06/16/15 – Tuesday Interest-ing Reads

  • 25 things I wish I knew when graduating high school. (marketwatch)
  • How “Silicon Valley” affects the real thing and vice versa. (fortune)
  • Pope, GOP collide on climate change (cnn)
  • PIMCO’s doing just fine, thank you very much (Morningstar)
  • Are You Missing Out on the Roth 401(k)? Few workers use the retirement plan despite its advantages and growing availability (bloomberg)
  • Don’t mis the Andreessen Horowitz slide presentation – it really IS different this time (Benedict Evans)
  • Why startups should be wary of too much profitability, too soon. (hbr)
  • United Health overture puts Aetna in play (Wall Street Journal)
  • Janet in focus as two-day FOMC festival gets underway. Don’t miss Fischer on the 2nd stage (Bloomberg)
  • Founders should pledge these five things when taking venture capital. (blog.semilshah)
  • Goldman Sachs ($GS) is getting into consumer loans. (nytimes)
  • Telegraph Editorial Board to Greece: GTFO already (Telegraph)
  • A slew of startups are being formed to increase employee happiness. (washingtonpost)
  • Did Twitter ($TWTR) lose the plot? (om.co)
  • Not every investment is a home run, breaking down the return on VC funds. (cdixon)
  • High yield stocks are getting smoked. (ft)
  • Are Grantham And Hussman Correct About S&P 500 Valuations? (valuewalk)
  • Pinterest is adding ‘buy buttons’ to advance monetization. (wsj)
  • The case for big bank stocks. (blogs.wsj)
  • The longer a company stays private the greater the need for secondary liquidity for employees. (ft)
  • Goldman sees not one, but two (!) rate hikes in 2015 (ValueWalk)
  • The Weather Channel Confronts Republicans on Climate Change (slate)
  • The top holdings of the ‘ultimate stock pickers.’ (news.morningstar)
  • Why has the Euro seemingly stopped falling? (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Reality is proving Piketty’s “dark vision” wrong on inequality (Noah Smith)
  • Will the smartwatch kill off the activity tracker? (washingtonpost)
  • The consensus is that rates are going higher and stocks are poised for a fall. (thereformedbroker)
  • When does adulthood really begin? (theatlantic)
  • Sentiment measures are often at odds with each other. (ryandetrick.tumblr)
  • Historical market data is what you make of it. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • When should you leave your job to start a company? (joshmaher)
  • Three Economic Puzzles Are Now Less Puzzling (blogs.wsj)
  • The $50 Billion Question: Can Uber Deliver? Investors are counting on Uber to upend the delivery business (wsj)
  • One thing every founder should know about convertible notes. (bothsidesofthetable)
  • Real estate assclown gets his name back in the news every presidential cycle – the American Dream (Bloomberg)
  • Six reasons not to invest in a venture capital fund. (thisisgoingtobebig)
  • Where Europe’s ‘unicorns’ are based. (ft)
  • The case for a steady volatility-state managed portfolio. (econompicdata.blogspot)
  • Why complexity serves investors in private companies. (aswathdamodaran.blogspot.co.uk)
  • You might be surprised by the relationship between high-yield bonds and rising rates (Advisor Perspectives)
  • Tale of Two Job Markets Makes Fed’s Liftoff Timing a Tough Call (bloomberg)
  • To the guy who thinks that stocks for the long run is “dangerous,” I say thank you. You are the equity-risk premium (theirrelevantinvestor.tumblr)
  • Why Renaissance Technologies is a great place to work: tax-free access to the Medallion Fund. (bloomberg)
  • States are taking the lead on crowdfunding. (nytimes)
  • Some thoughts on how startups can effectively use lawyers. (blog.theskimm)
  • A look at the global oil glut. (bloomberg)
  • Symposium: The Bailouts of 2007-2009 (aeaweb)
  • The startup founder myth has gone too far. (washingtonpost)
  • Want a House? Good Luck With the Down Payment (bloombergview)
  • Why Apple ($AAPL) and Google ($GOOG) are investing to much in maps. (asymco)
  • EBRI:Forcing Workers to Save Just 3% Won’t Solve the Retirement Crisis (blogs.wsj)
  • Net Outflows Befall 401(k) Plans (wsj)
  • India’s startup scene is thriving with Ivy Leaguers at the helm. (bloomberg)
  • Can LeBron Give Even More? The Cavs only hope is to lean even further on their superstar—but even he may be wearing down (wsj)
  • Hulbert: Five little known facts about commodities (MarketWatch)
  • The search of signs of an overvalued market comes up short. (brooklyninvestor.blogspot)
  • Four options so-called unicorns have to break their dependence on private capital. (techcrunch)
  • US tech funding: what the heck is going on. (a16z)
  • 2015 NBA Playoffs: LeBron James’ unfathomable workload (espn.go)
  • Building Permits explode to the highest level in 8 years (Bloomberg)

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