08/21/17 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • VIX ETPs trade like hotcakes. (blogs.wsj)
  • Innovation and play go hand in hand. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Ray Dalio’s quest to outlive himself (bloomberg)
  • Under what conditions does ‘cognitive diversity’ matter? (bloomberg)
  • How Driscoll’s reinvented the strawberry (newyorker)
  • Indicators To Watch During The Correction (knowledgeleaderscapital)
  • There is no perfect investing strategy. (howardlindzon)
  • Climate change will likely wreck their livelihoods — but they still don’t buy the science (theguardian)
  • The Escalation Of A China Trade War Is A Truly Dreadful Idea (realclearmarkets)
  • 30% of Starbucks ($SBUX) transactions were paid for using the app. (barrons)
  • Why annual reports could soon be bulking up. (blogs.wsj)
  • China is burying its cities under mountains of extremely cheap bikes (bloomberg)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Stock Buybacks Continue to Inform Corporate Cash (nypost)
  • Why Aren’t Markets Reacting to All the Drama? (commonwealth)
  • What CEOs had to say about the economy this week. (avondaleam)
  • How to make a difficult conversation, easier. (theladders)
  • Putting cryptocurrencies into an IRA isn’t easy. (falkenblog.blogspot)
  • A big difference between individual bonds and bond funds is behavioral. (pragcap)
  • The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) showed continued growth in July. (capitalspectator)
  • The Surprising Truth About the Russell 2K’s P/E Ratio (marketwatch)
  • Transports And North Korea On The Radar (wordpress)
  • Gold Is No More Of An Investment Than Beanie Babies (realclearmarkets)
  • What’s Lacking in Volume Is Made Up for In Volatility (realclear)
  • Bankrupt Solar Companies Seek Tariff Protection (spectator)
  • Inside the partisan political fight for your Facebook news feed (buzzfeed)
  • No, Steve Bannon did not resign on Aug. 7 (cnbc)
  • Aliens in our midst: The ctenophore’s brain suggests that, if evolution began again, intelligence would re-emerge because nature repeats itself (aeon.co)
  • It’s time to stop using the term “alt-right” (cjr)
  • Cool picture alert. (kottke)
  • Jeff Immelt has emerged as the front-runner to become Uber's CEO (recode)
  • What’s all the fuss about Bitcoin? (rcmalternatives)
  • Repealing the ACA Is One Way To Grow the Economy (investors)
  • Performance of the Doubleline Total Return Fund has waned. Some investors have bailed. (wsj)
  • The Origins Of the Industrial Revolution, & Our Growth Culture (libertylawsite)
  • Technology allows us to avoid doing hard work. (timharford)
  • Why you should swap your corporate bonds for CDs. (obliviousinvestor)
  • A 3x emerging market bond ETP…sure why not? (ft)
  • Once you get an electric bike you don’t want to go back. (newyorker)
  • Private equity is gaining steam in Japan. (bloomberg)
  • Stanley Fischer, Fed vice-chair, on the risky business of bank reform (ft)
  •  Annie Dillard's classic essay: "Total Eclipse" (theatlantic)
  • When will alternative lending become a viable asset class? (etf)
  • Relax: Robots won’t take all our jobs (wired)
  • Do you want your fund manager firing shots on Twitter? (investmentnews)
  • The Stock Market Has Been Magical. But It Can’t Last. (nytimes)
  • What is Amazon ($AMZN) exactly? (qz)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • The drug runners (features.texasmonthly)
  • There is a simple way to overcome algorithm aversion. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • Analysts keep topping themselves with higher Bitcoin targets. (bloomberg)
  • MLP investors today are more willing to reinvest back into the business. (sl-advisors)
  • A Zuckerberg Presidency Is Terrifying (thenation)
  • How so many managers claim to outperform the market. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • In the Grand Scheme, Thursday’s Plunge Was Pedestrian (fool)
  • Sell-side equity research is becoming an increasingly difficult game. (news.efinancialcareers)
  • Is Disney ($DIS) making a mistake launching two streaming services instead of one? (hollywoodreporter)
  • Why the sequence of returns matters. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Let Private Sector Take Infrastructure Reins (realclear)
  • Total solar eclipse 2017 (eclipse2017.nasa.gov)
  • The SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF ($JNK) has had a difficult time tracking its benchmark. (bloomberg)
  • Factor returns are different from smart beta returns. (factorresearch)
  • SoftBank’s Brilliant Plan For A Smarter Internet (contrarianedge)
  • Swell takes socially responsible investing seriously. (barrons)
  • Why one investor still invests with Vanguard even when it isn’t the low-cost provider. (humbledollar)
  • How does Ethereum work? (hackernoon)
  • You are the product (lrb.co.uk)
  • Opening new accounts is getting easier. (thinkadvisor)
  • Teens love iPhones and iMessage. How can Apple ($AAPL) leverage this position. (medium)
  • Our investment beliefs, i.e. mental models, greatly affect how we view the world. (bloomberg)
  • A problem with indexing: the issue of free-float weights. (medium)
  • The iPad is slowly replacing the Mac. (mondaynote)
  • Thinking the stock market cares a great deal about politics is a mistake. (dashofinsight)
  • The Real Reason the Stock Markets Swooned on Thursday (bloomberg)
  • Just because two ETFs have similar names doesn’t mean they will have similar returns. (etf)
  • How Important Is a Financial Plan to Wealth Creation? (schwab)
  • The rise and humiliating fall of Chris Cantwell, Charlottesville's starring "fascist" (chicagotribune)
  • The Unsolvable Puzzle (collaborativefund)

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