03/25/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • These Scientists Sent a Rocket to Mars for Less Than It Cost to Make “The Martian” (backchannel)
  • Another story of academic research gone bad. (chronicle)
  • A dozen ways that "virality" can be misunderstood. (25iq)
  • The NBA’s secret addiction: ESPN exclusive! How one performance-enhancing sandwich has spread through the NBA.&#xA0 (espn)
  • US infant mortality declined over the past decade. (statnews)
  • A simple way to reduce opioid abuse: prescribe them for 3 edays or less. (vox)
  • Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware (motherboard.vice)
  • The Best Investment Strategy Today: Be Optimistic and Short (mauldineconomics)
  • Intuit ($INTU) does not want to make it easier for you to do your taxes. (priceonomics)
  • Sugar is the next tobacco. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Dinosaurs just got a new family tree. (nytimes)
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  • These Scientists Sent a Rocket to Mars for Less Than It Cost to Make “The Martian” (backchannel)
  • Another story of academic research gone bad. (chronicle)
  • A dozen ways that "virality" can be misunderstood. (25iq)
  • The NBA’s secret addiction: ESPN exclusive! How one performance-enhancing sandwich has spread through the NBA.&#xA0 (espn)
  • US infant mortality declined over the past decade. (statnews)
  • A simple way to reduce opioid abuse: prescribe them for 3 edays or less. (vox)
  • Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware (motherboard.vice)
  • The Best Investment Strategy Today: Be Optimistic and Short (mauldineconomics)
  • Intuit ($INTU) does not want to make it easier for you to do your taxes. (priceonomics)
  • Sugar is the next tobacco. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Dinosaurs just got a new family tree. (nytimes)
  • This is a better predictor of college student achievement. (mobile.nytimes)
  • How early school start times came to be and why they are on the way out. (citylab)
  • How to go about getting a MBA scholarship. (businessinsider)
  • Is bourbon kosher? (wsj)
  • Here’s How You Can Log Off of Facebook Forever (nytimes)
  • Three lessons from Manoj Bhargava founder of Five-Hour Energy. (thewaiterspad)
  • College sports are broken. (qz)
  • People are spending less time on each website visit. (bloomberg)
  • The case for eating smoked shad. (atlasobscura)
  • Is Spoon the best indie rock band of the past 20 years? (theringer)
  • Costco ($COST) and Titleist ($GOLF) are in a legal battle over golf balls. (wsj)
  • These fish help keep salmon healthy. Unfortunately they are at-risk. (newscientist)
  • 16 lessons learned from Reid Hoffman. (casnocha)
  • Lima, Peru may be the world’s best restaurant town. (bloomberg)
  • Immigrants Are Making the U.S. Economy a Lot Stronger (bloomberg)
  • NBA players love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. (espn)
  • Markets Are Witnessing a Janet Yellen Fed at Its Humblest (bloomberg)
  • Microsoft ($MSFT) wants in on the connected car business. (fortune)
  • The ten scariest American airports. (bloomberg)
  • EuroSclerosis: On 60th Birtday, EU Is Falling Apart (investors)
  • Michael Mauboussin looks at the long term decline in publicly traded US companies. (casnocha)
  • How Aristotle created the computer. (theatlantic)
  • A possible treatment for deadly sepsis. (npr)
  • Retreating sea ice could lead to rapid overfishing in the Arctic. (theatlantic)
  • Why rekindled romances are so intense. (qz)
  • The LSATs don’t do much to identify top law students. (slate)
  • How does Porsche make so much operating profit off each car sold? (bloomberg)
  • The problem with biometrics…they can’t be reset. (theatlantic)
  • Why NBA teams are performing better on the road. (espn)
  • Why people really use Tinder. (marketwatch)
  • A profile of Gabe Rivera of Techmeme. (buzzfeed)
  •  Basing Life on What You Can Afford (nytimes)
  • Sign up for Match.com and get a bunch of frequent flier miles. (wsj)
  • Fewer people have mastered basic survival skills today than at any other time in human history. (theatlantic)
  • What Californians Could Build Using $64 Billion Bullet Train Budget (capoliticalreview)
  • Amazon’s Fire TV is great for Prime members. (businessinsider)
  • Men are getting weaker, at least when it comes to hand strength. (marginalrevolution)
  • Earth Is Bad For the Poor: Failure of Good Eco-Intentions (usatoday)
  • John Calipari is a marketing genius. (nytimes)
  • Stock-Market Volatility Threatens a Glorious Return (marketwatch)
  • Inside the Hunt for Russia’s Most Notorious Hacker (wired)
  • Survival of the Friendliest: It’s time to give the violent metaphors of evolution a break.&#xA0 (nautil.us)
  • The Capital Group is fighting the good fight against index investing. (ft)
  • On the benefits of hot baths. (businessinsider)
  • Millennials love to binge-watch online video. (qz)
  • Google ($GOOGL) and Facebook ($FB) need to be more accountable for the content against which it sells ads. (stratechery)
  • The General Who Went to War On Suicide (politico)
  • A Trap for a Trader: How did authorities zero in on Tom Hayes, the disheveled, socially awkward mastermind of the Libor scandal? (wsj)
  • Why Freedom Caucus Is Right to Be Skeptical About Ryancare (fee)
  • Lights are low-hanging fruit for the aspiring smart home. (wsj)
  • Alaska Air ($ALK) is eliminating the Virgin America brand. (500ish)
  • Why simple, home IoT products are better. (hackernoon)

03/24/17 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

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  • The Best Way To Learn About Stocks (jamesaltucher)
  • Inside Costco: The Magic in the Warehouse (fortune)
  • Why Have Fed Policies Failed to Stimulate the Economy? (realclear)
  • Podcast crossover alert! Jordan Harbinger talks with Brett McKay. (theartofcharm)
  • Smart Beta Asset Allocation (capitalspectator)
  • A More Dangerous Globalism (project-syndicate)
  • America’s Fastest Growing Cities (247wallst)
