04/20/16 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Money manager and WWII vet Seth Glickenhaus dead at 102. Great obit here: (Bloomberg)
  • Unlikely Alliances: When North Carolina’s legislators tried to limit L.G.B.T. rights, big business was their toughest opponent.&#xA0 (newyorker)
  • What CEOs have been saying about the state of the economy. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • How to create an investment policy statement. (news.morningstar)
  • Do women need a robo-advisor just for women? (financial-planning)
  • Why have the number of publicly traded companies dropped 50% since 1997. (marginalrevolution)
  • Silicon Valley would look very different without the late Bill Campbell. (newyorker)
  • What should we call ‘holistic’ financial planning? (kitces)
  • How much do you pay in investment fees every year? (news.morningstar)
  • Good investors know the history of the stock market. (monevator)
  • The backstory of how Amazon’s red-hot Echo was invented (Bloomberg)
  • A tool that takes a lifetime approach to risk and robo-portfolios. (advisorperspectives)
  • Questions to ask your potential financial advisor. (etf)
  • Droids Not Drones Are the Future of E-Commerce Deliveries (bloomberg)
  • The Laws of Cosmology May Need a Re-Write (universetoday)
  • Bill Gates: America’s secret weapon (blogs.reuters)
  • The ETF Deathwatch for April 2016. (investwithanedge)
  • Big corporations are increasingly joining the VC crowd. (nytimes)
  • Interview with BOJ’s Haruhiko Kuroda (transcript) (wsj)
  • Warren Buffett does not have your back. (marketchess)
  • Some advice to a new college graduate. (medium)
  • The Number of Publicy Traded Firms Has Halved (Marginal Revolution)
  • Old world tech firms, like Intel ($INTC), are cutting payrolls. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • The Science behind the DEA’s Long War on Marijuana: Experts say listing cannabis among the world’s deadliest drugs ignores decades of scientific and medical data. (scientificamerican)
  • What the US can learn from Australia’s retirement system. (institutionalinvestor)
  • The most important asset for a financial advisors: honesty. (nytimes)
  • On the dangers of financial isolation. (theatlantic)
  • Mike Harris: “In my opinion, there are two types that make long-term calls about the market: Inexperienced or Psychotic” (Price Action Lab)
  • How do you break a bad investing habit? (tonyisola)
  • Hillarious Goldman Sachs commentary and stock reaction, you’ll love this: (Irrelevant Investor)
  • Putting the CAPE ratio into some perspective. (etf)
  • High-energy neutrino nabbed by Antarctic detector (cosmosmagazine)
  • Students are increasingly getting the option of selling shares of their future income. (marketwatch)
  • “Digital media companies are caught in the “crap trap,” mass-producing trashy clickbait so they can claim huge audiences and often higher valuations.” (The Information)
  • Analysts: Anxiety and FOMO are the two driving forces behind the rally (JUST LIKE ALWAYS, DUM DUMS) (MarketWatch)
  • Message in a bottle, promising finder a shilling, bobs up after 108 years (theguardian)
  • You can only achieve long-term goals by achieving short-term goals along the way. (kitces)
  • Three tips for building a better resume. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • On the dangers of holding onto company stock. (blog.abglobal)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) keeps a close eye on hot sellers and clones them. (bloomberg)
  • Bank stocks join the bull market (MoneyBeat)
  • Argentina, welcome back to the global bond markets. (wsj)
  • Comparing the various GDP nowcasting models. (blogs.ft)
  • Time frame is a real challenge for financial commentators. (thereformedbroker)
  • The S&P 500 made a new high despite a raft of macro issues. (fat-pitch.blogspot)
  • U.S. recession fears have ebbed in recent weeks and this is a critical development. (Advisor Perspectives)
  • Sean Parker, Silicon Valley’s bad boy genius, wants to kick the *!$% out of cancer (washingtonpost)
  • Doubleline is launching two new bond ETFs with State Street ($STT). (blogs.barrons)
  • The peer-to-peer lending industry is rapidly aging. (fortune)
  • Think about your options before going “all in” on retirement. (sexhealthmoneydeath)
  •  Forget Flight, the Future of Delivery is a Six-Wheeled Bot (bloomberg)
  • Larry Swedroe: Some context for CAPE Ratios (ETF.com)
  • Ever thinner sliced ETFs: good, bad or indifferent? (etf)

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