08/26/16 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • • Peter Thiel Is Backing a Start-Up to Fund Other Lawsuits (vanityfair)
  • More evidence of confirmation bias on the political landscape. (poynter)
  • • Pensions and bonds: the problem explained. Bond mathematics and the scale of pension deficits&#xA0 (ig.ft)
  • Barry Ritholtz sits down with Jeff Gramm — son of Senator Phil Gramm — and author of "Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism." (ritholtz)
  • Brett McKay talks with Melody Warnick the author of "This Is Where You Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live." (artofmanliness)
  • • Data Geeks Are Taking Over Economics (bloomberg)
  • Five reasons why hedge fund performance is lagging. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Jerry Colonna talks with venture capitalist Semil Shah about "imposter syndrome." (soundcloud)
  • Brett McKay talks with Michael Mauboussin about success and luck. (artofmanliness)
  • A talk with Dean Burnett author of "Idiot Brain: What Your Brain is Really Up To." (youarenotsosmart)
  • Icahn needs to set up an MLM to distribute his Herbalife shares (Wall Street Journal)
  •  Apple and Google join ‘strike force’ to crack down on robocalls (theverge)
  • How Russians used Deutsche Bank brokers to get money out of the country (New Yorker)
  • James Altucher talks with Jordan Harbinger. (jamesaltucher)
  • Dan Harris talks with Dr. Michael Gervais, sports psychologist, about mastery. (youtube)
  • Short vol is a crowded trade. (thefelderreport)
  • CFA Poll: Yes, it’s a bond bubble (Enterprising Investor)
  • The ETF Deathwatch stayed steady in August 2016. (investwithanedge)
  • Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway talks about how demographics are in part to blame for the stagnant economy. (bloomberg)
  • As Amazon pushes deeper into cars and auto parts, the industry better watch out – Morgan Stanley (Barron’s)
  • The up/down ETF model seems finally to be dead. (blogs.barrons)
  • The next financial crisis will not come from subprime mortgages. (bloomberg)
  • Janet Yellen sees a growing economy. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Michael Covel talks with cyber security expert Morgan Wright. (trendfollowing)
  • Apple ($AAPL) can’t get cellular in the Watch yet. (macworld)
  • These are the best podcasts you should be listen to now. (businessinsider)
  • You are more than what a personality test tells us about you. (qz)
  • Are you a pundit or a professional? (charliebilello.tumblr)
  • • ‘Star Trek’ at 50: From Problem Child to Pop-Culture Perennial (wsj)
  • Why we are still arguing about salt. (theatlantic)
  • • Inside Facebook’s (Totally Insane, Unintentionally Gigantic, Hyperpartisan) Political-Media Machine (nytimes)
  • Demand in the Permian Basin is still strong. (wsj)
  • Target-dated funds are welcome but no panacea for pension holes (ft)
  • Millennials are avoiding bar soap like the plague. (cbsnews)
  • • Future iPhones might capture a thief’s photo and fingerprint when stolen: New patent application suggests covert data collection (theverge)
  • Meb Faber talks about how the ‘Trinity Portfolio’ works in practice. (mebfaber)
  • Jony Ive is making Apple ($AAPL) fans nervous. (aboveavalon)
  • • Years of Fed Missteps Fueled Disillusion With the Economy and Washington (wsj)
  • How much of lower volatility is being driven by central banks? (ftalphaville.ft)
  • • Reconnecting Cuba: For international companies, the last Communist country in the Americas is a compelling market (strategy-business)
  • One Million Market Beaters by Michael Batnick is today’s must-read (Irrelevant Investor)
  • Here’s a quick preview of today’s Jackson Hole shenanigans (Wall Street Journal)
  • • Why people collect art&#xA0 (aeon.co)

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