05/01/15 – Friday Interest-ing Reads

  • Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKB) investors are looking to a time without Warren Buffett. (wsj)
  • The impossible math behind future bond returns. (gmo)
  • Why fees as a percentage of AUM make sense. (pragcap)
  • Have profits peaked? (fidelity)
  • Ten things learned from traders in Chicago. (mikebellafiore.tumblr)
  • The May Mutual Fund Observer is out with a look at the “dry powder crowd.” (mutualfundobserver)
  • Why don’t Americans take all their vacation? (fortune)
  • Cash is still sloshing around looking for a home. (howardlindzon)
  • 18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People (time)
  • John Mihaljevic talks with Pat Dorsey about economic moats and value investing. (soundcloud)
  • The first episode of a series of podcasts looking at the launch of startup Dating Ring. (gimletmedia)
  • Carl Richards joins the Slate Money podcast to talk “The One-Page Financial Plan.”* (slate)
  • The April ISM Manufacturing index is still in expansion mode. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Shane Parrish talks with Michael Mauboussin about intuition and better decision making. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Twitter ($TWTR) made a crucial mistake 5 years ago. (mathewingram)
  • Three recently dead narratives including the end of the “mobile ad gravy train.” (csen.tumblr)
  • On the performance of bond ladders during periods of rising interest rates. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • T Rowe Price ($TROW) is funneling some orders to Virtu ($VIRT). (wsj)
  • A solar future isn’t just likely — it’s inevitable (vox)
  • Implications from the rise of passive investing. (econompicdata.blogspot)
  • Ron Lieber, author of “The Opposite of Spoiled” talks at Google ($GOOG).* (youtube)
  • The Fed is still in “wait and see” mode. (economistsview.typepad)
  • The rock fan’s guide to jazz. (soundcloud)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Liz Ann Sonders of Charles Schwab ($SCHW). (ritholtz)
  • Michael Covel talks with Tim Ferriss about accelerated learning and “The “Tim Ferriss Experiment.” (trendfollowingradio)
  • Crowded trades get unwound. (thereformedbroker)
  • Sean McLaughlin talks with Adam Grimes about mindfulness, meditation and trading. (blog.stocktwits)
  • Are “games of skill” the future of casinos? (npr)
  • Re-Inventing the Wheels: Ford’s Greatest Car Gets a Do-Over (bloomberg)
  • Wearing a suit makes you think differently. (theatlantic)
  • The days are long but the decades are short (blog.samaltman)
  • Wall Street just can’t keep its hands off the peer-to-peer lending space. (bloomberg)
  • The day that changed Wall Street forever: the end of fixed commissions. (blogs.wsj)
  • Where are we in the “five stages of Bitcoin”? (a16z)
  • Freedom, Tesla-Style: The company’s new home-based battery isn’t just nifty, it’s liberating (slate)
  • Important blind spots for traders. (tradingwisdoms)
  • Bernanke’s Latest Blog Post Takes a Brutal Shot at the WSJ (bloomberg)
  • The problem with Twitter ($TWTR) ads. (wsj)
  • How different, is different, for active managers? (investorfieldguide)
  • How to ask for a raise. (theatlantic)
  • Quitting is a skill worth learning. (qz)
  • The Best Way to Organize a Lifetime of Photos (wsj)
  • A discussion with Joe McCann about Biogen ($BGEN) and the biotech sector. (blog.estimize)
  • A Q&A with stat-blogger Nate Silver. (freakonomics)
  • Plotting Apple ($AAPL) sales trends. (kieranhealy)
  • Marc Maron talks with actress Rose Byrne. (wtfpod)
  • WSJ Editorial Page Watch: The Slow-Growth Fed? (brookings.edu)
  • The Ten Cars That Most Represent Their Country Of Origin (jalopnik)
  • McDonald’s ($MCD) is having an existential crisis. (bloomberg)

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