03/09/16 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • BATS is launching a $VIX competitor. (blogs.wsj)
  • Gundlach growled on his conference call last night (MoneyBeat)
  • Paying back student loans is the hot new employee benefit. (bloomberg)
  • How fintech can change finance. (next.ft)
  • The case for an actively managed robo-advisor solution. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • Paul Remembers… (Paul McCartney)
  • Six Things That Happen to You After a Year in Space (bloomberg)
  • Is it finally time to load up on value stocks? (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • How Fiduciary Rule May Censor Financial Broadcasters Like Dave Ramsey (forbes)
  • Hilsenrath: Don’t worry about a March hike (Wall Street Journal)
  • Sir George Martin, Beatles producer, dead at 90 (CNN)
  • Are Central Banks Really Out of Ammunition? (project-syndicate)
  • LOL – “This 4,000-Year-Old Financial Indicator Says That A Major Crisis Is Looming” (Zero Hedge)
  • When your broker has a gambling problem (Bloomberg)
  • The Amazon ($AMZN) Echo may be the next big product like the Apple ($AAPL) iPhone. (nytimes)
  • Buffett says index, but manages active. Can you understand why? (Morningstar)
  • Buybacks have been a big part of the market’s performance over the past 7 years. (thereformedbroker)
  • Largest Drop in S&P 500 EPS Estimate Over First Two Months of a Quarter since Q1 2009 (factset)
  • As Some Hedge Funds Falter, Others Prove Staying Power (insidesources)
  • Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKB) is doing a big bond deal to acquire Precision Castparts. (blogs.wsj)
  • 12 reasons why Brian Shannon garnered 100k followers on StockTwits. (alphatrends)
  • Where Progress Comes From: The four factors of success. (fool)
  • Annuity commissions are outrageous. (tonyisola)
  • Much of India still cannot get online. (money.cnn)
  • The Echo shows Amazon can learn from its mistakes. (forbes)
  • Helaine Olen, “When we seek financial advice, surveys say that the majority of us believe the person we hire is bound to give the best, most wonderful guidance out there—something known as the fiduciary standard. This isn’t always true.” (slate)
  • Larry Swedroe really liked Tim Maurer’s new book “Simple Money: A No-Nonsense Guide to Personal Finance.”* (etf)
  • What Causes Overconfidence? (theness)
  • Demographics still point toward a stronger housing market. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Why managers push ‘alternative asset’ ETFs. (etf)
  • United Continental ($UAL) has attracted a raft of activists. (fortune)
  • Why strategic beta is here to stay. (news.morningstar)
  • What Doesn’t Kill Bull Market in S&P 500 May Make It Stronger (Bloomberg)
  • You can fit the evidence about betting on outperforming managers in a thimble (Larry Swedroe)
  • Now is not the time to throw in the towel on emerging market stocks (Cordant Wealth)
  • Wool is the hot new sneaker material. (bloomberg)
  • False moves in bonds and biotechs keep traders on their toes (Price Action Lab)
  • Fintech firms raising piles of cash (Bloomberg)
  • Seven insights from the 2015 IPO market. (blogs.wsj)
  • Choose your struggles wisely. (qz)
  • The presidential candidates are not talking about the retirement crisis. (slate)
  • The challenges facing Wealthfront. (iris.xyz)
  • A look at China’s dwindling currency reviews. (econbrowser)
  • Are we “due” for a recession? (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Finding and riding 100-bagger stocks – not so easy (ValueWalk)
  • Short men and overweight women get the short end of the salary stick. (washingtonpost)
  • We need better training for financial advisors. (bloomberg)

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