08/28/15 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Reminder: Stocks Go Up AND Down … (ritholtz)
  • Does a 0.25% move by the Fed matter? Maybe…. (econlog.econlib)
  • Recommended Reading: The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon (amazon.com)
  • The Beatles’ 10 Greatest Guitar Moments (guitarworld)
  • What happens when software starts eating the car industry. (a16z)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight and author of “The Signal and the Noise.”* (ritholtz)
  • How ETF investors messed up during this week’s market scramble (finance.yahoo)
  • Risk: Your Best Friend and Worst Enemy (fool)
  • Monday was a mini version of the 2010 Flash Crash. (investwithanedge)
  • Retail brokers kept breaking this week. (businessinsider)
  • Why a pick up in volatility should not be all that surprising. (thereformedbroker)
  • The Power Revolutions: Natural gas, solar power and data-driven efficiency are making big gains, but history shows that the shift away from coal and oil won’t be fast or neat (wsj)
  • Now’s the right time for Yellen to kill the ‘Greenspan put’ (marketwatch)
  • Remember when BRICs were all the rage? (qz)
  • How investors are betting against China. (wsj)
  • When traveling time is more important than money. (kottke)
  • The underperformance of oil stocks, like ExxonMobil ($XOM) is stunning. (macro-man.blogspot)
  • How a Harvard psychology professor became the star of a series of TV ads. (freakonomics)
  • ETFs ARE exchange traded funds. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Oil stocks are different than other stocks. (joshuakennon)
  • Brazil is feeling the pain from China’s slow down. (wsj)
  • The Widening World of Hand-Picked Truths (nytimes)
  • James Osborne talks with James O’Shaugnessy author of “Millennial Money.”* (basonasset)
  • The right and wrong arguments for a Fed rate hike in September. (economistsview.typepad)
  • Timers have fled the stock market. (marketwatch)
  • Nobody really understands how HFT is affecting the markets. (ft)
  • Brett Steenbarger, “Free time is the dry powder of productive people.” (forbes)
  • Why do investors still favor long/short equity funds? (eqira)
  • What has Marc Andreessen excited in technology. (a16z)
  • Hedge Funds Bruised by Stocks’ Meltdown: A tumble in share prices stunned many hedge-fund managers and erased the year’s gains for some (wsj)
  • Will the Next Recession Be Made in China? When China sneezes, the world just might catch a cold (bloomberg)
  • Why can’t we Americans legally bet on elections? (npr)
  • Why People Oppose GMOs Even Though Science Says They Are Safe (scientificamerican)
  • Despite all the noise the stock market has been pretty much a push this week. (thereformedbroker)
  • Can companies that innovate give employees a normal life? (washingtonpost)
  • A discussion with Howard Lindzon about stocks and angel investing. (chatwithtraders)
  • On the rise and rapid fall in the MainStay Marketfield fund. (wsj)
  • Good NAVs are crucial for mutual funds. (etf)
  • Computers are the new Dumb Money (thereformedbroker)
  • How writing about markets helps you navigate them. (howardlindzon)
  • Roben Farzad talks with short-seller Jim Chanos about China. (soundcloud)
  • Great investors gain most of their advantage during bear markets. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • A discussion with James Osborne of non-traditional Bason Asset Management. (belayadvisor)
  • When to ditch an underperforming hedge fund (ft)
  • Carlyle Group ($CG) is having a rough go of it in the hedge fund business. (nytimes)

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