08/14/15 – Friday Interest-ing Reads

  • Periods of market calm can lull investors into a false sense of security. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Solar adoption is surging, the stocks not so much. (athrasher)
  • On the wisdom of crowds: how much does this cow weigh? (npr)
  • Music Festivals: Peace, Love and a Business Battle (wsj)
  • A dozen podcast fans pick their favorite podcasts. (wsj)
  • Investing is hard: four ways to fight back. (etfreference)
  • How JJ Abrams named his new characters for the Star Wars sequels (Entertainment Weely)
  • China is seeking to “defy the laws of economic gravity.” (newyorker)
  • As Home Prices Rise, the Foreclosure Crisis Continues to Recede (blogs.wsj)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Nick Murray the advisor to financial advisors. (ritholtz)
  • A discussion with Jenny Anderson author of “Spousonomics: Or How to Maximise Returns on the Biggest Investment of Your Life.”* (slate)
  • 10 Questions I’m Thinking About (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The commodities rout shows that CTA returns are not long-commodities. (markovprocesses)
  • @simonconstable on who you should follow on Twitter to keep up on finance and economics. (forbes)
  • U.S. Home Foreclosure Inventory Down 70 Percent from 2011 Peak (worldpropertyjournal)
  • Goldman Sachs ($GS) is getting more bank-like. (nytimes)
  • Paul Farrell’s one big question: Will stocks lose $10 trillion in 2015 or in 2016? (MarketWatch)
  • What is the market impact of passive investing? (Research Affiliates)
  • Another dozen podcasts worth listening to. (theverge)
  • Brian Koppelman talks David Foster Wallace with David Lipsky author of “Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace.”* (slate)
  • What is the source of Yale’s outperformance? (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Masters in Business: Charley Ellis (bloombergview)
  • Is your fund buying shares in private companies? (news.morningstar)
  • How scientists hope to find alien life, in 7 steps (vox)
  • How two of history’s greatest investors deal with losses (thereformedbroker)
  • Mohamed El-Erian: International issues the Fed must contend with (FT Alphaville)
  • Why the mutual fund industry is getting better: better investor decision making. (news.morningstar)
  • Wikipedia suddenly lost a massive amount of traffic from Google (businessinsider)
  • State usury laws could put the crimp on peer-to-peer lenders. (bloomberg)
  • Has the growth rate in industrial production bottomed? (capitalspectator)
  • Oil’s Worst-Ever Summer Signals Price Rout Is Nowhere Near Done (Bloomberg)
  • Cheryl Strayed talks with Susan Cain about the care and feeding of introverts. (wbur)
  • How tech companies could swing an election. (wired)
  • Air pollution in China is killing 4000 people a day! (Bloomberg)
  • Sean McLaughlin talks with independent trader Jon Boorman. (blog.stocktwits)
  • “Misbehaving” by Richard Thaler is an interesting primer on behavioral economics. (amzn.to)
  • What country is most likely to have the next financial crisis? (marginalrevolution)
  • Ben Lorica talks data with David Epstein author of “The Sports Gene.”* (radar.oreilly)
  • Roben Farzad talks with Michael Wolff author of “Television is the New Television.”* (itunes.apple)
  • Stores Suffer From a Shift of Behavior in Buyers (nytimes)
  • Corporate treasurers are pulling money out of money market funds. (ft)
  • How Americans are using credit cards. (npr)
  • A discussion with Bruce Bower author of “Peak Performance Trading And Investing.”* (tradingstory)

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