02/03/16 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Why Hundreds of Nearly Identical Bankruptcy Claims Yielded Vastly Different Results in the Aftermath of the Housing Bubble (bloomberg)
  • Not So Great Expectations for Japan (strategy-business)
  • Why robo-advisors provide a human touch to investors during rocky market times. (ft)
  • Sometimes spending more on something saves you money over the long run. (nytimes)
  • How Obama wants to change retirement planning (csmonitor)
  • Financial advisors are expanding their services to accommodate clients. (wsj)
  • Apple ($AAPL) needs to up its software game. (recode)
  • US Treasury yields are falling (hard). (capitalspectator)
  • Yahoo: Yes, we’re for sale and we have suitors (Barron’s)
  • The capital spending slump that originated in the hard-hit energy sector appears to be spreading more widely across other U.S. industries. (Reuters)
  • Larry Fink Wants Companies to Talk More About the Future (bloombergview)
  • The technical picture for the S&P 500 is not great (Lightspeed Trading)
  • There’s no such thing as exact appraisal in the world of securities analysis (Irrelevant Investor)
  • Why it’s so hard to get starting righting your personal finances. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Japan and the case of home country bias. (pragcap)
  • John Hempton: Mr Ackman, I forgive you. Mike fooled almost everybody… (Bronte Capital)
  • Robo-advisors vs. asset allocation funds: a tale of the tape. (forbes)
  • How money gives you options. (adequateman.deadspin)
  • How much do students know about their college loans? (bloomberg)
  • A short list of really bad financial decisions. (tonyisola)
  • Apple ($AAPL) has wasted billions on share buybacks. (fortune)
  • The letter BlackRock’s Larry Fink just sent to CEOs everywhere about short-termism (Business Insider)
  • Goldman Sachs Says It May Be Forced to Fundamentally Question How Capitalism Is Working (Bloomberg)
  • It is once again profitable to store excess crude oil on tankers. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Having too many ETFs actually raises the cost of investing – study (CIO)
  • How economics is changing. (economistsview.typepad)
  • Amazon takes a bold leap into the future: hundreds of physical bookstores (Wall Street Journal)
  • How to put your phone on a ‘data diet.’ (wsj)
  • Why international diversification makes sense. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Will financial advisory fees follow the trend of fund fees? (news.morningstar)
  • Robo-advisors are sniffing around the 401(k) market. (investmentnews)
  • Why you should pay heed to the 200 day moving average. (joefahmy)
  • Comparing dividends to buybacks. (news.morningstar)
  • The ADP Employment Report for January showed continued growth. (capitalspectator)
  • Yahoo ($YHOO) is a tech company in turnaround. How some other tech companies like Priceline did it prior. (nytimes)
  • Why we should “pre-commit” to our investment hypotheses. (psyfitec)
  • Remember ‘Liar Loans’? Wall Street Pushes a Twist on the Crisis-Era Mortgage (wsj)
  • TV and movies is trying to come to terms with the financial crisis and its aftermath. (theverge)
  • Are recurring monthly expenses ruining your budget? A new service helps you examine your ongoing costs. (nytimes)
  • Apollo Global ($APO) is launching its first buyback. (ft)
  • NASA – Defending Earth (theness)
  • Much to our detriment as investors we humans are constantly looking for explanations. (dashofinsight)
  • The January ISM Non-manufacturing index declined. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Even God Would Get Fired as an Active Investor (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • The problem with buybacks at companies with negative sales growth (Institutional Investor)
  • Under what circumstances does an annuity in retirement make sense? (nytimes)
  • Ford ($F) trucks sales dropped in January. (bespokepremium)
  • Then again, so has IBM ($IBM). (ibankcoin)
  • It’s Time to Wipe Mosquitoes Off the Face of the Earth (slate)
  • Bank stocks have had a tough 2016. (thereformedbroker)
  • Should you always max out your 401(k) contribution? (qz)

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