05/08/15 – Friday Interest-ing Reads

  • How Pimco lost its edge. (bloombergview)
  • Marc Maron talks with indie actress Parker Posey. (wtfpod)
  • Michael Covel talks with Michael Dever about strategy diversification. (trendfollowing.libsyn)
  • The prime working age population is growing at a 0.5-1.0% rate. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Young people are getting overlooked in finance. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Why it is so hard to compare markets over time. (wsj)
  • Big and Weird: The Architectural Genius of Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick The next Googleplex goes way beyond free snacks and massages. It’s a future-proof microclimate (bloomberg)
  • A solid rebound in US payrolls in April. (capitalspectator)
  • Meet the outsider who accidentally solved chronic homelessness (washingtonpost)
  • College Majors Figure Big in Earnings (wsj)
  • A breakdown of the biggest podcast sponsors. (fivethirtyeight)
  • The intangibles of building a great hedge fund: people as an asset class. (marketfolly)
  • How does a stand-up comedian work? (slate)
  • A (dual momentum) guide to creating your own hedge fund. (econompicdata.blogspot)
  • Credit risk just isn’t worth it. (etf)
  • This is the first news article ever written about Apple (businessinsider)
  • Why Bill Simmons matters. (vox)
  •  Why Google’s Hometown Said “No” to a Massive New Googleplex (slate)
  • A closer look at multi-factor ETFs. (etf)
  • Garry Tan, “If buybacks are killing the economy, then startups will save it.” (blog.garrytan)
  • Bonds vs. stocks: which is overvalued? (blogs.wsj)
  • Education, inequality, wealth and the risk to economic growth. (washingtonpost)
  • Why Elizabeth Warren Makes Bankers So Uneasy, and So Quiet (bloomberg)
  • Inside the huge moves in the German bund market. (washingtonpost)
  • Yahoo ($YHOO) Sports needs a personality. BIll Simmons has plenty of it. (forbes)
  • Should you replace your bonds with cash? (canadiancouchpotato)
  • Keurig caves on refillable K-cups. (mashable)
  • Why battery technology seems stuck. (npr)
  • How to do a podcast on a budget. (readwrite)
  • Brian Koppelman talks with Tim Ferriss about a challenging time in his life. (slate)
  • What Big Companies Get Wrong About Innovation Metrics (hbr)
  • Zappos loses a bunch of workers as it eliminates titles and heirarchy. (wsj)
  • April was a huge month for buybacks. (tickersense.typepad)
  • A Dozen Things Taught by Warren Buffett in his 50th Anniversary Letter that will Benefit Ordinary Investors (25iq)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Anthony Scaramucci about hedge funds and the new Wall Street Week. (ritholtz)
  • Why Chipotle ($CMG) is viewed as the leader of the fast-casual restaurant sector. (institutionalinvestor)
  • A profile Jonathan Steinberg and WisdomTree Investments ($WETF). (mobile.nytimes)
  • James Altucher talks with Stephen Dubner co-author of “When to Rob a Bank.”* (stansberryradio)
  • Stock picks from the 2015 SALT Conference Best Ideas panel. (marketfolly)
  • Wall Street is funding house flippers. (bloomberg)

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