03/20/17 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Record-breaking 2017 for ETFs fuels fears of stock market bubble (ft)
  • A Tweet to Kurt Eichenwald, a Strobe and a Seizure. Now, an Arrest. (nytimes)
  • Forbes’ 30th annual billionaires ranking is out today (Forbes)
  • It’s silly for companies to "fight March Madness." (theatlantic)
  • These 7 Brand Name Companies May Be Takeover Targets (businessinsider)
  • OCC’s Unimaginative Approach to Innovation (realclearmarkets)
  • Global Asset Allocation Update (alhambrapartners)
  • Criminal Immigrants: Unearthing the Actual Numbers (realclear)
  • The Chicago Fed National Activity Index rose in February. (calculatedriskblog)
  • There are still two other Bitcoin ETFs awaiting approval. (etf)
  • Michael’s got nothing to do on the weekends besides push a stroller and read awesome shit (Irrelevant Investor)
  • How water swaps help the West manage a precious resource (csmonitor)
  • On the prospects for M&A in the ETF industry. (medium)
  • Scientific research has a great payoff. (bloomberg)
  • Has OPEC Underestimated U.S. Shale Once Again? (oilprice)
  • Stop Using Social Security to Fund Federal Waste (nypost)
  • ‘Russian Hacking’ of Election 2016 Is Not Remotely Serious (forbes)
  • Some Surprise About a Seemingly Dovish ‘Dot Plot’ (realclear)
  • Tariffs Are Really Bad, But They’re Not Income Tax Bad (forbes)
  • Why ETF issuers love to diversify their offerings. (etf)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is betting on AR. (No, not this site.) (bloomberg)
  • The Surge in America’s "Animal Spirits" (project-syndicate)
  • Basic Steps to Figure Out How Much House You Can Afford (usatoday)
  • Tax-loss harvesting is overrated. (basonasset)
  • Today the FBI chief will testify in front of congress about whether or not the President is a foreign agent. Literally. (New York Times)
  • Are You Prepared For The End Of The Bond Bubble? (hedgeye)
  • An activist investor who is pushing for social responsibility not enhanced dividends. (wsj)
  • The Global Outlook Improves (blogspot)
  • Should pension funds be seeding standlone ETFs? (medium)
  • Goldman Sachs ($GS) is planning a series of fixed income ETFs. (citywireusa)
  • Technology is quickly becoming an integral part of the legal world. (nytimes)
  • I LOVE the asset class quilt, here’s the most updated version (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
  • The Broken Bond Market (wordpress)
  • Three ways the global economy could hit the skids. (ft)
  • Snapchat short interest now up to 30 million shares (Business Insider)
  • Uber just lost its President less than a year after hiring him, to ethics disagreements (Recode)
  • What you need to know about fund of fund ETFs. (investwithanedge)
  • CNN ran an extensive Jack Bogle interview this weekend, with his thoughts on all the latest topics (Evidence Based Investor)
  • Why the Border Adjustment Tax Should Be Killed (barrons)
  • 7 great sites for developing traders. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Not surprisingly, interest in the stock market is on the rise (on Google). (thereformedbroker)
  • A Q&A with former lawyer and Bloomberg View columnist Matt Levine. (legalnomads)
  • Animal Spirits? Just Hot Air So Far… (marketwatch)
  • Hedge Fund Titan’s Surefire Bet Turns Into a $4 Billion Loss (New York Times)
  • Marissa Mayer’s Exit Bonus: Worse Than Obscene (latimes)
  • This is now what happens when you try to post fake news on Facebook (qz)
  • The Backlash Against Starbucks Is Real, And It Isn’t Going Away (forbes)
  • "Five decades of reporting have taught me that whenever a president starts screeching about the media, it’s a sure sign he’s in hot water" (New York Times)
  • Double Dip Expansion? (investingcaffeine)
  • Hospitals have a labor problem. (axios)
  • Six investing essons learned from March Madness. (peterlazaroff)
  • The pros and cons of interval funds. (beta.morningstar)
  • Here’s What You Should Know About the Federal Reserve (thenation)
  • "The bears believed the high profile economists who thought quantitative easing will lead to hyperinflation. Any technical analysis they used was in an effort to confirm this bias." (Price Action Lab)
  • Low Oil Prices Prove How Wrong Obama Was Yet Again (nypost)
  • Meet The Man Whose Site Mark Zuckerberg Reads Every Day (Buzzfeed)
  • iPhone 8 Biggest Feature Suddenly Makes Sense (forbes)
  • ESG vs. SRI: what’s the difference? (etf)
  • Forget Double Dip Recession, Meet Double Dip Expansion (ValueWalk)
  • A Dangerous Mistake Which Will Ruin Your Retirement Strategy (cnbc)
  • Why we like to muck about with sector and country ETFs. (etf)
  • Does Q1 GDP Really Even Matter? (gavekalcapital)
  • It’s Good to Be a CEO, Again: Stocks Rise, and So Does Pay (wsj)
  • What’s Attacking the Web? A Security Camera in a Colorado Laundromat: Computer viruses harness webcams, thermostats and other connected devices (wsj)
  • "Active fund management isn’t disappearing—it’s just evolving." (wsj)
  • Obamacare Aside, Health Insurer Profits Are Soaring (nytimes)
  • Your portfolio should not be the most interesting thing in your life. (timmaurer)
  • The US has too many damn stores. (wsj)
  • In the Red: States Struggling Despite Growing US Economy (marketwatch)
  • The Global Implications of Higher Interest Rates (bloomberg)
  • Are target-date funds a "prudent" investment? (wsj)
  • Bond Traders Finally Start Giving the Fed Some Respect (bloomberg)
  • Readers’ photos on the theme of spring (theguardian)

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