05/03/16 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • A simple (and cheap) portfolio for implementing Warren Buffett’s investment advice. (bloomberg)
  • Some common characteristics of successful VCs. (medium)
  • Smart Beta shines as ETFs heavily weighted to Apple stock take a hit (Bloomberg)
  • This new VC firm is going about things differently by focusing on common equity not preferred. (fortune)
  • Talkshow is texting in public. (kottke)
  • Goldman capitulates on USDJPY as the dollar continues to fall (Zero Hedge)
  • Warren Buffett is highly skeptical of active managers. (evidenceinvestor.co.uk)
  • The trend is back toward smaller seed rounds. (medium)
  • Why doctors like to collaborate with startups. (fastcompany)
  • The Nasdaq is leading the market lower. (thereformedbroker)
  • Theranos was made possible, in part, by a media that wanted to believe in the story (Vanity Fair)
  • What is so special about Andreessen Horowitz? (medium)
  • In praise of ditching fee waivers permanently. (blogs.barrons)
  • VCs need to approach “passing” with great care. (tdevane.tumblr)
  • David Einhorn likes Yelp ($YELP). (finance.yahoo)
  • How to read with intention. (qz)
  • The end of the smartphone boom is now in sight. (ben-evans)
  • Market correlations are back on the rise. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Recent comments made by executives on conference calls (Enterprising Investor)
  • Co-working spaces are facing a bubble/boom. (crainsnewyork)
  • Apple ($AAPL) has an iPhone growth problem. (aboveavalon)
  • Fitbit ($FIT) is still operating in the shadow of Apple ($AAPL). (nytimes)
  • Newly funded Odyssey is like a network of college newspapers on steroids. (businessinsider)
  • Can crowdfunding succeed without a secondary market? (wsj)
  • Mono-tasking isn’t yet a thing, but it could be. (nytimes)
  • The basis for the ‘Cost Matters Hypothesis.’ (news.morningstar)
  • Health care startups ignore the FDA at their own peril. (washingtonpost)
  • Hedge fund talent is hard to find. (thereformedbroker)
  • Steve Cohen on the state of the hedge fund game: you guys are a joke (Bloomberg)
  • Your boy was named a “Young Advisor to Watch” by FA Magazine (FA Magazine)
  • The roadmap for the mass adoption of automated investment services. (blog.wealthfront)
  • Silicon Valley needs a new model. (medium)

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