02/24/15 – Tuesday AM Interest-ing Reads

  • Meet the Wall Street Refugees Running Freddie Mac’s Bond Trades (bloomberg)
  • Why don’t we make good investment decisions? (Irrelevant Investor)
  • Goldman: Shake Shack is too pricey to invest in here (Business Insider)
  • The REAL Death Of The Music Industry (businessinsider)
  • What are your top three life hacks? (quora)
  • The ‘on demand stack’ powers the new wave of startups. (blog.semilshah)
  • Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated: Hedge funds nearly drowned in 2014, beset by bad news and bad returns. Prepare for a comeback. (ai-cio)
  • Financial bloggers are bullish. Does it matter? (editors note: not if they don’t actually manage any money) (Fat Pitch)
  • A dozen things learned from Don Valentine on venture capital and business. (25iq)
  • The case of venture capital funds that wouldn’t die. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Highest Forward 12-Month P/E Ratio for S&P 500 since 2004 (factset)
  • Co-working is the new working. (theweek)
  • Huge announcement between First Solar and SunPower (Barron’s Tech Trader)
  • Are you ready to be an early stage investor? (pointsandfigures)
  • Your startup does not need to be based in Silicon Valley. (medium)
  • I have a quote in this USA Today piece about Obama vs the brokerage model (USA Today)
  • Some simple startup advice, in short. (blog.samaltman)
  • How LivingSocial launched a raft of Washington-area startups. (washingtonpost)
  • Stifel is buying AL-based broker Sterne Agee for a buck fifty. (Fortune)
  • Startup Digit wants to automate your savings. (techcrunch)
  • Please Don’t Thank Me for My Service (nytimes)
  • Struggling stock pickers blame the Fed, Part 94 (Bloomberg)
  • Uber won. Get used to it. (buzzfeed)
  • A Q&A with Naval Ravikant of AngelList. (strictlyvc)
  • On the dangers of overvaluing a late-stage company. (pointsandfigures)
  • Women are leaving the tech industry in droves. (latimes)
  • To Nasdaq 5000 and Beyond (online.barrons)
  • When should you invest in follow-up rounds? (pointsandfigures)
  • The agony (and ecstasy) of selling your first company. (feld)
  • “Since last summer, the Shanghai Composite Index has trounced world markets and risen over 60 percent. What gives?” (Market Anthropology)
  • Earnings season, ex-Apple, was not as good as you thought (Advisor Perspective)

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