02/04/15 – Wednesday afternoon reading

  • A look at the special situation that is Green Brick Partners, Inc. ($GRBK). (brooklyninvestor.blogspot)
  • Led by ‘Frozen’, Disney ($DIS) is crushing it. (ft)
  • Is the Fed too optimistic about the economy? (cbsnews)
  • How much should you tell your children about your family’s finances? (nytimes)
  • Can Twitter ($TWTR) convince Wall Street it knows what it is doing? (recode)
  • 14 charts worth your time. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Silly things that financial advisors say. (wsj)
  • Your college major is a pretty good indication of how smart you are. (qz)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is gaining footholds on college campuses. (techcrunch)
  • On the myth of financial literacy. (slate)
  • Why running a trading desk is so hard. (smbtraining)
  • The way we teach kids about personal finance isn’t working. Is there a better way? (wsj)
  • Trading is a business: three questions to ask before you get started. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • We may be introducing the whole idea of college at bit early to kids. (nytimes)
  • Five ways to look at your portfolio risk. (wsj)
  • Four ways to be a better shopper. (scientificamerican)
  • Why even really rich guys need financial advisors. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • On the dangers of holding company stock in a 401(k). (news.morningstar)
  • The ISM non-manufacturing report for January shows continued growth. (calculatedriskblog)
  • How to trade a spin-off: the case of Babcosk & Wilcox ($BWC). (greenbackd)
  • The dangers of being a megacap. (marketwatch)
  • Should you tell your children how much money you make? (marginalrevolution)
  • Successful investors own their mistakes. (fool)
  • The 30-year Treasury bond has never had a better start to the year. (bloombergview)
  • Big storms put into perspective your savings needs. (marketwatch)
  • Charles Ellis, author of Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis and What To Do About It, talks with Consuelo Mack.* (wealthtrack)
  • US dollar sentiment is elevated to say the least. (howardlindzon)
  • Some common mistakes that consumers keep on making. (marketwatch)

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