03/24/17 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The Best Way To Learn About Stocks (jamesaltucher)
  • Inside Costco: The Magic in the Warehouse (fortune)
  • Why Have Fed Policies Failed to Stimulate the Economy? (realclear)
  • Podcast crossover alert! Jordan Harbinger talks with Brett McKay. (theartofcharm)
  • Smart Beta Asset Allocation (capitalspectator)
  • A More Dangerous Globalism (project-syndicate)
  • America’s Fastest Growing Cities (247wallst)
  • FBI Agents Posed As Filmmakers To Interview Armed Militia In A Dramatic Standoff (Buzzfeed)
  • The Recovery Fantasy Has Officially Been Put Out of Mind (realclearmarkets)
  • Who shares the story, not who reports the news, is what counts for casual readers (qz)
  • Sam Harris talks with Kate Darling about the ethics of robots. (samharris)
  • Dan McConlogue: I’m a Fiduciary no matter what. (LinkedIn)
  • Drucker: Six Rules for Presidents (The Big Picture)
  • How a couple can earn $500,000 in New York City and end up with little to show for it (Financial Samurai)
  • The high profile Eton Park hedge fund is shutting down. (nytimes)
  • The Real Reason So Many at Your Office Are Missing Today (fortune)
  • The Depths Of Economic Dispair (theatlantic)
  • Sick – Obamacare repeal could cost the poor a third of their income (CNN)
  • John Rekenthaler, "In short, the contrarian approach may help for selecting stocks, but not for funds. With funds, to the extent that contrarianism is helpful, its insights apply to asset classes." (beta.morningstar)
  • Is Mr. Market Playing the Role of Pavlov’s Dog? (realclearmarkets)
  • iTunes is a broken product. (theverge)
  • Bill Simmons talks with Steve Ballmer on what its like to own a NBA franchise. (soundcloud)
  • Sam Harris talks with Yuval Noah Harari author of "Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow." (samharris)
  • James Altucher talks with WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg. (medium)
  • The Hardest Question in Portfolio Management (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Stock Market Suffers Bout of Bad Breadth (Bloomberg View)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Yuval Noah Harari author of "Homo Deus" and "Sapiens." (ritholtz)
  • We think technology can solve the world’s problems, but it can’t even stop robocalling (recode)
  • Huishan Dairy took a bit of a tumble today. (bloomberg)
  • Where New York’s Billionaires Live (wsj)
  • The multi-decade bull market in bonds has distorted investors’ expectations. (bloomberg)
  • The Teflon Stock Market (schwab)
  • 5 High-Tech Cash Cows Yielding Up To 6% (forbes)
  • Every Portfolio’s New Best Friend (capitalspectator)
  • Near Retirement? Consider Sticking Around a Little Longer (cnbc)
  • In many ways the Twitter ($TWTR) product has degraded over time. (howardlindzon)
  • A Lithuanian phisher tricked two big U.S. tech companies into wiring him $100 million (theverge)
  • People Without Degress Drive a Major Increase in Death Rates (latimes)
  • Brett McKay talks with David Sax author of "The Revenge of Analog." (artofmanliness)
  • This Coveted Award Makes Shares of Apple a ‘Sell’ (marketwatch)
  • The "Missing Richard Simmons" podcast is highly controversial. (newyorker)
  • Pension Tsunami Too Big for Markets to Ignore (bloomberg)
  • Ever-Expanding Reach of Anti-Tobacco Zealots (spectator)
  • There’s Nothing Conservatie About a Carbon Tax (nationalreview)
  • The incredible shrinking universe of stocks (Credit Suisse)
  • The Political Athlete: Then and Now (newyorker)
  • "Bro, I’m Going Rogue": The Wall Street Informant Who Double-Crossed the FBI — Guy Gentile flipped, and flipped again. (bloomberg)
  • This Is Not the Time for You to Bury Your Head in the Sand (realclearmarkets)
  • Professionals take their work seriously but not themselves. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Michael Covel talks with former trader and venture capitalist Brad Rotter. (trendfollowing)
  •  Does the public believe in government statistics? It depends (today.yougov)
  • Dan Diamond’s tweet thread is a work of art (Twitter)
  • The Stock Market Has a Half Trillion Dollar Problem (forbes)
  • Will a cheaper iPad help Apple ($AAPL) regain share in the education market. (valuewalk)
  • Why the Federal Reserve Paid Banks Not to Lend (marketwatch)
  • What Middle-Class Families Earn in Every US State (yahoo)
  • Russ Roberts talks with Andrew Gelman about statistics and the challenge of small samples. (econtalk)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Jim O’Shaughnessy author of "What Works on Wall Street." (investorfieldguide)
  • Pat Dorsey talks with the Young Investors Society. (marketfolly)
  • How noisy is your neighborhood? (npr)
  • Patience always pays for investors. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Central Banks Reduce Extraordinary Support (pimco)
  • Obamacare’s Backfire (blogspot)
  • Michael Covel talks with Isaac Lidsky author of "Eyes Wide Open." (trendfollowingradio)
  • How much you can save in ten cities if you moved to the suburbs. (businessinsider)
  • New Home Sales: Solid Headline Masks Flattening Trend (realclear)
  • Is it too late to save Hong Kong from Beijing’s authoritarian grasp? (theguardian)
  • Cities require a continuous replenishing of residents. (bloomberg)
  • At what point do regulators start paying attention to Amazon’s ($AMZN) success? (economist)
  • More Evidence Why People Shouldn’t Be Forced Into Unions (forbes)
  • Why I Invest (blog.rre)
  • Brett McKay talks with Steven Kotler co-author of "Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work." (artofmanliness)

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