06/03/15 – Wednesday Interest-ing Reads

  • Why Google ($GOOGL) should be paying a dividend. (charlessizemore.tumblr)
  • The ADP private payroll numbers showed more growth for May. (calculatedriskblog)
  • How to deal with a concentrated (employer) stock position. (alephblog)
  • Understanding Psychology Makes Economics Better (bloombergview)
  • M&A surges often precede bear markets. (marketwatch)
  • How advisors view robo-advisors. (investmentnews)
  • Does active management really shine in less efficient markets? (ETF.com)
  • Apple’s Tim Cook Delivers Blistering Speech On Encryption, Privacy (techcrunch)
  • Expect to see Chinese shares in more emerging market equity indices. (ft)
  • The Characteristics of Good Financial Advice (krisvenne.tumblr)
  • The Characteristics of Good Financial Advice (krisvenne.tumblr)
  • TSA missed weapons, explosives in 95% of security tests (marketwatch)
  • A look at the biggest independent RIAs. (investmentnews)
  • David Merkel, “Risk premiums aren’t free money…” (alephblog)
  • Inflation Misses Fed’s 2% Target for 36th Straight Month (blogs.wsj)
  • Waterworlds: Never mind planets. The solar system’s icy moons may well be the best places to hunt for aliens (economist)
  • Volatility has been quite muted of late. (jlfmi.tumblr)
  • Fewer stocks are participating in the rally. (shortsideoflong)
  • Voice mail is going by the wayside. (wsj)
  • ForgetGDP: Here’s the new way Wall Street is measuring the US economy (businessinsider)
  • How to tell if you are getting bad financial advice. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Breaking news: investors are willing to pay up for past performance. (ai-cio)
  • The Post-it note is surprisingly persuasive. (hbr)
  • Kris Venne: These are the characteristics of good advice (Certifiable Planner)
  • An Interview With Richard Thaler (bloombergview)
  • EM index ETFs now adding China A shares into the mix (ETFTrends)
  • The best doctors give the least medicine. (maliceforall)
  • Bank of America thinks investors are suffering from ‘Stockholm syndrome’ — and the outcome looks ugly (Business Insider)
  • The SEC wants to update fund reporting. (news.morningstar)
  • Are stock bulls simply in denial? (thefelderreport)
  • Matt Klein says Greece may as well just Grexit anyway (FT Alphaville)
  • Asset allocation is an individual matter. (priceonomics)
  • Five questions to ask your broker when they change firms. (blogs.wsj)
  • Companies’ Borrowing Spree Darkens Stock Market Future (bloomberg)
  • Where are all the female academic economists? (theguardian)
  • Why you should keep your nose out of your neighbor’s business. (nytimes)
  • Time travel for financial gain. (kottke)
  • Auto sales are at a 10-year high. (crossingwallstreet)
  • Dynamic withdrawal rules should be the norm in retirement. (wsj)
  • Jamie Dimon reaches the Tres Commas club the old fashioned way, and he didn’t even have to build some bullshit app. (Bloomberg)
  • The stock market is not the economy. (pensionpartners)
  • Cullen Roche, “(O)nce you deviate from global cap weighting you are essentially saying that “the market” is wrong for some reason. And you are claiming that you can do better than that portfolio.” (pragcap)
  • A grandparent’s guide to 529 plans. (blackrockblog)
  • “It is incorrect to refer to FIFA as being ‘fraught’ with corruption or ‘riddled’ with crime. FIFA is itself a corrupt act. FIFA is itself the crime.” (grantland)
  • Despite the hype 401(k) plans have improved a lot over time. (news.morningstar)
  • Take heed: women and men communicate differently about money. (cfainstitute.tumblr)
  • Why advisors should embrace robo-solutions. (financial-planning)
  • Will Greece Default, And Does It Matter? (Indexology)

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