02/11/16 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Why we humans are prone to believe conspiracy theories. (psyfitec)
  • Last Vegas had a good 2015. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Brian Gilmartin on the S&P 500 earnings outlook (Fundamentalis)
  • Is the “utopian workplace” really a good thing for employees? (aeon.co)
  • Guess what JC’s favorite technical indicator is… (All Star Charts)
  • The veggie burger principle as a Trojan horse for healthier eating. (priceonomics)
  • Theranos is f***ed (Wall Street Journal)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims continue to trend below 300k. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Sovereign wealth funds hold a bunch of financial stocks. (bloomberg)
  • Are subprime auto loans the next ‘big short’? (bloomberg)
  • A primer on closed-end muni bond funds. (news.morningstar)
  • How to deal with a mid-life crisis: take up drinking whiskey. (pastemagazine)
  • Robotic surgery is becoming more commonplace….but common? (popularmechanics)
  • Kyle Bass: China banks may lose 5 times US banks’ subprime losses in credit crisis (CNBC)
  • Is it time for Apple ($AAPL) to go bargain hunting? (hollywoodreporter)
  • Quartz thinks a chat-like interface is the future of news. (wired)
  • Solar energy is winning but solar-related ETFs are not. (etf)
  • Naval Ravikant on new habits, staying present and guarding your time. (worldbeyondwork.wordpress)
  • On the value of avoiding extended market drawdowns. (econompicdata.blogspot)
  • The stock market can’t keep its eyes off of the price of oil. (bloomberg)
  • You Are Owed Nothing (Irrelevant Investor)
  • A new Essential Listening is up with episodes on investment complexity, why Uber should IPO and giving constructive feedback. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Global stocks are on sale. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The Art of the Deal – starring Johnny Depp as Donald J. Trump (Funny Or Die)
  • US yield curve narrows to 8-year low (Financial Times)
  • The PE guys are drooling over the opportunity in newly distressed debt. (next.ft)
  • Peach is great but you don’t really need it. (bloomberg)
  • Tesla ($TSLA) burned through $2.16 billion of cash in 2015. (bloomberg)
  • What are we to think of a world of negative interest rates. (qz)
  • Good luck trying to extricate Facebook ($FB) and Google ($GOOGL) from the top of the advertising food chain. (stratechery)
  • It took Apple ($AAPL) six months to acquire 10 million music customers. (aboveavalon)
  • Just how negative can negative interest rates get? (ftalphaville.ft)
  • On the stud economics of a Triple Crown winner. (bloomberg)
  • The myth of the self-reliant individual. (aeon.co)
  • The hilarious but true psychological shift from bull to bear market (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
  • Why technology is so addictive. (nybooks)
  • Why the falling price of oil is a global dividend. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • The best take so far on the Vanguard tax issue. (bloombergview)
  • Zero interest rates introduce an X factor into the economy and markets not seen prior. (economist)
  • Yet another big pharma deal this time with Mylan ($MYL). (nytimes)
  • Twitter needs to just be Twitter already (Wall Street Journal)
  • Is the ‘placebo effect’ medicine? (digg)
  • How investors of different ages should be thinking about the market rout. (thereformedbroker)
  • Twitter ($TWTR) now has an identity: “speed and immediacy.” (fortune)
  • The media is just now coming to terms with the monster they’ve created in the Trump campaign (Vox)
  • Some capitulation signals to watch for (Price Action Lab)

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