10/07/16 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Merrill Lynch is getting rid of commission-based business in its IRAs. (thereformedbroker)
  • Warren Buffett is going to have another pile of cash to invest as Mars takes control of Wrigley. (nytimes)
  • Why Janus Capital ($JNS) is a value stock. (beta.morningstar)
  • Huge egos undermine star fund managers (marketwatch)
  • What just caused the Sterling flash crash overnight? (Telegraph)
  • A nice shout out for Abnormal Returns talking about "trusted filters." (bpsandpieces)
  • Flash Crash of the Pound Baffles Traders With Algorithms Being Blamed (Bloomberg)
  • Fibonacci Voodoo On Gold (Price Action Lab)
  • Fred Wilson has thrown his support to the Cubs. (avc)
  • Ratings Fumble for NFL Surprises Networks, Advertisers: So far this season, viewership on major networks is down about 10% from last season (wsj)
  • Trucking companies are having a hard time attracting drivers. (marginalrevolution)
  • Sunday night should be fun (Politico)
  • Here’s how much the ETF industry makes. (etf)
  • Lessons learned from producing a handful of episodes. (investorfieldguide)
  • Meb Faber talks with Gregg Fisher talk about finding the best investment strategy for you. (mebfaber)
  • It would be tough to shut down all the Sears and Kmart stores. (bloomberg)
  • Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen explains how AI will change the world (vox)
  • Lower for the longer: is the tide turning? (monevator)
  • The whole small government/big government argument has gotten tired. Russ Roberts talks with John Cochrane. (econtalk)
  • The parallels between automation and indexing. (finance.yahoo)
  • SnapChat is planning a big 2017 IPO. (wsj)
  • Robin Powell talks with Informed Choice Radio’s Martin Bambford. (evidenceinvestor.co.uk)
  • The Smart Person’s Guide to Paying Taxes: Snippets from candidate tax returns offer lessons in aggressive deduction strategies.&#xA0 (bloomberg)
  • Dostoyevsky by way of 30 Rockefeller Center: Norm Macdonald’s Memoir Is Brilliant, But Is It True? (wsj)
  • A talk with Alton Brown author of "EveryDayCook." (bigthink)
  • Here’s What Closing Sears and Kmart Would Look Like (bloomberg)
  • Demand for Cubs playoff tickets is steep. (marketwatch)
  • The Most Overlooked Trait of Investing Success (collaborativefund)
  • The beauty of (successful) Cubs baseball as the ultimate distraction. (indystar)
  • Tech is the new utilities. (capitalspectator)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Morgan Housel. (investorfieldguide)
  • The politics of race have now gripped every major European country (Buzzfeed)
  • Tyler Cowen talks with Ezra Klein about a range of topics including the use of VR in journalism. (medium)
  • The ETF war continues: Charles Schwab ($SCHW) cuts fees on five ETFs. (wsj)
  • The three most important questions in investing. (pensionpartners)
  • Dan Harris talks with Tony Wright a man who was exonerated after 25 years in prison. (player.fm)
  •  Endgame: What would happen if football died? (si)
  • Michael Covel talks with Chris Voss author of "Never Split the Difference." (trendfollowing)
  • Drew Voros talks with Rick Redding CEO of the Index Industry Association. (etf)
  • September represented another decent jobs report. (calculatedriskblog)
  •  Election Update: Maybe It’s Time For Ohio And Pennsylvania To Part Ways (fivethirtyeight)
  • Russ Roberts talks with Cathy O’Neil author of "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy." (econtalk)
  • Why hasn’t the corporate bond market become automated yet? (bloomberg)
  • T+2 is coming! (allaboutalpha)
  • Ben Carlson, "The whole point of a checklist is to plan things out in advance so you know how to react." (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The San Antonio Spurs Are Coached to Think for Themselves (wsj)
  • Cardiff Garcia talks with Ryan Avent about his new book "The Wealth of Humans." (ftalphaville.ft)
  • The safe stock reversal is here. (blog.abglobal)
  • The World’s 50 Best Bar awards is out. Time to get drinking (bloomberg)
  • Why Twitter ($TWTR) should remain independent. (techcrunch)
  • Is Deutsche Bank ($DB) now a buy? (aswathdamodaran.blogspot)

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