04/20/15 – Monday Interest-ing Reads

  • Congress Is Tiptoeing Away From Spending Curbs (wsj)
  • “I love the idea of placing constraints on yourself as an investor to defeat psychological pitfalls.” (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
  • The Biggest Threat To Your Portfolio (thereformedbroker)
  • Two of the most well-known phenomena in investing are the carry effect and the trend effect. (ETF.com)
  • Nine mistakes quants make with their backtests. (blog.quantopian)
  • Statistics without theory is just noise. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • Europe’s getting ready for the Greece thing going splat (Wall Street Journal)
  • A brief but important history of the high yield bond market (ETF Trends)
  • Can’t even make this shit up: Jon Corzine Considers Launching Hedge Fund (Wall Street Journal)
  • Don’t discount the role of an aging population in the popularity of bonds. (bloomberg)
  • When is Box ($BOX) going to turn a profit? (nytimes)
  • How much should you have in emerging markets? (blog.wealthfront)
  • It’s been a long, long time since a 10% correction in the US stock market. (financecontributors.tumblr)
  • Act as if your e-mail has already been hacked. (avc)
  • A comprehensive list of backtesting tools for quants. (quantpedia)
  • Jon Stewart: Why I quit The Daily Show. Stewart’s decision to retire as host of the satirical news show after 16 years has left liberal America in mourning. So why is he leaving just before an election – and what will happen when he steps out from behind the desk? (theguardian)
  • Wall Street Week is back. What do you think? (wallstreetweek)
  • Jason Zweig on the problem with hot streaks (MoneyBeat)
  • An update on the Bill Gross exit from Pimco. (ai-cio)
  • Why it pays to recheck your assumptions. (adamhgrimes)
  • Using IBM’s ($IBM) Watson to analyze some of your favorite financial bloggers. (wallstreetrant)
  • Corporate Revenue Helps Explain Stock Troubles (blogs.wsj)
  • Pimco: the 30-year Bund yield could sink to zero. (MoneyBeat)
  • The Carlyle Group ($CG) is shuttering two open-end mutual funds. (reuters)
  • Oh for god’s sake: For the First Time Since 2007, Most Americans Feel Good About Money (Bloomberg)
  • Leaks from the Federal Reserve happen more than we thought (Bloomberg)
  • Profitability and the impact of earnings accruals on stock prices. (papers.ssrn)
  • Is a $70,000 minimum salary anything more than a one-off? (nytimes)
  • The problem with dual-class companies. (ft)
  • The Economy Has Slowed Because the Fed Has Already Tightened (blogs.wsj)
  • If US stocks are overvalued what can you do to protect yourself? (mebfaber)
  • About those negative economic surprises… (disciplinedinvesting.blogspot)
  • Anecdotes and data point to continued upward wage pressure – sign of inflation? (Dr Ed’s Blog)
  • Fact, fiction and value investing. (papers.ssrn)
  • Mark Halperin: Which Republican Won New Hampshire? (bloomberg)
  • House quietly passes tax exemption for megadonors (politico)
  • Carlyle Group shuttering the two liquid alts funds it launched to great fanfare last year (Bloomberg)
  • US REITs have been crushing it the past year. (capitalspectator)
  • The Chicago Fed National Activity Index slowed in March. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Can we use low vol stock allocations to reduce overall portfolio risk? (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • “The Dumbest Person in Your Building Is Passing Out Keys to Your Front Door!”: The war over Airbnb gets personal (nymag)
  • Why it is still too early for the Fed to start raising interest rates. (econbrowser)
  • Single purpose hedge funds are all the rage. (wsj)
  • Dashboards are the new middle managers. (wsj)
  • There is no shortage of interest in energy bonds. (bloomberg)
  • The many downsides of currency hedging your international equity exposure. (gmo)
  • China’s real estate problem is coming into a clearer focus. (businessinsider)
  • Why you should care that lumber is weakening. (pensionpartners)
  • Congrats Jimmy! (New York Times)
  • A big quarterly report from Morgan Stanley (Reuters)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) is making a huge bet on original programming. (nytimes)
  • Leonardo da Vinci’s resume (cenedella)
  • Top 10 Bank Lobbyist Rebuttals to Fiduciary Standard (blog.alphaarchitect)

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