03/19/15 – Thursday Interest-ing Reads

  • Why art heists are so fascinating. (theatlantic)
  • Three risk-averse ways to re-balance a portfolio. (news.morningstar)
  • FOMC Day’s Wild Ride (theirrelevantinvestor.tumblr)
  • Why do we still outlaw betting on sports? (medium)
  • Bond ladders help you ignore the interest rate noise. (etf)
  • The awful, no good year for the Euro has driven a huge wedge in returns this year. (jlfmi.tumblr)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims continue to trend below 300k. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Will Japan Post Holdings shoot past Alibaba to become the biggest IPO ever? (MarketWatch)
  • Do we really need underwear with pockets? (priceonomics)
  • Bond market liquidity keeps draining out of the system. (wsj)
  • European Stocks Hit The Target (jlfmi.tumblr)
  • How much can Apple ($AAPL) make from a bundle of television channels? (stratechery)
  • The Fed’s “monetary lenience” in graphical form. (alephblog)
  • Seth Godin, “Great teachers teach commitment.” (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Everyone Hates U.S. Stocks (bloomberg)
  • On the difference between the Russell 2000 and the SmallCap 600 (Indexology)
  • Why a bond bear market could be sharp. (blogs.wsj)
  • The idea behind the iShares United States Fixed Income Balanced Risk ($INC). (nytimes)
  • Has the world changed in 24 hours? Strategists react to the Fed (MoneyBeat)
  • Not-pot leaf gets 6th-grader in big trouble: An 11-year-old boy at Bedford Middle School was suspended for 364 days after being caught with a substance that tested negative for marijuana. (roanoke)
  • What makes a good teacher good? (theguardian)
  • It’s the world’s biggest house for sale — and it’s top secret (telegraph.co.uk)
  • After yesterday’s FOMC, the consensus has shifted to a September rates liftoff (Reuters)
  • A profile of Tim Sykes, “douche bag.” (bloomberg)
  • An interview with Mary Pilon, author of “The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game.” (blog.longreads)
  • A 3-D View of a Chart That Predicts The Economic Future: The Yield Curve (Upshot)
  • Goldman, not Apple, is the big wheel in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Bloomberg)
  • The giddiness in silicon valley is now off the charts (Wall Street Journal)
  • An excerpt from Gretchen Rubin’s “Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives.” (businessinsider)
  • On the use (and abuse) of historical market scenarios. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The Definition of Tough: How Chris Borland Walked Away From His Dream Job (grantland)
  • Surprise: Your broker doesn’t work for you (MarketWatch)
  • Too good to be true investing stories usually are. (pointsandfigures)
  • A primer on BDCs. (investmentnews)
  • Why 2% inflation is now a ceiling, not a floor. (bonddad.blogspot)
  • China Stocks Rise to Highest Since 2008 Amid World’s Best Rally (bloomberg)
  • Why rich guys love to own NBA franchises. (grantland)
  • Don’t call it a currency war. Call it textbook economics (blogs.wsj)
  • How TripAdvisor ($TRIP) became so important to the travel industry. (outsideonline)
  • Thomas Friedman may be smoking crack before submitting his columns at this point (Fortress America)
  • Is Chris Borland’s retirement the beginning of the end for the NFL? (washingtonpost)
  • Fun with market valuation metrics (Alpha Architect)
  • The case against bucket lists. (zenhabits)
  • Sales of Streaming Music Top CDs in Flat Year for Industry (nytimes)

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