06/05/15 – Friday Interest-ing Reads

  • How can good economic news be both good and bad for stocks simultaneously? (thereformedbroker)
  • Hilsenrath: Anyone telling you that this jobs report is going to nudge the Fed, take the under. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Gimlet Media’s new podcast, Mystery, is up and running. (gimletmedia)
  • Why Dish ($DISH) might want T-Mobile ($TMUS). (nytimes)
  • A goring concern: The economic dangers of China’s manic bull market (economist)
  • Accelerated innovation cycles are messing with traditional thinking about valuations. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Bond ETF fears are overblown. (blogs.barrons)
  • Soon, This Is How You’ll Get to Cuba (bloomberg)
  • Investors are not taking advantage of big data. (institutionalinvestor)
  • The Denny Hastert thing boils over as the victim’s family comes forward (ABC News)
  • There is little pent up demand for smart home systems. (businessinsider)
  • A discussion with Mike Bellafiore about being a better trader. (smbtraining)
  • Sean McLaughlin talks trading with Brian Lund. (blog.stocktwits)
  • Elvis Mitchell talks with Nick Offerman author of “Gumption.”* (kcrw)
  • A discussion with Gary Antonacci author of “Dual Momentum.”* (bettersystemtrader)
  • Tim Harford talks with Stephen Duber co-author of “When to Rob a Bank.” (lse.ac.uk)
  • Cash-rich tech companies are scarfing up newly issued corporate bonds. (bloomberg)
  • RealtyTrac: Average down payment falls to three-year low of 14.8% (housingwire)
  • Why don’t mutual fund firms reward their loyal shareholders? (blogs.wsj)
  • How Companies Justify Big Pay Raises for CEOs (bloomberg)
  • Collender:You’re Wrong If You Want To Reduce The National Debt (forbes)
  • German Bond Drop Leaves Securities Set for Worst Week Since 1998 (Bloomberg)
  • Apple ($AAPL) has to collect data to make its products better. (businessinsider)
  • On the myth of summertime trading. (seeitmarket)
  • Scientists dismissed “hot streaks” in sports for decades. They were wrong. (vox)
  • An interview with Jim Simons. (youtube)
  • Eastern Exchanges (newyorker)
  • Greece ain’t paying nothing. (Reuters)
  • What’s It Like To Be a Teenager in the NBA? (basketballinsiders)
  • A profile of pioneering ad man Tom Burrell. (npr)
  • : The Insecure American (NY Times)but see
  • The Insecure American (NY Times)
  • Working 9-to-5 Becoming a Less Popular Way to Make a Living (hosted.ap)
  • Stats from the 2015 Fortune 500 List (thereformedbroker)
  • Programmers love Apple’s ($AAPL) Swift programming language. (bloomberg)
  • Health care has been leading the market for awhile now. (stockcharts)
  • The NFP report shows the economy is adding jobs at a rapid clip. (calculatedriskblog)
  • A discussion with Cheryl Strayed author of “Wild.”* (longform)
  • What CEOs have been saying about the economy this week. (skrisiloff.tumblr)
  • Hedge fund managers come to Paulson’s defense, tell Malcolm Gladwell to f*** himself (Business Insider)
  • Consumer strength is offsetting industrial weakness. (bonddad.blogspot)
  • Overcast is the best iOS podcast app. (theverge)
  • Bill Gates, College Dropout: Don’t Be Like Me (nytimes)
  • Why isn’t the “buyback ETF” benefiting more from the buyback boom. (etf)
  • Chinese hackers breach data on 4 million federal workers (Washington Post)
  • How is “retail arbitrage” a business? (npr)
  • The way someone asks to borrow money can give you clues about whether they’ll ever pay you back (Quartz)
  • Activist investors are under investigation by the SEC for acting in concert. (wsj)

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