  • FBI Agents Posed As Filmmakers To Interview Armed Militia In A Dramatic Standoff (Buzzfeed)
  • The Recovery Fantasy Has Officially Been Put Out of Mind (realclearmarkets)
  • Who shares the story, not who reports the news, is what counts for casual readers (qz)
  • Sam Harris talks with Kate Darling about the ethics of robots. (samharris)
  • Dan McConlogue: I’m a Fiduciary no matter what. (LinkedIn)
  • Drucker: Six Rules for Presidents (The Big Picture)
  • How a couple can earn $500,000 in New York City and end up with little to show for it (Financial Samurai)
  • The high profile Eton Park hedge fund is shutting down. (nytimes)
  • The Real Reason So Many at Your Office Are Missing Today (fortune)
  • The Depths Of Economic Dispair (theatlantic)
  • Sick – Obamacare repeal could cost the poor a third of their income (CNN)
  • John Rekenthaler, "In short, the contrarian approach may help for selecting stocks, but not for funds. With funds, to the extent that contrarianism is helpful, its insights apply to asset classes." (beta.morningstar)
  • Is Mr. Market Playing the Role of Pavlov’s Dog? (realclearmarkets)
  • iTunes is a broken product. (theverge)
  • Bill Simmons talks with Steve Ballmer on what its like to own a NBA franchise. (soundcloud)
  • Sam Harris talks with Yuval Noah Harari author of "Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow." (samharris)
  • James Altucher talks with WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg. (medium)
  • The Hardest Question in Portfolio Management (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Stock Market Suffers Bout of Bad Breadth (Bloomberg View)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Yuval Noah Harari author of "Homo Deus" and "Sapiens." (ritholtz)
  • We think technology can solve the world’s problems, but it can’t even stop robocalling (recode)
  • Huishan Dairy took a bit of a tumble today. (bloomberg)
  • Where New York’s Billionaires Live (wsj)
  • The multi-decade bull market in bonds has distorted investors’ expectations. (bloomberg)
  • The Teflon Stock Market (schwab)
  • 5 High-Tech Cash Cows Yielding Up To 6% (forbes)
  • Every Portfolio’s New Best Friend (capitalspectator)
  • Near Retirement? Consider Sticking Around a Little Longer (cnbc)
  • In many ways the Twitter ($TWTR) product has degraded over time. (howardlindzon)
  • A Lithuanian phisher tricked two big U.S. tech companies into wiring him $100 million (theverge)
  • People Without Degress Drive a Major Increase in Death Rates (latimes)
  • Brett McKay talks with David Sax author of "The Revenge of Analog." (artofmanliness)
  • This Coveted Award Makes Shares of Apple a ‘Sell’ (marketwatch)
  • The "Missing Richard Simmons" podcast is highly controversial. (newyorker)
  • Pension Tsunami Too Big for Markets to Ignore (bloomberg)
  • Ever-Expanding Reach of Anti-Tobacco Zealots (spectator)
  • There’s Nothing Conservatie About a Carbon Tax (nationalreview)
  • The incredible shrinking universe of stocks (Credit Suisse)
  • The Political Athlete: Then and Now (newyorker)
  • "Bro, I’m Going Rogue": The Wall Street Informant Who Double-Crossed the FBI — Guy Gentile flipped, and flipped again. (bloomberg)
  • This Is Not the Time for You to Bury Your Head in the Sand (realclearmarkets)
  • Professionals take their work seriously but not themselves. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Michael Covel talks with former trader and venture capitalist Brad Rotter. (trendfollowing)
  •  Does the public believe in government statistics? It depends (today.yougov)
  • Dan Diamond’s tweet thread is a work of art (Twitter)
  • The Stock Market Has a Half Trillion Dollar Problem (forbes)
  • Will a cheaper iPad help Apple ($AAPL) regain share in the education market. (valuewalk)
  • Why the Federal Reserve Paid Banks Not to Lend (marketwatch)
  • What Middle-Class Families Earn in Every US State (yahoo)
  • Russ Roberts talks with Andrew Gelman about statistics and the challenge of small samples. (econtalk)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Jim O’Shaughnessy author of "What Works on Wall Street." (investorfieldguide)
  • Pat Dorsey talks with the Young Investors Society. (marketfolly)
  • How noisy is your neighborhood? (npr)
  • Patience always pays for investors. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Central Banks Reduce Extraordinary Support (pimco)
  • Obamacare’s Backfire (blogspot)
  • Michael Covel talks with Isaac Lidsky author of "Eyes Wide Open." (trendfollowingradio)
  • How much you can save in ten cities if you moved to the suburbs. (businessinsider)
  • New Home Sales: Solid Headline Masks Flattening Trend (realclear)
  • Is it too late to save Hong Kong from Beijing’s authoritarian grasp? (theguardian)
  • Cities require a continuous replenishing of residents. (bloomberg)
  • At what point do regulators start paying attention to Amazon’s ($AMZN) success? (economist)
  • More Evidence Why People Shouldn’t Be Forced Into Unions (forbes)
  • Why I Invest (blog.rre)
  • Brett McKay talks with Steven Kotler co-author of "Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work." (artofmanliness)

03/23/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How to get seed investor meetings. (hackernoon)
  • Bill Gurley is working hard to get Uber back on track. (nytimes)
  • The American economy is a millionaire-generating machine. (thereformedbroker)
  • Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman are going to produce a film version of George Saunder’ "Lincoln in the Bardo." (qz)
  • More publishers need to embrace the Kindle Matchbook model. (feld)
  • AQR has succeeded by bring alternative strategies to the masses. (forbes)
  • Age-Old Adages for the Bull Market (blog.yardeni)
  • It’s time to add some ‘tail risk protection’ to your portfolio. (mebfaber)
  • The Technology Miracle In U.S. Shale Is Major Media Myth (oilprice)
  • You can’t sell you business if you don’t prepare ahead of time. (inc)
  • What a Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKB) of the Internet would look like. (medium)
  • Warning? Falling
