05/14/15 – Thursday Interest-ing Reads

  • A closer look at some systematic ETFs. (quantstrattrader.wordpress)
  • Robots, jobs and wealth inequality. (thealphapages)
  • Seemingly irrelevant things matter in economic behavior. (nytimes)
  • CEOs say the funniest things. (bloombergview)
  • Wal-Mart ($WMT) wants to take on Amazon ($AMZN) on the shipping front. (reuters)
  • Buffett and Vanguard: Different paths to the same financial destination (washingtonpost)
  • Monish Pabrai and the use of checklists in investing. (valuewalk)
  • “Normal” markets are few and far between. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Quest for a Superbee: Can the world’s most important pollinators be saved? How scientists and breeders are trying to create a hardier honeybee. (ngm.nationalgeographic)
  • Multi-factor ETFs are the new hot thing in the smart beta trend. (ft)
  • Like it or not we are being nudged 24/7. (bloombergview)
  • The for-profit higher education bubble is bursting. (politicalcalculations.blogspot)
  • What do tech offices tell us about the future of work? (aeon.co)
  • Warren Buffett reads…a lot. (farnamstreetblog)
  • What’s driving the secular rise in corporate profit margins? (philosophicaleconomics)
  • What would you pay to be happy? The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. (theguardian)
  • How a Bowl of Cashews Changed the Way You Save for Retirement: Richard Thaler pioneered behavioral economics, and changed the way companies manage their 401(k)s.(time)
  • First quarter economic seasonals are all messed up. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Foreign Money Is Pouring Into U.S. Real Estate, and It’s Not Just Houses (bloomberg)
  • Art has no intrinsic value. (ft)
  • From Gordon Moore to Brogrammers, a Silicon Valley Generation Gap (recode)
  • Smart Beta: Bucket of cold water dumped on this hot investing strategy (marketwatch)
  • Volatility for Stocks Stays in Check (wsj)
  • A modeling question: just how low can house prices go? (calculatedriskblog)
  • How hedge funds generate alpha. (integrity-research)
  • The SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF ($TOTL) now has $500 million in AUM. (wealthmanagement)
  • On the relationship between the Verizon-AOL and Facebook-New York Times deals. (stratechery)
  • Are we still in a bull market? (midnighttrader.tumblr)
  • Emerging markets are settling into a lower growth rate. (ft)
  • The unlikely rise of Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr. (wsj)
  • Why ETF issuers are boosting bank credit lines. (reuters)
  • Why wearables seem like an inevitability. (washingtonpost)

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