05/18/15 – Monday Interest-ing Reads

  • The latest buys and sells by David Tepper, as per the Appaloosa 13F filing (Benzinga)
  • Real-file Sons of Anarchy shootout in Texas this weekend (KWTX)
  • Iraq war judged a mistake by today’s White House hopefuls (csmonitor)
  • Don’t Be So Sure the Economy Will Return to Normal (Upshot)
  • On the relationship between momentum returns and skewness. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • What asset managers are most exposed to fixed income? (ft)
  • How would you pitch your trading regime to an outsider? (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • The active ETF space is still wide open. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • A review of “The Incredible Shrinking Alpha” by Larry Swedroe.* (kitces)
  • What if the economy never returns to “normal”? (nytimes)
  • Matthew McConaughey’s graduation speech: 13 Lessons Learned (https)
  • Why institutions love bond ETFs. (etf)
  • Hedge funds are closing: managers blame the hassle of outside investors. (nytimes)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • What happens when oil gets cut in half. (thereformedbroker)
  • Sometimes you just have get away from the screens. (dragonflycap)
  • Goldman slashes its crude oil forecasts for the next five years (Reuters)
  • Chinese speculators are leveraging up to buy stocks. (wsj)
  • The Rarest of Them All: A Mid Single Digit Percentage Year (bespokepremium)
  • How worried should we be about weak industrial production? (capitalspectator)
  • Dimson, Marsh and Staunton on industry diverisifcation, home bias, etc – via Larry Swedroe (ETF.com)
  • Growth hiccups keep putting the Fed back on their heels. (wsj)
  • Why the economic recovery feels so hit or miss. (washingtonpost)
  • This week on The Real Patrick Batemans of New York, the guys turn their wives into little bonus-seeking hedge fund associates (New York Times)
  • Beware home country bias. (etf)
  • The list of ETFs that Ray Dalio uses to express his firm Bridgewater’s trades (Benzinga)
  • Active managers are feeling the heat from outflows. (wsj)
  • Ad tech companies are expensive. (businessinsider)
  • Paul Shaffer: Life After Letterman (newsweek)
  • Should you be worried about weakness in the Transports? (humblestudentofthemarkets.blogspot)
  • In illiquid markets middlemen often want to capture all the value for themselves. (bloombergview)
  • Mobile sites need to be “radically simplified.” (quirksmode)
  • European companies have never really gotten the buyback bug. (blogs.wsj)
  • Carlyle Group ($CG) is coming back to Silicon Valley. (blogs.wsj)
  • On the fragility of corporate bond funds. (papers.ssrn)
  • Successful traders need to find their own niche. (mikebellafiore.tumblr)
  • Is the junk bond market oversold? (thefatpitch.tumblr)
  • China is fighting hard against deflationary forces. (blogs.ft)
  • Heavy but worthwhile – The End of Meaningful Work: A World of Machines and Social Alienation (Dark Bid)
  • How Homo Economicus Went Extinct (wsj)
  • Lumber vs. gold: offense vs. defense. (papers.ssrn)
  • The Buffett Formula — How To Get Smarter (farnamstreetblog)
  • The press needs to be a bit more credulous when it comes to valuation metrics. (pragcap)
  • A review of the research on stop-loss orders. (quant-investing)
  • Why you can safely ignore Tobin’s Q. (crossingwallstreet)
  • Why energy GPs are scooping up their MLPs. (sl-advisors)
  • Speed matters more than ever on mobile. (om.co)
  • Why stock market investors shouldn’t be that worried about higher interest rates. (brooklyninvestor.blogspot)
  • It’s only an anomaly if it survives transaction costs. (etf)
  • New Breed of Endowment Managers Beats Harvard at Its Own Game (bloomberg)

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