04/23/15 – Thursday Interest-ing Reads

  • Why Passive Management Wins Again (aier)
  • New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer Pushes To Give Wall Street More Pension Cash (ibtimes)
  • How NASA is training astronauts to go on Mars-length missions. (newyorker)
  • Day Trader in Leather Jacket Far Cry From Wall Street Flash Boy (bloomberg)
  • Can Symphony unseat Bloomberg as The Street’s trader messaging system? (Institutional Investor)
  • Science Is Closing in on Dark Matter, But Beware the Hype (wired)
  • Nice Ph.D. Think It Was Worth It? (bloombergview)
  • A wandering mind is a creative mind. An excerpt from: The Wandering Mind: What the Brain Does When You’re Not Looking, by Michael C. Corballi. (nymag)
  • Carl Sagan’s Bullshit Detection Kit (The Big Picture)
  • “There are those who provide liquidity to the blogosphere and the plagiarists who remove liquidity by discouraging their victims to offer new ideas.” (Price Action Lab)
  • Abuses at Corinthian Are Mirrored At Other Big For-Profit Colleges (republicreport)
  • Terrible Advice I Hope Young People Ignore (fool)
  • The making of Dr. Oz. (vox)
  • Why Is Spoofing Bad? (bloombergview)
  • Investors have driven down the cost of mutual funds by 15% over the last five years (Morningstar)
  • In 2013 Tesla ($TSLA) was ready to sell to Google ($GOOG). An excerpt from “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.”* (bloomberg)
  • Rick Ferri on how to interpret SPIVA data on fund performance persistence (Indexology)
  • Facebook’s earnings last night – great engagement, big expenses (Business Insider)
  • Facebook ($FB) is THE dominant mobile platform. (stratechery)
  • The Apple ($AAPL) Watch is already a billion dollar business. (carlhowe)
  • A profile of the Bulletproof Coffee guy. (bloomberg)
  • Pros And Cons Of Going To Grad School (theonion)
  • Why the camera is so crucial to the smartphone. (aboveavalon)
  • Quite an accusation here – were the Clintons involved in influence peddling for the Russians (New York Times)
  • Buzz Over Bee Health: New Pesticide Studies Rev Up Controversy (npr)
  • There is a good chance you are using P/E ratios incorrectly. (blog.stonestreetadvisors)
  • GM earnings miss, blame is on dollar / int’l weakness (CNBC)
  • Should you “sell in May and go away?” The answer: probably not if you take the long view. But expect lower volume. (fidelity)
  • Even as Home Values Rise, Negative Equity Rate Flattens (zillow)
  • Flash Crash trader appears in court, opposes extradition to the US (DealBook)
  • The marriage calculus in America is in flux. (aeon.co)
  • A dozen things learned from Ben Carlson about investing. (25iq)
  • Six more reasons why the average investor underperforms (Aleph Blog)

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