02/23/16 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The funding scene has changed but don’t panic. (sethlevine)
  • To be a trader on Wall Street these days it helps to have PhD and be able to code. (nytimes)
  • Investors are trying to dump shares of so-called ‘unicorns’ in the secondary market. (techcrunch)
  • The funding scene has changed but don’t panic. (sethlevine)
  • The Midwest still needs more seed capital. (pointsandfigures)
  • The US government now considers Google’s self-driving cars to be legal drivers (qz)
  • Co-working spaces are going corporate. (bloomberg)
  • Bill Simmons’ The Ringer is going to be hosted on Medium. (medium)
  • Andrew Left was right about Valeant (Benzinga)
  • The stock market is not more volatile that it has been historically. (fool)
  • When VCs “orphan” their investments. (avc)
  • The truth about football stadiums: Those supposed great new jobs are bogus (latimes)
  • What VCs are planning on funding in 2016. (bothsidesofthetable)
  • What’s the right burn level for a startup these days? (bothsidesofthetable)
  • An interview with Brad Feld of Foundry Group. (paulbennetts.co)
  • Stanley Druckenmiller, a Billionaire Financier, Backs John Kasich (nytimes)
  • Roach: Central Banking Goes Negative (project-syndicate)
  • Why Driverless Cars Will Screech to a Halt (observer)
  • How to manage a (very) small business. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Home Depot says the housing market is on fire (Wall Street Journal)
  • Why I’m more worried about Marco Rubio than Donald Trump (vox)
  • Funds that hold lots of ETFs tend to underperform. (blogs.barrons)
  • What to do to prevent your company from dying. (mattermark)
  • Some advice on how to get into venture capital. (medium)
  • Alibaba: Digging Into the Numbers (barrons)
  • Good luck try to find a manager that can generate the returns you seek. (researchpuzzle)
  • Eero is the wi-fi solution you have been waiting for. (engadget)
  • Bush’s Befuddled Goodbye and the Risks of Trump Denialism (newyorker)
  • Out of ammo? Central bankers are running down their arsenal. But other options exist to stimulate the economy (economist)
  • The S&P is running in place (Dragonfly Capital)
  • Eero bathes your home in wi-fi. (mashable)
  • The market is skeptical about the prospects for the Allergan ($AGN)-Pfizer ($PFE) deal. (bloomberg)
  • Does a Time ($TIME)-Yahoo ($YHOO) tie-up make sense? (nymag)
  • SAC Capital alumni have been doing alright. (bloomberg)
  • Don’t Be Tricked by the Smart Beta ‘Alpha Mirage’ (bloomberg)
  • Not every business has to be a fast-grower. (theatlantic)
  • An emerging market trend that may surprise you. (thereformedbroker)
  • Why storytelling matters. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Kicking off the week with a stock rally (Business Insider)
  • On the rise of the doctor as angel investor (and entrepreneur). (chicagobusiness)
  • Yahoo’s ($YHOO) board is just awful. (nytimes)
  • Plunge Into One of the Largest Star Nurseries in the Near Universe (slate)
  • There is more early stage funding than VC funding. (medium)
  • Eero holds up to its promise. (techcrunch)
  • Momentum is “seemingly stupid but it works” (Enterprising Investor)
  • The London Whale speaks! “JP Morgan put me up to it!” (Bloomberg)
  • Why Can’t 3.6 Million Teachers Get a Group Discount on their 403(b) Plans? (tonyisola)
  • Startup dumpster fire / insurance boiler room trying to grow up (Wall Street Journal)
  • Ken Fisher’s returns are a tale of two periods. (mebfaber)
  • Nevada Trump supporters bite the Chinese hand that feeds them (Bloomberg)
  • Eero is expensive but it works. (wsj)
  • The S&P 500 doesn’t want to fall below 16.5x earnings. (ritholtz)
  • 3 Things Your Bond Fund Manager Doesn’t Want You to Know (Morningstar)
  • John Rekenthaler takes on the index fund critics (Morningstar)
  • Two big arguments against index funds fall short. (news.morningstar)

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