02/05/16 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How one professor made a bundle bettting on jai alai. (bloomberg)
  • Why are Americans so angry? (bbc)
  • Kids don’t want toys any more…hence merger talks between Mattel ($MAT) and Hasbro ($HAS). (bloomberg)
  • Ten Modern Car ‘Inventions’ You Thought Were New but Are Not (bloomberg)
  • This is just a weird story. How couple ended up with people coming to their house looking for lost iPhones. (gimletmedia)
  • Shkreli Was Right: Everyone’s Hiking Drug Prices (bloomberg)
  • Apple’s apps need work: Complexity, feature gaps, and bugs have crept in (theverge)
  • Apple hired the hackers who created the first Mac firmware virus (businessinsider)
  • Hedge funds need to be wary of running internal-only funds. (bloomberg)
  • The January NFP report hit a milestone: a 4.9% unemployment rate. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Uber needs to “man up” and go public already. (businessinsider)
  • Why it is easy to get hung up on feedback. (99u)
  • Audible.com is building up its original programming including podcasts. (bloomberg)
  • Remember muni bonds? They are up in 2016. (investmentnews)
  • With NFL Rams gone, St. Louis still stuck with stadium debt (reuters)
  • Why Disney ($DIS) doesn’t want this deal to go through. (bloomberg)
  • Mike Dariano explains why we underestimate risk in situations that already appear safe. (thewaiterspad)
  • Michael Covel talks with Meb Faber about trend following and hedge fund cloning.* (trendfollowing)
  • Why investors are bad at picking alternative asset funds. (severianasset)
  • Morgan Stanley ($MS) clients are “blindly” buying into Uber. (nytimes)
  • The US stock market isn’t officially in a bear market but it is acting like it is in one. (capitalspectator)
  • Taking the Guesswork Out of Private Equity Fees (ai-cio)
  • American CEOs make even more than people think. (washingtonpost)
  • A talk with Taavet Hinrikus, CEO of Transferwise about the future of online banking. (a16z)
  • It was almost impossible to make money in 2015 as a long-only investor. (gestaltu)
  • If the Fed backs off of rate rises, the US dollar could be at risk. (marketanthropology)
  • Tim Ferriss brings Naval Ravikant back to answer some listener questions. (fourhourworkweek)
  • The Amazon Echo can now order you an Uber. (theverge)
  • The five best economics podcasts to listen to in 2016. (timharford)
  • Now is the Time for Value to Outperform Growth (advisorperspectives)
  • Ten Cars That Were Painfully Far Ahead Of The Curve (jalopnik)
  • Twitter Has Become Secret-Handshake Software (recode)
  • Stop slouching at work. (bloomberg)
  • Aaron Watson talks with Ben Carlson author of “A Wealth of Common Sense.”* (goingdeepwithaaron)
  • Why do companies still pay dividends? (pragcap)
  • Some lessons learned from some college kids interested in trading. (smbtraining)
  • The Great GOP Realignment (bloomberg)
  • A talk with Adam Grant author of “How to be Original: How Non-Conformists Rule the World.”* (a16z)
  • James Altucher talks with Daymond John author of “The Power of Broke” about he became an entrepreneur on a shoestring.* (jamesaltucher)
  • Tyler Cowen talks with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about a wide range of topics. (medium)
  • “This is a very tough time to be a value investor” (bloomberg)
  • Mediocre asset management is no longer a business. (thereformedbroker)
  • Kyle Bass is shorting this non-traded REIT. (businessinsider)
  • On the differences between individual and institutional investors. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Miller of Miller Samuel about the state of the NYC real estate market in 2016. (ritholtz)
  • You won’t be happiest until you turn 65 years old (qz)
  • Shane Parrish talks with Venkatesh Rao about decision making and how to process information. (farnamstreetblog)

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