03/22/17 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The best free investing tools on the Internet. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • What’s financial coaching and how does it differ from being a financial planner? (kitces)
  • China Is Poised to Compete in the Tech Revolution (bostonglobe)
  • "One thing I have learned in more than 25 years of trading and market analysis is that there are two markets that knowledgeable traders are very cautious about: Bonds and the US Dollar." (Price Action Lab)
  • Seven things you may not know about IRAs (Fidelity)
  • 6 Years On, Why Economists Missed Arab Spring (project-syndicate)
  • The streak is over with yesterday’s 1% drop – now what? (Stock Trader’s Almanac)
  • What History Says Stocks Will Do After the Sharp Drop (marketwatch)
  • 14 Funds That Crush Vanguard And Yield Up To 11.9% (forbes)
  • Who Is Buying Bond ETFs? Why Are They Buying Them? (Morningstar)
  • How a hedge fund manager teaches his kids about money. (bloomberg)
  • The question now is how many shopping malls will have to close? (businessinsider)
  • Can I throw this financial paperwork out? (beta.morningstar)
  • Bill Gates, Trillionaire? Warren Buffett Shows How It’ll Happen (marketwatch)
  • Why 2% may be a cap on US economic growth. (piie)
  • Brexit-affected bankers should flee to Dublin. (bloomberg)
  • Spiders are a much bigger deal than previously thought. (economist)
  • What You Won’t Learn From One Wall Street Watchdog Report: Brokerage files published online by financial-services’s self-regulator omit legal settlements firms negotiated with clients (wsj)
  • Inequality: Death Sentence for the American People? (the-american-interest)
  • No matter how you slice it emerging markets are cheap relative to the US. (etf)
  • The Stakeholder Revolution Has Been Delayed (reuters)
  • Will Hollywood Writers Go on Strike? The Tricky Economics of “Peak TV” (hollywoodreporter)
  • Crossing the Border? Here’s How to Safeguard Your Data From Searches (nytimes)
  • Suffocating Housing Regulations Driving California to the Brink (city-journal)
  • China has a long-term demographic problem. (beta.morningstar)
  • FASFA is just the worst. (nytimes)
  • Revitalizing Healthcare in America (realclear)
  • How income volatility affects how big a cash balance you should hold. (bloomberg)
  • Poor health is affecting the male workforce dropout problem. (theatlantic)
  • Ultimate Stock Pickers: 10 Dividend Stock Buys (morningstar)
  • Healthcare: Free Markets vs. Government (realclear)
  • Dividend Forecasting & Stock Prices (blogspot)
  • The Most Powerful Person in Washington? James Comey (bloomberg)
  • The Sears and Kmart death spiral continues with 150 more stores to be closed (USA Today)
  • How do your clients feel about their money? (wealthmanagement)
  • The "going concern" letter filed with regulators on Sears might be the nail in the coffin (New York Times)
  • This may be the most important publication in asset management. (kraneshares)
  • Noah Smith and Tyler Cowen debate American complacency. (bloomberg)
  • Sears Holdings ($SHLD) is now in its death throes. (nytimes)
  • Fund managers think the stock market is overvalued. (bloomberg)
  • Does Rex Tillerson Know He’s Not a CEO Anymore? (usatoday)
  • Payless Shoes is also on the verge of filing in the next few days (Bloomberg)
  • Sears Warns of "Substantial Doubt" About Company’s Future (bloomberg)
  • Great News at U.S. Factories Will Terrify Witless Politicians (nationalreview)
  • The Big Money Is Eyeing the Stock Market Exit (marketwatch)
  • Word up! This is the story behind The New York Times’ most famous tweet (10 years old today) (niemanlab)
  • The secret to happiness? Stop trying to be happy. (macleans.ca)
  • Sears Has ‘Substantial Doubt’ That It Can Survive (cnn)
  • A gray whale shoots a rainbow out of its blow hole. (atlasobscura)
  • An infographic of the spectrum of financial advice providers. (ritholtz)
  • Should college students be required to take a course in personal finance? (wsj)
  • Five steps for a more organized financial life. (beta.morningstar)
  • Is a Nightmarish Civil War Brewing Inside Fox News? (vanityfair)
  • How Cliff Asness Created the ‘Vanguard’ of Hedge Funds (forbes)
  • A review of robo-advisor Wealthsimple. (businessinsider)
  • Repealing the ObamaCare Train Wreck Has Become a Train Wreck (investors)
  • As you age your financial assets should replace your human capital. (ofdollarsanddata)
  • Populism: More Powerful Than Fiscal & Monetary Policy (linkedin)
  • An Inventory of ‘Regulatory Dark Matter’ (realclear)
  • On the dramatic divergence between SKEW and the VIX. (twitter)
  • Paying down debt has a guaranteed return. (humbledollar)
  • The Wall Street Journal editorial page just unloads on Donnie. Had to have come from Rupert. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Doubt Are Creeping In… (thereformedbroker)
  • David Ricardo’s Brilliant Insight Is More Important Than Ever (triblive)
  • Don’t Germany & Japan Have Robots? (blogspot)
  • Here’s What Could Tip This Market Into a Massive Sell-Off (cnbc)
  • Every financial plan should take into account human capital as well. (etf)
  • $’s April Showers Can Bring May Flowers to Gold (marketanthropology)
  • It’s hard to come up with scenarios where future S&P 500 returns are anywhere near historical levels. (blackcypresscapital)
  • The job of advisors is to keep investors from making big mistakes. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • The Machismo Boom Is Looking A Bit Flaccid (ft)
  • Financial independence is a process not a number. (whitecoatinvestor)
  • Lest Unilever Forget, Profit Is the Sole Purpose of Business (realclearmarkets)
  • Robotization Without Taxation? (project-syndicate)
  • Before you rollover your 401(k), read this. (blogs.wsj)

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