03/23/16 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • That sound you hear is helicopters full of money headed our way (Bloomberg)
  • Lollapalooza 2016 lineup announced, and it’s ridic (Stereogum)
  • To find a good financial advisor you have to avoid these dozen types. (rpseawright.wordpress)
  • The only way Facebook enters China is as a tool of the government (Quartz)
  • Not surprisingly commodities prices seem to be correlated with world GDP growth. (libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed)
  • Hip Hop legend Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest has died at 45. (Telegraph)
  • A review of the best financial planning software for financial advisors. (kitces)
  • Your main job as a trader is to manage your equity curve. (financetrends.blogspot)
  • Chemical activity is holding in there. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Credit Suisse CEO Blindsided as Bank Added to Risky Positions (Bloomberg)
  • Joe Manuseto of Morningstar on the tough road ahead for standalone robo-advisors. (linkedin)
  • 12 things Americans are buying more of. (time)
  • Have investment markets been so corrupted that they have become “battlefields”? (businessinsider)
  • Sequoia is experiencing the downside of making huge (reputational) bets. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Allan Roth, “Stick to big, broad and boring ETFs with ultra-low fees.” (etf)
  • Apple ($AAPL) misses Steve Jobs. (washingtonpost)
  • It’s investment in Valeant ($VRX) has been a disaster for the Sequoia Fund. (wsj)
  • 1/4th of Americans have basically saved nothing for retirement. (money.cnn)
  • Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKB) is “safe and cheap.” (basehitinvesting)
  • RIAs may face third-party auditors – the industry reacts (Institutional Investor)
  • There are plenty of public investment opportunities in the developed world but there is little will to complete them. (ft)
  • Rolling Stone on Phife’s impact (Rolling Stone)
  • There is a big gap between what Wall Street is offering and what women actually want. (forbes)
  • It’s hard to fake this kind of stock strength. (thereformedbroker)
  • Vanguard and the challenge of managing muni bonds as an ETF (Morningstar)
  • Vizio and Google ($GOOGL) may have changed the TV paradigm. (theverge)
  • Where are all the IPOs and mergers this year? (Business Insider)
  • A income tax payer’s investment checklist. (ritholtz)
  • What’s the deal with the spike in repo settlement failures? (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Junk bond traders are really oil traders now (Bloomberg)
  • There really are no good arguments against the fiduciary standard. (washingtonpost)
  • JP Morgan’s ($JPM) private bank is getting even more private. (wsj)

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