • Comparing this decline to previous declines in Bitcoin. (stocktwits)
  • Russ Roberts and Noah Smith on technology and the terms of global trade. (a16z)
  • The Game-Changing Cars and Concepts at the Frankfurt Motor Show (bloomberg)
  • Brett McKay talks with Adam Gazzaley author of "The Distracted Mind" about the challenge of our devices. (artofmanliness)
  • Why the SEC is closely monitoring the ICO boom. (bloomberg)
  • Some insights on Apple’s ($AAPL) many announcements this week including a surprising take on the iPhone 8. (daringfireball)
  • Why its important to take a look inside the new iPhones. (lefsetz)
  • Scott Galloway talks with Kara Swisher about what Amazon ($AMZN) should buy next. (l2inc)
  • Going cashless speeds things up at retail. (fortune)
  • Rich People From These Nations Hide the Most Offshore Wealth (bloomberg)
  • The Ultimate Guide to Making Smart Decisions (farnamstreetblog)
  • ESG investing is just beginning to scratch the surface. (ritholtz)
  • Nir Eyal talks with Adam Alter author of "The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked." (overcast.fm)
  • Which countries have the most complex economies? (visualcapitalist)
  • Six options on how to invest in a low-return world. (bloomberg)
  • Going sober but staying social: lessons from a year of living clean. (thebasispoint)
  • Tim Ferriss talks with Ray Dalio about his new book "Principles: Life and Work." (tim.blog)
  • James Altucher talks with Paul Shaffer. (acast)
  • 37+ global investors share their top strategies for investing in China. I’m speaking at this free online-only event with the likes of Jim Rogers, Kevin Kelley and Jack Schwager. (adamc73334.clickfunnels)
  • How to channel impostor syndrome for productive uses. (qz)
  • The Second-Class Office Workers: For millions of Americans who work as contractors, real careers are out of reach and each day brings reminders that they live in a different world than the employees sitting nearby. (wsj)
  • Goldman Sachs ($GS) risks changing what once made it so alluring. (economist)
  • Dan Harris talks with Dan Goleman and Richie Davidson co-authors of “Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body.” (overcast.fm)
  • Zach Lowe talks with Sam Walker author of "The Captain Class." (espn)
  • Mapping The Potential Economic Effects Of Climate Change (NPR)
  • How to Quantify Sustainability’s Impact on Your Bottom Line (HBR)
  • Has the crypto-hedge fund boom come to an end? (dealbreaker)
  • Markets are always evolving and you only know a little bit. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy and Meb Faber sit down again to chat. (investorfieldguide)
  • The Emerging Market of Green Bonds (Neighborly)
  • a16z’s Hanne Tidnam talks with Bob Sutton author of "The Asshole Survival Guide" and Michael Dearing, Founder of Harrison Metal about tackling asshole behavior. (soundcloud)
  • Get Howard Lindzon’s new book "8 to 80: The Next 1000% Stocks and Trends Everyone Can Ride" for just $7.95. (howardlindzonbook)
  • Strive to be a 1-percenter in something useful. (financialsamurai)
  • The case for stock buybacks. (hbr)
  • SPACs could be the new IPO for tech startups. (techcrunch)
  • Now is EXACTLY when we should be talking about climate change (syfy)
  • Five mutual funds that don’t exist that should. (beta.morningstar)
  • Latest Carbon Capture Projects Look Encouraging (Bloomberg)
  • Should the Ferrari ($RACE) spin-off be a model for other automakers? (businessinsider)
  • Nobody Knows What LaCroix “Essence” Is, Nobody Seems To Care (consumerist)
  • Why the consumer credit ratings agencies are at-risk of more regulation. (economist)
  • Martin Shkreli’s $2 Million Wu-Tang Album Might Not Be a Wu-Tang Album: Was a man convicted of fraud defrauded about the most expensive record ever sold? (bloomberg)
  • How an Austrian economist explains the Tulip bubble. (bloomberg)

09/14/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The behavioral reasons why value investing so difficult. (behaviouralinvestment)
