05/19/16 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Economic surprises continue to trend negative. (vixandmore.blogspot)
  • What investors can learn from the lowly rat. (rpseawright.wordpress)
  • June is still on the table, says the Fed. (economistsview.typepad)
  • The Theranos story gets worse (Wall Street Journal)
  • How fast is your Internet? Netflix ($NFLX) wants you to know. (qz)
  • Lessons learned from a former Navy SEAL. (thewaiterspad)
  • Ten phrases to excise from your marketing pitch. (allaboutalpha)
  • The case for diversity as a public good. (bankofengland.co.uk)
  • Fund managers are holding more cash than usual. (fat-pitch.blogspot)
  • Lending Club’s ($LC) downfall was due in part to its dependence on Wall Street. (bloomberg)
  • Crowdfunding will be heavily dependent on the funding portals in the middle. (mobile.nytimes)
  • Folding laundry sucks. (wsj)
  • Fed Is Seriously Considering Raising Interest Rates in June – LOL (New York Times)
  • A ridiculous fight amongst millionaires and billionaires in an exclusive part of Hawaii. (bloomberg)
  • Google ($GOOGL) is doubling down on artificial intelligence. (theverge)
  • Why do the big college endowment funds outperform? In a word, more risk. (ai-cio)
  • Hedge funds these days are lobbying just like everyone else. (huffingtonpost)
  • The gap between corporate haves and haves not have increased income inequality. (hbr)
  • The S&P 500 is the World’s Largest Momentum Strategy (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • The awful economics of hosting an Olympic Games. (conversableeconomist.blogspot)
  • Should you pay attention to 13-F reports? (dashofinsight)
  • A good interview with Russ Roberts on the need for more humility in economics. (wsj)
  • Rupert Murdoch took over National Geographic to much consternation. A surprising thing happened next? (bloomberg)
  • A paradox: women in Scandinavia are more equal but fail to ‘reach it to the top’ than in other countries. (newgeography)
  • Why Bayer is making a play for Monsanto (Bloomberg)
  • Another small ETF providers gets swallowed up. (blogs.barrons)
  • Dividends are too high and investment too low. (wsj)
  • Why you should understand an ETF’s strategy: the case of AlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF ($ALFA). (etf)
  • What investors can do about the flat market environment (Irrelevant Investor)
  • Wal-Mart beats earnings, is back on track (CNBC)
  • Be skeptical when pharmaceutical companies say they are being altruistic. (bloomberg)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are still trending well below 300k. (calculatedriskblog)

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