05/18/16 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Does an ETF’s ticker really matter for success? (bloomberg)
  • Why financial advisors need to keep their clients accountable. (indystar)
  • What the NFL is trying to teach players about money and life post-football. (next.ft)
  • Japan’s economy grew faster in Q1 than expectations. (next.ft)
  • 401(k) plan fees continue to come down. (wsj)
  • UBS will soon begin using SigFig robo-technology. (nytimes)
  • The average active investor MUST underperform the average passive investor. (evidenceinvestor.co.uk)
  • The top 100 economics blogs of 2016. (intelligenteconomist)
  • Japanese ETF issuers are creating funds with the Bank of Japan in mind. (next.ft)
  • Are rich golden parachutes making companies do deals that don’t make sense? (institutionalinvestor)
  • Apple ($AAPL) needs to make inroads into India. (wsj)
  • How customized statements can enhance a client relationship. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Can financial advisors successfully use Twitter data to be more effective? (financialadvisoriq)
  • Factor-focused ETFs are sometimes led astray by the markets. (fortunefinancialadvisors)
  • The Amazon ($AMZN) Fire TV is going to become a better listener thanks to Alexa. (washingtonpost)
  • How DailyWorth went from newsletter to robo-advisor. (tradestreaming)
  • Three reasons you should have a will. (timmaurer)
  • Mortgage REITs have been on a tear. (nasdaq)
  • How indexing has helped corporate governance. (news.morningstar)
  • Can Portland avoid the fate of San Francisco? (theatlantic)
  • Why everyone loves Boulder. (next.ft)
  • TIPS are playing catch-up. (etf)
  • The Archdiocese of Chicago is taking a hard look at its valuable real estate portfolio. (wsj)
  • Global institutional investors have unrealistically high return expectations. (marketwatch)
  • How to save more without affecting your satisfaction. (monevator)
  • The yield curve hasn’t been this flat since 2007. (wsj)
  • We humans are an overconfident lot. That affects our ability to be good investors. (etf)
  • Recent news aside, peer-to-peer lending is still a net positive for consumers. (nytimes)
  • How Charles Schwab ($SCHW) pushed back against the upstart robo-advisors. (fastcompany)
  • Turning off the news spigot is a great value advisors can provide clients. (investmentnews)
  • Is it too late to save Twitter ($TWTR)? (businessinsider)

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