09/17/15 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Investing ain’t easy. Thoughts on multi-level thinking from Howard Marks. (oaktreecapital)
  • After a slow start can Goldman Sachs ($GS) make headway in the ETF market? (bloomberg)
  • Why drug prices remain insanely high (marketwatch)
  • Where to live based on ideal temperatures. (washingtonpost)
  • An excerpt from Jessica Lahey’s “The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.”* (slate)
  • Bear markets are a rough mix of up and down days. (priceactionlab)
  • Final thoughts about the Fed’s forthcoming decision. (economistsview.typepad)
  • Why you are going be spending more time talking to your TV. (sixcolors)
  • Five Fed Meetings That Shaped the Markets (blogs.wsj)
  • What will money market managers do with the extra yield? (wsj)
  • Start with stuff that is big and build on it. (investorfieldguide)
  • A profile of Anthony Bourdain Inc. (mensjournal)
  • Why the Arctic’s Big Mosquito Problem Is Getting a Lot Worse (news.nationalgeographic)
  • An excerpt from Barry Schwartz’s “Why We Work.”* (qz)
  • What do standard models say about a Fed rate hike? (capitalspectator)
  • An excerpt from “Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception” by Nobel laureates George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller.* (wsj)
  • Ride-Hailing Startups Discuss Global Taxi Alliance Against Uber (buzzfeed)
  • How To Evaluate The Economic Records Of Governors Who Want To Be President (fivethirtyeight)
  • Where rational choice theory went wrong: mass incarceration. (marginalrevolution)
  • Failure of the BRICS reveals the folly of snazzy acronyms (telegraph.co.uk)
  • The kitchen of the future always fails us. (eater)
  • The Commoditization of Markets — Part 2 (forbes)
  • The ad block debate is raging. (techcrunch)
  • Amazon’s ($AMZN) plan for its hardware lineup is becoming clearer. (wired)
  • Why IEX wants to become an exchange. (bloombergview)
  • Toronto is booming but Canada is in recession. (blog.yardeni)
  • What is Angela Ahrendts doing at Apple ($AAPL)? (fortune)
  • Calculating fair values for emerging market currencies may be “pointless.” (ft)
  • Not All Interest Rates Are Created Equal (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The Internet publishing bubble is popping. (stratechery)
  • The proper response to a sovereign downgrade by a major credit rater is: “Who cares?” (bloombergview)
  • Pension funds are woefully behind in updating their return assumptions. (evidenceinvestor.co.uk)
  • Five things ZIRP did for the corporate bond market. (bloomberg)
  • Trading for a living is a business. Treat it as such. (thetickertape)
  • Investment experience only gets you so far. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Taking away policy accommodation is always difficult. (alephblog)
  • How much time should your kids spend on extracurricular activities? (qz)
  • Jeb Is Not the Bush You Think He Is: More ruthless, more conservative, and possibly more appealing to Latinos than Marco Rubio (nymag)
  • Too Many Maybes (theirrelevantinvestor.wordpress)
  • The TV commercials of my childhood were very, very wrong about me (theweek)
  • A profile of Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber. (fastcompany)
  • The fascinating (and complex) history of Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ). (joshuakennon)
  • 4.4 Million U.S. Properties Remain in Negative Equity (worldpropertyjournal)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims continue to sag. (calculatedriskblog)
  • MODERN TRADER Magazine—the essential journal for professional traders and active investors. Special Subscription Offer! (moderntrader)
  • The economics of being a McDonald’s ($MCD) franchisee. (bloomberg)
  • How the Fed’s Most Important Message Became Enshrined in Dots (bloomberg)

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