02/14/18 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  •  The left’s civil war over climate change (axios)
  • US shale output is increasing at a record pace. (wsj)
  • Five steps to a better 401(k). (humbledollar)
  • How Pittsburgh has been able to hold its own. (bloomberg)
  • 9 questions about the Senate immigration debate you were too embarrassed to ask (vox)
  • Female Trouble (nybooks)
  • Taking stock of your portfolio during a market correction. (humbledollar)
  • Small business optimism is at record-highs. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Each of us experiences market environments in very different ways. (ofdollarsanddata)
  • Nobody Knows Nothing (tonyisola)
  • It’s time to re-think the 4% retirement ‘rule.’ (wsj)
  • Why Millennials should embrace a bear market. (bloomberg)
  • Who Is Robert Cialdini? Meet the Master of Influence and Persuasion (fs.blog)
  • New Study Finds Sea Level Rise Accelerating (nasa.gov)
  • Reg A+ offerings have been a big disappointment to-date. (barrons)
  • The Best Way to Lose $5 Billion (ofdollarsanddata)
  • Coffee shops have a bit of a love/hate relationship with the laptop crowd. (nytimes)
  • Why in most cases delaying your Social Security benefits is a good way to maximize your benefits. (humbledollar)
  • Why the move in the $VIX last week was SO unusual. (rcmalternatives)
  • How to tell a bear market from a bull market blip (usatoday)
  • What is financial self-efficacy? (kitces)
  • Facebook Has a Big Tobacco Problem (mondaynote)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) wants to bust into the hospital supplies business. (wsj)
  • The Tax Law Is About to Make Analyzing Earnings Trickier (wsj)
  • Why young parents need to do some estate planning. (independenceadvisors)
  • Three social media tips for advisors. (thinkadvisor)
  • The (financial) challenges of getting married later in life. (nextavenue)
  •  5 Biggest Losers From the 2018 Budget Deal Are … (forbes)
  • The only thing to fear is the lack of fear itself (ft)
  • When spending money to buy yourself time makes sense. (castlebaram)
  • Why there is a spike in death rates for men at age 62. (wsj)
  • It’s Fat Tuesday. Time to bust out the ‘gutter buddies’ in New Orleans. (npr)
  • The "Goldilocks Market" Is Over: Lessons From the Stock Selloff (bloomberg)
  • Bitcoin investors, pay your taxes! (fortune)
  • How to build financial empathy for others. (getrichslowly)
  • The classic card game Uno, is getting a sequel: Dos. (latimes)
  • There’s a Global Race to Control Batteries — and China Is Winning (wsj)
  • Does trend-following work with Bitcoin? (pensionpartners)
  • Amazon Becomes PR Genius, for Good or Ill (bloomberg)
  • Nobody really knows why the market declined last week. (qz)
  • Eichengreen: The Lessons of Black Monday (project-syndicate)
  • What if stocks aren’t the best asset for the long run? (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Vanguard’s new CEO Tim Buckley hints the next move for his firm’s RIA’s 30-basis-point fee may be down, down, down (riabiz)
  • Nobody Knows Anything (economicprincipals)
  • Some mistakes people make when buying insurance. (wsj)
  • Bitcoin mining is sopping up a lot of energy in Iceland. (bbc)
  • Why it’s still difficult to compare advisor fees. (blogs.wsj)
  •  Facebook Didn’t Tilt the Election (ritholtz)
  • Despite last week, momentum is still leading the factor race over the last year. (capitalspectator)
  • Stash is yet another option for novice savers. (avc)
  • Round numbers may not be right number for your finances. (behavioralscientist)
  • What Investors Need to Know About the New Tax Law (wsj)
  • Fake News and Bots May Be Worrisome, But Their Political Power Is Overblown (nytimes)
  • Private equity fund returns have diminished over time. (wsj)
  • Why So Many Shopping Malls Are Being Built in Mexico (wsj)
  • How to fire a difficult client. (advisorperspectives)
  • James Montier of GMO is still very much in the ‘cynical bubble’ camp. (gmo)
  • Financial advisors recommend poorly constructed portfolios because that is what they invest in themselves. (papers.ssrn)

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