04/04/17 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • A review of recent papers on managing portfolio risk. (capitalspectator)
  • Teflon: Why Fox Stock Is Immune to Bill O’Reilly Scandal (cnn)
  • Time for the Hard Data to Catch Up to the Soft Data (schwab)
  • Auditing the Fed Is Now More Important than Ever (mises)
  • The case for random benchmarks in portfolio analysis. (capitalspectator)
  • Funny or Die at 10, an Oral History (wired)
  • Does a Fama-French five-factor model work in Chinese A-shares? (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • This Is What Scares Professor Robert Shiller About Economy (marketwatch)
  • Equal Pay Day Commemorates a Mythical Pay Gap (realclearmarkets)
  • Why the Rise of Autonomous Machines Could Help Workers (cnbc)
  • The Cognitive Investment Cliff (psyfitec)
  •  Pandora CEO, Pressured to Sell, Gets Last Chance to Beat Spotify (bloomberg)
  • It’s O.K., California. Breaking Up Isn’t Hard to Do. (nytimes)
  • U.S. To Lose $1.6B As Mexican Vacationers Choose Canada (forbes)
  • The Markets Are Set Up For a Fall (dailyreckoning)
  • The Key Which Will Determine If Stocks Rise or Fall (thefiscaltimes)
  • Why hedge fund and sell-side analysts seem to be in synch so much. (dealbreaker)
  • The Future Agency: Inside the big business of imagining the future (theverge)
  • This Economy is Ruined for Many Americans (nakedcapitalism)
  • When a Harvard Pedigree Won’t Help You (institutionalinvestor)
  • Elon Musk Is Trolling the Investors Who Shorted Tesla (fortune)
  • Pandora is in trouble, and Big Music is surprisingly sad about that (recode)
  • Comparing retained earnings to book value as a measure of value. (etf)
  • Factor models work in the frontier markets. (papers.ssrn)
  • This Is the First Place Where Obamacare Could Fail (cnn)
  • Falling Real Yields Are the Key to Understanding Today’s Markets (bloomberg)
  • The Housing Boom Is Anything But as Ownership Loses Appeal (bloomberg)
  • Populist Leaders Stifling Global Recovery, Or Vice Versa? (project-syndicate)
  • Artificial Intelligence: Larry Summers vs Steve Mnuchin (project-syndicate)
  •  New research shows the internet is a swamp and the trolls have won (theoutline)
  • The Death of the Think Tank, R.I.P. (educationnext)
  • Delivering on Middle Class Promises (project-syndicate)
  • Another example of how attractive people get a leg up…this time with earnings estimates. (asia.nikkei)
  • More on the puzzle of failures in covered interest rate parity. (johnhcochrane.blogspot)
  • What are the investment implications of a 100-year Treasury bond? (gmo)
  • Easy There Chipotle, Go and Mind Your Own Business. Thanks (bloomberg)
  • If U.S. Trade With China Is Unfair, Why Is GM the Best-Selling Car There? (qz)
  • ISM Manufacturing: Factory Sector Is On a Nice Role (realclear)
  • I Hope This Doesn’t Describe You (wordpress)
  • Young men have a tendency to overtrade. (sciencedirect)
  • No April Fool’s Joke – Another Record (investingcaffeine)
  • The $111 Million Reason Bill O’Reilly Is Safe At Fox News (forbes)
  • "Soft" Economic Data Invariably Leads to "Hard" Data (investopedia)
  • Mismanaged Pension Funds Imperiling State Budgets (thehill)
  • Why Odds Still Favor New Record Highs in Stocks (ciovaccocapital)
  • Will Stellar Samsung Galaxy S8 Kill Apple’s Stock Rally? (marketwatch)
  • Student Debt Giant to Borrowers: You’re on Your Own (bloomberg)
  • Diversification, Adaptation, and Stock Market Valuation (philosophicaleconomics)
  • Robots are going to reduce employment and wages. (papers.ssrn)
  • Investment grade bonds haven’t provided much (if any) premium over Treasuries. (blog.thinknewfound)
  • Peg? Iceland Needs a Euro Peg Like a Cod Needs a Bicycle (reuters)
  • Goodbye Connecticut! Taxes Forcing Me To Leave (courant)
  • Very Slow Growth Over the Coming Years Is Baked (hussmanfunds)
  • Conservatives, Fracking, & the Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations (realclearmarkets)
  • Greece Will Stay in Debtors’ Prison for Many More Years (reuters)
  • Is Hyperconvergence The Next Big Thing in Tech? (marketwatch)
  • The Secret Monopoly Behind Outrageous U.S. Drug Prices (theweek)

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