03/21/16 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Marriott ($MAR) is not giving up on a Starwood ($HOT) deal. (qz)
  • Ten years of Twitter ($TWTR): the good, bad and indifferent. (howardlindzon)
  • Why the Bull Market May Be Losing Its Mojo (barrons)
  • Five economic charts to keep an eye on. (bonddad.blogspot)
  • Is benchmarking to blame for the existence of the low-vol and momentum anomalies? (lse.ac.uk)
  • Motor Vehicles Increasingly Vulnerable to Remote Exploits (ic3.gov)
  • Why a new router may not fix your home wi-fi issues. (wsj)
  • Strategy diversification is different than asset allocation. (etftrends)
  • Smart beta comes to Japan. (etf)
  • America’s abandoned factories are getting repurposed with great creativity. (money.cnn)
  • Smaller phones are still a majority of the world smartphone market. (recode)
  • The Chicago Fed National Activity Index dropped in February. (calculatedriskblog)
  • LPL makes a peremtory move toward the Fiduciary Standard (TRB)
  • The stock market has been whipsaw central. (thereformedbroker)
  • The ONLY Buyer of Stocks Just Stopped Buying (Zero Hedge)
  • Beta still seems to be a good measure of risk, to the downside. (etf)
  • Warren Buffett on Booms, Bubbles, and Busts (fool)
  • ETFs are the new retail investor plaything. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The returns to factors are lumpy at best. (blog.thinknewfound)
  • On Twitter’s tenth birthday – the Hall of Fame tweets (GQ)
  • Typical. Airlines are now “rethinking” their fuel oil hedging programs. (wsj)
  • Marriott snags Starwood away from the Chinese (Wall Street Journal)
  • A review of the research on the illiquidity factor. (etf)
  • The Equinox Isn’t What You Think It Is (youtube)
  • Good luck trying to time major market premia. (etf)
  • The Hubble Space Telescope Found a Bunch of ‘Monster Stars’ That Make the Sun Look Like a Night Light (nymag)
  • Chinese central bankers asked the Fed for advice during the market crash (Reuters)
  • Valeant halted in pre-market, still a dumpster fire (ValueWalk)
  • High-Quality Stocks Poised to Soar (barrons)
  • Wall Street’s Pile of Unwanted Treasuries Exposes Market Cracks (Bloomberg)
  • The best tech adapts to us not the other way around. (macworld)
  • Is the bond market illiquidity story overblown? (businessinsider)
  • Happy Vernal Equinox 2016! But What Does That Mean? (slate)
  • The six things China is going to do to get the economy going again. (blogs.ft)

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