04/19/16 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Why allocators start with performance first. (researchpuzzle)
  • All smart bet ETFs are not built the same. (etf)
  • Hedge funds are positioning for a rebound in emerging markets. (thereformedbroker)
  • How one small tweak caused a big jump in Twitter followers. (quantocracy)
  • Founders should always be looking ahead fundraising-wise. (medium)
  • Game theory and the case for continued low oil prices. (alephblog)
  • There is some serious disagreement in the energy space. (brontecapital.blogspot)
  • These Chinese stocks have been on a tear of late. (ivanhoff)
  • Getting What You Pay For (mebfaber)
  • PC sales continue to plunge. (venturebeat)
  • 41 lessons learned as a startup founder. (medium)
  •  Why Investors In Alternatives Perform So Poorly (awealthofcommonsense)
  • A good discussion with the co-founders of Gigster. (soundcloud)
  • Some red flags to be aware of when doing a financing. (medium)
  • A guide to one of the most sensational claims Time magazine has ever made (washingtonpost)
  • Eddy’s highlights from this year’s blogger wisdom series. (crossingwallstreet)
  • Why Series A is unique. (amitmeditates)
  • Emerging-Market Assets Roar Back to Life (bloomberg)
  • Big box sporting retailers are have a tough time of it. (latimes)
  •  The Data Says Climate Change Could Cost Investors Trillions (hbr)
  • What are the chances of a bitcoin ETF getting approved? (wsj)
  • Why Norway’s currency has held up better than expected. (blogs.wsj)
  • Design and synthesis of a minimal bacterial genome (science.sciencemag)
  • The S&P 500 and emerging market still seem to move out of synch. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • VC did not implode during Q1. (mattermark)
  • Ad agencies are joining the rush to hire Millennials with “cool” perks. (nytimes)
  • America Isn’t Going Broke (bloombergview)
  • How to make Pittsburgh a startup hub. (paulgraham)
  • Unhedgeable risk: How climate change sentiment impacts investment (cisl.cam.ac.uk)
  • Portfolio simplification is a reasonable goal. (marketwatch)
  • T. Rowe Price ($TROW) is slashing startup share valuations (wsj)
  • Is productivity growth suppressed by lessening competition? (ritholtz)
  • The untold story of Magic Leap, the world’s most secretive startup. (wired)
  • Shuddle, the Uber for kids, is shutting down. (fortune)
  • Checking in on six fintech startups. (futuresmag)
  • Economic data releases ranked. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Jim Koch founder of Sam Adams ($SAM) on what constitutes business success. (businessinsider)
  • VC are looking outside the Valley to get an edge. (bloomberg)
  • How much debt should a SaaS company have? About none…. (danfundllc)
  • Some stuff that Meb Faber can’t live without. (mebfaber)

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