08/05/15 – Wednesday Interest-ing Reads

  • Laszlo was on my show yesterday, made a berserk bull call (ValueWalk)
  • Why your investment strategy should fit on an index card. (news.morningstar)
  • Brendan Mullooly, “I think a vital aspect of any successful savings plan is automation.” (mullooly)
  • Five good ways to waste your money. (deadcompanieswalking.tumblr)
  • Why you should bid out your insurance policies every few years. (alephblog)
  • The robo-advisor space is getting crowded (and competitive) quickly. (investmentnews)
  • Oil prices are falling again. Here’s why (qz)
  • The Spanish economy just blew analyst expectations out of the water (Business Insider)
  • Citadel’s Ken Griffin Leaves 2008 Tumble Far Behind (wsj)
  • Farmland Investments Take Root (wsj)
  • A Sense Of Self: What Happens When Your Brain Says You Don’t Exist (npr)
  • Why short-termism hurts investors. (pragcap)
  • Cord-cutters, the strong USD are the pebbles in Disney’s shoe (Wall Street Journal)
  • How to cut your cable bill. (marketwatch)
  • What happens when you let an app decide your spending. (bloomberg)
  • Twitter May Be a Takeover Target, but Google Is Unlikely to Take It Over (recode)
  • For His Next Trick, Barefoot Genius Aims to End Broker Rip-Offs (bloomberg)
  • BAML makes up a reason to downgrade Apple after a 15% drop in the stock (Benzinga)
  • Jon Stewart and ‘The Daily Show’: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at 9 Essential Moments (nytimes)
  • How Big Business Is Lining Up With Hillary (Politico)
  • Batnick: “One of the biggest psychological challenges of investing is that there is always something out of the norm.” (Irrelevant Investor)
  • Why pensioners no longer need to decide between lump sums and their lifetime benefits. (statisticalideas.blogspot)
  • I left San Francisco to visit a quaint historic village called ‘New York City’ (fusion)
  • How has the 4% rule held up of late. (kitces)
  • Money issues are emotional issues. Time to recognize it. (wsj)
  • Higher Fees Are Fruitless for Pension Funds, Think Tank Says (ai-cio)
  • Your emotional needs have a value, the challenge is measuring them. (nytimes)
  • Rising rates are the number one concern of financial advisors right now – Fidelity (FA Magazine)
  • How to Make Sense of Donald Trump’s Perch Atop the Polls (nytimes)
  • Greece is in a permanent depression unless a hundred billion euro writedown happens (Telegraph)
  • Cloud upstarts Box and Dropbox will be dead in two years – person with knowledge of the situation (Business Insider)
  • This year “small cap growth” is leading, next year it’ll be something else. Chasing style leads to underperformance (A Wealth Of Common Sense)

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