03/06/17 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The Wirecutter ranks Intuit’s ($INTU) TurboTax as the best tax software. (thewirecutter)
  • What Putin Is Up To: And why he may have overplayed his hand&#xA0 (theatlantic)
  • Why mutual funds won’t be replaced by ETFs. (etf)
  • The term "artificial intelligence" has become meaningless (The Atlantic)
  • Wisdom Of Crowds Monetary Policy (econlib)
  • Why Tax Credits Are No Substitute for Obamacare (nytimes)
  • What is the current equilibrium real short term interest rate? Fed watchers want to know. (ft)
  • The Stock Market Has Entered the ‘Danger Zone’ (businessinsider)
  • Guess what time of day the internet’s peak trolling hours are (Wall Street Journal)
  • Can Time ($TIME) make it on its own? (nytimes)
  • How To Insure Everyone At A Reasonable Cost (forbes)
  • In red-hot Portland, housing costs soar and income gap grows. Sound familiar? (seattletimes)
  • The real anniversary of the bull market is 2013, not 2009, I argue. (MarketWatch)
  • The Savior of Coal Country Will Not Be the Coal Industry (newrepublic)
  • The value opportunity in big bank preferreds. (philosophicaleconomics)
  • It’s becoming harder to find novel ETF ideas. (ft)
  • Too much time on social media can make you lonely. (npr)
  • How Goldman Sachs ($GS) amassed $3 billion in ETF assets. (wsj)
  • The Better Twitter Gets, The More It Could Potentially Divide Us (slate)
  • Mock the ‘New Normal’, Say Yes to 4 Percent Growth (washingtontimes)
  • Franklin Templeton ($BEN) has $6.5 billion in cash overseas. (ft)
  • Deutsche Bank is gaining assets with its currency hedge x-Trackers funds. (wsj)
  • All Budget Deficits Are Surely Not Created Equal (realclearmarkets)
  • The S&P 500 – still relevant on its 60th birthday (Morningstar)
  • America’s Bad Border Tax (project-syndicate)
  • How exactly do you translate religious principles into stock picks? (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Everything the Market Thinks About Inflation Might Be Wrong (Wall Street Journal)
  • Seriously, Should I Be Tempted to Invest in Bitcoin? (kiplinger)
  • The real-time, social, mobile financial world is coming together. (howardlindzon)
  • Stop checking your portfolio so often. (longboardfunds)
  • Low vol strategies are more sensitive to (rising) interest rates. (beta.morningstar)
  • The Stock Has Gone Very High, and This Is a Problem (nytimes)
  • Today in market history (Twitter)
  • Here’s How the Rich Use Their IRAs Once In Retirement (usatoday)
  • America’s Bad Border Tax (project-syndicate)
  • Ignore the New York Times, There Are No ‘Limits’ to Growth (forbes)
  • These maps show how early spring is arriving in your state this year (vox)
  • Everyone’s talking about this David Letterman interview at NY Mag (New York Magazine)
  • The Fed’s Favorite Inflation Predictors Aren’t Very Predictive (fivethirtyeight)
  • Emerging market equities are still undervalued relative to developed market equities. (gmo)
  • Does DFA’s business model work for end-investors? (wsj)
  • How Hedge Funds Use ETFs (ETF.com)
  • 3 Threats from Washington That Mean Trouble for Stocks (yahoo)
  • Should the SEC approve a Bitcoin ETF? (etf)
  • Snap IPO: ‘Let All the Hot Air Go Out,’ Analysts Say (Wall Street Journal)
  • Why Government Spending Is An Obstacle To Growth (investors)
  • Behavior beats fees. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Leashes Come Off Wall Street, Gun Sellers, Miners and More (New York Times)
  • 5 Biggest Possible Economic Shocks Coming From D.C. (forbes)
  • Rise of the Robots: If manufacturers are going to flourish in America, they’ll need to buy a lot more robots.&#xA0 (barrons)
  • It takes time for the truly transformational innovation to take hold. (farnamstreetblog)
  • What About Losers from Tariffs? (cafehayek)
  • Considerable Debate and Confusion Over ‘Fairly Soon’ (realclear)
  • Sector Views: Can Technology Share Rally Continue? (schwab)
  • The Wisdom of Even Wiser Crowds (wsj)
  • The SEC is revamping its ETF approval process. (wsj)
  • Don’t Tax The Robots! (ft)
  • Putting The Snap IPO Into Historical Context (gavekalcapital)
  • George Saunders has this amazing piece about what writers really do (Guardian)
  • Deutsche Bank is the disaster that keeps disastering (Zero Hedge)
  • In Denial About the Growing Administrative State (realclearmarkets)
  • Good luck trying to find Snap ($SNAP) shares to short. (blogs.wsj)
  • Snap ($SNAP) would rank #26 in the S&P 500 Information Technology Index. (axios)
  • Are we obsessing about low fees? (barrons)
  • Why you should look for evidence disconfirming your preferred strategy. (peterlazaroff)
  • Citadel is looking far and wide for big data experts. (bloomberg)
  • The Big Problem with China’s Bridge & Tunnel Addiction (bloomberg)
  • Ray Dalio and the Golden Age of Hedge Funds (Enterprising Investor)
  • Mutual fund class ‘T’ shares are on hold. (wsj)

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