10/04/17 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The September ISM Non-manufacturing index was at 59.8%, up from 55.3% in August. (calculatedriskblog)
  • 30 undervalued stocks across all sectors. (beta.morningstar)
  • Our collective happiness on Twitter ($TWTR) is at a new low. (kottke)
  • What nonsense is this about "we need to wipe out Puerto Rico’s debt"? (Bloomberg)
  • The pricing for news is weird: either free or expensive. (ft)
  • The Permian Basin Still Has an Awful Lot of Oil (bloomberg)
  • Why short-sellers are gravitating to AMD (ValueWalk)
  • 55% of Americans don’t have access to a workplace retirement plan. (bloomberg)
  • A Q&A with Tobin McDaniel of Charles Schwab ($SCHW) on Schwab Intelligent Portfolios. (fsrankings)
  • Retirement planning for the self-employed. (genyplanning)
  • Reporter unmasks the legenedary hedge fund manager holding a billion in Puerto Rican debt (The Intercept)
  • Fidelity International is going to eliminate flat fund fees and shift toward a fulcrum model. (ft)
  • The argument for indexing is "broad indeed." (beta.morningstar)
  • Ford ($F), GM ($GM) and Tesla ($TSLA) can’t ALL win. (bloomberg)
  • MBAs want to go work for Amazon ($AMZN). (wsj)
  • Stockpile just raised a wad of VC cash to extend its gift cards for stock business. (wsj)
  • Does Even Mark Zuckerberg Know What Facebook Is? (nymag)
  • The case for getting rid of SSNs. (bloomberg)
  • How various factors have performed in 2017. (factorresearch)
  • Quietly, Congress extends a ban on CDC research on gun violence (pri)
  • How Microsoft ($MSFT) and Apple ($AAPL) took very different paths in media. (asymco)
  • Apple Music’s Long Game: Why Jimmy Iovine Thinks They’re "Not Even Close" to Success With Streaming (billboard)
  • Today’s students are not prepared to make major financial decisions. (visualcapitalist)
  • Managed futures have a unique correlation with global stock markets. (rcmalternatives)
  • Las Vegas: The harvest of unspeakably lax gun laws (latimes)
  • Spending too much? Here are some small (and big) steps to take to trim things back. (peterlazaroff)
  • U.S. household equity ownership is at near-record levels. Is that a worry? (marketwatch)
  • The quants ruined baseball (Wall Street Journal)
  • Why Flying J Truck Stops are a perfect fit for Warren Buffett. (bloomberg)
  • How a liability-driven investing approach would change your asset allocation. (beta.morningstar)
  • Why the need for advice never ends. (thereformedbroker)
  • Do alternatives have a place in target-date funds? (allaboutalpha)
  • Man, this Rex Tillerson story has it all… (NBC News)
  • Family offices are the new hedge funds. (institutionalinvestor)
  • How ESG can get integrated into passive mandates. (top1000funds)
  • The ADP private employment report for September showed 135,000 growth. (crossingwallstreet)
  • JPMorgan: Here’s what will cause the next crisis. Yes, the L word (Business Insider)
  • Ghostface Killah launches Initial Coin Offering seeking to raise $30 million (CNBC)
  • Is the gig economy the modern-day sweatshop? (daretodreambeyond)
  • Ric Edelman on how technology is changing how advisors do their jobs. (etf)
  • Another fund of funds want to challenge Buffett. (CNBC)
  • Debt Keeps Rising and Nothing Bad Happens (bloomberg)
  • Bold Eagles: Angry Birds Are Ripping $80,000 Drones Out of the Sky (wsj)
  • Once you start looking you start to see patterns in the financial media. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Research on how you should spend your money in retirement to boost happiness. (papers.ssrn)

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