08/26/15 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Time to Dust Off the Asian Contagion Playbook? (blogs.barrons)
  • What investors should know about China. (dashofinsight)
  • The pros and cons of investing a lump sum using dollar cost averaging. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Signs, Long Unheeded, Now Point to Risks in U.S. Economy (New York Times)
  • Regional banks are stealing employees left and right. (bloomberg)
  • Can China successfully shift to a consumption based economy? (ft)
  • When correlations go to one (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
  • How Silver Wrecked China (bloombergview)
  • How long does it take the stock market to bottom after a $VIX spike? (shortsideoflong)
  • David Merkel on the stock market’s wealth effect (Aleph Blog)
  • The spike in the $VIX has been impressive by historical standards. (ritholtz)
  • A 0.5% Day (theirrelevantinvestor.wordpress)
  • Why the CAPE is a poor market timing tool. (theirrelevantinvestor.wordpress)
  • The recent crisis is exactly why the Fed needs to get off the zero lower bound (Business Insider)
  • Goldman: Bonds are working as a portfolio hedge (Bloomberg)
  • Just how crazy the last few days have been for the markets. (bloomberg)
  • New bogeyman: China just dumped $100 billion in Treasurys (Zero Hedge)
  • Jim Chanos is ready for his close-up (New York Times)
  • In a Pivot-Happy World, We Need to Let Twitter Be Twitter (nymag)
  • You need an investment plan not predictions. (monevator)
  • Only one asset class stands out during this market downturn. (adamhgrimes)
  • Stock Markets Lose 5 Percent In a Week: What Happens Next (nytimes)
  • Vanguard launches its first muni bond index fund: Vanguard Tax-Exempt Bond Index ETF ($VTEB). (blogs.barrons)
  • Will any signal come out of Jackson Hole this week, or just more noise? (Wall Street Journal)
  • Apple ($AAPL) services revenue is bigger than you think. (asymco)
  • Blackrock ($BLK) is buying robo-advisor, FutureAdvisor. (marketwatch)
  • We are tuning out brands on social media. (fortune)
  • Amazon’s ($AMZN) 401(k) is not all that hot. (bloomberg)
  • Companies are turning to third party sites to gather employee feedback. (wsj)
  • What is the proper goal of market timing? (mebfaber)
  • Michigan grad finishes 3,200-mile cross-country ‘Gump Run’ in 99 days (mlive)
  • Investors in Europe Go Bargain Hunting (wsj)
  • How to build a market strategy you can follow. (adamhgrimes)
  • Market pullbacks: We Could Really Use the Rain (linkis)
  • Is a Twitter ($TWTR) acquisition an inevitability? (fortune)
  • The market correction is exposing the cracks in the current stock market structure. (wsj)
  • Larry Swedroe: Investors have a choice over whether or not to participate in the China panic (ETF.com)
  • What can you control in your money life…today? (nytimes)
  • On the decline of the standalone investment banking industry. (ft)
  • Don’t fall out of your chair if the Chinese start executing or disappearing their stock market regulators (Bloomberg)
  • Q&A: Why the Chinese slowdown everybody knew was coming is causing a freak-out (washingtonpost)
  • Best Trading Podcasts for 2015 (stockideas)
  • The Upside of a Downturn in Silicon Valley (nytimes)
  • The Economic Guide To Picking A College Major (fivethirtyeight)
  • Savvier students are putting a dent in the college textbook industry. (bloomberg)
  • Last Two Days Are #5 and #6 One-Day VIX Spikes in History (vixandmore.blogspot)
  • Why young people should cheer for lower stock prices. (fusion)
  • Karma Go: WiFi That Goes Wherever You Do. Join now and get $10 off. (yourkarma)
  • The Stock Market Plunge Is Great News for Walmart (slate)
  • A bear market is going to expose the downside of robo-advisors. (iheartwallstreet)
  • Alternative asset funds were supposed to protect investors from market declines. (wsj)
  • China’s economic problems are already captured in expectations for the US economy. (bonddad.blogspot)
  • You don’t know nothing bout no Black Monday (Streetwise Professor)

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