04/14/16 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • 25 Incredibly Useful Free Sites And Services (fastcompany)
  • This Swiss bank has learned to live with negative interest rates. (wsj)
  • A profile of Etsy ($ETSY) on balancing its unique set of goals. (nymag)
  • On the parallels between the practice of medicine and portfolio management. (latticework)
  • Regulators Propose Banning Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes (Wall Street Journal)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are plumbing new lows. (calculatedriskblog)
  • On the importance of matching your liquidity with your portfolio volatility. (whitetree)
  • Pimco’s Total Bond ETF ($BOND) is stagnating. (reuters)
  • Punk retail sales don’t predict great US GDP growth (bonddad.blogspot)
  • Janet Yellen nailed it. (pragcap)
  • Institutional investors have been more bullish than Individual investors for a decade. (businessinsider)
  • Performance vs. Outcomes: Why it’s so hard to predict outcomes.&#xA0 (fool)
  • BlackRock too… (Bloomberg)
  • Time Of Year To Remember ETF Tax Magic (etf)
  • How geography affects longevity. (nytimes)
  • It’s Selena’s world, we’re all just living in it (GQ)
  • Why so many investors wanted to believe in Theranos. (ft)
  • Investing lessons learned from Sam Hinke’s resignation letter. (latticework)
  • Does owning one share of stock matter? It does…. (howardlindzon)
  • Some keys on doing fund manager due diligence. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Why companies like Google and Walmart are buying so much wind power (washingtonpost)
  • A new Essential Listening is up with talks about Iceland’s economy, luck vs. skill and payday loans. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • How coal giant, Peabody Energy went spectacularly bankrupt. (washingtonpost)
  • Bank of America: It’s not going well. (Bloomberg)
  • Bank stocks are the only industry group trading below book value (Advisor Perspectives)
  • The dirty little secret that data journalists aren’t telling you (washingtonpost)
  • The current economy has been tough on Millennials. (bloombergview)
  • Norway’s sovereign wealth fund won’ invest in 52 coal companies. (next.ft)
  • Music sales growing at fastest rate since 1998 (ft)
  • Why institutional investors are wary of investing in asset-based lending focused hedge fund. (reuters)
  • Reports of the Death of Europe Are Greatly Exaggerated (bloomberg)
  • Traitor! NYC pension fund considers liquidating hedge fund exposure (Bloomberg)
  • How many years will it take to double your investment portfolio? (The Personal Finance Engineer)
  • Tax-Rule Changes Ripple Widely: Treasury’s new rules will force many firms to change their internal financing strategies&#xA0 (wsj)
  • JP Morgan ($JPM) has purchased a minority stake in Global X. (etf)
  • Don’t believe the hype about UK fund manager performance. (evidenceinvestor.co.uk)
  • Beginning of the end – San Fran house prices just fell for the first time in four years (Business Insider)
  • The asset management industry is ripe for disruption. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Litigation v. Innovation: Defined contribution’s sweeping paralysis. (ai-cio)
  • How did the mean best the median in the popular consciousness? (priceonomics)
  • What Negative Interest Rates Mean for the World (MoneyBeat)
  • New study suggests active managers in the UK are smashing their benchmarks, when tracked across fund employers (Modern Investor)
  • Don’t give up. Ever. (wallstreetoasis)
  • Junk bonds are showing some strength. (blog.kimblechartingsolutions)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) has shown with the Alexa-powered Echo that we want voice-controlled computing. (wsj)
  • The epic Sam Hinkle resignation letter every one is talking about. (espn.go)

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