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  • How to get seed investor meetings. (hackernoon)
  • Bill Gurley is working hard to get Uber back on track. (nytimes)
  • The American economy is a millionaire-generating machine. (thereformedbroker)
  • Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman are going to produce a film version of George Saunder’ "Lincoln in the Bardo." (qz)
  • More publishers need to embrace the Kindle Matchbook model. (feld)
  • AQR has succeeded by bring alternative strategies to the masses. (forbes)
  • Age-Old Adages for the Bull Market (blog.yardeni)
  • It’s time to add some ‘tail risk protection’ to your portfolio. (mebfaber)
  • The Technology Miracle In U.S. Shale Is Major Media Myth (oilprice)
  • You can’t sell you business if you don’t prepare ahead of time. (inc)
  • What a Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKB) of the Internet would look like. (medium)
  • Warning? Falling Car Prices & Ally Financial (creditwritedowns)
  • For One to Promise Free Things Is to Shamefully Lie (nationalreview)
  • How to Make the Most of Your Workday (nytimes)
  • The Truth About Angry White Working Class Men (usatoday)
  • The seven rules of talent retention. (qz)
  • What type of investor are you? (valuewalk)
  • "Hillbilly Elegy" author J.D. Vance is joining Revolution LLC as a partner. (axios)
  • Marketers just can’t help themselves. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Softbank just invested $300 million in WeWork. (bloomberg)
  • How Finance Whizzes On Wall Street Can Fight Terrorism (fortune)
  • NYC Spends $1.2B Annually on Homeless, Problem Gets Worse (nymag)
  • Is your company dependent on a handful of big customers? (m.signalvnoise)
  • How do you value a solely digital asset? (avc)
  • Despite the hype Americans are still moving to the suburbs. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Another salvo in the ETF price war. (etf)
  • How Brexit could affect the British horseracing industry. (businessinsider)
  • Five questions every investor should ask about an investment according to Howard Marks. (exploringmarkets)
  • Megahit Musical ‘Hamilton’ Fights Laws of Economics (and Loses) (bloomberg)
  • The $3.6 Trillion Man (bloomberg)
  • Four use cases for e-mail in the Slack era. (fastcompany)
  • Silicon Valley Tech Savvy Not the Same as Wisdom (weeklystandard)
  • SKEW is not a very good measure of tail risk. (pensionpartners)
  • Boom Supersonic is building a modern supersonic jet. (techcrunch)
  • Inside the ‘Tinderization’ of today’s NBA (espn)
  • A surprising number of US cities are now majority renter. (bloomberg)
  • How Cliff Asness Became A Billionaire By Building A Kind Of Vanguard Of Hedge Funds (forbes)
  • What’s Next for Gold, the Dollar, and the Stock Market? (merkinvestments)
  • Never Mind the Apple Watch, AirPods Are the Future (barrons)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are higher but still at low levels. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Politics affects stock market optimism. (theatlantic)
  • Why It’s a Record Year for Self-Made Female Billionaires (forbes)
  • To Boost Economy, Leave Paris Deal Now (investors)
  • 4 Depressing Reasons Americans Aren’t Saving Money (marketwatch)
  • Mossberg: The old dream of the information appliance is now real — so what’s next? (recode)
  • There is still plenty of fat to cut from investor fees. (mebfaber)
  • Dwyer: Don’t Buy Stocks Until You See These 4 Key Signs (cnbc)
  • Here’s Where Rockefeller Was Different (observer)
  • Global warming is increasing rainfall rates&#xA0 (theguardian)
  • ‘Deaths of Despair’ Surge Among White Working Class (bloomberg)
  • Investors Shouldn’t Be So Sure About a Quick Turnaround (cumber)
  • Lessons in tenacity from Dennis Crowley, founder of Foursquare. (firstround)
  • ‘Gig’ Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death (newyorker)
  • Domino’s stock has outperformed Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon this decade (qz)
  • Why one VC invests. (medium)
  • Is it finally time to worry about stock market valuations? (blogs.wsj)
  • Populism Getting Unpopular? (blogspot)
  • Substituting debt for growth equity is a risky bet. (avc)
  • Existing Home Sales: Lean Inventories Cap Upside (realclear)
  • Seeking Your College Application Essays About Money (nytimes)
  • 4 Signs That Doubt Is Creeping Into the Stock Market (schaeffersresearch)
  • How to reference check a potential seed investor. (k9ventures)
  • Globe-trotting surfers can be a boon for a local (beach) economy. (bloomberg)
  • Chuck Brunie: Free Market Champion, Investor Exemplar (spectator)
  • 3 Retirement Stocks To Buy Right Now – And 6 To Avoid (forbes)

03/22/17 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The best free investing tools on the Internet. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • What’s financial coaching and how does it differ from being a financial planner? (kitces)
  • China Is Poised to Compete in the Tech Revolution (bostonglobe)
  • "One thing I have learned in more than 25 years of trading and market analysis is that there are two markets that knowledgeable traders are very cautious about: Bonds and the US Dollar." (Price Action Lab)
  • Seven things you may not know about IRAs (Fidelity)
  • 6 Years On, Why Economists Missed Arab Spring (project-syndicate)
  • The streak is over with yesterday’s 1% drop – now what? (Stock Trader’s Almanac)
  • What History Says Stocks Will Do After the Sharp Drop (marketwatch)
  • 14 Funds That Crush Vanguard And Yield Up To 11.9% (forbes)
  • Who Is
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  • The best free investing tools on the Internet. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • What’s financial coaching and how does it differ from being a financial planner? (kitces)
  • China Is Poised to Compete in the Tech Revolution (bostonglobe)
  • "One thing I have learned in more than 25 years of trading and market analysis is that there are two markets that knowledgeable traders are very cautious about: Bonds and the US Dollar." (Price Action Lab)
