07/28/15 – Tuesday Interest-ing Reads

  • Amazing companies can be built in a downturn. (feld)
  • Commodities may be under pressure but that doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities. (managed-futures-blog.attaincapital)
  • Bob Shiller: The Mirage of the Financial Singularity (Project Syndicate)
  • Stop anthropomorphizing financial markets. (bloombergview)
  • One in 10 goldmines now uneconomical (Mineweb)
  • Ten big mistakes that angel investors make. (pointsandfigures)
  • How Chinese officials have reacted to the stock market’s gyrations this year. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Barclays: European earnings are about to explode (ValueWalk)
  • How to read a term sheet. (medium)
  • Yield spreads and the prospects for a global recession. (econbrowser)
  • The invisible network that keeps the world running (The Verge)
  • Crossfit’s business model is simple and lucrative. (qz)
  • We are in the midst of a negative part of the Presidential Election cycle. (marketwatch)
  • China A-shares are at present very expensive to short. (blogs.barrons)
  • Why raising interest will be tricky for the Fed. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Bloomberg analysis says Trump is really worth $2.9 billion (Bloomberg)
  • Twitter reports tonight – analysts aren’t expecting much in terms of good news (Benzinga)
  • Dont’ let your anxiety rub off on entrepreneurs. (continuations)
  • Why you can’t trust journalism. (fusion)
  • Why speed is of the essence in a startup. (firstround)
  • The UK economy is outperforming the FTSE. (blogs.wsj)
  • How to tell when your investors are anxious. (avc)
  • Michael Johnston, “Most of the 1,765 exchange-traded products have little in assets because they aren’t useful to most investors.” (etfreference)
  • The Chinese stock market is driven by individual investors. (thereformedbroker)
  • There are two goals from fundraising. (venturegeneratedcontent)
  • Is content aggregation harmful (to authors)? (economistsview.typepad)
  • Can Jet.com take on Amazon ($AMZN) and win? (newyorker)
  • What I learned talking to stock-market investors in Shanghai (MarketWatch)
  • The battle over non-transparent ETFs is still clear as mud. (investmentnews)
  • A lot of companies are skipping the whole seed round. (dundeeventurecapital)
  • Business Insider has launched a tech-focused site Tech Insider. (nymag)
  • Commodities Hit Lowest in More Than 13 Years (Indexology)
  • There is little technical reason to bottom-fish in Chinese shares just yet. (seeitmarket)
  • UBS’s wealth management unit is so not killing it right now (Wall Street Journal)
  • Home prices are not back to record levels. (blogs.wsj)
  • How Wal-Mart ($WMT) opens its door to entrepreneurs Shark Tank-style. (wsj)
  • Economic growth can be like a drug. It can produce a real high, especially if it is laced with lots of debt. (Dr. Ed’s Blog)
  • Are stocks overvalued? Research Affiliates takes a valuation model survey (ETF.com)
  • Want to attract an acquisition offer? File for a “secret” IPO. (wsj)
  • Bond trading is going electronic….slowly. (blogs.wsj)
  • How the venture capital industry is shifting downstream. (recode)
  • Domestic auto sales are red hot. (calculatedriskblog)
  • On the launch of Business Insider’s new technology focused site, Tech Insider (Wall Street Journal)
  • Do high yield investors really know what they own? (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Ford can’t make the new F-150 pickups fast enough (Bloomberg)
  • The ETF Deathwatch for July 2015. (investwithanedge)

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