08/19/15 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How Buffalo Wild Wings ($BWLD) hit on a formula that works. (fortune)
  • Google ($GOOG) search, like other algorithms, is gameable. (bloombergview)
  • It’s hard to generate a full-blown credit crisis absent a surge in leverage. (alephblog)
  • Spillover effects and fears about China today. (statisticalideas.blogspot)
  • How many journalists does it take to keep the New York Times ($NYT) the New York Times? (recode)
  • Blaming robots for lost jobs is a shortcut. (ft)
  • Blackrock ($BLK) is embroiled in a controversy about securities lending in its ETFs. (ft)
  • The Fed would be nuts to raise rates. (pragcap)
  • Brad Feld loved Ashlee Vance’s biography of “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for the Fantastic Future.” (amzn.to)
  • Q2 S&P 500 revenue growth was pretty anemic. (blog.yardeni)
  • The problem(s) with China’s growth model. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • So how high is Chinese unemployment today? (marginalrevolution)
  • Your view of the economy is colored by where you live. (thereformedbroker)
  • Are options strategies the way to get fearful investors back in the stock market? (businessinsider)
  • The downside of using the “death cross” indicator. (managed-futures-blog.attaincapital)
  • Commodity indexers are a big part of a number of markets. (ft)
  • Ad blockers are forcing advertisers to create better, more creative ads. (nytimes)
  • Why Apollo Global Management ($APO) is undervalued. (news.morningstar)
  • Gold prices can deviate from “fair value” for long periods of time. (etf)
  • Fewer than 20% of emerging market equities are trading above their 200 day moving averages. (shortsideoflong)
  • A tale of the tape: utilities vs. energy. (crossingwallstreet)
  • Do you have an edge in the markets? (adamhgrimes)
  • Why you may need more international stock (fidelity)
  • How financial advisors price their offerings needs to be rethought. (kitces)
  • Venezuela is in bad shape and has 2/3rds of its reserves in gold bullion. Guess what happens next… (Bloomberg)
  • On the importance of building even a (small) financial buffer. (alephblog)
  • An interview with the guy who runs Schwab Intelligent Portfolios. (etfdb)
  • Young people are waiting longer to get married and the housing market has to get used to it (Fortune)
  • Start Soul Searching, CalPERS CIO Tells Private Equity (ai-cio)
  • From $6,000 to $67 billion: Warren Buffett’s wealth through the ages (marketwatch)
  • The world’s top China analyst has a doomsday scenario (Business Insider)
  • Clown Genius (blog.dilbert)
  • Your spending matters, not some one else’s. (nytimes)
  • No, golfers don’t make better investors (Morningstar)
  • Mario Gabelli: Stock-Picking Treasure or Relic? (wsj)
  • Kocherlakota to FOMC: Don’t do it! (Wall Street Journal)
  • How to buy a car by e-mail. (washingtonpost)
  • 70% of Rich Families Lose Their Wealth by the Second Generation (time)
  • Ad-blocking software is costing publishers over $10 billion a year (MoneyBeat)
  • Why You Shouldn’t Trust Most Financial Research (advisorperspectives)
  • Low Oil Prices Pose Threat to Texas Fracking Bonanza (nytimes)
  • Wall Street hides behind a wall of technical language. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • How to rewire your ageing brain (stuff.co.nz)
  • When investing in a sub-par 401(k) plan makes sense. (news.morningstar)
  • Larry Swedroe debunks gold mythology (ETF.com)
  • What is the point of Oppenheimer? (AdvisorHUB)
  • You can’t change the retirement savings system but you can change your behaviors. (alephblog)
  • Why gold can’t be timed (Indexology)
  • A portfolio is not a plan. (thereformedbroker)

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