06/17/15 – Wednesday Interest-ing Reads

  • Pension funds’ timing was bad when moving into pension funds. (wsj)
  • Social Security benefits are really complicated. (financial-math)
  • Once again economic growth is not indicative of stock market returns. (etf)
  • Another sign of a biotech bubble. (qz)
  • Why the iPad should be the new Mac. (wsj)
  • Why do typical mutual fund investors do so badly? (nytimes)
  • Texas wants its gold back! Wait, what? (washingtonpost)
  • A good reminder: correlations are not constant. (thereformedbroker)
  • Can you use an app to automate your savings? (wsj)
  • A Thirsty Colorado Is Battling Over Who Owns Raindrops (nytimes)
  • The farmland boom/bubble is cooling off. (marketwatch)
  • Why set it and forget it works when investing. (rickferri)
  • With Eye on Fiscal Armageddon, Texas Set to ‘Repatriate’ Its Gold To New Texas Fort Knox (talkingpointsmemo)
  • Direct investors are going head-to-head with PE firms for deals. (ft)
  • Jason Zweig dusts off a 2001 speech he gave to the Morningstar Conference about the dangers of advisor overconfidence (JasonZweig.com)
  • When it comes to your finances ask whether “you really need it”? (nytimes)
  • Apple and Google Battle over Personalization and Privacy (newyorker)
  • We are in the midst of a “shallow industrial recession.” (bonddad.blogspot)
  • Hedge funds are picking up the slack from banks in lending. (bloomberg)
  • Oil traders watch inventories, miles driven for the next leg (OpenMarkets)
  • Is the Steve Jobs model, CEO returning to his company, played out? (nytimes)
  • Can Restoration Hardware ($RH) is betting big on Americans spending again. (washingtonpost)
  • Investors’ goals and desires are often out of synch. (wsj)
  • What next for Yahoo ($YHOO) post-spinoff? (allaboutalpha)
  • Social security benefits in large part on timing. (vanguardblog)
  • Amazon Vs. Uber In the Delivery Wars (climateerinvest.blogspot.co.uk)
  • A look at the returns from a simple 3-asset model. (mebfaber)
  • Crash dieting doesn’t work for savers either. (nerdwallet)
  • Pope Francis calls for an end to the ‘tyrannical’ exploitation of nature by mankind (theguardian)
  • Why you need an emergency fund. (alephblog)
  • What is next for the Apple ($AAPL) iPad? (asymco)
  • When (and when not) to have a money conversation. (nytimes)
  • Cassidy:R.I.P., Free-Trade Treaties? (newyorker)
  • Why business owners need disability insurance. (wsj)
  • How “contagious” could Greece’s situation really be if Spanish and Italian spreads aren’t blowing out (Bloomberg)
  • Financial education has been proven not to work. (marketwatch)
  • Kirk Kerkorian dead at 98 – but what a life! (Guardian)
  • Estimates for 2015 earnings have come in a bunch, maybe too much. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • How the Apple ($AAPL) Watch provided one writer with the serenity to read deeply. (slate)
  • Don’t worry about Grexit until you see these three warning signs that it’s really going down (MarketWatch)
  • Technology makes buying easier: why you need to take a deep breath first. (aaii)
  • Why homebuilders are optimistic. (soberlook)
  • Confirmation Bias: How Intelligent People Develop Totally Incorrect Beliefs (spring.uk)
  • Why changing financial advisors is so difficult in practice. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Obsessing Over Profit Margins Is Good Way to Miss S&P 500 Gains (bloomberg)
  • Americans are finally having more babies. (time)
  • Congrats to Golden State on their NBA Championship – and how ’bout that Andre Iguodala!?! (ESPN)
  • Why robo-advisor is the perfect term. (fppad)
  • What Happens to Stolen Art After a Heist? (bloomberg)
  • Why do investors care what so-called “billionaires” are doing with their money? (huffingtonpost)
  • Energy Industry Is Gassing Down: Collapse of oil and gas prices has producers rethinking output (wsj)
  • McKinsey thinks the whole robo-advisor space is overhyped. (riabiz)
  • Here comes another earnings season… (Dr. Ed’s Blog)
  • Goldman vs JPMorgan on the productivity slump (Real Time Economics)
  • World’s ballsiest financial advisor tries to rip off Mike Tyson. Good luck with that. (Financial Advisor)
  • “Never, ever marry an American woman. That’s the advice I give my friends.” – superstar Italian fund manager (DealBook)
  • Wall Street analysts are no better these days but at least they are “honestly wrong.” (bloombergview)

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