10/11/17 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Photos of California’s Destructive Santa Rosa Wildfires (theatlantic)
  • Vanguard’s momentum is simply breathtaking. (wsj)
  • Why is it so hard to ditch Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook? (wired.co.uk)
  • Economic disruptions disproportionately affect small cities. (nytimes)
  • This is how to change a Brexit voter’s mind: Post-rationalization, selective perception and confirmation bias are in the way (independent.co.uk)
  • Social Security: Why don’t more people wait to claim benefits at age 70? (usatoday)
  • Momentum is the leading US factor over the past year. (capitalspectator)
  • Family offices risk getting in over their head with alts. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • How Americans differ by age cohort. (visualcapitalist)
  • Is the lack of ‘cowboys’ helping to cause low market volatility? (thereformedbroker)
  • How behavioral finance has changed how we design retirement plans. (blogs.wsj)
  • Episode 3 of Hash Power is up with a look at the complex future of the blockchain. (investorfieldguide)
  • Much can we trust the research on the value of financial advisors? (kitces)
  • What to do when your 401(k) plan is wanting. (humbledollar)
  • Adam Rogers, "Cities are not immortal. Economics and wars can kill them, but so can storms and fires. That’s especially true if cities aren’t built to resist—if cities are built in ways that make the change worse instead of fighting it." (wired)
  • The Plot to Overthrow the All-America Research Team (institutionalinvestor)
  • You always have to pay yourself first. (humbledollar)
  • Two characteristics that successful advisors have. (danielsolin)
  • If you’ve won the retirement savings game, stop playing. (humbledollar)
  • The perceived (and actual) value of an advisor’s services can be very different. (onepercentdecisions)
  • Ten questions about estate planning. (humbledollar)
  • Four negative signs for American retirement. (beta.morningstar)
  • How Earthworms Discovered America (bloomberg)
  • A 529 plan flowchart. (alphaarchitect)
  • Why does FINRA have an investment portfolio? (alphabaskets)
  • How the New Math of Gerrymandering Works (nytimes)
  • The retirement crisis is above all a women’s crisis. (economist)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) just introduced a waterproof Kindle Oasis. (engadget)
  • Four lessons the asset management industry can learn from insurance? (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • The Russell 2000 just keeps chugging higher. (quantifiableedges)
  • A reminder that small changes at a huge operation can yield significant savings. (cnbc)
  • The blockchain is emotional for financial incumbents. (fortune)
  • Honeywell ($HON) to split into two companies. (wsj)
  • Why the Apple ($AAPL) Genius Bar is different. (slate)
  • The Nikkei is at a 21-year high. (nytimes)
  • On the danger of solely focusing on dividend yields. (blog.alliancebernstein)
  • The US military is revamping its retirement plan. (wsj)
  • Is there a big money manager left who doesn’t have a robo-advisor solution? (qz)
  • Tech is changing the geographic nature of the investment management industry. (cfapubs)
  • Four positive signs for American retirement. (beta.morningstar)
  • The suburbs and cities are converging. (bloomberg)
  • Why you should get a flu shot. (popsci)
  • A decade in charts: U.S. stocks prove their long-term value (ft)
  • Blackrock ($BLK) now manages nearly $6 trillion in assets. (bloomberg)

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