05/24/17 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • What Are We Telling Investors? Focus on Fundamentals (realclear)
  • ESG is coming to the bond market. (bloomberg)
  • 2,000 Wall Streeters just had a meeting in Las Vegas and they all kept making the same awkward noise (businessinsider)
  • "Exclusionary Zoning": Opportunity Hoarding by Upper Middle (realclearmarkets)
  • The robo-advisors are pushing up-market. (bloomberg)
  • There are still a few barriers to entry in the investment business. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Facts are not the antidote of doubt. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • “Buy the Dip” Is Becoming a Pavlovian Reflex (Becoming?) (blogs.wsj)
  • Ultimate Stock-Pickers: Top 10 High-Conviction Buys (morningstar)
  • The case for overweighting European stocks. (thereformedbroker)
  • What new graduates need to know before entering wealth management. (forbes)
  • Driverless cars inspire a new gold rush in California (ft)
  • A closer look at the evolution of the Apple ($AAPL) iPhone. (aboveavalon)
  • Tax Cuts Help the Economy, & the Policy Is Simple (realclear)
  • This story about Roger Moore meeting a fan is what you need right now to lift your spirits (b3ta)
  • Lower your fees. (danielsolin)
  • How can you go about simplifying your finances? (wallstreetphysician)
  • Platinum credit cards are about prestige as much as perks. (luskin.ucla.edu)
  • What’s the difference between a 401(k) and 403(b) plan? (thebillfold)
  •  The Pigs Who Keep Vegas Buffets Running (not what you think) (eater)
  • The Big Green Bang: how renewable energy became unstoppable (ft)
  • It’s not surprising Millennials are thrifty. (bloomberg)
  •  Why China Must Figure Out How to Feed the Whole World (bloomberg)
  • Social Security Fallacies (economist)
  • The advisory industry is having a hard time recruiting new employees. (investmentnews)
  • How your funded status should affect your asset allocation in retirement. (retirementresearcher)
  • Amazon’s First NYC Bookstore Sucks Joy Out of Books (qz)
  • There’s only two things to spend your money on. (forbes)
  • Current market breadth is not all that unusual historically. (bloomberg)
  •  Roger Moore’s James Bond movies had the toughest women (qz)
  • Man cannot live on passive alone. (seeitmarket)
  • How to combat confirmation bias. (farnamstreetblog)
  • The Return Of Recessionary Conditions (blogspot)
  • There are bots. Look around. (ribbonfarm)
  • 3 Ways to Lose All of Your Money in the Stock Market (fool)
  • Older Americans Are More Pessimistic About Retirement (usatoday)
  • The Saudi-led OPEC Oil Blunder That Will Keep Costing (bloomberg)
  • Detroit & Puerto Rico: Which Is the Worse Insolvency? (realclearmarkets)
  • New Home Sales: Reality Falls Between March, April Headlines (realclear)
  • The Chemical Activity Barometer increased in May. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Job Security? It Is Disappearing — Here’s What It Means For You (forbes)
  • 5 Cities Where You Can Make a Living and Save Money (marketwatch)
  • With China v. the United States, Spot the Capitalist (realclearmarkets)
  • Obstruction of Justice, and What This Could Mean for the Markets (cumber)
  • It Is Smart Business Sense for NFL Teams to Avoid Kaepernick (arcdigital)
  • China and Russia Are Coming for Boeing and Airbus (cnn)
  • 5 reasons to NOT retire early. (whitecoatinvestor)
  • Dodd-Frank Left a Lot to Regulators’ Discretion: Why It Matters (americanbanker)
  • Why many Millennials aren’t worked up about working full-time. (financialsamurai)
  • Why Stanford MBAs Generally Earn the Most Money (bloomberg)
  • Monish Pabrai on the mistake of selling Ferrari ($RACE) too soon. (valuewalk)
  • The active-passive debate is really all about fees. (mebfaber)
  • Only a handful of standalone robo-advisors will survive. (businessinsider)
  • High Tax Causes Population Drop in Parts of Europe (washingtontimes)
  • Vanguard’s Irritating Perch on the Moral High Ground (bloomberg)
  • How Michael Kitces built his empire by giving away content. (kitces)
  • Hey, CA, Ready to Spend $400B for Your Single-Payer Disaster? (investors)
  • In praise of simplifying your portfolio, especially fee-wise, in retirement. (danielsolin)
  • Sound Priorities, Unsound Budget: Congress Should Keep the Good (nationalreview)
  • Why do employers kick people out of their [401(k)] plans in this way? (nytimes)
  • “I knew they were sugar pills, but I felt fantastic”: the rise of open-label placebos (theguardian)
  • Some key ESG (growth) trends. (blog.williamblairfunds)
  • Government Has Done Nothing Good for Bitcoin (fee)

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