09/29/16 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Hedging on Liquid Alternatives (ai-cio)
  • American business is looking a little too cozy for monopolists. (theatlantic)
  • I’ve never seen anything like the massacre of the hedge fund business this year (cnbc)
  • Roach: Desperate Central Bankers (project-syndicate)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) continues to push FedEx ($FDX) and UPS ($UPS) aside. (wsj)
  • The parallels between Deutsche Bank and Twitter ($TWTR). (ft)
  • Hot Mess: How Goldman Sachs Lost $1.2 Billion of Libya’s Money (Bloomberg)
  • A profile of Yvon Chouinard, philosopher-king of clothing maker Patagonia. (newyorker)
  • Positive demographics: why single-family home starts should continue to increase. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Seth Godin, “Show me your bookshelf, or the courses you take, or the questions you ask, and I’ll have a hint as to how much you care about levelling up.” (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Why risk parity should continue to work. (bloomberg)
  • How biological thinking can help. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Do you own a Deutsche Bank-issued ETN? (investwithanedge)
  • There will soon be enough muni bond ETFs to build a bond ladder. (blogs.barrons)
  • Suburbanization continues because people want it. (bloomberg)
  • How to write a book according to Ryan Holiday. (thewaiterspad)
  • The number of ETFs of CEFs is growing. (etf)
  • Ten ways to use StockTwits. (fmdcapital)
  • How companies “enshrine collective stupidity.” (aeon.co)
  • Can Costco ($COST) co-exist with Amazon ($AMZN) Prime? (wsj)
  • Why People Have Been Worrying About Deutsche Bank, in 12 Charts (Bloomberg)
  • Why you should be highly skeptical of the ‘power pose’ effect. (faculty.haas.berkeley.edu)
  • Online broker Robinhood rolls out new tools. (businessinsider)
  • Grocery Prices Are Plunging (bloomberg)
  • Machine learning techniques will soon be available to the masses. (backchannel)
  • Q2 GDP growth revised higher (Calculated Risk)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims have spent 82 weeks below 300,000. (calculatedriskblog)
  • You are way more likely to be killed by deer than by sharks, bears, and gators combined (vox)
  • True diversifiers are hard to find. (longboardfunds)
  • Things are getting weird. Algorithms that can tell how workers are feeling. (theatlantic)
  • Why did director Martin Brest fall off the Hollywood map? (playboy)
  • Six lessons from building Instagram. (thewaiterspad)
  •  Presidential Debates and Social Media, or Neil Postman Was Right (thefrailestthing)
  • As Skill Requirements Increase, More Manufacturing Jobs Go Unfilled (wsj)
  • Charles Rotblut talks with Philip Tetlock co-author of “Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction.” (aaii)
  • I talk about the forthcoming Evidence-Based Investor conference. (evidenceinvestor.co.uk)
  • Chinese property goes up, Chinese property goes down (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Why you shouldn’t invest like Yale or Harvard. (bloomberg)
  • The economics of a $40,000 public speech. (priceonomics)
  • Tyler Cowen thinks Kanye is a musical genius. (vox)
  • Six principles money managers should follow to keep clients happy. (institutionalinvestor)
  •  More Wealth, More Jobs, but Not for Everyone: What Fuels the Backlash on Trade (nytimes)
  • Chill out. Stop worrying about the election so much. (marginalrevolution)
  • Some Investors Would Be Better Off Being Outsourced (A Teachable Moment)

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