01/13/16 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Should Apple buy Time-Warner? (Fortune)
  • We humans are not built for investing. (blog.wealthfront)
  • Is Netflix ($NFLX) the Amazon ($AMZN) of the entertainment industry? (nytimes)
  • Cars and the Future (stratechery)
  • The SEC is revisiting the accredited investor rules. (allaboutalpha)
  • What economists have to say about playing Powerball. (blogs.wsj)
  • David Bowie’s last release, Lazarus, was ‘parting gift’ for fans in carefully planned finale (telegraph.co.uk)
  • The RBS “Sell Everything” clown said the same thing in 2010 (Business Insider)
  • Steve Cohen Will Be Back in 2018. That’s Good. (bloombergview)
  • Everything you need to know about bear markets. (theirrelevantinvestor.wordpress)
  • The “magical art” of tidying your financial life. Insights from Marie Kondo’s “Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up.”* (forbes)
  • 20 dollar oil is not so crazy… (Bloomberg)
  • Wolf: What market turbulence is telling us (ft)
  • Schwab ($SCHW) raised $5.3 billion for its robo-advisor in 2015. (reuters)
  • Invesco ($IVZ) is buying Jemstep. (investmentnews)
  • When some one comments about your financial life they are likely talking more about their own. (nytimes)
  • Zoning Laws Transfer Wealth in the Wrong Direction (bloombergview)
  • Muni bond spreads have tightened up. (seeitmarket)
  • How to Profit From Rising Rents: Build Apartments. (wsj)
  • You Will Not Win the Powerball Jackpot (nytimes)
  • Bernanke: “Audit the Fed” is not about auditing the Fed (brookings.edu)
  • Investors hate, hate, hate large domestic cap mutual funds. (news.morningstar)
  • Headline doom: The iPhone’s success dooms Apple (macworld)
  • A money “index card” for a family. (familyfinancefavs)
  • If you are not contributing to your 401(k) plan start tomorrow. (cramersshirt.weebly)
  • Larry Swedroe on ignoring the doomers (ETF.com)
  • Why you likely don’t need a commodities portfolio allocation. (thereformedbroker)
  • How to avoid value traps. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Are institutions any better at hiring/firing managers than individuals? (mebfaber)
  • “portfolio outcomes are much less influenced by which funds you choose within a given market, than by which market you choose to invest in.” (GestaltU)
  • GE ($GE) is becoming an increasing technology-focused company. (next.ft)
  • Economic growth is still on track. (valueplays)
  • The well-being of clients isn’t really a factor in these advisor decisions. (thereformedbroker)
  • JPMorgan is playing hardball with Bloomberg re: terminal prices (NY Post)
  • Big organizational changes at BlackRock (CIO)
  • Junk bond defaults are on the rise. (bloomberg)
  • ….how about $10 oil? (Telegraph)
  • MetLife ($MET) may spin off its retail operation. (nytimes)
  • Is the activist investor meme played out? (bloomberg)
  • If you win the Powerball tonight, take the annuity. (nytimes)
  • Clarity, transparency and marketing your RIA. (riabiz)
  • Why wealthy people opt for a family office. (bloomberg)
  • Ten things you need to know about life insurance. (forbes)
  • Snapchat 101: Learn to Love the World’s Most Confusing Social Network (wsj)
  • Is oil cheap? (calculatedriskblog)
  • Americans are increasingly quitting their jobs. (bonddad.blogspot)
  • Time Warner ($TWX) is a potential target for Apple ($AAPL) and Google ($GOOGL). (realmoney.thestreet)

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