  • Seven things you may not know about IRAs (Fidelity)
  • 6 Years On, Why Economists Missed Arab Spring (project-syndicate)
  • The streak is over with yesterday’s 1% drop – now what? (Stock Trader’s Almanac)
  • What History Says Stocks Will Do After the Sharp Drop (marketwatch)
  • 14 Funds That Crush Vanguard And Yield Up To 11.9% (forbes)
  • Who Is Buying Bond ETFs? Why Are They Buying Them? (Morningstar)
  • How a hedge fund manager teaches his kids about money. (bloomberg)
  • The question now is how many shopping malls will have to close? (businessinsider)
  • Can I throw this financial paperwork out? (beta.morningstar)
  • Bill Gates, Trillionaire? Warren Buffett Shows How It’ll Happen (marketwatch)
  • Why 2% may be a cap on US economic growth. (piie)
  • Brexit-affected bankers should flee to Dublin. (bloomberg)
  • Spiders are a much bigger deal than previously thought. (economist)
  • What You Won’t Learn From One Wall Street Watchdog Report: Brokerage files published online by financial-services’s self-regulator omit legal settlements firms negotiated with clients (wsj)
  • Inequality: Death Sentence for the American People? (the-american-interest)
  • No matter how you slice it emerging markets are cheap relative to the US. (etf)
  • The Stakeholder Revolution Has Been Delayed (reuters)
  • Will Hollywood Writers Go on Strike? The Tricky Economics of “Peak TV” (hollywoodreporter)
  • Crossing the Border? Here’s How to Safeguard Your Data From Searches (nytimes)
  • Suffocating Housing Regulations Driving California to the Brink (city-journal)
  • China has a long-term demographic problem. (beta.morningstar)
  • FASFA is just the worst. (nytimes)
  • Revitalizing Healthcare in America (realclear)
  • How income volatility affects how big a cash balance you should hold. (bloomberg)
  • Poor health is affecting the male workforce dropout problem. (theatlantic)
  • Ultimate Stock Pickers: 10 Dividend Stock Buys (morningstar)
  • Healthcare: Free Markets vs. Government (realclear)
  • Dividend Forecasting & Stock Prices (blogspot)
  • The Most Powerful Person in Washington? James Comey (bloomberg)
  • The Sears and Kmart death spiral continues with 150 more stores to be closed (USA Today)
  • How do your clients feel about their money? (wealthmanagement)
  • The "going concern" letter filed with regulators on Sears might be the nail in the coffin (New York Times)
  • This may be the most important publication in asset management. (kraneshares)
  • Noah Smith and Tyler Cowen debate American complacency. (bloomberg)
  • Sears Holdings ($SHLD) is now in its death throes. (nytimes)
  • Fund managers think the stock market is overvalued. (bloomberg)
  • Does Rex Tillerson Know He’s Not a CEO Anymore? (usatoday)
  • Payless Shoes is also on the verge of filing in the next few days (Bloomberg)
  • Sears Warns of "Substantial Doubt" About Company’s Future (bloomberg)
  • Great News at U.S. Factories Will Terrify Witless Politicians (nationalreview)
  • The Big Money Is Eyeing the Stock Market Exit (marketwatch)
  • Word up! This is the story behind The New York Times’ most famous tweet (10 years old today) (niemanlab)
  • The secret to happiness? Stop trying to be happy. (macleans.ca)
  • Sears Has ‘Substantial Doubt’ That It Can Survive (cnn)
  • A gray whale shoots a rainbow out of its blow hole. (atlasobscura)
  • An infographic of the spectrum of financial advice providers. (ritholtz)
  • Should college students be required to take a course in personal finance? (wsj)
  • Five steps for a more organized financial life. (beta.morningstar)
  • Is a Nightmarish Civil War Brewing Inside Fox News? (vanityfair)
  • How Cliff Asness Created the ‘Vanguard’ of Hedge Funds (forbes)
  • A review of robo-advisor Wealthsimple. (businessinsider)
  • Repealing the ObamaCare Train Wreck Has Become a Train Wreck (investors)
  • As you age your financial assets should replace your human capital. (ofdollarsanddata)
  • Populism: More Powerful Than Fiscal & Monetary Policy (linkedin)
  • An Inventory of ‘Regulatory Dark Matter’ (realclear)
  • On the dramatic divergence between SKEW and the VIX. (twitter)
  • Paying down debt has a guaranteed return. (humbledollar)
  • The Wall Street Journal editorial page just unloads on Donnie. Had to have come from Rupert. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Doubt Are Creeping In… (thereformedbroker)
  • David Ricardo’s Brilliant Insight Is More Important Than Ever (triblive)
  • Don’t Germany & Japan Have Robots? (blogspot)
  • Here’s What Could Tip This Market Into a Massive Sell-Off (cnbc)
  • Every financial plan should take into account human capital as well. (etf)
  • $’s April Showers Can Bring May Flowers to Gold (marketanthropology)
  • It’s hard to come up with scenarios where future S&P 500 returns are anywhere near historical levels. (blackcypresscapital)
  • The job of advisors is to keep investors from making big mistakes. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • The Machismo Boom Is Looking A Bit Flaccid (ft)
  • Financial independence is a process not a number. (whitecoatinvestor)
  • Lest Unilever Forget, Profit Is the Sole Purpose of Business (realclearmarkets)
  • Robotization Without Taxation? (project-syndicate)
  • Before you rollover your 401(k), read this. (blogs.wsj)

03/21/17 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

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03/20/17 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Record-breaking 2017 for ETFs fuels fears of stock market bubble (ft)
  • A Tweet to Kurt Eichenwald, a Strobe and a Seizure. Now, an Arrest. (nytimes)
  • Forbes’ 30th annual billionaires ranking is out today (Forbes)
  • It’s silly for companies to "fight March Madness." (theatlantic)
  • These 7 Brand Name Companies May Be Takeover Targets (businessinsider)
  • OCC’s Unimaginative Approach to Innovation (realclearmarkets)
  • Global Asset Allocation Update (alhambrapartners)
  • Criminal Immigrants: Unearthing the Actual Numbers (realclear)
