02/20/17 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • This is a critical skill that many data scientists are lacking. (venturebeat)
  • Will ETFs destroy factor investing? (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • How much of accounting can be done by robots? (wired)
  • "Big brokerage firms do not appear concerned about Robinhood." (mobile.nytimes)
  • Startup OpenFin wants to be "the industrywide operating layer" for Wall Street. (businessinsider)
  • What could stop Vanguard from industry domination? (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Greg Blotnick, "At their core, market forecasts are an attempt to predict future investors’ emotions, and there is just no reliable way to do that." (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Fred Wilson, "There is a lot of economic surplus that could come from automation." (avc)
  • How realistic are the coaching sessions traders undergo in "Billions"? (businessinsider)
  • Bitcoin ETFs for dummies. (etf)
  • There is no shortage of water ETFs. (investwithanedge)
  • Index funds have to buy stock in companies like Snap ($SNAP) where they have not voting rights. What if they didn’t. (ft)
  • Worried about the stronger US dollar? Then look into the SPDR Long Dollar Gold Trust ($GLDW). (etf)
  • On the importance of "simplifying the [investment] game." (peterlazaroff)
  • What’s in your ETF portfolio? A breakdown of similarly named ETFs. (advisorperspectives)
  • Immigration restrictions will lower potential GDP. (calculatedriskblog)
  • "Inefficiencies in the Pricing of Exchange-Traded Funds" by Antti Petajisto. (cfapubs)
  • Where ETF tax efficiency comes from. (beta.morningstar)
  • Why facts don’t change people’s minds. (newyorker)
  • Why the smartphone will remain at the center of the shopping world for some time to come. (businessinsider)
  • How Tyler Cowen manages his "news diet." (marginalrevolution)

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