05/12/16 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Brazilian senate votes to suspend Rousseff after 20-hour vote (CNN International)
  • Whatever happened to the 3D printing boom? (theawl)
  • Nootrobox’s mission is to improve the way we function on a daily basis. (bloomberg)
  • Why you don’t want to own the market’s largest cap stock. (twitter)
  • Facebook ($FB) and the danger of political confirmation bias. (stratechery)
  • The day two teens discovered their parents were Russian spies. (theguardian)
  • Closet indexers are a big problem for the fund industry. (ft)
  • How Louis C.K. made the revolutionary “Horace and Pete.” (thewaiterspad)
  • Why would anyone buy 100-year Spanish bonds? (joshuakennon)
  • A big chunk of the US is getting left behind economically. (csen.tumblr)
  • Active investors are “addicted” to trying to beat the market. (evidenceinvestor.co.uk)
  • The middle class is shrinking almost everywhere. (marginalrevolution)
  • Why we should be happy that the finance sector is shrinking. (qz)
  • Why the media loves to focus on bearish market valuation measures. (dashofinsight)
  • The history of breakfast. (priceonomics)
  • Amazon Will Displace Macy’s as Number One in Apparel (Tech Trader)
  • The downside of concentrated fund positions. (blogs.wsj)
  • Comparing the two big low vol emerging market ETFs. (etf)
  • An inside look behind the secretive startup Palantir. (buzzfeed)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims remain below 300k. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Apple’s ($AAPL) R&D spending points to a coming pivot. (aboveavalon)
  • …and then a shouting match broke out between two hedge funds over China (Bloomberg)
  • Whole Foods ($WFM) is rolling out a whole new store concept. (nytimes)
  • Why Google ($GOOG) Fiber is such a big deal. (recode)
  • The real private economy is still growing. (valueplays)
  • On the tyranny of the never-finished document. Insights from “Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing” by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum. (newrepublic)
  • Foreign investors are piling into muni bonds. (next.ft)
  • On the parallels between the problems in the mortgage lending and online lending industries. (bloomberg)
  • Google readying its own Echo-like device for later this year (Recode)
  • China sent the head of its sovereign wealth fund to SALT in order to troll hedge funds (ValueWalk)
  • Texas has had no problem building apartments. (bloomberg)
  • A dozen things learned from Bernard Baruch about investing. (25iq)
  • Is ‘grit’ being oversold. A look at Angela Duckworth’s popular book “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.” (slate)
  • Merger arbitrage is a bit of minefield of late. (nytimes)
  • Women used to overwhelmingly coach women’s college sports. Not any more. (revealnews)
  • What will be the upshot of marketplace lending. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • How the fiduciary standard could kill CEF IPOs. (news.morningstar)
  • What would happen if GPS failed? (newyorker)
  • European governments are pumping out 100-year bonds. (wsj)

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