09/01/16 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • ‘Speed bumps’ are now a competitive tool for exchanges. (bloomberg)
  • • Prosecution of Financial Crisis Fraud Ends With a Whimper (nytimes)
  • We are in the golden age of tourism. (fusion)
  •  Big data, Google and the end of free will (ft)
  • When meta-knowledge becomes insider trading. (brontecapital.blogspot)
  • Seven insights from Michael Mauboussin on our cognitive delusions. (thewaiterspad)
  • TAA model performance in August. (allocatesmartly)
  • • The Economic Recovery Hasn’t Reached America’s Schools (fivethirtyeight)
  • Lessons learned from studying ‘man caves.’ (features.wearemel)
  • Insights from Robert Frank’s “Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy.” (bloomberg)
  • Is someone jacking around with Dow Chemical’s ($DOW) stock? (blogs.wsj)
  • September is typically a terrible time for crude oil prices (Bloomberg)
  • A Silicon Valley Dream Collapses in Allegations of Fraud (New York Times)
  • How to legalize sports gambling. (deadspin)
  • Wall Street’s surveillance of its traders is getting increasing sophisticated (and intrusive). (bloomberg)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are trending at low historical levels. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Citadel Securities has become a big player in the swaps market. (bloomberg)
  • How will rights owners maximize the value of their content in the post-window era? (redef)
  • Big returns come with big drawdowns. (howardlindzon)
  • Bazookas! Sinks! Aggressive Doves! Nobody Loves Silly Metaphors More Than Central Bankers (wsj)
  • Remember everyone was chasing low-volatility stocks earlier this year? Didn’t work out so well. (Irrelevant Investor)
  • Yeti coolers are now a target for thieves. (wsj)
  • There are no signs of complacency at Vanguard. (beta.morningstar)
  • Will Amazon ($AMZN) kill FedEx ($FDX)? (bloomberg)
  • In defense of fine dining. (luckypeach)
  • A brief history of smart beta. (canadiancouchpotato)
  • Mohnish Pabrai’s guide to hedge fund interviews. (sumzero)
  • Should we get rid of the $100 bill to deter crime? (wsj)
  • America needs more sociologists not economists. (bloomberg)
  • Broadcast sports are increasingly the realm of paid TV. (chicagotribune)
  • Top down analysis is rarely useful. (ft)
  • No Signs of Complacency at Vanguard. Nor has it sold its soul to reach the top. (Morningstar)
  • • Birth of the Index Mutual Fund: ‘Bogle’s Folly’ Turns 40 (blogs.wsj)
  • Yale prof says Dow Chemical’s stock price is being manipulated (MoneyBeat)
  • Italy desperately need more babies. (qz)
  • • Why you shouldn’t be so worried about the Fed raising interest rates (usatoday)
  • Can GE ($GE) really become a software company? (nytimes)
  • • Ten Things Investors Can Learn From the Horse Track (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Patience means different things to different investors. (fmdcapital)
  • Year-over-year wage growth for non-oil states is a blistering 2.9% (ValueWalk)
  • Federal tax withholdings point toward stronger growth. (ritholtz)
  • • Do You Believe in God, or Is That a Software Glitch? (nytimes)
  • August was a mixed bag for major asset classes. (capitalspectator)
  • Computerized trading need not be high frequency. (bloomberg)
  • You need to carve out time for ‘deep thinking.’ (medium)
  • Competition in the transportation-as-a-service space is heating up. (stratechery)
  • An excerpt from Cathy O’Neil’s Weapons of "Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy." (theguardian)
  • John Skipper is trying to steer ESPN through the cord-cutting age. (washingtonpost)
  • • Interview: How to build a lionfish-killing robot (newatlas)

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