05/26/16 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The case for simplifying your business wardrobe. (wsj)
  • Why active management has fallen off a cliff, maybe permanently. (thereformedbroker)
  • Criticism against hedge funds continues to swell. (ft)
  • What Apple ($AAPL) needs to do to avoid Blackberry’s ($BBRY) fate. (marco)
  • Disney stops making its own currency (USA Today)
  • The key criteria for a market bottom. (thereformedbroker)
  • Forex trading is an increasingly automated market. (bloomberg)
  • Why we curse. (newrepublic)
  • Leaked Snapchat deck shows revenues, user count, etc (TechCrunch)
  • The two ways that active managers convince investors to invest in their funds. (philosophicaleconomics)
  • Why Phil Mickelson wasn’t charged with insider trading. (bloomberg)
  • Why does clickbait work? Because you click on it. (bloomberg)
  • Mike Harris is not a fan of BlackRock’s gold call (Price Action Lab)
  • The false promise of DNA testing. (theatlantic)
  • Lending Club’s ($LC) returns have fallen of late. (wsj)
  • The Dividend Kings: Stocks with 50 years of rising payouts (ValueWalk)
  • Ranking the companies that deliver ‘meals in a box.’ (theverge)
  • The risk in “safety stocks.” (blog.abglobal)
  • Focus more on your strengths than your weaknesses. (scientificamerican)
  • Foxconn replaces ‘60,000 factory workers with robots’ (BBC)
  • Morgan Stanley on Apple’s R&D spending for the auto market (Barron’s)
  • Tech press freaking out, obvs (New York Times)
  • Nobody knows what the h*ll is going on of late. (thereformedbroker)
  • More diverse boards don’t do as many bad acquisitions. (washingtonpost)
  • Dating is drudgery. (newyorker)
  • How to calculated investor returns. (news.morningstar)
  • Why Phil Mickelson wasn’t charged with insider trading. (bloomberg)
  • The Federal government is out to lunch, and is at fault for the lackluster recovery (Quartz)
  • Why markets matter: the social function of markets? (medium)
  • Brent crude and West Texas Intermediate back above $50 (Business Insider)
  • Peter Thiel: Why I’m going to destroy Gawker (New York Times)
  • The western world tilts the table towards debt vs. equity. (economist)
  • The culture problems facing Apple ($AAPL) and Google ($GOOGL). (stratechery)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims continue to trend well below 300k. (calculatedriskblog)

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