03/13/15 – Friday Interest-ing Reads

  • Shockingly steep drop in February PPI (Reuters)
  • Some of Bill Ackman’s people have been subpoenaed by the FBI over claims made regarding Herbalife (MoneyBeat)
  • A Better Way To Find The Best Flights And Avoid The Worst Airports (fivethirtyeight)
  • Giving QE is Easy — Taking it Away is Hard (nihoncassandra.blogspot.co.uk)
  • Have Oil Prices Hit Their Floor? (wsj)
  • On the Apple ($AAPL) Macbook paradox. (aboveavalon)
  • Tim Cook surprises Cramer with a phone call for his 10th anniversary Mad Money show (CNBC)
  • Hempton: This means Ackman’s short case on Herbalife is screwed (Bronte Capital)
  • Crude oil prices collapse anew (Zero Hedge)
  • Client-friendly is often in the eye of the beholder, or blogger. (iheartwallstreet)
  • The 12 Tech Nuisances That Annoy Us Most (wsj)
  • Who is the biggest Fed basher of them all? Ben Bernanke! (themoneyillusion)
  • Why more companies should be public. (fusion)
  • On the science of bubbles: the case of Magic cards. (npr)
  • What the most shorted stocks tell us about the stock market. (npr)
  • Why transparency matters for ETF investors. (alphabaskets)
  • Before I Go: Time warps for a young surgeon with metastatic lung cancer (stanmed.stanford.edu)
  • Hotels are off to a good start in 2015. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Norway’s sovereign wealth fund wants to be able to nominate directors for companies. (ft)
  • The downside to keeping cash in a robo-advisor portfolio. (etf)
  • Michael Jordan Is Now A Billionaire After Increasing Stake In Hornets (forbes)
  • What are we to make of slowing rail traffic? (valueplays)
  • And they are buying European stocks. (macro-man.blogspot)
  • Why words are the new numbers (chicagobooth.edu)
  • Benedict Evans on what the Apple Watch is (and isn’t). (a16z)
  • A discussion with Tobias Carlisle, on deep value investing.* (greenbackd)
  • For hardcore Serial fans: a parody. (sporkful)
  • You probably have no idea what the true cost of your liquid alts fund is (Investment New)
  • What it takes to turn a PhD into a data scientist. (practicalquant.blogspot)
  • What companies said about the global economy this week. (avondaleam)
  • Does the Fed care about the US dollar? (economistsview.typepad)
  • What the strong dollar is doing to the US economy (Real Time Economics)
  • On its 1 year anniversary, Michael Lewis Reflects on Flash Boys (vanityfair)
  • Why is core Yahoo ($YHOO) still so cheap? (marketwatch)
  • Why your behavior during bear markets matters so much. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Americans are once again embracing stocks in their 401(k) plans. (jlfmi.tumblr)
  • Does price/book still work? (millennialinvest)
  • Zack Miller talks with Mesh Lakhani on the new online investing platforms. (tradestreaming)
  • Why undoing QE is so difficult. (nihoncassandra.blogspot)
  • The IRA turns 40 years old – has it lived up to its promise? (MarketWatch)
  • How to increase graduation rates at community colleges. (nytimes)
  • “Now the language of the Greek crisis is about humiliation, national pride, moral hazard and hypocrisy” (New York Times)
  • Are we on the cusp of a capex boom? (ritholtz)
  • We put way too much weight on college admissions. (nytimes)
  • Macau’s economy shrank 17% (!) in the fourth quarter (Bloomberg)
  • Welcome to the neighbourhood: new dwarf galaxies discovered in orbit around the Milky Way (cam.ac.uk)

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