07/17/15 – Friday Interest-ing Reads

  • A comment from Google ($GOOG) got Etsy ($ETSY) stock moving. (businessinsider)
  • America is measuring productivity wrong (and understating it). (wsj)
  • Five years later, Dodd-Frank naysayers are still wrong (fortune)
  • SEC Probe Into Fund Firms’ Fees centers on whether money managers are properly disclosing costs to investors (wsj)
  • Why the Russell 2000 index has negative alpha. (etf)
  • There is a shale oil-related M&A boom out there waiting. (thestreet)
  • Big recent gains for stocks, but we’re still locked in a box (Price Action Lab)
  • Iran deal: The best worst option (judithmiller)
  • Want to live alone? You may have to settle for a “micro-apartment.” (bloomberg)
  • Prime Day turned out to be a big deal for Amazon ($AMZN). (washingtonpost)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with David Kotok of Cumberland Advisors. (ritholtz)
  • How Google distorts your view of the world (news.au)
  • Interview: David Byrne: The man who chased the sounds of the future as Talking Heads’ frontman is curating London’s Meltdown festival this year. (ft)
  • The 10 Best Craft Breweries to Hit Up in New England This Summer (bloomberg)
  • Three down years? Buy. (mebfaber)
  • Ignore the role of luck in fund management at your own risk. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Multi-family construction creates fewer jobs than single-family homes. (bloomberg)
  • David Hoffman discusses his new book “The Billion Dollar Spy.”* (slate)
  • The Sneaky Power of Amy Schumer, in ‘Trainwreck’ and Elsewhere (nytimes)
  • …but their economy is still in trouble (Bloomberg)
  • Money managers are feeling less bearish about gold. (marketwatch)
  • Wilco drops “Star Wars” album as a free download (WilcoWorld.net)
  • Separating the truth from the hype about China’s stock crash (KraneShares)
  • What majors college students flock to during a recession. (blogs.wsj)
  • Try and let market volatility work in your favor when trading. (thealephblog.tumblr)
  • A discussion with Chris Camillo of TickerTags on Nike ($NKE) vs. UnderArmor ($UA) and Twitter ($TWTR). (blog.estimize)
  • Silicon Valley: The economy is better than you think it is, it’s your measurement that’s the problem (Wall Street Journal)
  • Copper prices predict a whole lot of nothing. (valueplays)
  • We are becoming habituated to childhood obesity (washingtonpost)
  • The technical experts weigh in, and they’re pretty impressed with the Iran deal (motherjones)
  • Why China’s stock market bubble was always bound to burst (theguardian)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks about the first year of his ‘Masters in Business’ podcast. (talkingbiznews)
  • London traders get smashed at this stock market-themed bar (MarketWatch)
  • Some slight signs of inflation are appearing in CPI. (crossingwallstreet)
  • China’s throwing $483 billion at its own stock market… (Bloomberg)
  • Smart people provide some small tweaks that could change the world. (npr)
  • A visual report of a bunch of (failed) stock market crash calls. (fundreference)
  • A talk with Ben Johnson of Morningstar ($MORN) on the rising role of passive investing. (etfstore)
  • Thanks to Netflix ($NFLX) America is once again in love with ‘Gilmore Girls.’ So do these two guys enough to base a podcast on it. (nytimes)
  • Richard Thaler, author of “Misbehaving”, talks with Malcolm Gladwell.* (valueinvestingworld)
  • Why fund construction is so important for investors (ETF.com)
  • A dozen interesting economic charts. (scottgrannis.blogspot)

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