06/09/16 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • 2016’s biggest ETF launches to-date. (etf)
  • The panoply of bond funds. (blogs.wsj)
  • Don’t get a job. Take on a project. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Only one S&P 500 sector is down for the past decade. (thereformedbroker)
  • Why do US companies pay more for M&A services? (next.ft)
  • Active managers need to shed $10 trillion of AUM. (bloomberg)
  • The challenges facing newbie financial advisors. (investmentnews)
  • That head-and-shoulders in the S&P 500 is just the latest chart pattern to fail (Price Action Lab)
  • Do you really want to hire a guy in jeans and a t-shirt to sell your company? (ft)
  • Search app ads are coming to the Apple ($AAPL) App store. (qz)
  • Beware investment guru worship. (pragcap)
  • Monsanto ($MON) gets a lot of criticism but is helping to feed the world. (fortune)
  • The slope of the yield curve continue to decline. (econbrowser)
  • Why would anyone buy Illinois’ muni bonds? (bloomberg)
  • There’s a lot more natural gas under Colorado than previously thought. (usgs.gov)
  • OpenDoor wants to buy your house. (techcrunch)
  • Don’t read too much into any news about George Soros’ trading. (thereformedbroker)
  • 20 common investor mistakes. (news.morningstar)
  • Why dividends matter. (charlessizemore)
  • An excerpt from Chuck Klosterman’s “But What If We’re Wrong: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past.” (theringer)
  • 401(k) plan sponsors need to get good advice or face the wrath of their employees (The Big Picture)
  • Gurus often prey on investors’ worst instincts. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Hedge funds are delusional. (mebfaber)
  • Is Airbnb a tax-free source of income? (blog.independenceadvisors)
  • There’s nothing wrong with investing in a target-date fund. (mymoneyblog)
  • Why more retirees don’t annuitize some of their savings. (qz)
  • How a CFA affects future earnings. (bloomberg)
  • Comparing the two big homebuilder ETFs. (blogs.barrons)
  • Paul Ryan, who is completely compromised by banks and insurance companies, is saying that getting rid of the fiduciary standard will fight poverty (Slate)
  • A discussion with Brad Katsuyama CEO of IEX Group. (businessinsider)
  • On the difference between hedge funds and venture capital. (marketfolly)
  • This bond ETF is leading the charge in 2016. (etf)
  • The Web’s Creator Looks to Reinvent It (New York Times)
  • 4 pros and cons of today’s robo-advisors (sparkfin)
  • Most people just want a job. (bloomberg)
  • Should we have term limits for fund directors? (wsj)
  • How to invest lump-sum these days. (news.morningstar)
  • What would a fantasy league media conglomerate look like? (strategy-business)
  • Your definitive guide to Silicon Valley’s bizarre politics (Wired)
  • Should we believe Treasuries or the S&P 500? (capitalspectator)
  • A look at Norway’s “Warren Buffett” in “Concentrated Investing: Strategies of the World’s Greatest Concentrated Value Investors” by Allen Benello, Michael van Biema, and Tobias Carlisle (marketwatch)
  • A big interview with Bill Simmons prior to the launch of his HBO talk show. (hollywoodreporter)
  • The drug war has ebbed in Juarez, Mexico. (nationalgeographic)
  • SMAs failed the mass market. Will robo-advisors fill the void? (news.morningstar)
  • Beware ACH fraud. (fusion)
  • What investors would you put on an Investing Mt. Rushmore? (bpsandpieces)
  • Avoid 95% of hedge funds. (businessinsider)
  • Morgan Housel explains investing concepts in a hilarious way (Motley Fool)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims continue to trend below 300k. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Bottom-fishers are sniffing around the Bakken Shale. (wsj)
  • The future of podcasting. (stratechery)
  • Why do equity fund managers shun REITs? (wsj)
  • From 1900-1957, stocks yielded more than Treasury bonds. And then it switched. Forever. (LinkedIn)
  • McKinsey has been (successfully) running an internal hedge fund. (next.ft)
  • Why top economists want to work at Amazon ($AMZN) and Facebook ($FB). The data! (bloomberg)
  • Income inequality in the US is slowing down. (washingtonpost)
  • The challenges facing female financial advisors. (barrons)
  • Chasing performance in hedge funds will get you into trouble. (ai-cio)
  • Why we should incentive early career savings. (bloomberg)
  • Yeah! More really narrow, trendy sector ETFs. (etf)
  • A big presentation on the state of the robo-advisor industry. (ftpartners)
  • E-Trade ($ETFC) is launching its own robo-advisor service. (bloomberg)
  • There’s never been a better time to be a home buyer. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The four phases of saving and investment for retirement. (kitces)
  • Banks vs. Utilities: how to play higher rates. (dashofinsight)
  • Somehow European bond yields continue to fall. (wsj)
  • How are female money managers doing around the world? (view.ceros)
  • Why restaurants are adding more tables for two. (businessinsider)
  • A dozen things learned from Georges Doriot founder of the modern VC industry. (25iq)
  • Fund flows follow price. (fmdcapital)
  • An oral history of the online travel industry. (skift)
  • Do you want to trade? Then learn how to program. (bloomberg)
  • Is ‘screen time’ making your kids dumb? (digg)

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