09/09/15 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The South’s Gonna Do It Again, i.e. Lose. (alicublog.blogspot)
  • Rydex investors are getting bearish but not like that seen at previous major bottoms. (stockcharts)
  • Why financial advisors need to “pursue less” with discipline. (kitces)
  • And now, a brief rant about historic valuation (thereformedbroker)
  • Yahoo’s ($YHOO) spin-off of its Alibaba ($BABA) stake is now in serious doubt. (nytimes)
  • A review of the value ETF space. (wsj)
  • The Fed should hold off. The global economy is still not “normal.” (ft)
  • Jeb Bush drops his tax cut mixtape. Okay, it’s an op-ed. (Wall Street Journal)
  • JC’s technical take on two potential resolutions for the S&P 500 (All Star Charts)
  • Why do we continue to overlook the strength in the US economy? (valueplays)
  • Financial advisors need to choose their clients carefully. (etf)
  • Real Paleolithic people went to great lengths to eat carbs (vox)
  • China just killed the world’s biggest futures market (Bloomberg)
  • Myles Udland: Every day in the stock market is now “all or nothing” (Business Insider)
  • Robo-advisor tools are only useful to advisors who can put them to work properly. (kitces)
  • Some things to keep in mind about low volatility ETFs. (wsj)
  • The Rich Really Are Different (bloombergview)
  • How an Ohio reporter helped convict more than 100 rapists (cjr)
  • No, Hollywood did not just have its second-biggest summer box office ever (washingtonpost)
  • Deflation has not been played out in Spain yet. (marketanthropology)
  • 7 people to follow on Twitter ($TWTR) to be smarter. (bloomberg)
  • Beware private bankers pushing proprietary hedge fund products. (wsj)
  • There are zero neighborhoods you can live in NYC with a minimum wage job (NY Daily News)
  • The tech IPO market is pretty much dead at the moment. (finance.yahoo)
  • The S&P 500 200-day moving average has tilted downward. (crossingwallstreet)
  • There can often be a big difference between risk tolerance and risk capacity. (kitces)
  • When talking about money keep the phrase “no shame, no blame” in mind. (nytimes)
  • Ten downsides to early retirement. (sexhealthmoneydeath)
  • Is the Fed rate hike exactly what the banks need to break free of the crisis era? (Financial Times)
  • How Betterment selects ETFs. (etf)
  • Jobs openings surged in July. (scottgrannis.blogspot)
  • The Fed’s September decision is more about world view than 25 basis points. (economistsview.typepad)
  • Bullion Directvault of precious metals turns up mostly empty;investors hope to recover 2 percent (mystatesman)
  • Sound familiar?Investment Strategies Meant as Buffers to Volatility May Have Deepened It (nytimes)
  • Six things to consider when investing a lump-sum. (rickferri)
  • Big one-day market jumps are fear masquerading as greed (Business Insider)
  • The New Stock Titan of 2015 Isn’t Apple; Amazon has surged 67% this year (bloomberg)
  • Big audacious goals are great but make sure you can follow through with them. (timmaurer)
  • India joins the gold dumping parade (Bloomberg)
  • 75% of big moves (+2.5%) happen during downtrends. (priceactionlab)
  • Being creative is tough if you have a rigid world view. (investorfieldguide)
  • European banks are lending again. (qz)
  • Indices are increasingly important to how the world invests. (ft)
  • How many of the new investment banking boutiques will survive the M&A boom? (ft)
  • The Nikkei just exploded 1300 points (8%) higher in today’s session (Bloomberg)
  • Using the $VIX to improve on a put-write strategy. (econompicdata.blogspot)
  • Citi: 55% chance of China-driven global recession (Bloomberg)

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