06/04/15 – Thursday Interest-ing Reads

  • 159,000 people will sit for a CFA Level exam this weekend. More than half will fail. (Bloomberg)
  • Noah Smith explains why all the leading economists now lean left (BloombergView)
  • Seven biases we just can’t shake. (rpseawright.wordpress)
  • Bond Rout Wipes Out 2015 Gains as Traders Stay Glued to Screens (Bloomberg)
  • The commodity futures debate from ten years ago turned out badly for investors. (ft)
  • Bond ETFs are locking up bonds. Should we be worried? (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Tweetbot is the best Twitter ($TWTR) client for the Mac. (techcrunch)
  • Why Nike ($NKE) caters to shoe collectors. (fusion)
  • Cultivating emotional intelligence begins with awareness. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Introverts rejoice, the “Quiet Revolution” is here. (kottke)
  • American consumers are locking in low, fixed mortgage rates. (businessinsider)
  • CBS’s ($CBS) Showtime is now has a standalone streaming subscription. (sixcolors)
  • What Twitter ($TWTR) can be. (lowercasecapital)
  • Where are all the raises, now that the job market is tight? (Wall Street Journal)
  • How CEO candor reflects company performance. (cfainstitute.tumblr)
  • Why a T-Mobile – Dish Networks deal makes too much sense to not happen (Recode)
  • Companies that cook the books, i.e. violate Benford’s Law, tend to underperform. (businessinsider)
  • The challenge from investing in “bad” businesses. (aswathdamodaran.blogspot)
  • Everybody thinks they are a contrarian investor. (jeffmacke1.tumblr)
  • Can YCharts make headway among advisors? (riabiz)
  • ETF issuers are running out of ideas. (bloomberg)
  • The Apple ($AAPL) Watch is going to be an important product for the company. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Laid off Disney employees tasked with training their foreign replacements (New York Times)
  • What explains Vanguard’s extraordinary success? (ft)
  • Facts and Fantasies About Commodity Futures Ten Years Later. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • The crisis in American walking. (slate)
  • 40 years in the death of Steve Prefontaine still raises questions. (grantland)
  • New ETF strategies are more complicated than ever. (thereformedbroker)
  • How to build your own high yield bond strategy. (econompicdata.blogspot)
  • An oral history of Uber. (fortune)
  • A dozen things I’ve learned from Seneca The Younger about venture capital, startups, business and life. (25iq)
  • A profile of Anne Wojcicki, CEO of 23andMe. (ft)
  • Subsidized cellphones are on the way out. (recode)
  • Private equity firms are unloading companies while they can. (wsj)
  • Three apps Twitter ($TWTR) should buy. (recode)
  • What investors can learn from the NFL draft? (institutionalinvestor)
  • A profile of Steve Legere, the controversial CEO of T-Mobile ($TMUS). (fastcompany)
  • The rhetoric about the US jobs market is at odds with reality. (bloombergview)
  • Why should we expect bond markets to be liquid? (thealephblog.tumblr)
  • Alibaba ($BABA) wants to create a Chinese Bloomberg. (techcrunch)
  • You’re going to love this story about the little girl who wanted to be a superhero (DNA Info)
  • Portfolio rebalancing in the face of a big valuation spread. (blogs.wsj)
  • Bond Selloff Slams Asia (Wall Street Journal)
  • SEC announces fraud charges against two advisors for inventing credentials (Investment News)
  • MBAs are no longer requires at some buyout shops. (wsj)

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