  • The Chicago Fed National Activity Index rose in February. (calculatedriskblog)
  • There are still two other Bitcoin ETFs awaiting approval. (etf)
  • Michael’s got nothing to do on the weekends besides push a stroller and read awesome shit (Irrelevant Investor)
  • How water swaps help the West manage a precious resource (csmonitor)
  • On the prospects for M&A
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  • Record-breaking 2017 for ETFs fuels fears of stock market bubble (ft)
  • A Tweet to Kurt Eichenwald, a Strobe and a Seizure. Now, an Arrest. (nytimes)
  • Forbes’ 30th annual billionaires ranking is out today (Forbes)
  • It’s silly for companies to "fight March Madness." (theatlantic)
  • These 7 Brand Name Companies May Be Takeover Targets (businessinsider)
  • OCC’s Unimaginative Approach to Innovation (realclearmarkets)
  • Global Asset Allocation Update (alhambrapartners)
  • Criminal Immigrants: Unearthing the Actual Numbers (realclear)
  • The Chicago Fed National Activity Index rose in February. (calculatedriskblog)
  • There are still two other Bitcoin ETFs awaiting approval. (etf)
  • Michael’s got nothing to do on the weekends besides push a stroller and read awesome shit (Irrelevant Investor)
  • How water swaps help the West manage a precious resource (csmonitor)
  • On the prospects for M&A in the ETF industry. (medium)
  • Scientific research has a great payoff. (bloomberg)
  • Has OPEC Underestimated U.S. Shale Once Again? (oilprice)
  • Stop Using Social Security to Fund Federal Waste (nypost)
  • ‘Russian Hacking’ of Election 2016 Is Not Remotely Serious (forbes)
  • Some Surprise About a Seemingly Dovish ‘Dot Plot’ (realclear)
  • Tariffs Are Really Bad, But They’re Not Income Tax Bad (forbes)
  • Why ETF issuers love to diversify their offerings. (etf)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is betting on AR. (No, not this site.) (bloomberg)
  • The Surge in America’s "Animal Spirits" (project-syndicate)
  • Basic Steps to Figure Out How Much House You Can Afford (usatoday)
  • Tax-loss harvesting is overrated. (basonasset)
  • Today the FBI chief will testify in front of congress about whether or not the President is a foreign agent. Literally. (New York Times)
  • Are You Prepared For The End Of The Bond Bubble? (hedgeye)
  • An activist investor who is pushing for social responsibility not enhanced dividends. (wsj)
  • The Global Outlook Improves (blogspot)
  • Should pension funds be seeding standlone ETFs? (medium)
  • Goldman Sachs ($GS) is planning a series of fixed income ETFs. (citywireusa)
  • Technology is quickly becoming an integral part of the legal world. (nytimes)
  • I LOVE the asset class quilt, here’s the most updated version (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
  • The Broken Bond Market (wordpress)
  • Three ways the global economy could hit the skids. (ft)
  • Snapchat short interest now up to 30 million shares (Business Insider)
  • Uber just lost its President less than a year after hiring him, to ethics disagreements (Recode)
  • What you need to know about fund of fund ETFs. (investwithanedge)
  • CNN ran an extensive Jack Bogle interview this weekend, with his thoughts on all the latest topics (Evidence Based Investor)
  • Why the Border Adjustment Tax Should Be Killed (barrons)
  • 7 great sites for developing traders. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Not surprisingly, interest in the stock market is on the rise (on Google). (thereformedbroker)
  • A Q&A with former lawyer and Bloomberg View columnist Matt Levine. (legalnomads)
  • Animal Spirits? Just Hot Air So Far… (marketwatch)
  • Hedge Fund Titan’s Surefire Bet Turns Into a $4 Billion Loss (New York Times)
  • Marissa Mayer’s Exit Bonus: Worse Than Obscene (latimes)
  • This is now what happens when you try to post fake news on Facebook (qz)
  • The Backlash Against Starbucks Is Real, And It Isn’t Going Away (forbes)
  • "Five decades of reporting have taught me that whenever a president starts screeching about the media, it’s a sure sign he’s in hot water" (New York Times)
  • Double Dip Expansion? (investingcaffeine)
  • Hospitals have a labor problem. (axios)
  • Six investing essons learned from March Madness. (peterlazaroff)
  • The pros and cons of interval funds. (beta.morningstar)
  • Here’s What You Should Know About the Federal Reserve (thenation)
  • "The bears believed the high profile economists who thought quantitative easing will lead to hyperinflation. Any technical analysis they used was in an effort to confirm this bias." (Price Action Lab)
  • Low Oil Prices Prove How Wrong Obama Was Yet Again (nypost)
  • Meet The Man Whose Site Mark Zuckerberg Reads Every Day (Buzzfeed)
  • iPhone 8 Biggest Feature Suddenly Makes Sense (forbes)
  • ESG vs. SRI: what’s the difference? (etf)
  • Forget Double Dip Recession, Meet Double Dip Expansion (ValueWalk)
  • A Dangerous Mistake Which Will Ruin Your Retirement Strategy (cnbc)
  • Why we like to muck about with sector and country ETFs. (etf)
  • Does Q1 GDP Really Even Matter? (gavekalcapital)
  • It’s Good to Be a CEO, Again: Stocks Rise, and So Does Pay (wsj)
  • What’s Attacking the Web? A Security Camera in a Colorado Laundromat: Computer viruses harness webcams, thermostats and other connected devices (wsj)
  • "Active fund management isn’t disappearing—it’s just evolving." (wsj)
  • Obamacare Aside, Health Insurer Profits Are Soaring (nytimes)
  • Your portfolio should not be the most interesting thing in your life. (timmaurer)
  • The US has too many damn stores. (wsj)
  • In the Red: States Struggling Despite Growing US Economy (marketwatch)
  • The Global Implications of Higher Interest Rates (bloomberg)
  • Are target-date funds a "prudent" investment? (wsj)
  • Bond Traders Finally Start Giving the Fed Some Respect (bloomberg)
  • Readers’ photos on the theme of spring (theguardian)

03/19/17 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

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03/18/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Soon We Won’t Program Computers. We’ll Train Them Like Dogs (wired)
