03/18/15 – Wednesday Interest-ing Reads

  • Why are people reluctant to annuitize their wealth? (blackrockblog)
  • Commodities two-fer: Gold Futures Fall to Four-Month Low Ahead of FOMC Meeting (wsj)
  • Why some people like to keep working in retirement. (wsj)
  • What’s behind the increase in driving. (newgeography)
  • The Swedish central bank again cut interest rates. (blogs.wsj)
  • 86% of active managers failed to beat market in 2014 (money.cnn)
  • The state of the market in five charts. (fmdcapital)
  • The Steve Jobs You Didn’t Know: Kind, Patient, and Human (fastcompany)
  • Stop sending late night e-mails to your team. (hbr)
  • Investor sentiment towards commodities is historically bearish. (shortsideoflong)
  • Beware the flattening yield curve. (sigmundholmes)
  • A closer look at GM’s ($GM) decision to cave to activist demands for share buybacks. (nytimes)
  • The risks (and rewards) of investing in new managers. (managed-futures-blog.attaincapital)
  • What Cockroaches With Backpacks Can Do. Ah-mazing (npr)
  • A look back at the housing bubble. (bonddad.blogspot)
  • Beware the Alibaba ($BABA) lockup expiration. (wsj)
  • Too much data gets in the way: why data from the 1800s can lead you astray. (alphaarchitect)
  • Why you should turn on two-factor authentication. (imore)
  • Personal finances matter much more than investment strategy. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Investors have piled into the United States Oil Fund ($USO). (ftalphaville.ft)
  • How the IRA has changed over its 40 year life. (marketwatch)
  • Mind Games That Can Kill Investors (stockcharts)
  • The Fuzzy, Insane Math That’s Creating So Many Billion-Dollar Tech Companies (bloomberg)
  • Why emotional intelligence is important for investors. (institutionalinvestor)
  • The dollar is rising faster than any time in the last 40 years (washingtonpost)
  • Central banks are uniformly cutting interest rates. (charliebilello.tumblr)
  • Jeff Immelt at GE ($GE) is a reluctant capital allocator. (bloombergview)
  • European stocks are sitting at all-time highs. (jlfmi.tumblr)
  • Why money market mutual funds are on the outs. (marketwatch)
  • For Sale: Chinese Investment Properties (thefinancialist)
  • Currency hedged ETFs explained. (etfstore)
  • Good things happen when asset managers top $1 billion in AUM. (investmentnews)
  • U.S. Oil Prices at Six-Year Low on Storage Concerns (wsj)
  • Another take on the MBA vs. CFA debate. (bloomberg)
  • 11 tips from a TED speaker coach. (blog.ted)
  • Don’t live too close to your grown kids and other insights about happiness in retirement. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Why children should open IRAs. (marketwatch)
  • The Vanguard Total Bond Index fund is poised to become the nation’s largest bond fund. (wsj)

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