07/31/15 – Friday Interest-ing Reads

  • Ugh. The forecasting record of a “gloom and doomer.” (etf)
  • Why do we work more than Keynes expected? (npr)
  • The case for a September rate hike keeps getting stronger. (economistsview.typepad)
  • Tired of Rosé? Eight Great Other Wines to Drink in the Summer Sun (bloomberg)
  • The comprehensive case for a major market top. (athrasher)
  • At 79, Woody Allen Says There’s Still Time To Do His Best Work (npr)
  • David Fabian’s eight favorite investment bloggers. (fmdcapital)
  • Ignore the Fed, pay attention to the economy. (bloombergview)
  • Which Was Bigger: The Greek or American Bailout? (nytimes)
  • Market breadth is not a on/off indicator. (theirrelevantinvestor.tumblr)
  • 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible review notes: A Ferrari killer at half the price (autoweek)
  • How to get an MIT computer science degree at a fraction of the cost. (stansberryradio)
  • Tim Ferriss talks with Jane McGonigal about her new book “SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient–Powered by the Science of Games.”* (fourhourworkweek)
  • Twitter ($TWTR) needs a new business model. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are plumbing new depths. (calculatedriskblog)
  • The odds of a recession are pretty low at the moment. (capitalspectator)
  • Who benefits from financial bailouts? (bloombergview)
  • The art and science of the perfect burger. (sporkful)
  • Sean McLaughlin talks with Mike Bellafiore author of “The PlayBook: An Inside Look at How to Think Like a Professional Trader.”* (blog.stocktwits)
  • Car alarms are pretty much useless. (priceonomics)
  • Three bearish charts. (pragcap)
  • Italy is in the midst of a bust without the prior boom. (washingtonpost)
  • How Dare You Say That! The Evolution of Profanity (wsj)
  • Factor investing requires a higher amount of risk tolerance. (ft)
  • David Fabian’s eight favorite investment bloggers. (fmdcapital)
  • Hedge funds are tired of their investors sharing their quarterly letters to the public. (wsj)
  • Private equity is doing a lot of selling but not much buying. (wsj)
  • Additional signs of labor market strength should get the Fed to act. (economistsview.typepad)
  • The psychology behind how will we get used to self-driving cars. (npr)
  • Just how worse off financially are today’s younger generations? (washingtonpost)
  • What Microsoft ($MSFT) learned from the Nokia debacle. (nytimes)
  • Where does advertising cross the line for podcast hosts? (nytimes)
  • A redacted version of the most recent FOMC statement. (alephblog)
  • A Ten-Year Love Affair With Hedge Funds. Part four of CIO’s Google Trends series: How investors fell in and out of love with hedge funds—and how the relationship survives (ai-cio)
  • Why Keynes was wrong on our desire for additional leisure time. (ft)
  • Why Google ($GOOG) doesn’t care about hiring top college graduates. (qz)
  • U.S. Banks Take Global Lead (wsj)
  • How cheaper technology is accelerating change in the world of biotechnology. (a16z)
  • Who will raise interest rates first: the UK or the US? (economist)
  • On the use of managed futures as a portfolio diversifier. (managed-futures-blog.attaincapital)
  • Silicon Valley is going to have to retrench. (csen.tumblr)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) has a plan for drone safety. (washingtonpost)
  • That ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket (forbes)
  • American Way of Wine:It’s not always a pretty sight, but we do get there (winespectator)
  • Why Greece’s Lenders Need to Suffer (nytimes)
  • Better jobs aside Millennials are not rushing to move out of their parents’ homes. (pewsocialtrends)
  • The Berkeley economics faculty has had a surprising influence. (bloombergview)
  • Brian Koppelman talks with Divya Narendra about Facebook ($FB) and SumZero. (slate)
  • A Brief Illustrated History of Ferrari, Just in Time for an IPO (bloomberg)
  • If you bought big oil stocks for the buybacks…. (wsj)
  • Companies beat earnings expectations on a pretty regular basis. (thesignalnoise)
  • Emerging markets are not all that oversold yet. (shortsideoflong)
  • Are high yield bond prices rich or cheap? (garthfriesen.tumblr)
  • Still no sign of recession. (bonddad.blogspot)
  • T-Mobile ($TMUS) is gaining ground on the big three. (slate)
  • On the relationship between momentum and price breakouts. (priceactionlab)
  • Flat stock markets: It’s not all doom and gloom (fortune)
  • A look at the current MLP ETNs. (news.morningstar)
  • How new words spread across America. (qz)
  • James Altucher talks with Oliver Burkeman author of ” The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking.”* (jamesaltucher)
  • The biotech boom may wane but dividends will accrue to patients. (valuewalk)
  • A talk with Jerry Parker about trend following. (bettersystemtrader)
  • Study: We’ve wiped out half the world’s wildlife since 1970 (vox)
  • Do RealVisionTV and Wall Street Week represent the future of financial television? (institutionalinvestor)

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