03/30/16 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Germany to refugees: Integrate or GTFO (Quartz)
  • Another Condo Bust Looms in Miami (Wall Street Journal)
  • The Fall of China’s Hedge-Fund King (NYT), see also More Hedge Funds Shuttered Than Opened During 2015 Turmoil (nytimes)
  • Some apps make saving easier by focusing on the little stuff. (nytimes)
  • Kansas Tried Tax Cuts. Its Neighbor Didn’t. Guess Which Worked. (bloombergview)
  • Using the “quality” factor with value and small cap (Morningstar)
  • What you can learn from Scottie Pippen’s experience getting scammed by a former adviser. (washingtonpost)
  • These unlucky people have names that break computers (bbc)
  • The Entire Online Gig Economy Might Be Mostly Uber (blogs.wsj)
  • Are you diversified? Stress-testing your portfolio to measure its risk exposure. (kitces)
  • How much is enough? Putting speed bumps in the path of overactive spending. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • Starwood Bidder Is a Reclusive Chinese Insurer With Opaque Backing (DealBook)
  • The Rise and Fall of Tim Leissner, Goldman’s Big Man in Malaysia (Bloomberg)
  • A Hacker’s Guide to Bending the Universe (backchannel)
  • Are European Stocks Cheap or is the U.S. Expensive? (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The drawback of early withdrawals from a Roth IRA. (vanguardblog)
  • Why advisors love to use sector ETFs. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Have Benchmarks Made Us Bad Active Investors? (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • How much can you sustainable spend from a $5 million inheritance? (blog.abglobal)
  • Wells Fargo’s low-key advance on Wall Street’s home turf (Reuters via Yahoo Finance)
  • The Lakers are a wreck (ESPN)
  • 529 plans are coming to the workplace. (wsj)
  •  U.S. Minimum Wages Moving On Up (economy)
  • Being an Expert Literally Changes How You See Things (washingtonpost)
  • Michael Bloomberg & Joe Biden: A cancer cure is within reach (Bloomberg View)
  • Why clients are often their worst enemy by forcing advisors to hew to a benchmark. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • Indexing the Brexit (Indexology)
  • When investors anchor on a particular PE ratio (ETF.com)
  • GE sells its $100 billion asset management biz to State Street (Value Walk)
  • Robo Top? Online Adviser Betterment Gets $700 Million Valuation as Rivals Emerge (wsj)
  • Vanguard is crushing it in the robo-advisor space. (bloomberg)
  • Scientists Can Now Watch the Brain Evaluate Risk (theatlantic)

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