04/09/15 – Thursday Interest-ing Reads

  • HBO is not standing still. (fastcompany)
  • The divergence between ECB and Fed policy illustrated. (bloomberg)
  • Expectations for Alibaba ($BABA) are coming into line with the stock. (pando)
  • Why so many routine jobs are going away. (blogs.wsj)
  • Healthy markets don’t move like the Chinese stock market. (crossingwallstreet)
  • The best features of Apple ($AAPL) Watch require other people to wear one. (daringfireball)
  • Things happen that you “would have never believed” all the time. (fool)
  • 17 reasons why traders love to trade. (smbtraining)
  • Top-earning Americans had shockingly good 2012 (america.aljazeera)
  • How daily fantasy sports is transforming professional sports leagues. (newyorker)
  • Hot guys make others take more risks. (newscientist)
  • Tevatron Reveals Higgs Boson Properties — 4 Years After Shutting Down (gizmodo)
  • A comparison of investor sentiment indicators (behavioralquant)
  • Average returns are exceedingly rare. (ritholtz)
  • An example of how journaling and intensive data analysis helps portfolio managers reduce errors. (blogs.barrons)
  • Job Openings in the U.S. Rose in February to 14-Year High (bloomberg)
  • Why position sizing matters. (adamhgrimes)
  • Chinese investors are pouring into Hong Kong stocks. (qz)
  • How Buffalo Wild Wings ($BWLD) turned the sports bar into a big (public) business. (bloomberg)
  • Oil Prices Tumble as Supplies Hit New Record (ritholtz)
  • Oil Prices Tumble as Supplies Hit New Record (wsj)
  • Blacks Are Killed At A Higher Rate In South Carolina And The U.S. (fivethirtyeight)
  • On the so-called revival of economic history as a discipline. (economistsview.typepad)
  • Paper still rules. Digital has been slow to takeover US classrooms. (bloomberg)
  • Switzerland just sold 10-year debt with a negative yield. (ft)
  • Home buyers who previously defaulted are now back in the market. (wsj)
  • The drop in 2015 S&P 500 earnings estimates has been pretty sharp. (stefancheplick.tumblr)
  • Vanguard is now at the top of the target-date heap. (wealthmanagement)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims continue to trend below 300k. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Fidelity, and Abigail Johnson, is trying to come to terms with the ETF/indexing wave. (wsj)
  • Large caps and mid caps are acting differently. (athrasher)
  • Sophisticated investors aren’t all that sophisticated. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Why this tech boom really is different than 1999. (stratechery)
  • Inside the sinking ship that is NBC News. (vanityfair)
  • SC officers exonerated in more than 200 shootings (thestate)
  • Yet another example of pension funds paying too much for hedge fund exposure. (thereformedbroker)
  • The Internet was supposed to kill geography, about that…. (medium)
  • Are quotas the best way to get women onto corporate boards? (nytimes)
  • Clean Energy Revolution Is Ahead of Schedule (bloombergview)
  • Why hasn’t there been more tech-related M&A? (fortune)

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