04/08/15 – Wednesday Interest-ing Reads

  • Competition is coming to the student loan business. (washingtonpost)
  • Takeaways from the LearnVest-Northwestern Mutual deal. (kitces)
  • Just how expensive are Chinese tech stocks? (bloomberg)
  • Why Economists Cling to Discredited Ideas: Free-market theory may be at odds with reality, but it fits a certain need. (prospect)
  • JP Morgan ($JPM) is using an algorithm to pre-empt rogue traders. (bloomberg)
  • John Oliver Just Changed The Surveillance Reform Debate (social.techcrunch)
  • Former bankers are turning to entrepreneurism. (wsj)
  • Do young investors need a financial advisor? (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Monetary policy can only do so much. (pragcap)
  • Oyster wants to take on Apple ($AAPL) and Amazon ($AMZN) in e-books. (mashable)
  • The US stock market is inching toward the danger zone. (capitalspectator)
  • Why checklists are crucial for traders. (smbtraining)
  • Why your weather app sucks. (thevane.gawker)
  • Should we treat financial advisors like doctors? (pragcap)
  • More US women are going childless. (blogs.wsj)
  • China’s stock market rally is different this time around. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Liquid alt funds are booming, buyer beware. (wsj)
  • Some retirees choose to upsize later in life. (fa-mag)
  • A closer look at the government’s Thrift Savings Plan. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • How the UK is ahead of the US when it comes to fiduciary standards. (etf)
  • A Multimillion-Dollar Markup on a Modigliani (nytimes)
  • Everything Is Broken (medium)
  • How judgment got flushed from the financial system. (bankers-anonymous)
  • Do you even need a robo-advisor? (fusion)
  • Star Investors Reveal Their Hits and Misses: The hard lessons from Rob Arnott, Jeremy Grantham, Howard Marks and Jeffrey Gundlach (wsj)
  • Star Investors Reveal Their Hits and Misses: The hard lessons from Rob Arnott, Jeremy Grantham, Howard Marks and Jeffrey Gundlach (wsj)
  • Three simple money rules for Millennials. (vanguardblog)
  • Just how big is the carried interest issue? (nytimes)
  • In Parched California, Innovation, Like Water, Has Limits (nytimes)
  • The reviews are rolling in for the Apple ($AAPL) Watch. (thetechblock)
  • When it makes sense to play some defense. (thefelderreport)
  • Why the California drought will be worse than everyone thinks (marketwatch)
  • Ultra-fast charging aluminum battery offers safe alternative to conventional batteries (phys)
  • Chinese investors are buying Hong Kong stocks. (ft)
  • Bookmark for future reference: a robo-advisor scorecard. (investorhome)
  • Flagging momentum and the case for an intermediate-term top. (humblestudentofthemarkets.blogspot)
  • The pros and cons of the 30-year fixed rate mortgage. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Why you need to temper your long-term expectations for bonds. (canadiancouchpotato)
  • Why an algorithm can give better advice. (etf)
  • Americans are quitting their jobs…and that’s a good thing. (blogs.wsj)
  • Is your strategy still working? (jonathankinlay)
  • How a solo RIA went from $0 to $74 million in assets with an unusual strategy. (riabiz)
  • Three ways robo-advisors are changing the financial advisory industry. (thinkadvisor)
  • RIP, Sheldon Jacobs, one of the few purveyors of simple investing advice. (marketwatch)

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