04/24/15 – Friday Interest-ing Reads

  • Why audio is such a compelling medium to tell stories. (theatlantic)
  • The Apple ($AAPL) Watch IS the smartwatch category. (businessinsider)
  • Turning the Nasdaq crash and recovery into a POV rollercoaster ride (graphics.wsj)
  • Working more than 55 hours a week is pretty much a waste. (qz)
  • James Osborne talks with Ben Carlson about the challenge of retirement investing. (basonasset)
  • There’s not much new in the fund management business. (ai-cio)
  • The app winners on the wrist will be different than on the phone. (asymco)
  • An Ex-Cop Keeps The Country’s Best Data Set On Police Misconduct (fivethirtyeight)
  • A discussion with Gary Antonacci on “Dual Momentum Investing.”* (etfstore)
  • Zack Miller talks with Mike Kane of Hedgeable. (tradestreaming)
  • John Deere Wants to Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership (wired)
  • ETF statistics for March 2015. (investwithanedge)
  • Two companies that Warren Buffett would find interesting for his portfolio. (sumzero)
  • Michael Covel talks with behavioral economist Colin Camerer. (michaelcovel)
  • The bull case for US stocks. (howardlindzon)
  • Marc Maron talks with Britt Daniel of Spoon. (wtfpod)
  • One of the worst investment strategies ever. (theirrelevantinvestor.tumblr)
  • Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson to ‘start again’ with new car show (csmonitor)
  • Cash is pouring into four big losers from last year. (etf)
  • There is no such thing as “smart money.” (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Should developers work on Apple ($AAPL) Watch. (bubba.vc)
  • Eric Schmidt just bought a big stake in hedge fund manager DE Shaw. (ft)
  • Why investors resist portfolio rebalancing. (vanguardadvisorsblog)
  • This is a master class in gold CEF dynamics. (kiddynamitesworld)
  • Two great chefs, including Jiro Ono, sit down for a cup of tea. (kottke)
  • Let The Economists Obsess Over Rising Rates (theirrelevantinvestor.tumblr)
  • 15 years between all-time highs is a long time. (jlfmi.tumblr)
  • What is Google ($GOOG) going to do with all its free cash flow? (financialorbit.tumblr)
  • On the benefits of international diversification. (novelinvestor)
  • April economic statistics show modest growth. (capitalspectator)
  • How target date funds are working out for investors. (bloomberg)
  • An in-depth review of the Apple ($AAPL) Watch. (theverge)
  • Blocking Comcast Is a Start. But if We Want Better Broadband, We Need Much More (recode)
  • Companies Trade Suburbs for City Life: Locations deemed ‘walkable’ appreciate more than those that are car-dependent, firm says (wsj)
  • Brian Koppelman talks with Jon Acuff about his new book, “Do Over.” (slate)
  • 1.5% GDP growth in Q1? (calculatedriskblog)
  • Why “investing” in biotech stocks takes an iron stomach. (businessinsider)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) Web Services is a $5 billion business. (buzzfeed)
  • Are first quarter slumps a statistical issue? (nytimes)
  • Facebook changes its News Feed algorithm, control over publishers (fortune)
  • Why finishing a whole book these days is so difficult. (medium)
  • Gap’s Big Bet On Athleta And The New Way American Women Dress (buzzfeed)
  • Why Do People Hate Lilly Pulitzer? Even sundresses can be part of the culture wars. (theatlantic)
  • Why we love to read bad news. (psmag)
  • Investors are driving down fund fees, not fund companies. (thereformedbroker)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Alan Kreuger the former head of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. (ritholtz)
  • Do you know what is in your unconstrained bond fund? (investmentnews)
  • Zweig: Don’t Overpay for Technology Again (blogs.wsj)
  • Michael Lewis: Crash Boys (bloombergview)

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