10/07/15 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Bernanke Pins Weak Recovery on Congress (nytimes)
  • Viacom is a zombie (New York Times)
  • Some signs of risk-on behavior. (thereformedbroker)
  • High profit margins as a market headwind. (thefelderreport)
  • What cities Americans are moving to and leaving. (newgeography)
  • Microsoft ($MSFT) is trying to make tablets and laptops exciting again. (newyorker)
  • Young Americans are giving up on getting rich. (bloomberg)
  • Most Americans Get ‘Free Stuff’ From The Government (fivethirtyeight)
  • Whoa, Spotify could make Howard Stern a billion-dollar guy (Jason Calcanis)
  • Four things to do before retirement. (wsj)
  • NY State Attorney General wants some more information about WTF is going on with fantasy sports betting (New York Times)
  • In Praise of the Dead (Investors): Fidelity’s “study” rings true, whether it exists or not. (news.morningstar)
  • The Disturbing Reason This 20-Year-Old Calculator Is Still on Every Student’s Desk (mic)
  • Morgan Stanley: OK, you can buy the metals stocks now. Whoa. (MoneyBeat)
  • Beware of the liquidity delusion (ft)
  • How to stress-test your financial life. (nytimes)
  • Downsizing your home is both frightening and liberating. (nytimes)
  • For 40 years, no one knew this woman discovered a malaria cure. Now she’s won a Nobel (vox)
  • 15 pieces of financial advice from a former banker. (businessinsider)
  • You will never fully get rid of pricing issues with mutual funds. (alephblog)
  • This rally is being led by cyclical stocks. (crossingwallstreet)
  • Charley Ellis Foresees a 401(k) Crisis (news.morningstar)
  • The sequence of returns matter. (paulried)
  • A great list of stuff you shouldn’t care about. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • What’s holding back the single family housing market? (calculatedriskblog)
  • Good luck trying to predict future profit margins. (pragcap)
  • The Saudi Prince raises his stake in Twitter to 5%. Guess he likes Jack. (Bloomberg)
  • What’s different about this pullback? (ivanhoff)
  • Daily fantasy sports has a fairness problem. (wsj)
  • Are comments worth the bother? (fortune)
  • Stocks and indexes do not spend much time at the average. (theirrelevantinvestor.wordpress)
  • How the super-wealthy plan to stay that way. (bloomberg)
  • Poor people are getting horrible investment advice. (qz)
  • Investment consultants are not the solution, they are part of the problem. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • The Apple ($AAPL) Watch is being severely underestimated. (aboveavalon)
  • The struggle over Viacom ($VIA) is in now in the open. (wsj)
  • Whoa, InBev’s $104 billion bid for SABMiller (Fortune)
  • What that chip in your credit card means for you. (bloomberg)
  • Consumer banking fees continue to rise. (buzzfeed)
  • Baby boomers have no idea what they’re doing with retirement planning (marketwatch)
  • Just a reminder that lotteries are evil. (fusion)
  • On the importance of looking under the hood of your sector ETF. (crossingwallstreet)
  • Times are tough for international diversification. Why you should keep the faith. (vanguardblog)
  • Money issues are a huge problem in long-term relationships. (alephblog)
  • Modern Trader Magazine—the essential journal for professional traders and active investors. Check out this special subscription offer including a free investment classic! (moderntrader)
  • Do female investors need an investing platform all their own? (institutionalinvestor)
  • How petrodollars get recycled into securities. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Whoa, do NOT miss this Reid Hoffman profile at New Yorker (New Yorker)
  • Bernanke: GOP Congressman are why I’m no longera Republican (qz)
  • Just how far the market has pushed off prospects of a Fed rate hike. (capitalspectator)
  • Don’t lose too much sleep over Wall Street pay. (New York Post)
  • Nobel Laureates We’d Like To Forget (news.nationalgeographic)

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