05/29/15 – Friday Interest-ing Reads

  • Lehman demolitions expert Dick Fuld reappears at a penny stock conference in New York City (Bloomberg)
  • 11% of hedge funds manage 92% of total industry capital (ai-cio)
  • Taper Tantrum Victims Make Way for New Trio of Fragile Countries (bloomberg)
  • Pending home sales hit highest level in nine years (Wall Street Journal)
  • Michael Covel speaks with Kathryn Kaminski on diversification and CTAs. (michaelcovel)
  • You are brewing your coffee all wrong. (adamhgrimes)
  • Financial advisor use of social media explodes (Investment News)
  • A big chunk of Wall Street has never seen a Fed rate hike. (bloomberg)
  • 4 Signs You May Be Addicted to “Financial Porn” (time)
  • The Notorious AEP: European banking officials are worried about what the US Fed will do (Telegraph)
  • A discussion with Matthew Latkiewicz author of “You Suck At Drinking.”* (sporkful)
  • Gross Domestic Income points to a more robust economy. (nytimes)
  • More signs that Hollywood box office receipts are in retreat. (washingtonpost)
  • How honeycrisp apples saved the apple. (npr)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with David Booth founder of DFA Funds. (ritholtz)
  • There is now a Yieldco ETF. (blogs.barrons)
  • It’s not Uber’s fault that labor markets are sluggish. (slate)
  • Marc Maron talks with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross. (wtfpod)
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson on Pluto and Science Groupies (esquire)
  • Nine podcasts for a fuller life. (brainpickings)
  • Nate Silver:How To Break FIFA (fivethirtyeight)
  • There’s a 3X biotech ETF now, in case you’re ever off your meds and looking for an activity. (ETFTrends)
  • The US economy shrank at a 0.7% rate in Q1. (bloomberg)
  • Lessons from the ETF graveyard. (investmentnews)
  • Michael Covel talks with Gavin Serkin author of “Frontier: Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow.”* (michaelcovel)
  • This is the golden age of interviews. (theirrelevantinvestor.tumblr)
  • Index maven John Prestbo on the trouble with ETFing growth and value (MarketWatch)
  • Tobias Carlisle talks deep value and the “acquirer’s multiple.” (greenbackd)
  • What Will Happen to a Generation of Wall Street Traders Who Have Never Seen a Rate Hike? (bloomberg)
  • The only reason to buy a mutual fund these days. (fmdcapital)
  • Scientists Discover Sudden Melting in the Antarctic (smithsonianmag)
  • Want to see me speak live? 50% discount code for ETF.com’s NYC conference (TRB)
  • Who has Denny Hastert been paying off, and for what? Yes, I am aware he coached high school wrestling. (New York Times)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) wants to get into the private label food business. (fortune)
  • Michael Lewis on Dick Thaler, the Economist Who Realized How Crazy We Are (bloombergview)
  • Luck, both good and bad, plays a big role in portfolio returns. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Just how disruptive is Tesla ($TSLA)? (asymco)
  • Shane Parrish talks with Michael Lombardi about the NFL and leadership. (itunes.apple)
  • Lehman Brothers ex-CEO blames everyone else for financial crisis (politico)
  • Canada’s GDP shrunk in Q1 as well. (bloomberg)
  • Smoothing out Treasury yields to identify trend. (capitalspectator)
  • You can’t run a dating site without dealing with the whole issue of attractiveness. (gimletmedia)
  • Should ad blockers be illegal? (fortune)

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