10/05/16 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Paul Ryan, so handsome, so sad: “He wishes someone else could take the cup from him. … I’d say ‘weary martyr’ is a good way to describe him.”&#xA0 (buzzfeed)
  • Hedge funds need to articulate their ability above and beyond multi-factor funds. (abovethelaw)
  • Why does value investing work? (acquirersmultiple)
  • Here is a way to boost yield: lower fund fees. (blogs.barrons)
  • The mystery of why left-handers are so much rarer (bbc)
  • Financial advisors need to lose the jargon. (morningstar)
  • Beware the seduction of the "false hope of financial independence." (pointsandfigures)
  • Why has the term premium plunged? (capitalspectator)
  • Divorce is a financial disaster in retirement. (bloomberg)
  • Seven pieces of financial wisdom that aren’t all that smart. (marketwatch)
  • A new weapon in the fight against cancer: sticky nanoparticles (weforum)
  • Elon Musk: A Million Humans Could Live on Mars By the 2060s (news.nationalgeographic)
  • The case for indexing in less-efficient markets. (beta.morningstar)
  • Twilight for the sawfish (hakaimagazine)
  • When Silicon Valley says no, Washington bureaucrats say yes (bloomberg)
  • Does your manager eat his own cooking? (mebfaber)
  • Google ($GOOGL) is trying to come to terms with an "assistant-centric world." (stratechery)
  • How to maximize your credit card benefits. (nytimes)
  • Manhattan apartment sales plunge 20% (bloomberg)
  • The Failed Philosophy Behind the NJ Train Crash (medium)
  • Blackrock ($BLK) is cutting fees even further on a dozen ETFs. (wsj)
  •  Musk’s Mars moment: Audacity, madness, brilliance — or maybe all three (arstechnica)
  • Seth Godin, "You can’t do both. Either you dazzle with as much hype as you can get away with, or you invest in delighting people, regardless of how difficult it is." (sethgodin.typepad)
  • 10 reasons you likely are not a value investor. (latticework)
  •  New Jersey Train Crash Heightens Rail-Safety Concerns (wsj)
  • True diversifiers eliminate the need for market timing. (longboardfunds)
  • The point of life is not to be happy, it is to be useful. (medium)
  • There is now a smart beta REIT ETF. (blogs.barrons)
  • ADP showed a 154,000 rise in private employment in September. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Three steps to slow down your financial decision making. (blog.cordantwealth)
  • Economic expansions keep getting longer. (pragcap)
  • Diversity as an activist investor strategy. (nytimes)
  • What it’s like to leave Goldman Sachs ($GS). (news.efinancialcareers)
  • How 1.5 million connected cameras were hijacked to make an unprecedented botnet (motherboard.vice)
  • Should you buy a mattress online? (recode)
  • What you read, changes your brain. (medium)
  • Acquisition was always Plan B for Twitter ($TWTR). (vanityfair)
  • A Dozen Things You Can Learn by Reading “The Success Equation” by Michael Mauboussin (25iq)
  • Just the good stuff from Google’s launch event (digg)
  • Fermi Finds Record-Breaking Binary in Galaxy Next Door (nasa.gov)
  • Buffett and Munger, a study in simplicity: All I want to know is where I’m going to die so I’ll never go there (hurricanecapital.wordpress)
  •  The Internet of Things sucks so bad even “amateurish” malware is enough (motherboard.vice)
  • The benefits of a donor-advised fund. (bankers-anonymous)
  • If you are mulling a career change due to the fiduciary rule you are probably in the wrong career. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • One year the Jack Dorsey era at Twitter ($TWTR) has been a disappointment, takeover talk aside. (wired)
  • Amazon has launched Prime Reading with access to magazines and books. (thenextweb)

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