02/22/17 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How Acorns has grown so quickly. (fortune)
  • Mortgage debt is approaching 50% of GDP. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Hedge funds are converting to mutual funds. Should you ignore their historical performance? (beta.morningstar)
  • Meet the Macedonian Teens Who Mastered Fake News and Corrupted the U.S. Election (wired)
  • ISIS is going broke (nypost)
  • Finance experts don’t know anything about your personal situation. (humbledollar)
  • A review of robo-advisor SigFig. (businessinsider)
  • Trying to figure out "your number" is tough. (nytimes)
  •  Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber (susanjfowler)
  • Will hedge funds converge on a ‘1 and 30’ fee structure? (bloomberg)
  • Venice Fights Back: The world’s most beautiful city has never been more threatened. But a passionate movement of locals is determined to keep it alive.&#xA0 (citylab)
  • The drawdowns for so-called "income assets" can be dramatically different. (blog.abglobal)
  • Like it, or not, nationalism plays a role in which mergers get done (or not). (nytimes)
  • Apple ($AAPL) doesn’t need to buy Netflix ($NFLX). (aboveavalon)
  • Would you rather be rich or free? (financialsamurai)
  • We may have reached "Peak Renter." (calculatedriskblog)
  • Why taxing robots doesn’t make much sense. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Chemical activity was up in February. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Why savers do better in retirement, in short moderate spending patterns. (kitces)
  • Successes like Home Depot ($HD) which compound at 28% for 35 years are very, very rare. (ivanhoff)
  • Why you shouldn’t pay your kids for chores. (businessinsider)
  • It’s Been 31 Years Since the Last Tax Overhaul. Here’s Why. (bloomberg)
  • The math behind passive investing is pretty straightforward. (monevator)
  • Happy workers spend about one day in the office. (qz)
  • Where the World’s Wealthiest Invest Their Billions (nytimes)
  • Numeraire, a hedge fund, wants to get traders to cooperate on building quant models. (avc)
  • Why some people have a hard time getting started at investing. (valuewalk)
  • Five things you need to know about estate planning. (personal.vanguard)
  • Four reasons to buy Tony Saliba’s new book "Managing Expectations." (alphatrends)
  • The 2017 review of online brokers. (stockbrokers)
  • What to give your kids for their wedding. (humbledollar)
  • Fund re-openings as a contrarian buy indicator. (beta.morningstar)
  • Only a third of US employees are putting money into 401(k) plans. (bloomberg)
  • The four pillars of paying for college. (whitecoatinvestor)
  • How Uber got into this human resources mess &#xA0 (recode)
  • Women live longer on average. This should affect their investment profile. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Some results from Dan Ariely’s lab show the power of subtle nudges on our finances. (bloomberg)
  • How to thrive in a low volatility market. (forbes)
  • How financial professionals could help kids learn about money. (tonyisola)
  • The stock market’s returns so far this year is not out of the realm statistically. (alephblog)
  • Why simple works better. (wealthmanagement)
  • A table comparing the big robo-advisors. (mebfaber)
  • Why Apple ($AAPL) should buy Netflix ($NFLX) for its "networking and data infrastructure." (om.co)
  • "How to Think About Money" by Jonathan Clements was named the Institute for Financial Literacy’s 2017 adult book of the year. (twitter)
  • Tough luck for hedge funds trying to sue Uncle Sam over Fannie and Freddie dividends. (bloomberg)

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