08/30/17 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Government Investment: Key to America’s Success (teasri.blogspot)
  • Legal pot prices are falling. (wsj)
  • Four-types of ‘alternative data’ hedge funds are using to analyze companies. (ft)
  • Workaholics are not heroes. (m.signalvnoise)
  • Look what you made her do: decoding the disses of Taylor Swift’s new video (theguardian)
  • Early retirement and the implications for investing in retirement accounts. (obliviousinvestor)
  • Should we plan on living to 100? (marketwatch)
  • Sell US stocks, buy Canadian stocks. (themacrotourist)
  • The Dash (-) is What’s Important (A Teachable Moment)
  • US consumer confidence is near its highest level since 2000. (bloomberg)
  • There is no template for Houston’s recovery. (bloomberg)
  • Day trading the $VIX-complex is apparently now a thing. (nytimes)
  • New quant fund managers want to leapfrog what existing quants are doing. (institutionalinvestor)
  • The Shiller CAPE is a not a short-term indicator. (validea)
  • For New Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, Fresh Challenges Await (wsj)
  • Now is the last change to sign-up for AllocateSmartly at current rates. Price increases go into effect on August 31st. (allocatesmartly)
  • Four reasons NOT to own the market portfolio. (beta.morningstar)
  • When you can go DIY and when you need an advisor. (peterlazaroff)
  • Effective networking is a byproduct not a strategy. (feld)
  • Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKA) is now the biggest shareholder in Bank of America ($BAC). (wsj)
  • Five things active managers need to do to get their mojo back. (bloomberg)
  • How Hurricane Harvey will affect jobless claims. (calculatedriskblog)
  • The Rule of 300 is based on a 4% withdrawal rate. (monevator)
  • The investment industry is undergoing a change in mindset and attitude. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Central Banks Can’t Ignore the Cryptocurrency Boom (Bloomberg)
  • Seven tips for investing an inheritance. (beta.morningstar)
  • Value investors would do well to hold their winners even longer. (marketfox)
  • Why should term life insurance should be layered. (whitecoatinvestor)
  •  Fans Watch Taylor Swift. Economists Watch the Fans. (bloomberg)
  • The Collected Crimes of Sheriff Joe Arpaio (longreads)
  • The irony of today’s calm markets is that people are trading volatility like crazy. (rcmalternatives)
  • Celebrate Warren Buffett’s 87th birthday today with 25 of his greatest quotes! (Motley Fool)
  • Tim Harford: What We Get Wrong About Technology (Tim Harford)
  • Are you being unnecessarily frugal? (financialsamurai)
  • Remember this ‘sell everything’ call? (thereformedbroker)
  • Four key estate planning documents you need to have. (blog.independenceadvisors)
  • Unscrupulous advisors use high-fee annuities to screw clients. (tonyisola)
  • Nine ways to structure things to combat confirmation bias. (sumzero)
  • Kudos to Anheuser Busch ($BUD). (fortune)
  • Gold has kinda lost its safe haven asset status. (bloomberg)
  • Harvey’s Test: Businesses Struggle With Flawed Insurance as Floods Multiply (wsj)
  • Sell decision dynamics for a stock and a fund are different. (behaviouralinvestment)
  • Returns matter, but so do values and social impact. (fiduciary-matters.russellinvestments)
  • Is indexing going to crush innovation, competition and IPOs? (medium)
  • Dollar cost averaging helps blunt the impact of drawdowns. (ofdollarsanddata)
  • Young Americans need a new gold rush. (bloomberg)
  • Selling a rental house: the decision making process. (financialsamurai)
  • Uber Faces Investigation of Possible Foreign-Bribery Law Violations (Wall Street Journal)
  • Katrina, Rita and Harvey Tell Shale’s Story (bloomberg)
  • Diane Harrison, "The achievement of a long-term successful investment plan shares more than a few traits with executing a successful military operation." (allaboutalpha)
  • Love this from Ben – in praise of simple business models (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
  • Health care costs will eat up a lot of your retirement income. (bloomberg)
  • Ten questions to ask about your savings. (humbledollar)
  • We had so much fun taping the Patrick O’Shaughnessy podcast – full audio here: (TRB)
  • Unlimited vacation is hard work. (wsj)
  • Median profit margins are headed higher globally. (topdowncharts)
  • Technology is not ruining our kids. We are. (qz)
  • More evidence that Millennials are lagging their parent’s generation economically. (ft)
  • Companies should encourage employees to advance even if it means it happens at another employer. (chenmarkcapital)
  • Target ($TGT) is launching a Two Buck Chuck competitor. (fastcompany)
  • Lauren Lyons Cole, "Just because the city is expensive doesn’t mean it’s cheaper to live in the suburbs." (businessinsider)
  • Fund managers are hating on the US dollar. (bloomberg)
  • Don’t fall for the hype. Here are three things aspiring traders need to keep in mind. (medium)
  • Buffett becomes Bank of America’s top shareholder (Reuters)
  • 10 year Treasury yields are at their low for the year. (capitalspectator)
  • Ray Dalio’s Forecast of Doom Is Overblown (bloomberg)
  • Q2 GDP growth was revised higher to 3.0%. (nytimes)
  • Fraudsters are jumping on the cryptocurrency train. (ftalphaville.ft)
  •  S&P 500 Panic Attacks Since 2009 (yardeni)
  • Climate change did not “cause” Harvey, but it’s a huge part of the story (vox)
  • Investors are beginning to raise funds for distressed real estate investments. (wsj)
  • Should you ever take Social Security benefits early to invest it? (alphabaskets)
  • A lot can be automated when building a portfolio but not everything. (awealthofcommonsense)

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