09/11/17 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The Four Fundamental Skills of All Investing (collaborativefund)
  • September is on pace to have a record number of ETP closures. (etf)
  • Jeff Bezos Mandates Programming Shift at Amazon Studios (variety)
  • Private equity firms are buying each other. (wsj)
  • Taxi medallion ownership was once a sure thing. Not any more especially when you borrowed money to buy it. (nytimes)
  •  A Fake-News Warning From a Former Propagandist (bloomberg)
  • Seriously, Equifax? This Is a Breach No One Should Get Away With (nytimes)
  • China to shut cryptocurrency exchanges. (bloomberg)
  • Customer traffic is up big at Whole Foods. (bloomberg)
  • Three Dangerous Words for an Investor to Buy Into: Inflation Is Dead (wsj)
  • Bitcoin bears are yearning for Bitcoin futures. (ft)
  • Demographics have driven (in part) global deflation. That trend is set to change. (themacrotourist)
  • Happy talk about the future of crypto post a China ban. (qz)
  • Companies are looking to cities with underutilized workforces. (wsj)
  • A closer look at low vol ETFs. (fmdcapital)
  • Equifax Lobbied To Kill Rule Protecting Victims Of Data Breaches (ibtimes)
  • Josh Brown, What’s interesting is that the feeling of owning Bitcoin is almost exactly the same as that of owning a stock." (thereformedbroker)
  • The big high yield bond ETFs lag their benchmarks. (ft)
  • What sailing can teach us about investing. (validea)
  • Issuing new loans against unrealized capital gains has created an Australian "house of cards" (news.au)
  • How Airports Became the Marble-Floored Temples of Our National, Fear-Fueled Psychosis (slate)
  • The ETF Deathwatch for August 2017. (investwithanedge)
  • Robin Powell, "Life isn’t easy. Everyone’s struggling with something." (evidenceinvestor.co.uk)
  • Why Kirkland Signature products are so important for Costco ($COST). (wsj)
  • Backtests are easy. Fronttests are hard. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • On the power of the default ‘no.’ (thewaiterspad)
  • Jamie Dimon ventures beyond Wall Street to have a say in Washington (reuters)
  • The U.S. has spent $2 billion on the reckless hope teens won’t have sex (qz)
  • It’s time for regulators to re-think ETF regulation. (ft)
  • A deep dive into ETF market making (alphaarchitect)
  • Why Asia’s ETF industry lags. (ft)
  • Skepticism about the ProSports Sponsor Fund ($FANZ) is warranted. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Here’s hoping the boom in ‘thought leaders’ pops. (ft)
  • BMW Revives Electric-Car Push With Plans for Low-Slung ‘i’ Sedan (bloomberg)
  • Why banks should make more use of open APIs. (tearsheet.co)

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