07/09/15 – Thursday Interest-ing Reads

  • The problem with socially responsible investing. (fool)
  • Will this hybrid AUM pricing model take hold? (ft)
  • How Chinese officials destroyed their stock market. (bloombergview)
  • Let’s talk about … the 1953 London Agreement on German External Debts (ftalphaville.ft)
  • How Netflix ($NFLX), Uber and Airbnb capture value. (stratechery)
  • The NYSE was closed for much of yesterday but trading went on. (wsj)
  • The WTF Economy (medium)
  • Six million dollar fintech ideas. (mebfaber)
  • A profile of Brad Katsuyama of IEX Group. (theverge)
  • James Montier, “This is definitely the most difficult time to be an asset allocator. It’s very hard to find value..” (citywireglobal)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims continue to trend below 300k. (calculatedriskblog)
  • On the death of golf. (mensjournal)
  • The US economy is plodding along. (economistsview.typepad)
  • Children prefer screens over television. (adage)
  • On the benefit of market fragmentation. (bloombergview)
  • No One Is Safe: $300 Gadget Steals Encryption Keys out of the Air, and It’s Nearly Unstoppable (bgr)
  • Why isn’t all this digital technology making us more productive? (vox)
  • The next analyst report you read may be written by a robot. (wsj)
  • Are higher interest rates a good way to tame bubbles? (blogs.wsj)
  • How overparenting affects college-age kids. An excerpt from “How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success” by Julie Lythcott-Haims.* (slate)
  • The Polls Were Bad in Greece. The Conventional Wisdom Was Worse. (fivethirtyeight)
  • A Lesson From Greece: Beware the Prophets of Boom (bloomberg)
  • Who makes money during a stock market correction. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Is macroeconomic data getting leaked early? (carolabinder.blogspot)
  • Yahoo ($YHOO) is getting into daily fantasty sports absent a partner. (wsj)
  • Need to have your dog walked? There’s an app for that. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • It’s hard to overestimate the importance of sleep. (newyorker)
  • Why is measuring web traffic so damn hard? (fivethirtyeight)
  • How the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation became the nation’s largest disease-related foundation. (bloomberg)
  • Inside Target’s Tech Funhouse and Search for Its Next Billion-Dollar Business (recode)
  • The enduring triumph that is the American Girl Doll. (racked)
  • Everything you may want to know about the 200 day moving average. (ryandetrick.tumblr)
  • On the end of the great American showman. (slate)
  • Where does the Shanghai crash rank amongst previous debacles. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • The paradox of cryptocurrencies. (psyfitec)
  • Why Apple ($AAPL) will switch from Intel ($INTC) to Arm ($ARMH) chips for the Mac. (medium)
  • Why do central line infections still occur at hospitals? (vox)
  • A profile of Henry Ellenbogen who is pushing the envelope in private investing in the mutual fund space. (bloomberg)
  • A dozen things learned from Leon Cooperman about investing. (25iq)
  • Can chat apps take mindshare from Facebook ($FB)? (wsj)
  • Old before your time? People age at wildly different rates, study confirms. (theguardian)
  • Why you see trends even when they are a coincidence. (fusion)
  • Grab Bag Thoughts for the Day on China (baldingsworld)

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