07/05/17 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The Most Valuable Global Brands (ft)
  • This is the true definition of confidence. (heleo)
  • Next Minsky Moment? Keep Eye on Sovereign Debt (bloomberg)
  • What retirees can do to offset cognitive decline. (bloomberg)
  • Worrying Is A Serious Offense (wordpress)
  • Big Path Capital is a boutique investment bank focused solely on socially responsible companies. (barrons)
  • Big Tech Deals Take a Holiday. Enjoy It While It Lasts. (bloomberg)
  • Apple Disrupts Silicon Valley w/New Headquarters (nytimes)
  • Investor statements don’t really tell them what they need to know. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • How to stop being a doormat. (quietrev)
  • What’s your vision for retirement? (petetheplanner)
  • Some tools and apps to help you save, budget and pay down debt. (genyplanning)
  • The case for increasing portfolio risk in retirement. (blog.cordantwealth)
  • Stock Market Has Been in a New Price Regime for 20 Years (yahoo)
  • The Kind of Investing that Could Make Retirement Easy (usatoday)
  • These are the 4 L’s of retirement planning. (retirementresearcher)
  • The Time I Got Recruited to Collude with the Russians (lawfareblog)
  • Hedge funds heart European stocks. (wsj)
  • Taking a Look at North Korea: Country & Military by the Numbers (247wallst)
  • U.S. Steel Imports and the National Security Myth (realclearmarkets)
  • If you haven’t tried to reduce your cellphone bill lately, you are missing out. (wsj)
  • Our Kids Will Thank Us for Rolling Back Net Neutrality (thefiscaltimes)
  • American Luxury Driving’s Back w/ Smart Man’s Rolls (spectator)
  • How to buy a stake in AQR. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Seven signs of overhyped fintech (blogs.lse.ac.uk)
  • What goes into the rent vs. buy decision. (humbledollar)
  • Obama’s Intervention In Investment Advice Predictably Failed (nationalreview)
  • A discussion with Jon Stein CEO of Betterment. (businessinsider)
  • Confidence Boomed After the Election. The Economy Hasn’t. (nytimes)
  • Are younger men really getting lured out of the work force by video games? (nytimes)
  • Closing retail stores will help remake suburbia. (bloomberg)
  • Activists are taking their show to Europe with some tweaks in tow. (ft)
  • We Need to Avoik the UK’s Mistakes, Do Taxes Right (nypost)
  • Managed futures for the last 12 months have matched the performance of bonds and commodities. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • June ISM: No Swoon to Report for Manufacturing (realclear)
  • Better Ways to Measure CEO Pay: Summary compensation tables massively understate what executives earn and don’t tell investors what they need to know (wsj)
  • Research shows retirement planning works. (papers.ssrn)
  • Claire Lew, "Err on the side of generosity. The way you want your employees to feel about their work will affect the way they do their work." (m.signalvnoise)
  • Shaking the Weak Economic Hand of Russia (project-syndicate)
  • There is still a chance to refinance your mortgage at below 4% rates. (financialsamurai)
  • Oh! What a Lovely Trade War (nytimes)
  • Two Big Lending Changes Mean It’s Easier to Get a Mortgage (cnbc)
  • Factor picking is the new sector picking. (pragcap)
  • Behavioral finance is for individuals, not markets (dpegan)
  • Another sign that quant isn’t as easy as it looks. (bloomberg)
  • Be A Patient Investor Like Buffett With These Stocks (forbes)
  • The View at the Beach: Our Favorite Summer Reads (bloomberg)
  • Speculators Are Ignoring the Major Cliff We’re Perched On (hussmanfunds)
  • Is This Exxon’s Secret Weapon Against Electric Cars? (oilprice)
  • Roger Federer Reminds Us Labor Market Works, Like a Market.. (si)
  • How to spot trend changes prior to a recession. (capitalspectator)
  • Even technology companies are recognizing the need for tangible assets, like real estate. (bloomberg)
  • Real estate near the new Apple ($AAPL) HQ is soaring in value. (nytimes)
  • Young Wall Street-types are none too happy. (businessinsider)
  • Shifting Sentiment? (schwab)
  • We Are the 99 Percent—Except for the Top 20 Percent of Us (thenation)
  • Revolutionaries don’t retire. (bigthink)
  • 2017 First Half Key Takeaways (wordpress)
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Is Suffocating Growth (usatoday)
  • Risks remain amid the global recovery (ft)
  • Four mistakes you make shopping on Amazon ($AMZN). (moneyish)
  • Poland’s economy is on the rise. (nytimes)
  • Low-Income Families Spend 40% of Their Money on Luxuries (marketwatch)
  • Americans are in no celebratory mood this 4th of July. But they should be (theguardian)
  • The Future According to Elon Musk&#xA0 (bloomberg)
  • Here’s Probably the Only Way to Fix North Korea Now (cnbc)
  • What History Truly Says About Low Stock-Market Volatility (bloomberg)
  • What a ‘faux-tirement’ can teach you about actual retirement. (beta.morningstar)

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