  • How I Traveled Around the World With No Money (nypost)
  • Inside the unregulated world of college strength coaches. (cbssports)
  • The NFL needs to re-think its alcohol abuse policies. (melmagazine)
  • Sully on the challenges of automating autos or airplanes. (thedrive)
  • There is still a lot to learn about the ancestors of homo sapiens. (yahoo)
  • The Internet is saving culture not killing it. (nytimes)
  • The Federal Government’s Student-Loan Fraud (investors)
  • Light-to-moderate drinkers are not at increased risk of weight gain. (nytimes)
  • Sustainable seafood guides are confusing. (npr)
  • The life and times of Terrence Malick in his hometown of Austin, Texas. (texasmonthly)
  • Chevy Chevette: They Sure Don’t Build Cars Like They Used To (spectator)
  • User manuals have
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  • Soon We Won’t Program Computers. We’ll Train Them Like Dogs (wired)
  • How I Traveled Around the World With No Money (nypost)
  • Inside the unregulated world of college strength coaches. (cbssports)
  • The NFL needs to re-think its alcohol abuse policies. (melmagazine)
  • Sully on the challenges of automating autos or airplanes. (thedrive)
  • There is still a lot to learn about the ancestors of homo sapiens. (yahoo)
  • The Internet is saving culture not killing it. (nytimes)
  • The Federal Government’s Student-Loan Fraud (investors)
  • Light-to-moderate drinkers are not at increased risk of weight gain. (nytimes)
  • Sustainable seafood guides are confusing. (npr)
  • The life and times of Terrence Malick in his hometown of Austin, Texas. (texasmonthly)
  • Chevy Chevette: They Sure Don’t Build Cars Like They Used To (spectator)
  • User manuals have moved largely online. What has been lost in the process? (scientificamerican)
  • Four of the most comfortable headphones on the market. (businessinsider)
  • I Passed on Berkshire Hathaway at $97 Per Share (microcapclub)
  • Why Economics Of Scottish Separation Don’t Make Sense (forbes)
  • Hot for Truther: Inside the Website Where Conspiracy Theorists Find Love (broadly.vice)
  • CEOs need to actively work to get out of the "good news cocoon." (hbr)
  • Cars may soon be able to tell if you are drowsy. (nytimes)
  • 29 lessons learned from Tyler Cowen about money. (thoughtcatalog)
  • States want colleges to prove their worth through student outcomes. (wsj)
  • Small grants can help students get across the finish line. (nytimes)
  • The Wrongest Profession: How economists have botched the promise of widely distributed prosperity—and why they have no intention of stopping now&#xA0 (thebaffler)
  • How to turn an abandoned coal mine into a giant pumped-storage hydroelectric reservoir. (bloomberg)
  • Why can’t MLB pay minor leaguers a living wage? (dealbreaker)
  • Four fast ways to reduce stress. (bakadesuyo)
  • One reason why young men are dropping out of the workforce: videogames. (1843magazine)
  • Making Athens Great Again: How does a citizen respond when a democracy that prides itself on being exceptional betrays its highest principles? Plato despaired, but he also pointed the way to renewal.&#xA0 (theatlantic)
  • People think they are nicer than they actually are. (independent.co.uk)
  • Four scientific concepts everyone needs to know. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Why isn’t wind as sexy as solar? (fastcompany)
  • Why we should talk about gallons/mile as opposed to miles/gallon. (ww2.kqed)
  • What is a ketogenic diet? (businessinsider)
  • Loud noises are worse for your hearing than earlier thought. (businessinsider)
  • Why the Market Shouldn’t Be Spooked by ‘Quadruple Witching’ (marketwatch)
  • Can AT&T Retrain 100,000k Who Learned Wrong Skills? (fortune)
  • How do some Northern cultures deal with the extended darkness of Winter. (digg)
  • 5 apps that make life easier including Noisli. (businessinsider)
  • Your face may soon be your boarding pass. (qz)
  • Google Fiber was doomed from the start. (backchannel)
  • How one guy improved his life by not putting up with negative self-talk. (casnocha)
  • What restaurants do to cater to VIPs. (eater)
  • What would happen if big data were applied to therapy? (theatlantic)
  •  Why are so many American men not working? (brookings.edu)
  • Parenting is a pain but will help you live a couple years longer. (qz)
  • Patagonia and North Face are selling cool not technical clothing and gear. (theguardian)
  • Costco ($COST) is rapidly expanding its private label sales of booze. (bloomberg)
  • The 10 best part-time MBA programs. (businessinsider)
  • Independent swing coaches are helping players rebuild their swings. (wsj)
  • How Domino’s Pizza ($DPZ) went from a joke to a powerhouse. (bloomberg)
  • A quick, easy and cheap blood type test. (newscientist)
  • A Strong Dollar Can Be Just As Problematic as a Weak Dollar (forbes)
  • Intermittent fasting is fast becoming a business. (fastcompany)
  • The Race to Design the World’s Fastest Running Shoe (outsideonline)
  • Wisconsin dominated the US Cheese Championships. (npr)
  • The Ivy League is now acting like all the other athletic conferences. (bloomberg)
  • The Accelerating Race to Find Drugs to Enhance the Brain (thedailybeast)
  • Is deep brain stimulation a cure for severe depression? (psmag)
  • Australia is enhancing its vaccination requirements. (newscientist)
  • Apps aren’t everything. A big chunk of the world still uses a browser as their main way online. (wsj)
  • AB Inbev ($BUD) is making a big craft beer push in China. (fortune)
  • Dan Monson brought Gonzaga to attention and then left. What happened next? (sports.yahoo)
  • Why our bodies might need environmental stress to thrive. (businessinsider)
  • On the attraction of craft brewers staying small. (marketwatch)
  • What does it mean to be human when there were multiple species prior? (mosaicscience)
  • Global carbon emissions have flatlined the last three years. (ft)
  • Environmentalists love "cover crops." (npr)
  • Some of the Most Common Tax Errors That People Make (usatoday)
  • Most things you think matter will be forgotten in five years. (medium)
