03/17/15 – Tuesday Interest-ing Reads

  • Bill Gross’s replacements thrive at PIMCO (Bloomberg)
  • How is the Irish economy doing? (blogs.wsj)
  • The top dividend picks from the ultimate stock pickers. (news.morningstar)
  • Buzzfeed was not the first: listicles have been around forever. (ft)
  • A Police Gadget Tracks Phones? Shhh! It’s Secret (nytimes)
  • Is virality overrated? (fortune)
  • Keep your smart beta selections simple. (systematicrelativestrength)
  • Can startups take on ‘Big Mattress’? (bloomberg)
  • You Kids Get Off Mark Zuckerberg’s Lawn (medium)
  • How self-service kiosks change consumer behavior. (hbr)
  • Meerkat shows that livestreaming will be a big thing. (blog.semilshah)
  • Name this VC firm, win $50k. (fortune)
  • When it comes to investing beware the words “in my experience.” (psyfitec)
  • Will fintech startups change the world or get gobbled up by the big banks? (institutionalinvestor)
  • Introducing the Sand Hill Exchange where you can bet on startup valuations. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Why we should cheer the SNB’s decision to de-peg the Swiss franc. (jlfmi.tumblr)
  • Debunking $1.4 Trillion Europe Debt Myth in Post-Heta Age (bloomberg)
  • Dataminr aims to be “the real-time information layer for the Internet.” (wsj)
  • Weather had a big impact on housing starts. Pay attention to permits instead. (bonddad.blogspot)
  • Sam Ro’s preview of today’s FOMC (Business Insider)
  • Virgin America ($VA) is hard to beat. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Twitter ($TWTR) as focus group. (bits.blogs.nytimes)
  • (Now) Apple is all about China (om.co)
  • A look at some of the funds that have big bets on Apple ($AAPL). (reuters)
  • Have Americans gotten over their economic anxiety yet? (theatlantic)
  • Does venture capital have a self-dealing problem? (fusion)
  • The war on coal is now global. (slate)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is reportedly planning an online TV service. (wsj)
  • Assume you have already been hacked: how to keep your stuff safe. (slate)
  • On the uncertain future of Tootsie Roll ($TR). (washingtonpost)
  • How much of the recent Euro stocks rally is about fundamentals and how much is about currency? (Yardeni)
  • So-called “unicorns” are the exception not the rule. (pando)
  • In praise of short-sellers. (newyorker)
  • How the stronger US dollar hurts emerging economies. (nytimes)
  • Shiller: How Scary Is the Bond Market? (project-syndicate)
  • Bonds Hit Boiling Point Thanks to ECB (wsj)
  • Why time horizon matters: the case of US stocks. (theirrelevantinvestor.tumblr)
  • The world’s most painful insect sting: Many insects can hurt us with their stings, but one scientist has made it his mission to become a connoisseur of them all (bbc)
  • Americans’ Privacy Strategies Post-Snowden (pewinternet)
  • 5 good signs from an annual report. (cleareyesinvesting)
  • Smart Beta ETFs are now a $400 billion category (ETF.com)
  • How a Rising Dollar Is Creating Trouble for Emerging Economies (Upshot)
  • Even the best funds suffer periods of underperformance. That’s probably when your sell and buy the next shiny thing you see. (Monringstar)
  • In Battery Revolution, a Clean Leap Forward (wsj)
  • Is the market expensive or cheap? (humblestudentofthemarkets.blogspot)
  • Evidence that companies run by females perform better. (qz)
  • Is Abenomics finally trickling from the markets to the real economy? Toyota gives workers their biggest raise in 13 years. (Wall Street Journal)
  • What do startups need in an investor deck? (blog.semilshah)
  • Leverage (and complacency) kills. (nypost)
  • Giving housing to the homeless is three times cheaper than leaving them on the streets (vox)
  • Tim Mullaney: There are zero reasons for the Fed to raise interest rates (MarketWatch)
  • Venture capital is still a relatively young business and the challenges therein. (ft)
  • Companies that build city-by-city have big cash burn rates. (bloomberg)
  • The challenge inherent in the ClassPass business model. (blogs.wsj)
  • Has Howard Schultz lost his f*cking mind? (Fortune)
  • Who needs Apple ($AAPL) Watch? Wearables are already here in the form of ‘smart clothes.’ (recode)
  • How the stock market affects startup valuations. (pointsandfigures)
  • In Praise of Short Sellers (newyorker)
  • Establishing estimates for the Apple ($AAPL) Watch launch. (aboveavalon)
  • Dave McClure is worried about rising valuations and their effect on small investors. (businessinsider)
  • Why developers need to build apps for the Apple ($AAPL) Watch. (medium)
  • What the seed funding boom means for Series A fundraising. (firstround)
  • Rob Bennett: Every bull market requires a conspiracy (ValueWalk)
  • Mutual Funds Pick Year When S&P 500 Is Up 1% to Beat the Market (bloomberg)

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