03/31/17 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • A rare miss for Amazon ($AMZN) as it shuts down Quidsi. (businessinsider)
  • The Most Coveted Ball in Golf Is From Costco (wsj)
  • Fed Presently Faces Three Complications (pimco)
  • Silicon Valley Has a Homelessness Crisis of Another Kind (thenation)
  • Will Tax Reform Boost Economic Growth? (capitalspectator)
  • Why nobody is building smaller apartment buildings. (bloomberg)
  • The Trouble at Fox News Keeps Getting Worse (nymag)
  • A bull market doesn’t really start until the last market high has been exceeded. (allstarcharts)
  • Brexit Begins: Should U.S. Investors Care? (commonwealth)
  • Cyberwar on elections is just starting (usatoday)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are rising bu are still at historically low levels. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Deficits Are Why I Support a Border Adjustment Tax (nytimes)
  • Why does India have so (relatively) few tourists? (marginalrevolution)
  • An insider look at Cheddar, the CNBC for the 21st century. (wired)
  • Long-Awaited ‘Asian Century’ Might Never Come (bloomberg)
  • Every MLB team is looking for its own Andrew Miller-type multi-inning reliever. (theringer)
  • Don’t confuse an investment product with an investment solution. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Derek Thompson author of "Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction." (ritholtz)
  • The equity research business is in secular decline. (economist)
  • Exactly How Much You Need To Save For Retirement (investors)
  • Scraping By On $500,000 A Year (pragcap)
  • The Looming U.S. Budget Disaster, In Four Charts (cnbc)
  • Four simple investment strategies that work. (alephblog)
  • For first time, more than half of U.S. record sales came from streaming on services like Spotify, Apple Music or YouTube in 2016. (cnet)
  • What If Other Areas of Life Operated Like Wall Street? (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Questions to Ask When Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy (usatoday)
  • Sears Holdings ($SHLD) has been Eddie Lampert’s Waterloo. (nytimes)
  • St. Louis Hiked Minimum Wage 43% — What Happened Next (zerohedge)
  • Tons of People Will Never Eat at Chipotle Ever Again (thestreet)
  • Corporate Profits & Equity Valuation (blogspot)
  • James Altucher talks with Jessica Banks about undertaking a "dare of the day." (jamesaltucher)
  • How to be a better interviewer. (parkergale)
  • Financials: Investor Opportunity, or End of the Run? (schwab)
  • What Happens When You Increase Your Portfolio Yield By 1% (forbes)
  • There’s A New Space Race On, Courtesy Of Free Market (investors)
  • Eight burning questions about baseball with some cool graphs. (fivethirtyeight)
  • The Dow Is About to Do Something It Hasn’t Done in 10 Years (marketwatch)
  • Why Australia Hasn’t Had a Recession in Over 25 Years (bloomberg)
  • Hotel occupancy is still strong. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Al Gore Has Made Another Science Fiction Movie (investors)
  • Be Careful Out There, Because Everything Old Is New Again (realclearmarkets)
  • Ezra Klein talks with Tyler Cowen author of "The Complacent Class" about "everything." (soundcloud)
  • What’s Wrong, Such That ‘Stimulus’ Just Isn’t Working? (realclearmarkets)
  • Private equity firms are cherry-picking debt buyers. (ft)
  • Why Hollywood’s view of Netflix ($NFLX) has flipped. (500ish)
  • Meb Faber talks with Gary Antonacci author of "Dual Momentum: An Innovative Strategy for Higher Returns with Lower Risk." (mebfaber)
  • Cardiff Garcia talks adaptive markets with Andrew Lo. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Why investors just can’t get enough long (30 years+) bonds. (wsj)
  • Stock markets are pricing in secular stagnation ad infinitum. (gmo)
  • Stop hitting ground balls! (hosted.ap)
  • Jake Taylor talks authentic leadership with Dov Baron author of "Fiercely Loyal: How High Performing Companies Develop and Retain Top Talent." (valuewalk)
  • BlackRock Isn’t the Only Wall Street Firm Being Automated (fortune)
  • Later-than-ever IPOs are removing potential returns from the public markets. (thereformedbroker)
  • Aston Martins, $1,000/hr Escorts, Wall Street Spending Is Up! (cnbc)
  • Some lessons learned from Blackrock’s push into quantitative equity management. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Markets Are Betting On a Future That Has Not Yet Occurred (bloomberg)
  • Is Emirates Airline Running Out of Sky?&#xA0 (bloomberg)
  • What fantasy baseball tells us about the coming season. (wsj)
  • What happens when traders start using encrypted apps on their phones to exchange info? (bloomberg)
  • Can the Cubs do it again? (newyorker)
  • What the Berkshires learned about have a local currency. (bloomberg)
  • The heartwarming story of a career minor leaguer who made an Opening Day 25-man roster. (businessinsider)
  • Vanguard’s CEO on the future of investment management. (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • Digit has saved customers $500 million. (fastcompany)
  • A talk with Ric Edelman about his new book "The Truth About Your Future: The Money Guide You Need Now, Later, and Much Later." (businessinsider)
  • You don’t need to advertise all over the web. (mobile.nytimes)
  • Russ Roberts talks with Jason Barr author of "Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan’s Skyscrapers." (econtalk)
  • Why the US should distribute the federal government around the country. (marginalrevolution)
  • What Gold Can Tell You About Oil Prices (oilprice)
  • Cash-secured put writing as a substitute for hedge funds. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Denver is experiencing wage inflation from the booming pot business. (bloomberg)
  • Twitter ($TWTR) changed how replies worked and people are freaking out. (slate)
  • Stocktoberfest East was a blast. (howardlindzon)
  • Energy stocks are notable laggard. (seeitmarket)

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