07/15/15 – Wednesday Interest-ing Reads

  • Chinese economic data turns positive. Somebody ought to tell the Chinese stock market (MarketWatch)
  • Why we are spending too much time online confirming our priors. (maliceforall)
  • Urban Carmel’s July Macro Update is today’s must-read post (Fat Pitch)
  • Record Stock Buybacks Generate Backlash (foxbusiness)
  • Somebody posted a fake takeover rumor about Twitter ($TWTR). (bloombergview)
  • Three ways advisors hurt their clients. (svrn.co)
  • Investors are using Chinese ETFs to hedge. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • In praise of buy and hold (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
  • The Death of Reddit (chuqui)
  • How Michael Kitces is planning for his own retirement. (bloomberg)
  • Fidelity loves buying shares in private companies. (morningstar)
  • The US economy is stuck in second gear. (economistsview.typepad)
  • Parents need to set a good example using screens. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • The tightest trading range since 1950 (Crossing Wall Street)
  • Asset managers are avoiding the ‘systematically important’ label for now. (ft)
  • Investor signals are personal, not market-related. (nytimes)
  • Would Reddit Be Reddit Without Chaos? (bloombergview)
  • What it takes to be able to retire early. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Deutsche slaps a hundred dolla target on the Facebook (Benzinga)
  • Follow price, leave economic forecasting to the economists. (jlfmi.tumblr)
  • Should you let an algorithm sweep ‘excess cash’ from your checking account? (bloomberg)
  • A five minute guide for novice investors. (bloomberg)
  • The Black World of Insys Therapeutics (sirf-online)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) still surprises 20 years in. (bloomberg)
  • Yesterday’s Twitter hoax means we’re reaching a market peak – Hulbert (MarketWatch)
  • Managers Stockpile Cash as Tail Risk Fears Grow (ai-cio)
  • Inside the turnaround at Electronic Arts ($ERTS). (fortune)
  • Does the share price of an ETF really matter? (etf)
  • There is pent-up demand for single-family homes. (valueplays)
  • Fund managers are holding a ton of cash. (thereformedbroker)
  • Google ($GOOG) is pulling back on its freewheeling spending ways. (wsj)
  • Congress Attempts to Run the Government Under Norquist Rules (nymag)
  • Running a bond fund ain’t easy these days. (alephblog)
  • Shark Tank investors Kevin O’Leary is launching a series of dividend-focused ETFs. (blogs.barrons)
  • Stock-Market Hoaxes, From ‘Napoleon Is Dead’ to ‘Twitter for Sale’ (blogs.wsj)
  • Of what value is GDP growth in future stock returns? (econompicdata.blogspot)
  • Astronomers are already planning the next, next Hubble telescope (extremetech)
  • Does Calpers need a simpler approach? (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Industrial production rose in June. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Yanis Varoufakis opens up about his five month battle to save Greece (newstatesman)
  • Seven myths about managed futures. (seekingalpha)
  • The Apple ($AAPL) iPod Touch is not dead yet. (9to5mac)
  • Short Investing Philosophies: Ten Words or Less. (fool)
  • What it takes to market a super high-end house. (latimes)
  • Increasingly, Investors Think Cash Is King (wsj)
  • The robo-advisor space is (already) getting crowded. (thinkadvisor)
  • Blackrock ($BLK) wants hedge funds’ idle cash. (ft)
  • Amazon Dreams Up a Sale in a Calendar Bursting With Them (nytimes)

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