10/03/17 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Nick Maggiulli, "Investing is the grand equalizer of the world. It does not care about your gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other aspect of your identity." (ofdollarsanddata)
  • Don’t worry about the "lagging" Nasdaq 100 yet (Dragonfly Capital)
  • Active manager performance mean reverts. (academicinsightsoninvesting)
  •  Obama tried to give Mark Zuckerberg a wake-up call over fake news on Facebook (latimes)
  • Episode 2 of Hash Power is up with talks with big investors in the cryptocurrency space. (investorfieldguide)
  • Why small cap stocks are finally rallying. (bloomberg)
  • 22 ‘timeless lessons’ from 22 months as a portfolio manager. (yetanothervalueblog)
  • Nothing will change after Las Vegas shooting because we share a country with backwards insane people (New York Times)
  • The new EPA is a concierge service for coal industry execs (New York Times)
  • It’s 2017 and people still have S&P 500 price targets with a straight face (CNBC)
  • Howard Marks: Nobody knows what will happen. (fuw.ch)
  • Mortgage debt payments as a percentage of disposable income are the lowest we have seen in over 35 years. (finuke)
  • Skilled managers SHOULD hold more concentrated portfolios. (institutionalinvestor)
  • How markets perform after finishing on the high at the end of the month. (quantifiableedges)
  • Managed futures returns across CTA’s were down on average for September based on reversals in currency and bond trends. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • Oh my god, EBI NYC is only one month away! (The Big Picture)
  • Fuckin’ Tom Petty, man. What’s next? (Rolling Stone)
  • Why factor portfolios should be global in nature. (quantpedia)
  • Slack’s CEO has big plans for using AI to keep people from getting overwhelmed by information (technologyreview)
  • The real problem with credit reports is the astounding number of errors (brookings.edu)
  • Financialized commodity futures are no longer the attractive diversifier they used to be. (etf)
  • The case for volatility risk premium strategies remains. (etf)
  • Diversification need not mean own the whole market. (fortunefinancialadvisors)
  • Warren Buffett’s latest investment – truck stops (Bloomberg)
  • How tactical asset allocation strategies performed in September. (allocatesmartly)
  • How introverts can approach (and thrive) at big social and professional events. (hunterwalk)
  • Why TAA is a reasonable approach in overvalued markets. (investingforaliving.us)
  • When modeling retirement income there are diminishing returns to complexity. (rivershedge.blogspot)
  • Look out crypto-fans, here comes Goldman Sachs ($GS)! (wsj)
  • How to survive a children’s birthday party as an introvert. (quietrev)
  • Shining Light on Hefty Fees to Outside Managers of Public Pension Funds (njspotlight)
  • America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts (vox)
  • What happens when you combine $VIX signals and trend? (alphaarchitect)
  • Don’t believe the hype: hedge funds are not on the comeback. (bloomberg)
  • Historical returns can be a dangerous shortcut when forecasting returns. (researchaffiliates)
  • StockTwits sentiment can help identify volatility states. (alphaarchitect)
  •  How to Prevent Gun Deaths? Where Experts and the Public Agree (nytimes)
  •  5 Things Active Fund Managers Should Do (bloomberg)
  • Hedge funds keep accidentally naming themselves after gory, swindling, incestuous Greek gods (qz)
  • YogaWorks ($YOGA) is the epitome of a ‘broken IPO.’ (bloomberg)
  • Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKA) is getting into the truck stop business. (wsj)
  • The US dollar is entering a seasonally strong period. (topdowncharts)
  • South Korea’s Looming Crisis (project-syndicate)
  • How to combine commodity return factors into a portfolio. (acfr.aut.ac.nz)
  • Hedge funds love to flip ICOs. (bloomberg)
  • A primer on machine learning for investors. (alphaarchitect)
  • How Active Fund Managers Can Get Their Groove Back (bloomberg)
  • There are still very few signs of recession. (pragcap)
  • The Story of the USS Pension Fiasco (institutionalinvestor)
  • How tactical asset allocation strategies performed in September. (allocatesmartly)

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