01/30/2017 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • You’ve decided to go low vol. Which ETF to pick? (etftrends)
  • Why Leadership = Storytelling (medium)
  • A look at the SPDR S&P 500 ($SPY) ETF 24 years in. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • 2 Charged in Ponzi Scheme Built Around `Hamilton’ Tickets (New York Times)
  • Is an MBA worth the money? (ft)
  • The Park Slope Food Co-op pension fund is surrounded in controversy. (wsj)
  • Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKA) has cash. 3G is itching for a deal. (bloomberg)
  • Market declines happen in nearly every up year. (disciplinedinvesting.blogspot)
  • Competition is increasing in the MBA market. (ft)
  • Why fund fees should be a starting point for investors. (beta.morningstar)
  • Four trends from the 2017 Inside ETFs Conference. (etfdb)
  • There’s Blackrock ($BLK), Vanguard, State Street ($STT) and everyone else. (ft)
  • Do big companies have a ‘moral obligation’ to the cities in which they reside? (businessinsider)
  • What experts got (mostly) wrong in 2016. (etf)
  • How to create high quality research. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Morgan Stanley ($MS) is said to seek fees from ETF issuers to put funds in front of wealth managers. (bloomberg)
  • Can Politics Be Debugged? (fastcodesign)
  • The rule of law matters for equity valuations. (thereformedbroker)
  • The CME Group ($CME) wants more individuals to trade futures. (wsj)
  • Governance is the new active management. (ft)
  • A high yield divergence: corporates vs. munis. (wsj)
  • There are some 1,900 ETFs out there that aren’t ‘heavily traded.’ (businessinsider)
  • Goldman turns pro-risk in asset allocation (ValueWalk)
  • The FT’s 2017 global ranking of top MBA programs. (ft)
  • How Efficiency Is Wiping Out the Middle Class (nytimes)
  • 2016 was a most unusually average year. (basonasset)
  • Ben: Who’s President Doesn’t Matter That Much to the Stock Market (Bloomberg View)
  • The Risks of Owning an Individual Stock (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • How to build the lowest cost globally diversified ETF portfolio using ETFs. (cnbc)
  • Howard Schultz 2020 (Starbucks)
  • Sony to Write Down Nearly $1 Billion on Movie Business (Wall Street Journal)
  •  What did NAFTA really do? (rodrik.typepad)
  • The new HBO documentary “Becoming Warren Buffett” is a surprisingly personal story. (nytimes)
  • Ho hum. Vanguard reduces fees on 15 funds. (citywireusa)

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