02/11/15 – Wednesday AM Interest-ing Reads

  • ConvergEx lowlife accepts industry ban for skimming profits from customer trades (CIO)
  • Three muslim students shot and killed at UNC Chapel Hill (CNN)
  • 12 Habits of Unsuccessful Traders (Midnight Trader)
  •  The Infuriating Thing About Jon Stewart Is Also Why He’ll Be Missed: He was too funny to not be truthful … and too truthful not to be funny. (bloomberg)
  • Mark Hulbert: No they shouldn’t, US stocks may even rally on a Grexit (MarketWatch)
  • Tom Brakke: If your data is too beautiful, there’s probably an error in it – intentional or not (Research Puzzle)
  • On the importance of avoiding the “acquisition treadmill.” (wsj)
  • Why a 60/40 portfolio may be too risky for retirees? (rickferri)
  • Android Sales Are In Decline for the First Time Ever&nbsp (businessinsider)
  • The only basic financial advice you will ever need. (pragcap)
  • Pension benefits have lost their sacred status. (washingtonpost)
  • Partial Recall: Can neuroscience help us rewrite our most traumatic memories? (newyorker)
  • Destination Whatever: Touring the Cruise Industry of the Caribbean (harvarddesignmagazine)
  • A curated list of go-to writers in the golden age of financial information. (fool)
  • Anthony Isola beats the crap out of Barron’s for pretending fund fees don’t matter (Barron’s)
  • Some smart people who recommend index funds. (monevator)
  • Android OEM profitability, and the most surprising number from Q4’s smartphone market (theoverspill.wordpress)
  • Ten mistakes investors keep making. (rpseawright.wordpress)
  • Hey, California: Oklahoma had 3 times as many earthquakes in 2014 (revealnews)
  • Treasure Hunt: In this turbulent market, leading wealth managers like a triple-play of alternatives: hedge funds, private equity, and private debt. (online.barrons)
  • Jon Stewart Will Leave ‘The Daily Show’ on a Career High Note (nytimes)
  • The top ten most innovative companies in personal finance in 2015. (fastcompany)
  • A look at seven of the big robo-advisors. (forbes)
  • Tim Cook: Apple no longer obeys the laws of arithmetic or science (Bloomberg)
  • Is financial literacy a lost cause? (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Baltic Dry at Lowest Level Since August 1986 (bloomberg)
  • Mohamed El-Erian: US investors should still fear a Grexit (Business Insider)
  • The Average American Mall Explained In 6 Charts (bloomberg)
  • Le Fly: ” I’ve always been a high beta guy, ever since the day I was born, nearly killing my mother.” (iBankCoin)
  • Neuroscience Suggests that Brian Williams May Be ‘Misremembering’ (pbs)
  • Three costs that individual investors often overlook. (maliceforall)
  • BTW, wait til you hear about APple’s massive new solar farm (New York Times)
  • Daniel Kahneman’s advice for advisors: Since you probably have no idea what you’re doing most of the time, better to do less. (Investment News)
  • Why Jon Stewart and Brian Williams should just switch jobs (Washington Post)
  •  The Shipping News: Brutal. As per usual (business.financialpost)
  • On the importance of living below your means. (randomroger)
  • U.S. investors primed for midyear rate rise (ft)
  • It’s time for Europe to meet the Greeks halfway and put an end to this shit. (Bloomberg View)
  • Lessons learned from Tim Duncan’s money woes. (awealthofcommonsense)

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