08/25/16 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Hedge Funds See Biggest Redemptions Since ’09 as Returns Lag (Bloomberg)
  • Target-date funds are not a substitute for a pension plan. (ft)
  • • Some questions for those who are cheering Gawker’s demise (freedom.press)
  • • Just 4.2 light-years away, scientists spot a rocky, Earth-like planet that could have liquid water (latimes)
  • How do people who own bonds with negative interest rates make payments? (BlackRock Blog)
  • Big paper doesn’t want to see mutual fund reports phased out. (wsj)
  • Uber is losing A LOT of money. (bloomberg)
  • Why is homeownership still out of favor? (bloomberg)
  •  Traffic deaths on the rise as distracted drivers roam the roads (chicagotribune)
  • An extended interview with Norm Macdonald the funniest man without a TV show. (washingtonpost)
  • Matt Levine: Are index funds worse than communism? (Bloomberg View)
  • • Five Years of Tim Cook’s Apple in Charts (medium)
  • Building a global financial index fund is harder than it looks. (pragcap)
  • Todd Newman eventually beat back charges of insider trading but lost a lot along the way. (fortune)
  • • FINRA shifts an unwelcome spotlight away from itself — by training it on the brokers it oversees (riabiz)
  • Stocks are significantly overbought. (twitter)
  • Can Twitter ($TWTR) ever expand its business? (pointsandfigures)
  •  Accounting Firms: A clubby oligopoly that is overdue for reform (ft)
  • In praise of the universal basic income concept. (qz)
  • • Are Index Funds Communist? (bloomberg)
  • Why some ETFs get shuttered (ETF Trends)
  • How much slack is left in the US labor market? (conversableeconomist.blogspot)
  • • Do you try to pick stocks, or do you pick stock pickers, or do you pick the picker of stock pickers? (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Charles Schwab ($SCHW) is pushing down TDF costs. (investmentnews)
  • And historically calm. (macro-man.blogspot)
  • • Tesla Unveils the World’s Fastest Production Car: 0 to 60 in 2.5 Seconds (bloomberg)
  • Behind the scenes of McDonald’s ($MCD) decision to go cage-free. (fortune)
  • DraftKings and FanDuel were ubiquitous on TV last year. What happened? (espn)
  • Dow Chemical ($DOW) really wants to get Warren Buffett off its back. (wsj)
  • The CAPE ratio is neither informative or predictive. (aswathdamodaran.blogspot)
  • Six lessons from Ed Catmull co-founder of Pixar and author of "Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration." (thewaiterspad)
  • Big oil has a big debt problem. (wsj)
  • • How to Stay Rich in Europe: Inherit Money for 700 Years (bloomberg)
  • Just blog already. (thehairpin)
  • 20 timeless rules for a night. (farnamstreetblog)
  • The University of Chicago has a message for its incoming special snowflakes (The Chicago Maroon)
  • • Why 4 a.m. Is the Most Productive Hour (wsj)
  • Eddie Lampert’s tenure at Sears Holdings ($SHLD) has just been brutal. (ibankcoin)
  • The case for working remotely. (medium.freecodecamp)
  • What assets are true diversifiers, not DINOs? (longboardfunds)
  • Americans are way overparenting. (newscientist)
  • Lessons from the mess that is Viacom ($VIAB). (lefsetz)
  • Billionaires are fighting to get into space. (washingtonpost)

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