07/08/15 – Wednesday Interest-ing Reads

  • Austerity Has Failed: Open Letter From Thomas Piketty to Angela Merkel (thenation)
  • On the rise of the location-independent financial advisor. (kitces)
  • How to avoid the tricks of financial salespeople. (maliceforall)
  • Slow-Growth Pessimists Miss the Mark (bloombergview)
  • Money keeps flowing into the online lending space. (wsj)
  • What ETF portfolios are trading at a discount to fair value. (news.morningstar)
  • Pot to Produce: Why some marijuana growers are getting into salad greens (stories.californiasunday)
  • Does it matter if a hedge fund has a good online presence? (ai-cio)
  • Germans Forget Postwar History Lesson on Debt Relief (nytimes)
  • Why we need to re-think the employee/contractor divide. (recode)
  • Orders have impacts. Ignoring otherwise is just stupid. (kiddynamitesworld)
  • Why emerging markets are in flight mode. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Trying to shed some light on depression in the startup world. (businessinsider.au)
  • There are only two scenarios for Greece. (humblestudentofthemarkets.blogspot)
  • All strategies blow up. Get used to it. (gestaltu)
  • Why your office bathroom is awful. (bloomberg)
  • The Chinese reversal is classic. (economist)
  • Greater Appetite for Risk Needed for Faster Growth. (blogs.wsj)
  • The US stock market is the last man standing. (mebfaber)
  • Why you need to take a more holistic approach to measuring your net worth. (eightateeight.wordpress)
  • On the futility of retirement calculators. (alphabaskets)
  • Here Are Central Banks That Have Been Getting It Right — and Wrong (bloomberg)
  • Can you really game index funds? (bloombergview)
  • Never invest in something you can’t understand. (pragcap)
  • Human Curation Is Back (mondaynote)
  • Edible insect farms strive for scale (ft)
  • Why you should avoid indexed life insurance products. (thealephblog.tumblr)
  • The robo-advisors are getting to get squeezed. (pragcap)
  • Look out Gen X is reaching the C-suite. (wsj)
  • Twitter ($TWTR) analysts generally don’t tweet. (buzzfeed)
  • Pressure aside, tax inversions keep happening. (wsj)
  • Wall Street Week and the changing ways that hedge funds communicate. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • The many knock-on effects of the Chinese market meltdown. (qz)
  • The psychology of the Chinese stock bust. (bloombergview)
  • A family office that isn’t afraid of taking on some risk. (bloomberg)
  • Good luck trying to figure out how much you pay in 401(k) fees. (bloomberg)
  • What Grexit would look like. (blogs.wsj)
  • Microsoft ($MSFT) accepted the reality of its disastrous Nokia acquisition. (businessinsider)
  • Why the Bloomberg terminal is “costly, addictive and ubiquitous.” (ft)

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