07/21/15 – Tuesday Interest-ing Reads

  • If Trump is worth $10 billion, maybe you are too! (Bloomberg View)
  • Select housing markets are experiencing bidding wars again. (wsj)
  • Scott Adams’ ten updated life rules. (blog.dilbert)
  • A history of gold returns. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Don’t try and fake the language. (feld)
  • Still no sign of life in hedge fund returns. (etf)
  • Why the The Principal Group is pushing hard into the ETF space. (etf)
  • Companies are still hiring based on looks. (ft)
  • How one investor thinks about Slack. (techcrunch)
  • How some investment blogs have stood the test of time. (thereformedbroker)
  • How can Apple ($AAPL) keep growing iPhone sales so quickly? (asymco)
  • Rethinking the meaning of the word ‘entrepreneur.’ (feld)
  • What happens when a seed round investment gets recapped. (feld)
  • My views on gold, for the record (TRB)
  • Plumbing the depths of gold miner weakness. (shortsideoflong)
  • Dodd-Frank has not really changed how banks make their money. (fortune)
  • Gold mining stocks have gotten crushed. (shortsideoflong)
  • There is no such thing as a bad time to start a company. (thegongshow.tumblr)
  • Gold is at a five-year low. (crossingwallstreet)
  • A closer look at the new class of unicorns and their relative capital inefficiency. (techcrunch)
  • There is no such thing as an average year for the market. (jeroenbloklandblog)
  • Greggy on index rotation (Dragonfly Capital)
  • On the advantages of a dual momentum approach. (dualmomentum)
  • Everybody hates Adobe ($ADBE) Flash. (wsj)
  • The accelerator bubble will likely pop. (techcrunch)
  • PayPal is worth more than Netflix. Wait, really? (Business Insider)
  • Active equity traders should seriously consider using futures. (blog.tradovate)
  • How to tidy up your digital life. (wsj)
  • 2015 has been a big snore for the US stock market. (blogs.wsj)
  • Billy Beane on how to make better decisions. (farnamstreetblog)
  • You’re probably doing e-mail introductions all wrong. (qz)
  • What to do if you are planning to raise a Series A in the Fall. (blog.semilshah)
  • Commodities in general are a total shitshow (Wall Street Journal)
  • When will web page bloat stop? (theguardian)
  • The Greek stock market is getting ready to reopen (Financial Times)
  • ETFs Overtake Hedge Funds in Asset Stakes (CIO)
  • The opportunity to swap debt for equity is running out for companies. (bloomberg)
  • Why Greece needs to focus on some simple reforms that could jump start the economy. (newyorker)
  • A dozen things learned from Sam Altman about venture capital, startups and business. (25iq)
  • Is WeWork the next Regus? (wsj)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) competitor Jet.com hasn’t launched but it is earning a ton of hype. (wsj)
  • Apple reports tonight, here’s your preview (Recode)
  • If you sell more you need to raise less money. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • To-date it has been profitable betting against the Fed futures curve. (blogs.ft)
  • Are we at peak commodities hatred? (pragcap)
  • What eBay ($EBAY) and PayPal ($PYPL) now face as separate companies. (fortune)
  • Three things to consider when selecting an ETF. (etf)
  • How the big “bank cartel” doing these days? (jeffmatthewsisnotmakingthisup.blogspot)
  • Run your business, not a “startup.” (medium)
  • Under Armour ($UA) is riding a wave of good press. Now the payoff. (washingtonpost)
  • Eight things you need to know about raising venture capital. (alexiskold)
  • The problem with promiscuity in trading. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Qualcomm ($QCOM) is thinking of breaking itself up. (wsj)
  • Every entrepreneur gets knocked down at some point. (avc)
  • Bloomberg messaging rival, Symphony, is set to go live. (ft)
  • What’s going on in the muni bond market this year? (Van Eck)
  • Is the drop in commodities prices good news or bad news? (economist)
  • Finding time to do it all as a VC. (bothsidesofthetable)
  • Seven reasons why gold is plunging again. (etf)

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