02/28/17 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How Sam Brownback’s Kansas Tax-Cut Experiment Went Wrong (theatlantic)
  • A deeper dive into the so-called ‘behavior gap.’ (blog.thinknewfound)
  • The Case-Shiller index showed 5.8% price growth as of December. (calculatedriskblog)
  • When in doubt, don’t bet against Warren Buffett. (monevator)
  • The continued case for the low vol anomaly. (allaboutalpha)
  • Prosper is selling $5 billion in assets to some hedge funds at a high cost. (ft)
  • Which stories go viral? (arstechnica)
  • Why momentum is the ultimate factor. (dualmomentum)
  • Harvard’s endowment is completely remaking its organization. (wsj)
  •  First White Dwarf Pulsar in the Universe Has Been Found (sciencealert)
  • What a hedge fund manager’s car says about his risk-profile. (etf)
  •  Sweden complains it is collecting too much tax (ft)
  • Why truly active managers should welcome more indexing. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • Two finance words that should never go together. (tonyisola)
  • Why do these options-related strategies create so much performance drag when trying to reduce tail risk? (blog.thinknewfound)
  • The math works against hedge fund of funds. (beta.morningstar)
  • Ugh. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • The price of the best mesh wi-fi system, eero, is now $100. Get an additional $50 off with this link: (talkable)
  • Charles Schwab ($SCHW) quickly matched Fidelity’s move. (pressroom.aboutschwab)
  • Two lessons from the Buffett hedge fund bet. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • A look at the extent of the Chinese consumer lending boom. (libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed)
  • Beware the Pessimists! (beta.morningstar)
  •  Time to Restart That Old Capitalism Death Watch (bloomberg)
  • UITs demonstrate poor selection skills. (etf)
  • Data point of the day: YouTube Tops 1 Billion Hours of Video a Day, on Pace to Eclipse TV (wsj)
  • Verst hopes to make professional blogging easier and more profitable. (blog.verst.co)
  •  The Mortgage-Bond Whale That Everyone Is Suddenly Worried About (bloomberg)
  • The case for gold is oversold. (pragcap)
  • Why Swedes overpay their taxes: Nordic people may be virtuous, but they are also prudent&#xA0 (economist)
  • 30 years after a star blew itself to shreds (blastr)
  • How to Keep Up With the Podcasts: Don’t&#xA0 (bloomberg)
  • Fidelity is dropping its online stock commission rate to $4.95 a trade. (wsj)
  • Paul Tudor Jones is again cutting fees on his Tudor Investment fund. (wsj)

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