  • Fund concentration has been on the decline is open-end US equity mutual funds for awhile now. (beta.morningstar)
  • It’s difficult to dismiss the signs of hype around the recent ICO boom. (ft)
  • Negative Birth Outcomes Linked to Air Pollution Exposure Early in Pregnancy (ScienceMag)
  • How to Quantify Sustainability’s Impact on Your Bottom Line (HBR)
  • By designing its own chips Apple ($AAPL) controls its own destiny. (om.co)
  • There’s Blood In The Water In Silicon Valley (buzzfeed)
  • Scott Pruitt’s Crimes Against Nature (Rollingstone)
  • Family offices have cooled on hedge funds except for quant funds. (qz)
  • Why Amazon ($AMZN) need not pick a big city for its new HQ. (bloomberg)
  • Some notes from the 2017 Delivering Alpha Conference. (marketfolly)
  • For Want
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  • The behavioral reasons why value investing so difficult. (behaviouralinvestment)
  • Fund concentration has been on the decline is open-end US equity mutual funds for awhile now. (beta.morningstar)
  • It’s difficult to dismiss the signs of hype around the recent ICO boom. (ft)
  • Negative Birth Outcomes Linked to Air Pollution Exposure Early in Pregnancy (ScienceMag)
  • How to Quantify Sustainability’s Impact on Your Bottom Line (HBR)
  • By designing its own chips Apple ($AAPL) controls its own destiny. (om.co)
  • There’s Blood In The Water In Silicon Valley (buzzfeed)
  • Scott Pruitt’s Crimes Against Nature (Rollingstone)
  • Family offices have cooled on hedge funds except for quant funds. (qz)
  • Why Amazon ($AMZN) need not pick a big city for its new HQ. (bloomberg)
  • Some notes from the 2017 Delivering Alpha Conference. (marketfolly)
  • For Want of a Drink (Economist)
  • You Won’t Like Mexico When It’s Angry (politi.co)
  • An LTE-enabled Apple Watch will change how people workout. (techcrunch)
  • On the benefits of raising a seed round. (blog.cowboy.vc)
  • Betterment is expanding the range of portfolios is uses including ones by Goldman Sachs ($GS) and Blackrock ($BLK). (businessinsider)
  • Apple’s ($AAPL) most impressive product was its new campus. (qz)
  • Americans are waiting longer and longer to get married. (bloomberg)
  • We are finding out how important China is/was to the crypto boom. (bloomberg)
  • iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 is going to be a difficult decision for many. (theverge)
  • California Proves That Environmental Regulations Don’t Kill Profits (Wired)
  • The hurricane is pushing weekly initial unemployment claims higher. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Constraints help make us be creative. (signalvnoise)
  • The "best" stocks provide an illusion of safety. (ritholtz)
  • When Jamie Dimon warns against bitcoin, it’s usually a good time to consider buying some (Quartz)
  • Canadian stock exchange have been happy to list marijuana-related companies. (wsj)
  • Can Apple ($AAPL) really make facial recognition work in practice? (wsj)
  • Divest from ‘sin stocks’ not because it will make you more money but because it is the right thing to do. (causeandeffect.fm)
  • The Austrian government just issued a 100-year bond yielding 2.1%. (wsj)
  • It’s okay to call subprime loans, subprime. (thebasispoint)
  • Not everybody wants to "hot desk." (ft)
  • Adam Grossman, "Truly outstanding investment opportunities usually lie somewhere off the beaten path, but only if you know what you’re looking for." (humbledollar)
  • How Yu’e Bao acquired $211 billion in assets in its money market-type fund. (wsj)
  • http://www.ussif.org/esg (ussif)
  • Great salespeople deserve to get paid commissions. (a16z)
  • Some Asset Managers Ban Investments in German Carmakers (irishtimes)
  • The iPhone 8 is a big upgrade but will it be overshadowed by the X? (wsj)
  • Mapping The Potential Economic Effects Of Climate Change (NPR)
  • Why you have to understand ‘edge cases’ before dealing with them. (medium)
  • Why Apple ($AAPL) wants a chunk of Toshiba’s memory chip business. (bloomberg)
