08/13/15 – Thursday Interest-ing Reads

  • Can the WeChat model work in the US? (a16z)
  • NPR is at a crossroads. (capitalnewyork)
  • At 102,Glass of good wine is daily elixir for world’s oldest twin brothers (reuters)
  • Fed Funds Future: September is looking more certain as liftoff date for rates (wsj)
  • Unexpected Sources of Protection Against Inflation (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Alphabet will work if investors trust Larry and Sergey. (ft)
  • Crude oil is wicked oversold. (shortsideoflong)
  • An excerpt from Mindy Kaling’s new book “Why Not Me?”* (glamour)
  • A discussion with Summer Brennan author of “The Oyster War.”* (econtalk)
  • Lack of Inventory, Rising Demand Driving U.S. Home Prices Up in Q2 (worldpropertyjournal)
  • There is a shortage of good restaurant cooks. (washingtonpost)
  • ‘Bad bank’ Citi Holdings is doing surprisingly well. (wsj)
  • The Millennial baby boom is coming. (wsj)
  • What China may mean for U.S. investors (fidelity)
  • The Future of Work: Why Wages Aren’t Keeping Up (psmag)
  • China’s devaluation makes sense given the surge in the dollar. (econbrowser)
  • Why institutional investors should swap their private equity for leveraged small cap value stocks. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • How we humans miss the mark on calculating the odds. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Some risk factors for Tesla ($TSLA). (ftalphaville.ft)
  • China’s economy has been slowing for awhile now. (pragcap)
  • The emerging markets look like death. (theirrelevantinvestor.wordpress)
  • What makes for an authentic Greek salad. (theawl)
  • We are in the latter stages of the jobs expansion. (bonddad.blogspot)
  • Renting has never been more expensive in America. (bloomberg)
  • Time is on your side as an investor. Don’t mess it up. (bloombergview)
  • These Five BAML Maps Show the Major Global Trends Investors Need to Know: Robots, aging, food prices, political union, and stock-market value (bloomberg)
  • A dozen things learned from Sam Zell about business and investing. (25iq)
  • Security Tool Tricks Workers Into Spilling Company Secrets (wired)
  • U.S. Is Missing Out On China’s Pork Boom Because Its Pigs Are on Muscle Drugs (bloomberg)
  • Why the sell-side should get rid of buy/sell/hold ratings. (ft)
  • Where America is having babies. (bloomberg)
  • Understanding Causality: Did Elon Musk build that? Yeah, but he had lots of help. (bloombergview)
  • How you handle down markets determines how you do as an investor. (thereformedbroker)
  • Farming is as much about data as dirt. (wsj)
  • The gig economy is real, you just need to look in the right place. (hbr)
  • American farmers are having a hard time finding enough seasonal workers. (wsj)
  • Redfin wanted to change the real estate market…how the real estate market changed Redfin. (vox)
  • Activist investors are now stepping on each other’s toes. (professorbainbridge)
  • Sports-obsessed parents: an excerpt from Jonathan Coleman’s “Crossing the Line” (sports.vice)
  • Surge in Commercial Real-Estate Prices Stirs Bubble Worries (wsj)
  • Maybe Larry and Sergey should take a page from the John Malone playbook. (hbr)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are at rock bottom levels. (calculatedriskblog)

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