01/22/18 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How good managers make decisions. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Amazon Go, a checkout-free convenience store, is now open. (recode)
  • Hedge fund assets ended 2017 with $3.2 trillion in AUM. (pionline)
  • How to check your e-mail less. (timharford)
  • Utilities are a notable laggard YTD. (stockcharts)
  • Smart hedge fund shrink their assets in order to maintain alpha. (wsj)
  • Sign up now to save your seat for the FundSeeder 2018 Virtual Trader Summit on February 8th. Speakers include: Joel Greenblatt, Jim Rogers, Jack Schwager and many more. (summit.fundseeder)
  • How Warren Buffett’s billionaire deputy became an “expert-generalist” (qz)
  • The American Sedan Is Dying. Long Live the SUV (bloomberg)
  • How to be more thoughtful with how you spend your time. (ferventfinance)
  • How to fight the constant distraction that is a smartphone. (behavioralscientist)
  • The Spartans Were Morons (taskandpurpose)
  • Homebuilder stocks are on fire. (bloomberg)
  • Higher wages are a risk to the bull market. (bloomberg)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • Markets are still working through how the new tax law will affect corporate earnings. (dashofinsight)
  • When are fees and cost (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Sovereign credit is improving at a rapid rate. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • Emerging market equities are leading the 12-month performance race. (capitalspectator)
  • Bitcoin adherents really love to talk about Bitcoin…a lot. (wsj)
  • The liquidity argument for Bitcoin ETFs. (bloomberg)
  • The Chicago Fed National Activity Index picked up in December. (calculatedriskblog)
  • An Investor’s Guide to the Shutdown (barrons)
  • How to apply the 80/20 principle to get more out of your day. (medium)
  • The fees European fund managers are coming under increasing scrutiny. (evidenceinvestor.co.uk)
  • Do Treasury yields follow a seasonal pattern? (wsj)
  • Inside Amazon Go, a Store of the Future: The technology inside Amazon’s new store includes no checkout lines. (nytimes)
  • Complexity Bias: Why We Prefer Complicated to Simple (farnamstreetblog)
  • These are the best times to do certain activities throughout your day. (medium)
  • Why willpower is overrated (vox)
  • Can We Be Brutally Honest About Investment Returns? (blogs.wsj)
  • Significant energy use is the Achilles heel of cryptocurrencies. (nytimes)
  • What’s a House Worth? Wall Street Turns to Drive-By "Appraisals" (wsj)
  • Why a bet on Amazon ($AMZN) opening HQ2 in the "DC area" makes sense. (bloomberg)

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