10/16/15 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Ari Weinberg talks about the many well-established money managers that are now entering the ETF business. (etfgurus)
  • Markets are trendless a lot of the time. (theirrelevantinvestor.wordpress)
  • How’s this for trolling: 7 ways Queens is better than all of Chicago (DNA Info)
  • No matter how you slice it inflation is running around 2%. (scottgrannis.blogspot)
  • A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you a happier person (businessinsider)
  • Dual class shares are the hot new thing for tech IPOs. (ft)
  • Terry Gross asks Berkeley Breathed why he is bring back his Bloom County comic strip. (npr)
  • Bethany McLean author of “Shaky Ground: The Strange Saga of the U.S. Mortgage Giants” joins Felix Salmon to talk Fannie and Freddie.* (slate)
  • In Search of the Science in Economics (bloombergview)
  • When Evidence Fails (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Why Twitter’s Dying (And What You Can Learn From It) (medium)
  • Real retail sales are still rising. (bonddad.blogspot)
  • Your muni portfolio has way too short a duration. (blogs.barrons)
  • Oh look, we’re playing “bad news is good news” again (Bloomberg)
  • Just how badly is the high yield market going to suffer from energy-related defaults? (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Things are getting kind of meta. A proposed ETF will choose stocks based on “Twitter sentiment.” (marketwatch)
  • On the importance of continuity in portfolio management. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Why Marco Arment make Overcast free. (marco)
  • 4 lessons companies can learn from how celebrities use social media. (wsj)
  • Weren’t Fannie and Freddie supposed to go away? Why they are still here. (washingtonpost)
  • The tale of Vince Kosuga who once tried to corner the futures market in onions…yes onions. (npr)
  • Jack Dorsey’s jargon-free firing memo, edited to remove the jargon (qz)
  • Flushed out? Emerging markets have caught a bid. (thereformedbroker)
  • Sean McLaughlin talks with self-taught trader Anne-Marie Baiynd. (blog.stocktwits)
  • It’s hard to see how an AB Inbev ($BUD) deal for SAB Miller goes through unscathed. (ft)
  • Chinese stock investors want back in the game (Wall Street Journal)
  • How The Apprentice Explains Donald Trump’s Campaign (bloomberg)
  • Why is Wall Street so addicted to Bloomberg terminals? (fivethirtyeight)
  • The role company inequality is playing in income inequality. (bloombergview)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is widening its use of RSUs. (washingtonpost)
  • Investors are lost and confused. “Why isn’t this a bear market”? (Bloomberg)
  • 6 networking tips for introverts. (avelist)
  • Overcast 2 is now a free app. It is so much better than Apple’s ($AAPL) podcasting app. (engadget)
  • Isis Inc.: how oil fuels the jihadi terrorists (ft)
  • Industrial production fell in September. (calculatedriskblog)
  • American Express ($AXP) has a Costco ($COST) problem. (bloomberg)
  • Where are the pension fund heroes? Even with perfect hindsight hedge funds still disappoint (ft)
  • Hedge funds are dropping like flies. (etf)
  • Y Combinator is inching towards becoming a full spectrum VC. (wsj)
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Have Officially Become Vietnam 2.0 (billmoyers)
  • What is the right allocation to alternatives? (managed-futures-blog.attaincapital)
  • Companies to Workers: Start Saving More—Or We’ll Do It for You (wsj)
  • Pockets of the brain fall asleep during parts of the day (Mental Floss)
  • Just how bubblicious is Silicon Valley at present? (npr)
  • Marc Maron talks with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Annie Baker. (wtfpod)
  • Why you can’t really give up on bonds. (theirrelevantinvestor.wordpress)

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