02/06/15 – Friday Morning Interest-ing Reads

Happy Friday!

  • Five good questions for Meb Faber. (fivegoodquestions.co)
  • The new Bob Dylan album is a tour de force of restrained genius (gq-magazine.co.uk)
  • Podcasting has a platform problem. Can technology make it ubiquitous? (gimletmedia)
  • Roben Farzad talks with investor Vitaliy Katsenelson. (soundcloud)
  • Anti-Vaxxers Are as American as Apple Pie (thedailybeast)
  • Greg Guenthner: When charts disagree with the haters (Midnight Trader)
  • Something economists thought was impossible is happening in Europe (Vox)
  • Plush Life: Why did people lose their minds over Beanie Babies? (slate)
  • “Can ‘wirehouse advisers ever serve as fiduciaries—given the complexity of their payouts?’” – No. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Late to this, but value investing legend Seth Klarman on what he learned from Buffett is fantastic (Financial Times)
  • A discussion about crisis management. (a16z)
  • …but hedge funds are great status symbols. (ETF.com)
  • GoPro: Great product, disastrous stock (Barron’s Tech Trader Daily)
  • Marc Maron talks with writer/director/podcaster Brian Koppelman. (wtfpod)
  • A discussion about Ron Lieber’s “The Opposite of Spoiled, Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money.”* (citydadsgroup)
  • Michael Covel talks with Michael Mauboussin about the value of multi-disciplinary thinking. (michaelcovel)
  • This is Your Brain on Twitter (medium)
  • While the S&P 500 was flat from September 2014 through January 2015, Low Volatility Index and Dividend Aristocrats were up 7.83% and 5.57% (Indexology)
  • Meet the crunchy, chemical-hating anti-vaccine conspiracy theorists. From 100 years ago. (washingtonpost)
  • What on earth is the ECB up to? (coppolacomment.blogspot)
  • Twitter beat earnings last night, the data / charts here: (Business Insider)
  • Europe Weighs the Costs Of Casting Greece Aside (Wall Street Journal)
  • Dimensions of Popularity: The Journal of Portfolio Management (iijournals)
  • Fascinating: Deere is selling farmers high-tech tractors that they cannot repair because of all the software (Wired)
  • Diversification: From Free Lunch to Greedy Fee-Eater? (ai-cio)
  • All-time high for the MidCap 400 Index – BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN? (Price Action Lab)
  • Mobile is eating the world and Apple ($AAPL) is leading the pack. A talk with Benedict Evans. (a16z)
  • You want to talk about brass balls? How about an investment advisor who uses his clients money to pay off a class action suit brought by his other clients? (Investment News)
  • The GOP should become the Party of Math (theweek)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with investor Howard Lindzon. (ritholtz)
  • UH-OH Dominic Rossi: Why S&P 500 can reach the 3,000 level by 2020 (ft)
  • Check out Bloomberg’s 404 Error message (Bloomberg)
  • You Have No Idea What Happened. Literally. (newyorker)

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