08/17/16 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How ETFs will benefit from all the lawsuits against 401(k) providers. (etf)
  • Imaging, Snapchat and mobile (ben-evans)
  • Large insurers playing hardball with Obama over mergers (Bloomberg View)
  • Top 12 Signs You’re Dealing With Trolls and Ignoramuses (linkedin)
  • Hedge funds are seeking to stop the outflows with an old idea – hurdles (Financial Times)
  • The Top 20 CEOs With Even Bigger Golden Parachutes than Marissa Mayer’s (bloomberg)
  • Why demand for tech IPOs is picking up. (businessinsider)
  • Are there any 401(k) plans left to sue? (beta.morningstar)
  • Your political Facebook posts aren’t changing how your friends think (qz)
  • Alternative assets are overgrazed. (thereformedbroker)
  • Hosting The Olympics Is A Terrible Investment (fivethirtyeight)
  • Past performance really is no guarantee of future performance. (blogs.barrons)
  • Four keys to emotionally intelligent trading. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Walmart’s Out-of-Control Crime Problem Is Driving Police Crazy (Bloomberg)
  • First Republic Bank ($FRC) has created a successful franchise focused solely on wealthy clients. (wsj)
  • The zombie ETF problem is only going to get worse. (bloomberg)
  • Not all index funds are not created equal. (monevator)
  • Bob Costas steps in it by saying Usain Bolt is bigger than Bob Marley (sportingnews)
  • Risk Parity isn’t the Problem, it’s the Solution (GestaltU)
  • Two Lingering Suspicions About Economic Statistics (bloomberg)
  • There is a push in Washington to allow employers to pay off student debts tax-free. (ft)
  • The sequence of returns matters even more for retirees. (mcleanam)
  • Target Cuts Outlook in ‘Difficult’ Environment (New York Times)
  • Millennials have eschewed credit card debt. (nytimes)
  • Big tech companies all seem to be chasing the same opportunities. (peridotcapital)
  • Inside the Real US Ground War On ISIS (Buzzfeed)
  • Look for validation past your manager. (ft)
  • Three unconventional reasons to hire a financial advisor. (fmdcapital)
  • "Cultivating our intelligence is a journey of steps. It’s a good one to start." (Enterprising Investor)
  • You don’t need permission to make a big change in your life. (nytimes)
  • How to make firing people suck less for them and suck more for you. (m.signalvnoise)
  • How to start investing on a shoe string. (washingtonpost)
  • What a well-known researcher discovered when he asked people to flip a coin on important life decisions (washingtonpost)
  • Italy has the worst developed stock market in the world (Bloomberg)
  • Hedge fund investors are pushing for hard hurdles. (ft)
  • Silicon Valley CEOs are mugging for the cameras in China (Quartz)
  • Have market signals degraded in value? (bloomberg)
  • There’s always a source of market noise. (alphabaskets)
  • Paul Tudor Jones doubles down in his huge bet against the stock market (Yahoo Finance)
  • Fusion buys Gawker for $135 million (Recode)
  • How pessimisstic investors should thoughtfully prepare for the future. (tonyisola)

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