01/27/16 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Where Did All the Shoppers Go? (bloomberg)
  • A handful of stocks that are actually up in 2016. (financetrends.blogspot)
  • You may soon not need a card to access your ATM. (nypost)
  • Weakness in the US economy is limited and isolated. (economistsview.typepad)
  • 34 charts that put today’s markets into perspective. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Items to consider before taking a lump-sum pension payout. (nytimes)
  • The Republican Party May Be Failing (fivethirtyeight)
  • How a down market is affecting activist investors. (nytimes)
  • The Dutch tech whiz who could save journalism (politico.eu)
  • Why you should ignore bold predictions. (gestaltu)
  • All the bad ways to fund a small business. (bankers-anonymous)
  • Twitter ($TWTR) is too hard to use. (theverge)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is in no worse position that any one else. (nytimes)
  • Free Trade With China Wasn’t Such a Great Idea (bloombergview)
  • Why aren’t lower oil prices boosting the global economy? (economist)
  • On the benefits of a Kid Roth IRA. (time)
  • Let’s hope you have a better retirement plan than Wally. (dilbert)
  • Two ways to make the world richer. (fool)
  • How much longer can the iPhone keep a big premium over other phones? (bloomberg)
  • Whoops. This isn’t how market cap weighted index funds work. (kiddynamitesworld)
  • Good luck trying to parse the stocks-oil correlation debate. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Rob-advisors are not a one-size-fits-all solution. (nytimes)
  • How Bad Is Retail? Look at the Bonds (wsj)
  • What It’s Like to Be Owned by Berkshire Hathaway (hbr)
  • Three ways advisors can help their clients deal with a market drawdown. (riabiz)
  • How Facebook Squashed Twitter (stratechery)
  • The World’s Favorite New Tax Haven Is the United States (bloomberg)
  • ETFs are fleeing the NYSE. (bloomberg)
  • John Green author of “The Fault in Our Stars” writes for himself, first. (huffingtonpost)
  • The fees on ETFs and mutual funds are tumbling toward 0%. (wsj)
  • The power of daily journal writing. (wsj)
  • Twitter ($TWTR) has a fundamental product problem. (slate)
  • Best practices when consuming business cycle analysis. (capitalspectator)
  • The secret history of GM’s Chinese bailout (qz)
  • Apple ($AAPL) had its highest profit in history but is warning of slowing iPhone growth. (theverge)
  • Apple’s ($AAPL) buyback scheme is a mistake. (ibankcoin)
  • Are you underpaid? Check out the 2016 SumZero Compensation Report for fund managers, analysts etc. (sumzero)
  • Apple can’t suddenly change its story. (businessinsider)
  • Can Help. (Slate),see alsoLady Science (ladyscience)
  • Wolf:The economic losers are in revolt against the elites (ft)
  • Listen to your financial plan not financial forecasters. (nytimes)

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