04/12/17 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Keynesianism As Religion (themoneyillusion)
  • Microsoft ($MSFT) has been buying a boat load of Treasuries. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • If Tesla Is Worth More Than GM, Why Are Taxpayers Subsidizing It? (investors)
  • The Recovery Isn’t Boom or Bust (realclear)
  • Wal-Mart ($WMT) will begin giving customers a discount for picking up items in-store. (recode)
  • My most recent post at the Enterprising Investor: "Keep ETFs Weird." (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • You need to plan for retirement. (humbledollar)
  • How much money do you need at retirement? (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Should We Just Throw In the Towel On the Idea of Retirement? (forbes)
  • The downside of anonymity in finance media. (barrons)
  • Even the Super-Rich Are Worried About Retirement (thefiscaltimes)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) considered buying Whole Foods ($WFM) last year. (bloomberg)
  • Online shoppers are increasingly turning to Amazon ($AMZN) first over Google ($GOOGL). (geekwire)
  • Does Roberts Court Really Favor Business Over Little Guy? (libertylawsite)
  • Credit card charge-offs are on the rise. (bloomberg)
  • Wells Fargo & Barclays Reveal Banks Behaving Badly (thefiscaltimes)
  • Does America need greater consumer protections, we’re looking at you United ($UAL). (slate)
  • The Fed’s Risky Interventionism Is Self-Defeating (spectator)
  • Forecasting a Volatility Tsunami (Andrew Thrasher)
  • Bond Market Narratives Quickly Go Wrong These Days (bloomberg)
  • White House on edge as 100-day judgment nears (politi.co)
  • Webinar: What You Ought to Know about Trading VIX & Volatility. Hear from CBOE Director of Education & 3 Hedge Funds Pros on how they approach this new market. (info.rcmalternatives)
  • La-La Land: Tesla Shareholders Putting Petal to the Metal (reuters)
  • At United Airlines and Wells Fargo, toxic corporate culture starts with the CEO (latimes)
  • Five defenses of dividend investing. (monevator)
  • Filing Taxes Could Be Free and Simple. But H&R Block and Intuit Are Still Lobbying Against It. (propublica)
  • Sayonara (New York Post)
  • Found in the wild: Vault7 hacking tools WikiLeaks says come from CIA (arstechnica)
  • Why is the gender gap in asset management so persistent? (marketwatch)
  • It’s ok to have regrets. Just don’t obsess over them. (nytimes)
  • Are Traders Creating a Bizarre New Feedback Loop … Feedback Loop … Feedback Loop? (wsj)
  • Iranian Threats to ‘Dump the Dollar’ Would Only Hurt Iranians (middleeasteye)
  • The Case For James Harden, MVP (fivethirtyeight)
  • San Diego’s Minimum Wage Shocker (reason)
  • How to Explain Econ. Surprise? Blame It On the Weather (realclear)
  • You really don’t have many rights on a commercial airliner. (theatlantic)
  • Even the best strategies, investing or sports betting, go through periods of losses. (dualmomentum)
  • How to put on a better investment conference. (danielsolin)
  • Good luck predicting market reactions to geopolitical events. (bloomberg)
  • You need to the know the difference between the financial advisor you need and want. (fmdcapital)
  • No One Is Noticing This Big Red Stock Market Flag (marketwatch)
  • The danger of being too good at your job. (wsj)
  • Webinar: What You Ought to Know about Trading VIX & Volatility. Hear from CBOE Director of Education & 3 Hedge Funds Pros on how they approach this new market. (info.rcmalternatives)
  • Five tips for a better trip. (humbledollar)
  • Rich cities keep on getting richer. (theatlantic)
  • What’s next for the robo-advisor industry? (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Here’s What Jamie Dimon, Neel Kashkari Are Really Fighting About (bloomberg)
  • The Federal Reserve and Its $4.2 Trillion Dilemma (realclear)
  • M&A booms lead to goodwill writedowns down the road. (bloomberg)
  • ValueAct is sending money back to investors due to "high valuations." (cnbc)
  • Americans Have Become Lazy. It’s Hurting the Economy (cnn)
  • A look back at five years of early retirement. (financialsamurai)
  • Pentagon Awards Contract To United Airlines To Forcibly Remove Assad (Duffel Blog)
  • How to get the most out of a donor advised fund. (forbes)
  • The Cloudy Economic Outlook (capitalspectator)
  • A beginner’s guide to 401(k) plans. (thesimpledollar)
  • How to tell if you have a bad 401(k) plan. (peterlazaroff)
  • Three seismic shifts underway in wealth management. (t.co)
  • Are American Living Standards Truly Stagnant? (realclearmarkets)
  • The Profound Implications of 5 Increasingly Dominant Tech Companies (hackernoon)
  • An Airline That Assaults Its Customers Is Always Wrong (city-journal)
  • Renters In America Are Staying Put. Here’s the Reason Why (cnbc)
  • Analysis+Communication=Gold. (freezingassets)
  • One Measure Says Investors Have Never Been This Skittish (yahoo)
  • 50 Years After RFK’s Visit, Hunger in America (usatoday)
  • The U.S. Isn’t the Low-Tax Paradise You Think It to Be (bloomberg)
  • Illinois isn’t doing well but Downtown Chicago has been successful at attracting businesses downtown. (wsj)
  • United 3411 and the Flight – Of Everyone Involved – From Reason (nationalreview)
  • An overview of Betterment’s financial planning model. (betterment)

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