  • Not many shows reference Wilco and Megadeath, "Billions" does. (pitchfork)
  • Self-improvement is just a glorified hobby. (qz)
  • Professional bicycle teams are mining their data to optimize performance. (bloomberg)
  • White House Ties May Cut Two Ways for Goldman Sachs (nytimes)
  • Deconstructing the Chicago-style hot dog. (interactive.wbez)
  • When you should use e-mail instead of Slack. (fastcompany)
  • At Long Last, the Death of the Shoe Salesman (bloomberg)
  • Sports betting is beginning to look more and more like Wall Street (bloomberg)

03/17/17 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How Knowing Too Much Can Actually Hurt You at Work (fortune)
  • Is $1,000,000 Really What You’re Going to Need to Retire? (cbsnews)
  • Americans Are Quitting Their Jobs In Droves (yahoo)
  • A Bad Omen For Stocks? (marketwatch)
  • Wall Street still has too many stock traders. (businessinsider)
  • Space Sex Is Serious Business: We’ve done almost no research into this area, but it’s key to living on Mars.&#xA0 (fivethirtyeight)
  • Is The Fed Hiking Into A Slowdown? (capitalspectator)
  • Will 90 Become The New 60? As our lifespans have increased, so too have our active years. Can that go on?&#xA0 (nautil.us)
  •  American Citizens: U.S. Border Agents Can Search Your Cellphone (nbcnews)
  • Here Come the Robots (nakedcapitalism)
  • This Big Run Ends Badly and Abruptly. If Only I Knew When (realclearmarkets)
  • China’s
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  • How Knowing Too Much Can Actually Hurt You at Work (fortune)
  • Is $1,000,000 Really What You’re Going to Need to Retire? (cbsnews)
  • Americans Are Quitting Their Jobs In Droves (yahoo)
  • A Bad Omen For Stocks? (marketwatch)
  • Wall Street still has too many stock traders. (businessinsider)
  • Space Sex Is Serious Business: We’ve done almost no research into this area, but it’s key to living on Mars.&#xA0 (fivethirtyeight)
  • Is The Fed Hiking Into A Slowdown? (capitalspectator)
  • Will 90 Become The New 60? As our lifespans have increased, so too have our active years. Can that go on?&#xA0 (nautil.us)
  •  American Citizens: U.S. Border Agents Can Search Your Cellphone (nbcnews)
  • Here Come the Robots (nakedcapitalism)
  • This Big Run Ends Badly and Abruptly. If Only I Knew When (realclearmarkets)
  • China’s Day Of Reckoning Nears (ft)
  • How to be less complacent. (tylercowen)
  • ‘Big Short’ Call On This Stock Could Become Best of My Career (seekingalpha)
  • Why Did Bonds Rally After The Rate Hike? (gavekalcapital)
  • The big banks are stronger than ever. (howardlindzon)
  • If Concrete Pouring Were a Stimulant, We’d Still Have U.S.S.R. (realclearmarkets)
  • Forget Miles per Gallon! The Case for Switching to Gallons per Mile&#xA0 (ww2.kqed)
  • 1057 hedge funds closed last year. (bloomberg)
  • "Mainstream transaction costs are high for a very good reason." (ftalphaville.ft)
  • James Altucher talks with Debbie Millman about what it means to create a life you want. (jamesaltucher)
  • Cardiff Garcia talks with Noah Smith about how economics has changed since the financial crisis. (ft)
  • The Gold Party’s Back on After Yellen Reassures Market (bloomberg)
  • Biotech Firm May Have Cure for Cancer That Stole Steve Jobs (marketwatch)
  • Jason Gots talks with George Saunders acclaimed author on the launch of his first novel "Lincoln in the Bardo." (bigthink)
  • Jordan Harbinger talks with Robert Frank author of "Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy." (theartofcharm)
  • Someone Inside Needs to Call Balls & Strikes On the SEC Itself (thehill)
  • Pioneers, Drivers, Integrators, and Guardians (hbr)
  • Things I wished I had learned in college. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • As Many Midwest Cities Slump, Sioux Falls Soars &#xA0 (wsj)
  • Non-Voting Shares Don’t Have a Pretty History (bloomberg)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Trish and James Higgins of Chenmark Capital Management. (investorfieldguide)
  • How have open-end mutual funds done investing in private shares? (citywireusa)
  • TIPS, Inflation and Your Investment Portfolio (gersteinfisher)
  • Guy Raz talks with Manoj Bhargava founder of 5 Hour Energy. (npr)
  • If Your iPhone is Stolen, These Guys May Try to iPhish You (krebsonsecurity)
  • A talk with Erica Grieder author of "Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas." (ftalphaville.ft)
  • 4 Ways You’ll Feel The Fed Rate Hike Pinch Your Wallet (forbes)
  • Tillerson Is Threatening North Korea, But Here’s His Real Target (cnbc)
  • One of Macy’s Largest Threats Is Getting Even Bigger (cnbc)
  • The Three Types of Contrarians (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Richard Simmons’s Disappearing Act Inspires a Hit Podcast (nytimes)
  • Why I’m Leaving Silicon Valley, and Heading Back Home (nytimes)
  • New Zealand is overrun with tourists. (bloomberg)
  • Irish-Americans? They Still Do Irish-American Jobs (bloomberg)
  • Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway talk with Srinivas Thiruvadanthai why interest rates need not rise all that much. (bloomberg)
  • The thought process on "moving home again." (mobile.nytimes)
  • Does Smart Beta Really Work? (economist)
  • Bremmer: North Korean Conflict Makes US-China War Dangerously Plausible (businessinsider)
  • What the CBO Gets Wrong About ACA Replacement (usnews)
  • Why do most people think that life is so hard for them? (freakonomics)
  • Did Uber Steal the Driverless Future From Google? (bloomberg)
  • Need Income? Some Great Places to Park Your Money (marketwatch)
  • Noah Smith, "No economic analysis method will completely or even mostly put a stop to motivated reasoning." (noahpinionblog.blogspot.co.uk)
  • Long-term investing is all about saving yourself from yourself. (financialsamurai)
  • Despite Inevitable Correction, This Bull Has Years to Run (marketwatch)
  • Marc Maron talks with actor/comedian Kevin Nealon. (wtfpod)
  • Fed Rate Hikes + Low Growth = Recession? (marketwatch)
  • Tyler Cowen talks with Malcolm Gladwell. (medium)
