09/13/17 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The Man Running University of California‚Äôs Lean, Mean Endowment Machine (bloomberg)
  • S&P 500 index options seem to be misvalued. (papers.ssrn)
  • How calculating a funding ratio for retirement keeps clients motivated. (kitces)
  • Human Civilization at Momentous Turning Point With Record Debt Levels and Ultra-Low Interest Rates (Financial Sense)
  • The value factor is cheap. (factorresearch)
  • You need to be systematic when comparing financial advisors. (blogs.wsj)
  • The Unintended Consequences of Innovation (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Looking for cheap stocks? Here are some holes to fish in. (bloomberg)
  • Median income in the US has hit new highs. (axios)
  • Don’t mess around with your RMDs. (humbledollar)
  • Why American Workers Pay Twice as Much in Taxes as Wealthy Investors (bloomberg)
  • The new iPhone is the future (The Verge)
  • Batnick on the recent all-time highs (Irrelevant Investor)
  • Economic lessons from building the Erie Canal. (bloomberg)
  • Why it is important to optimize returns AFTER taxes. (blog.thinknewfound)
  • In defense of behavioral nudges. (papers.ssrn)
  • There’s Blood In The Water In Silicon Valley (Buzzfeed)
  • How much risk should you take to convert short-term capital gains into long-term capital gains? (elmfunds)
  • United Income is using big data to more accurately model retirement outcomes. (bloomberg)
  • How global portfolio managers are positioned this September (Fat Pitch)
  • The top five ways to manage your money, hint costs matter. (whitecoatinvestor)
  • Tax planning is a year-round endeavor. (investornews.vanguard)
  • Investors hate downside risk, hence the volatility risk premium. (etf)
  • On the value of StockTwits sentiment data. (epchan.blogspot)
  • How Homestead Capital grew to almost $600 million farmland AUM. (businessinsider)
  • Nordstrom’s being taken private (CNBC)
  • How to reinvest the proceeds from a home sale. (financialsamurai)
  • There is no perfect retirement spending strategy. (obliviousinvestor)
  • Robin Harding, "Mr. Buffett is brilliant at buying into monopoly profits, but he does not start companies or gamble on new ideas. America is full of entrepreneurs who do." (ft)
  • CORE is a new approach to teaching introductory macroeconomics. (newyorker)
  • Private equity is the new hedge funds. (bloomberg)
  • On the necessity of life insurance when other people are counting on you. (allaboutyourbenjamins)
  • Negotiation isn’t about compelling people to do something. (blog.blackswanltd)
  • Choose your IRA beneficiaries carefully. (blog.independenceadvisors)
  • Why a little apathy might be good for your long-term investment returns (marketwatch)
  • The 50 Best Wines Under $50 to Buy in 2017 (bloomberg)
  • Your Tolerance for Investment Risk Is Probably Not What You Think (wsj)
  • An estate planning checklist. (blog.independenceadvisors)
  • How a 171-year-old news agency is the hidden mainstay of news on Facebook (thedrum)
  • Some knowledge can only be acquired first hand. (basonasset)
  • Markets Are Hard: Seth Klarman Edition (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
  • Bias in Cable News: Persuasion and Polarization (aeaweb)
  • Why Amazon ($AMZN) shareholders should be wary of the plans for HQ2. (wsj)
  • Why financial advisors should write a book. (kitces)
  • If America ever does stop exporting political stability and the rule of law, it will probably not be due to a lack of demand, but a disruption in supply. (nypost)
  • Jamie Dimon: Bitcoin is a fraud and will eventually blow up (CNBC)
  • Why are we reluctant to spend money to save ourselves time? (wsj)
  • Electric Cars Reach a Tipping Point (bloomberg)
  • New analysis suggests Fox News is working, shifting votes to R column (arstechnica)
  • How to ask for a raise. (wilowallstreet)
  •  Hybrid Hypercar, Tiny Electric Concepts Headline Frankfurt Motor Show (bloomberg)
  • What 100-Year-Old Hurricanes Could Teach Us About Irma (fivethirtyeight)
  • Can you assess which factors are rich or cheap? (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Steps to take to protect your credit in light of the big Equifax data breach. (blog.independenceadvisors)
  • It Distracted Us. It Gave Us Uber. It Made Selfies a Thing. (nytimes)
  • Pandit Says 30% of Bank Jobs May Disappear in Next Five Years (Bloomberg)
  • Why some men don’t ask for raises. (melmagazine)
  • Remember your goal is after-tax returns. (humbledollar)
  • Mueller haunts the West Wing (axios)
  • A Q&A with the always thoughtful Tyler Cowen. (vox)
  • Be wary of ETF backtests. (moderninvestor)
  • Hurricane Irma will likely cover South Florida with a film of poop (qz)
  • 5 facts about millennial households (pewresearch)
  • Watch the pass-through debates as tax policy debates get underway (Wall Street Journal)
  • Who Owns a Monkey Selfie? Settlement Should Leave Him Smiling (nytimes)

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