  • Apple-designed chips have become the differentiating factor for their products. (bloomberg)
  • Mike Bloomberg’s New Frontier For Fighting Climate Change: Coral Reefs (Forbes)
  • How the iPhone X compares to Android-based competition. (theverge)
  • Indianapolis ranks 2nd on Glassdoor’s list of "Best Cities for Jobs 2017." (indystar)
  • This is a cool infographic of futures industry players. (info.rcmalternatives)
  • You can’t hide your company’s flaws, you have to embrace them. (hackernoon)
  • Global policy uncertainty is still above average. (review.chicagobooth.edu)
  • Companies Still Struggling to Quantify the Impacts of Sustainability (Ethical Corp)
  • Creativity is messy. Processes are not. (creativitypost)
  • The conceit that is Silicon Valley: it’s not about consumer needs it is all about delivering your data to companies. (pastemagazine)
  • Money managers think ‘alternative data’ is their last, best hope for generating alpha. (institutionalinvestor)
  • "Friends of the Court" Have Hidden Ties to Big Investors (bloomberg)
  • How BlackRock, State Street, and Vanguard approach voting their shares on controversial issues. (beta.morningstar)
  • Rockefeller Foundation Seeks to Expand Environmental Bonds (Bloomberg)
  • Why legal uncertainties make one investor wary of investing in Bitcoin. (brooklyninvestor.blogspot)
  • Indiana is trying to use big data to combat the opioid crisis. (wired)
  • Latest Carbon Capture Projects Look Encouraging (Bloomberg)
  • The Emerging Market of Green Bonds (Neighborly)
  • Wind and Solar Power are Saving Americans an Astounding Amount of Money (Vox)
  • "Canada’s experiment with infrastructure spending seems to be working, at least so far." (themacrotourist)
  • Why you need to look outside your industry for inspiration. (signalvnoise)
  • Wall Street titans grow wary of aging rally in U.S. stocks (ft)
  • The debate over passive vs. active investing stretches back to Ben Graham. (alphaarchitect)
  • How Debt Trading Saw Me Through the U.S. Open: Our fixed-income reporter had fun at the ballperson tryouts — and a chance to reflect on the parallels between tennis and credit. (bloomberg)
  • Ignorance Feeds Curiosity. Curiosity Cures Ignorance. (bloomberg)
  • Coffee Versus Climate Change (Ars Technica)
  • Asia is the new hot spot for activist investors. (wsj)
  • Are consumers really going to buy the iPhone 8? (stratechery)
  • Why the West Is Burning: There are 137 large wildfires raging across 7.8 million acres in what might be the worst fire season ever (outsideonline)
  • What the Rich Won’t Tell You (nytimes)
  • The CBOE ($CBOE) plans to create Bitcoin futures. (qz)
  • The new Apple ($AAPL) Watch is more interesting than the iPhone X. (slate)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) shows the value of ‘de-clustering’ for tech. (bloomberg)
  • High iPhone X prices are going to drive consumers to Apple’s ($AAPL) upgrade program. (businessinsider)
  • What it takes to get funded in the Midwest. (venturebeat)
  • Trading systems do not remove emotion from trading. (martinkronicle)
  • Bodega wants to be the vending machine of the 21st century. (fastcompany)
  • Universities should invest more in venture capital. (venturebeat)
  • Sustainable Funds Start to Perform (Morningstar)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is pushing hard on augmented reality (AR). (buzzfeed)
  • For Food-Waste Recycling is Key (MIT)
  • Chicago is especially strong in launching B2B startups. (venturebeat)
  • The Sustainable Exchange-Traded Universe Continues to Expand (Morningstar / Jon Hale)
  • We all start with zero followers. (medium)
  • Just in case you thought the CLO market went away. (bloomberg)
  • Vanguard Gets More Aggressive on Corporate Climate Risk (BNA)
  • Median household income is on the rise but the South and Midwest are lagging. (bloomberg)
  • There is no company better than Apple ($AAPL) at playing the press. (buzzfeed)
  • A downside of SAFE notes for the founder. (blog.eladgil)
  • When does a startup cease being a startup? (om.co)