09/22/16 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • On the challenges of running the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund (Norway). (economist)
  • The most unpopular ETFs of 2016. (etf)
  • The Chicago Fed National Activity Index shows continued below trend growth for August. (capitalspectator)
  • Marijuana legalization is facing a major challenge from the alcohol industry (businessinsider)
  • The investment opportunity in Argentina. (ft)
  • How much more can developed markets run? (blog.gavekalcapital)
  • Fran Kinniry, "Intuition and nostalgia are enemies of your investment success." (vanguardblog)
  • Investors hate, hate, hate Sears Holdings ($SHLD). (marketwatch)
  • An inside look at the economy of a fish market. (discoversociety)
  • Getting stuff done. An interview with Phyllis Korrki author of "The Big Thing: How to Complete Your Creative Project Even If You’re a Lazy, Self-Doubting Procrastinator Like Me." (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • These Legendary Movie Props Are Up For Auction (bloomberg)
  • Corporate execs DGAF about Brexit (Bloomberg)
  • What should replace the annual performance review. (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • The rise of the superstars: A small group of giant companies are once again dominating the global economy. Is that a good or a bad thing?&#xA0 (economist)
  • One-year MBA programs are attracting more applicants. (wsj)
  • How to add a robo-service to your RIA practice. (mebfaber)
  • How Apple ($AAPL) uses design as branding. (daringfireball)
  • Larry Ellison of Oracle ($ORCL) took a shot at Amazon’s ($AMZN) AWS. (businessinsider)
  • Bill Belichick always inverts when making a game plan. (thewaiterspad)
  • Is the value premium disappearing? Ben Carlson investigates! (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • Did Leon Cooperman commit insider trading? The question is complicated… (bloomberg)
  • Momentum beats growth. (systematicrelativestrength)
  • CTAs had a rough August. (bloomberg)
  • It’s Not Too Late to Fix Fox News (nytimes)
  • Harvard Is in an Unusual Spot: Back of the (Investment) Class (wsj)
  • Brad’s still TCB (PageSix)
  • Couples need to have some money secrets. (bloomberg)
  • How Large is Election’s Impact on Stocks? 35 presidential terms answer the question (barrons)
  • How much should you allocate to alternatives? (alphabaskets)
  • Buying on Stock-Market Dips Is Logical (morningstar)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are at record lows. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Why you should open your finance-related mail. (thebillfold)
  • The stock market is overvalued but not expensive. (alephblog)
  • Eight brutal truths about retirement. (randomroger)
  • The danger of turning a target-date fund into an endowment-type fund. (beta.morningstar)
  • MBA programs are seeing falling applications. (ft)
  • What it’s like to have aphasia. (features.wearemel)
  • The IPO business is slow, slow, slow… (wsj)
  • Risk-tolerance questionnaires are just he worst. (kitces)
  • Big stock buybacks are not dead! Microsoft ($MSFT) announces a $40 billion buyback. (wsj)
  • Three spending rules in retirement. (vanguardblog)
  • Amazon Eats the Department Store (bloomberg)
  • How investors use (and abuse) smart beta strategies. (bpsandpieces)
  • Small investors can pick up some yield in Uncle Sam’s savings bonds. (blogs.wsj)
  • Your guide to every Federal Reserve meeting. (fmdcapital)
  • What one financial concept does everyone need to know? (behaviorgap)
  • Apple’s WatchOS re-boot works. (recode)
  • Markets and Pundits Have a Data-Point Fixation (bloomberg)
  • You are not ready for the "Rich Kids of Singapore" Instagram feed (Daily Mail)
  • Economic professors have it too good. (bloomberg)
  • Treating franchisees as customer: behind the turnaround at Popeye’s ($PLKI). (hbr)
  • The Truth About Streaming: It Pays Labels A Lot, They Don’t Pay Musicians (social.techcrunch)
  • V-bottoms are killing the market-timer crowd (Price Action Lab)
  • Congrats to my friend Eddy Elfenbein on the Crossing Wall Street ETF launch (PR Newswire)
  • What if the US dollar reverses? (marketanthropology)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is apparently interested in acquiring supercar maker McLaren. (engadget)
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren to the CEO of Wells Fargo ($WFC): “Your definition of accountability is to push this on your low-level employees. This is gutless leadership.” (nytimes)
  • The sharing economy is a transitional state. (digitopoly)
  • "More guns in fewer hands" — US study charts rise of hardcore super owners (theguardian)
  •  What Major Music Streaming Services Pay Artists, Visualized (fastcodesign)
  • What’s in your MLP ETF? (bloomberg)
  •  McLaren or not, Apple needs a carmaker partner (recode)
  • What cards a credit card expert carries. (marketwatch)
  • Former pros are good financial coaches for current athletes. (nytimes)
  • Japanese bankers seem to like this new focus on yield-curve targeting (Bloomberg)
  • Why the idea of shareholder maximization is stupid. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Why Hollywood is growing wary of Netflix ($NFLX). (hollywoodreporter)
  • The Error the Polling World Rarely Talks About: We Gave Four Good Pollsters the Same Raw Data. They Had Four Different Results (nytimes)
  • Picking money managers is hard. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Why there’s no urgency for Twitter to get bought by someone else (Tech Trader)
  • How much do parents matter? (theatlantic)
  • Google Trips is a killer travel app for the modern tourist (theverge)
  • Just how organic is your organic pet food? (modernfarmer)
  • The ETF Deathwatch for September 2016. (investwithanedge)
  • Four giant cognitive biases. (qz)
  • Natural gas is breaking out. (ivanhoff)
  • A change in strategy for the BoJ (MoneyBeat)

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