05/29/17 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The next bear market will tell us a lot about the many new converts to indexing. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Simon Lack, "Today there is far greater certainty about the returns from a given level of investment than has traditionally been the case for the energy industry." (sl-advisors)
  • Some suggestions from Vanguard on how to reduce ETF trading costs. (etf)
  • Obamacare Is a Policy Flop of Epic Proportions (washingtontimes)
  • Jeff Bezos Does the Unthinkable With Amazon Bookstores (nypost)
  • Current market conditions are not hospitable for managed futures funds. (beta.morningstar)
  • Here’s What the Great Innovators Invariably Do Differently (arcdigital)
  • What Americans are most worried about. (bloomberg)
  • It was a big week for the blockchain. (venturebeat)
  • The companies with the highest revenue per employee. (priceonomics)
  • What ‘lowflation’ says about the path of Fed contraction. (ft)
  • Human judgment is inconsistent. (wsj)
  • You can’t break a bad habit if you aren’t paying attention. (bakadesuyo)
  • ETFs have become an all-purpose scapegoat for market ills. (bloomberg)
  • Yes, But the Education Is the Least Useful Aspect of College (forbes)
  • There are plenty of ETFs to choose from to get European equity exposure. (thereformedbroker)
  • The altcoin universe is expanding. (visualcapitalist)
  • What one of the new Amazon ($AMZN) Books stores is like. (500ish)
  • Need cheap MBS exposure? Try the Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF ($VMBS). (beta.morningstar)
  • My Short Life Living On a Real Ranch (fee)
  • The biggest one-day ETF gains ranked. (pensionpartners)
  • Actively managed, short-term bond funds are attracting ‘parked cash.’ (etf)
  • ETF sponsors are sick of paying fees to the big index providers. (ft)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • "As market regimes change, consistency shifts from being a trading virtue to becoming a significant vulnerability." (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Let’s Be Real, There Was No "Golden Age" of Air Travel (nytimes)
  • The big ETF sponsors are relying on algorithms to decide which ETF ad to show you. (wsj)
  • ‘Clean shares’ will kill off A-shares. (wsj)
  • Federal Fuel Economy Mandates Are Quite Deadly (investors)
  • Is Peloton the "Apple of fitness"? (businessinsider)
  • The current stampede into ESG funds is not (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Mick Mulvaney’s Budget Is About Freedom from Dependence (realclearmarkets)
  • Are rising profit margins to blame for the current state of air travel? (nytimes)
  • The Assault on Colleges, and the American Dream (nytimes)
  • Three key characteristics of winning traders and investors. (forbes)
  • Momentum stocks need a breather. (disciplinedinvesting.blogspot)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Oil and gas stocks haven’t done squat. (jlfmi.tumblr)
  • Persistence is the key to writing. (themission.co)
  • John F. Kennedy’s Surpassing Legacy: Economic Growth (forbes)
  • Is Bitcoin a good investment at any price? (theatlasinvestor)
  • Decision fatigue is a real thing. (safalniveshak)
  • Taxes, & the Fibs You Hear In the News (mysanantonio)
  • Tokens are early today, but will transform technology tomorrow. (medium)
  • Active ETFs won’t succeed simply because they are ETFs. (citywireusa)
  • E-commerce, not just Amazon ($AMZN), has worked all year. (howardlindzon)
  • The Best Ways to Lose All Your Money in the Stock Market (usatoday)
  • Success isn’t about grades. (thedailybeast)
  • The top performing technology ETFs of the year. (etf)
  • More isn’t necessarily better. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • We can only know the economy is at full employment in hindsight. (theatlantic)

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