  • Discount the Soft February Retail Sales Data (realclear)
  • The Increasing Significance of the Decline of Men (nytimes)
  • A talk with Daniel Egan of Betterment about the practical application of behavioral finance. (investlikeaboss)
  • The Economics of Gold Mining (realclear)
  • ETF statistics for February 2017. (investwithanedge)
  • Unspeakable Realities Block Universal Health Coverage In U.S. (forbes)
  • A timely reminder on how scary the world was in October 2008. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Did Central Banks Engineer the ‘Great Moderation’? (realclearmarkets)
  • What James Altucher did to grow his podcast. (jamesaltucher)
  • Optimism: Consumer Confidence Is at a 13-Year High (yahoo)
  • Hedge funds see opportunity in cheap South Korean stocks. (bloomberg)
  • What if sociologists had as much influence as economists? (nytimes)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Simon Lack about the problem with hedge fund (investors). (ritholtz)

03/16/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  •  Study: Breitbart-led right-wing media ecosystem altered broader media agenda (cjr)
  • How the Fed has set itself up for the rest of the year. (bloomberg)
  • What the Fed’s Rate Hike Means for You (usatoday)
  • How an investment memo serves as a time-stamp of what went into a decision to invest. (nextviewventures)
  • Intel, Mobileye, and Smiling Curves (stratechery)
  • Unilever, and The Failure Of Corporate Social Responsibility (forbes)
  • Japanese Stocks Are Cheap, But Will It Matter? (fortunefinancialadvisors)
  • Some rookie mistakes founder make when meeting with VCs. (saastr)
  • Why don’t IBM shares command the typical cloud stock multiple? (Barron’s)
  • How Microsoft built its Slack competitor (theverge)
  • Rising interest rates are getting home buyers off the sidelines. (thereformedbroker)
  • The downside of using (multiple) rounds of convertible or SAFE notes early
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  •  Study: Breitbart-led right-wing media ecosystem altered broader media agenda (cjr)
  • How the Fed has set itself up for the rest of the year. (bloomberg)
  • What the Fed’s Rate Hike Means for You (usatoday)
  • How an investment memo serves as a time-stamp of what went into a decision to invest. (nextviewventures)
  • Intel, Mobileye, and Smiling Curves (stratechery)
  • Unilever, and The Failure Of Corporate Social Responsibility (forbes)
  • Japanese Stocks Are Cheap, But Will It Matter? (fortunefinancialadvisors)
  • Some rookie mistakes founder make when meeting with VCs. (saastr)
  • Why don’t IBM shares command the typical cloud stock multiple? (Barron’s)
  • How Microsoft built its Slack competitor (theverge)
  • Rising interest rates are getting home buyers off the sidelines. (thereformedbroker)
  • The downside of using (multiple) rounds of convertible or SAFE notes early in the life of a company. (avc)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are still trending at low levels. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) is going into the blockbuster business. (bloomberg)
  • Dot Plot: Not So Dovish After All? (businessinsider)
  • Bill Ackman and the beauty of permanent capital. (bloomberg)
  • A Safer Road Map Toward Self-Driving Cars (bloomberg)
  • Does the Stock Market Care Who the President Is? (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
  • My Top Seven Rules (jamesaltucher)
  • The Entrepreneur with the $100 Million Plan to Link Brains to Computers (technologyreview)
  • Virtu Financial ($VIRT) in talks to buy KCG Holdings ($KCG). (wsj)
  • Why do VCs invest? (pointsandfigures)
  • What Is Actual Collateral for a Home Mortgage Loan? (realclearmarkets)
  • Goldman Sachs Goes on Buying Binge for Delinquent Mortgages (Wall Street Journal)
  • Active participants in the biotech venture capital space are few and far between. (lifescivc)
  • Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones? (nytimes)
  • An ETF Led Market Melt Up? (yardeni)
  • Defeat of Measure S Is Not Enough for CA Housing (realclearmarkets)
  • Your company’s culture is who you hire, fire and promote. (worldpositive)
  • Shopify ($SHOP) has quietly become a backbone of e-commerce. (fortune)
  • Is Peloton a hardware or a software company? (axios)
  • Drug Stocks Look Ready to Move Higher (barrons)
  • Is Your Stuff Safe in the Cloud? (wsj)
  • How to Prevent Universities from Becoming Nurseries (atimes)
  • Trillions in Debt, and Just Scratching the Surface (fee)
  • How many people to have on a board at different stages of a company. (pointsandfigures)
  • What happens when you combine risk parity with trend following? (allocatesmartly)
  • The Fed Delivers a Rate Hike, and a Message (bloomberg)
  • It’s a bit of a cliche at this point but immigrants start a disproportionate number of US companies. (fastcompany)
  • They call them ‘opportunistic investments’ for a very good reason. (collaborativefund)
  • Talking About Irrational Exuberance (capitalspectator)
  • Treasury bonds are a better hedge against stock market declines than gold. (priceactionlab)
  • Silicon Valley types are getting into bodybuilding. (theoutline)
  • The Steps To Boost Your Confidence In Your Retirement Savings (investors)
  • Credit scoring is an interesting area for fintech startups. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • A Major New Study Shows That Political Polarization Is Mainly A Right-Wing Phenomenon (news.wgbh)
  • A Dovish FOMC Rate Hike (realclear)
  • The FOMC Sticks to the Script (realclear)
  • More Bank Capital Won’t ‘Kill the U.S. Economy’ (blogspot)
  • Astronomers find a black hole eating a white dwarf (blastr)
  • Dutch voters say no to white nationalism (WSJ City)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) is casting a wide net for new documentary films. (nytimes)
  • Starboard Value is done with Macy’s ($M) stock. (reuters)
  • Factor Timing Is Deceptively Difficult (ssrn)
  • Five things you should never say to a woman in tech. (recode)
  • A custom tailored swamp for Icahn (Bloomberg)