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

  • The long, convoluted story of the Abbott ($ABT) and Alere ($ALR) deal. (bloomberg)
  • You trust e-mail more than you should. (nymag)
  • The VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF ($GDXJ) is rebuilding (and expanding) its index. (etf)
  • Vanguard’s first index-based muni bond ETF ($VTEB) just hit $1 billion in AUM. (blogs.barrons)
  • These Peter Lynch quotes are the perfect reminder of what’s eventually coming for us. (Novel Investor)
  • Chicago continues to attract automated trading firms from around the world. (chicagobusiness)
  • How shorter workdays can actually help profitability. (bloomberg)
  • Five lessons learned from a new Google ($GOOGL) manager. (fastcompany)
  • Publishers are fleeing Facebook ($FB) Instant Articles. (theverge)
  • Right Culture Not All About Employee Happiness (gallup)
  • Why the Equity Bull Market Must Continue (wordpress)
  • Vive la France! The Coming French Revolution (project-syndicate)
  • Emerging market currencies are back to 2014 levels. (wsj)
  • The Jeff Bezos letter to Amazon shareholders, ICYMI – so good (SEC.gov)
  • Having claimed his genius status, fund manager loses $297 million divorce fight (Sydney Morning Herald)
  • Behind United Airlines’ Fateful Decision to Call Police: Airline’s rules-based culture in spotlight after man was dragged off flight by law enforcement (wsj)
  • 5 Dividend Stocks with Bulletproof Yields Up to 7.1%. (forbes)
  • Takeover activity is on the upswing in Silicon Valley. (ft)
  • Nobody know how big securities-based loans have gotten. (nypost)
  • Why U.S. Trades at Premium, Japan at a Discount (fortunefinancialadvisors)
  • The billionaire film buff restoring the Quad Cinema (crainsnewyork)
  • Most ETFs in Europe don’t turn a profit for their managers. (bloomberg)
  • The iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ($IEMG) has never had a net daily outflow. (wsj)
  • When an ETF gets too big for its index. (etf)
  • Walmart Is One of the U.S.’s Most Crucial Poverty Fighters (city-journal)
  • Dividend Stock ETF Can Make You Money By Avoiding Losses (marketwatch)
  • One Theory on Why Americans are Moving Less than Ever (nypost)
  • Some great insights into the business side of ETFs. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • How the Herzfelds look for undervalued closed-end funds. (citywireusa)
  •  Sorry America, Your Taxes Aren’t High (bloomberg)
  • Matt Hougan talks ETFs and the death of mutual funds with Consuelo Mack. (wealthtrack)
  • Inside the Hotel Industry’s Plan to Combat Airbnb (New York Times)
  • Delta and the Game Theory of Overbooking Flights (bloomberg)
  • Vanguard Is Growing Faster Than Everybody Else Combined (nytimes)
  • How to Raise Gov’t Revenue Sans Raising Taxes (thedailybeast)
  • Ignore Hillary, ‘Quarterly Capitalists’ Are Crucial To Prosperity (forbes)
  • How the industry breakdown of the Fortune 500 has change over time. (slantmarketing)
  • These ETFs have the lowest valuations. (etf)
  • Arizona Sky Village’s residents have one rule: Turn off your lights (theguardian)
  • Assessing the total cost of ETF ownership. (beta.morningstar)
  • Some good news for Snap ($SNAP) in its battle against Instagram. (markets.businessinsider)
  • Seismic Shift Is Happening, Billions Pouring Into These Index Funds, ETFs (cnbc)
  • ETFs are a ‘disruptive innovation.’ (zerohedge)
  • How robo-adviser Wealthfront picks ETFs. (blog.wealthfront)
  • History Doesn’t Bode Well For Tax Reform (marketwatch)
  • Modular homes could help solve construction worker shortages. (bloomberg)
  • Can Slack survive the tech giant onslaught? (I think yes) (New York Times)
  • Luxury retailers are not immune to price pressures. (wsj)
  • How to Fix the Airline Overbooking Problem (realclearmarkets)
  • Why People Are So Upset By Fearless Girl (theatlantic)
  • Filing Taxes in Japan Is a Breeze. Why Not Here? (nytimes)
  • Ant Financial (Alibaba) REALLY wants to make this US acquisition (Reuters)
  • Inside the ‘Green Rush’: Power of the Pot Business (yahoo)
  • Homebuilder confidence eased in April. (calculatedriskblog)
  • China Roars Back to Lift Global Outlook as U.S. Consumer Weakens (Bloomberg)
  • Back In The USSR (nakedcapitalism)
  • My Story: Husband, Father, Trader, Felon (institutionalinvestor)
  • Coal Is Far from Dead In the U.S., It Is Unleashed (washingtontimes)
  • Through the Noise, CPI Inflation Measure Is Muted (realclear)
  • There is no shortage of thematic ETFs out there. (theglobeandmail)
  • Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak’s Predictions for … 2075 (usatoday)
  • United Isn’t the Reason Air Travel Is Presently So Miserable (slate)
  • Calexit? Idea of Separation Deserves a ‘No’ Vote (nationalreview)
  • What could cause stocks and bonds to fall together? (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The ETF strategist space has stopped growing. (etf)
  • Calpers plays a lot in private equity fees. (wsj)
  • China’s Economy Grows 6.9%, But Warning Signs Persist (nytimes)
  • It’s Springtime in Washington, & Regulatory Reform Blossoms (realclearmarkets)
  • There’s a Long, Rough Ride Ahead for ‘Made In America’ (reuters)
  • A Strong Start to 2017 for Global Markets in 6 Charts (morningstar)
  • A Devastating Report for the Future of Active Managers (businessinsider)

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