02/01/17 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  •  Will China Have a Financial Crisis: The Bull Growth Case (baldingsworld)
  • Why its great to be a young investor. (thereformedbroker)
  • Foreign ownership benefits companies via a longer term horizon. (papers.ssrn)
  • Stocks underperform T-bills. Seriously? (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • Stop Problematizing Academic Jargon: It’s easy to mock specialized vocabulary. In these anti-intellectual times, we need it more than ever.  (slate)
  • How behavioral architects can work with technology at scale. (dpegan)
  •  Why I’m Concerned About the Independence of U.S. Statistical Agencies (politicalarithmetick)
  • The capital markets don’t necessarily ‘play politics.’ (thereformedbroker)
  • Swedroe: Lessons From 2016, Part One (etf)
  • How to use an expected utility framework in portfolio management. (elmfunds)
  • The 9 best robo-advisors for consumers. (thinkadvisor)
  • Investors have a tendency to avoid cash (and leverage) to their detriment. (blog.thinknewfound)
  • How to beat job search burnout. (fastcompany)
  • Benchmarking multi-asset global market portfolios. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Just because two ETFs have similar names doesn’t mean they will perform alike. (etf)
  • How to get clients motivated to do estate planning. (thinkadvisor)
  • Every investor, no matter how small, can execute a viable asset allocation strategy. (ofdollarsanddata)
  • Wal-Mart ($WMT) is targeting Amazon ($AMZN) directly with a free shipping offer. (recode)
  • New threats to the AUM model. (advisorperspectives)
  • Inside the brilliant football mind of Belichick (myajc)
  • Risk tolerance and risk capacity should be measured separately. (kitces)
  • Important lessons learned from other people’s jobs. (collaborativefund)
  • Thinking about quitting a job? Maybe you should take a ‘pause’ instead. (nytimes)
  • The psychology of why 94 deaths from terrorism are scarier than 301,797 deaths from guns (qz)
  • Make a will. Full stop. (thebillfold)
  • This Chart Helps Explain Why People in the Rust Belt Are Fed Up (psmag)
  • A review of robo-advisor Betterment. (businessinsider)
  • How to study your spending. (theescapeartist.me)
  •  Why it’s a big deal that AI knows how to bluff in poker (technologyreview)
  • The stock market has been remarkably calm. (crossingwallstreet)
  • JP Morgan’s ($JPM) 401(k) plan is pretty meh. (dealbreaker)
  •  The Case For Active Management (medium)
  • Free shipping induces higher returns. (papers.ssrn)
  • Under Armour’s ($UA) business has hit a pothole. (businessinsider)
  • Why advisors should ask clients to fill out questionnaires in the privacy of their own home. (fa-mag)
  • If Ed Thorp thinks markets are tough to beat, then what chance do you have? (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Factory jobs increasingly require higher education. (nytimes)
  • Personal debt is crushing so many Americans. (tonyisola)
  • Consumer spending is economy’s bright spot. (capitalspectator)
  • Microsoft ($MSFT) borrowed $17 billion yesterday. (ft)
  • Should you file your own taxes? (obliviousinvestor)
  • Are you an ostrich, engineer or pragmatist? (ft)
  • Betterment is expanding its offerings to include a robo-human hybrid. (wsj)
  • This Woman Is Turning Around Pimco (bloomberg)
  • Large growth, European stocks and Mid-cap growth experienced the largest outflows last year. (beta.morningstar)
  • Five tips to improve your LinkedIn profile. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Three characteristics that make you a “real financial advisor.” (behaviorgap)
  • Guidance for an aspiring behavioral expert. (dpegan)
  • Digit wants to make saving money easier. (bloomberg)
  • The STOCK Act has reduced politicians’ ability to make profitable stock trades. (citywireusa)
  • Can you time the value factor? Maybe, sorta… (blog.thinknewfound)
  • Home prices increased at a 5.6% rate through November. (calculatedriskblog)
  •  Do Stocks Outperform Treasury Bills? (papers.ssrn)
  • To Fight the Winter Blues, Try a Dose of Nature (wsj)
  • Single women buy houses at a rate twice that of single men. (bloomberg)
  • A Debate Over the Physics of Time (quantamagazine)
  • China’s Bond Market Has a Forgery Problem (bloomberg)
  • Is financial planning software too ‘product-centric’? (kitces)
  • Restaurants are seeing their profits devoured by landlords and labor costs (crainsnewyork)
  • Subscription models are the future. (techradar)
  • Robots are a “new and powerful distribution channel between consumers and businesses.” (bigthink)
  • The best traders experiment. (smbtraining)
  • Where corporate fraud happens increased stock options issuance surely follows. (fortune)
  • Why you shouldn’t worry about the Fed’s balance sheet. (bloomberg)
  • A look at the 2016 EOY FinTwit league table. (twitter)
  • Biologists unlock code regulating most human genes (sciencedaily)
  • Don’t Bet on the Active Manager Revival (assetclasstrading)

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