09/23/15 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Does peer pressure get workers to save more in their 401(k) account? (wsj)
  • BrightScope Updates List of the Top 100 Most Social Financial Advisors (news.sys-con)
  • Volkswagen’s Disastrous American Strategy (bloombergview)
  • The Apple ($AAPL) iPhone 6s is about engineering. The 6 is about design. (daringfireball)
  • Do financial advisors need their own advisors? (wealthmanagement)
  • The battle against add-on warranties is never-ending. (bankers-anonymous)
  • Exxon’s Own Research Confirmed Fossil Fuels’ Role in Global Warming Decades Ago (insideclimatenews)
  • Bond market liquidity fears are nothing new. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Even the smartest people can make simple money mistakes. (nytimes)
  • Exxon Believed Deep Dive Into Climate Research Would Protect Its Business (insideclimatenews)
  • Volkswagen’s appalling clean diesel scandal, explained (vox)
  • The case against cover letters. (bloomberg)
  • A review of the dangers surrounding a 4% withdrawal rate. (fa-mag)
  • Can you save money and still have fun in your 20s? (fusion)
  • What do stock prices actually tell us? (bloombergview)
  • How “big shampoo” conditioned us to buy their products. (qz)
  • Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing (qz)
  • Policy uncertainty is back. (econbrowser)
  • Goldman Sachs ($GS) has chosen to compete on price to get into the ETF business. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • Santoli: No, the Fed is not driving the markets (finance.yahoo)
  • Why volatility leads to poor decision making. (brianportnoy.tumblr)
  • 7 blind spots to avoid in retirement. (news.morningstar)
  • The US manufacturing slowdown is accelerating. (capitalspectator)
  • The Risk of a Billion-Dollar Valuation in Silicon Valley (nytimes)
  • In 10 years, banking will look like a sci-fi film (telegraph.co.uk)
  • A more concentrated bond side is one argument for bond market illiquidity. (alephblog)
  • The big banks are making it harder to share their research. (bloomberg)
  • Two problems a typical retiree faces. (fmdcapital)
  • Political Split Awaits Pope Francis on Eve of U.S. Visit (nytimes)
  • Futures “hedgers” are net long S&P 500 futures. (jlfmi.tumblr)
  • HFT are all over the Treasury market. (businessinsider)
  • Facebook ($FB) is getting buy-in from major publishers for its “instant article” effort. (recode)
  • Why when to take Social Security benefits is such a big decision. (bloomberg)
  • Why the big brokers are pushing into robo-advice. (ft)
  • More signs that emerging market equities are sold out. (blog.gavekalcapital)
  • ProShares is launching a series of S&P 500 ETFs that x-out certain industries. (investmentnews)
  • According to Martin Fridson high yield bonds are once again fairly valued (blogs.barrons)
  • Of course you should be saving money in your 20s. (fool)
  • Modern Trader Magazine—the essential journal for professional traders and active investors. Check out this special subscription offer including a free investment classic! (moderntrader)
  • Say hello to the US profits recession. (businessinsider)

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