10/21/15 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • 10 pieces of financial advice for a newborn son. (fool)
  • Charles Schwab ($SCHW) continues to attract assets to its Intelligent Portfolios platform. (investmentnews)
  • Why you should check out your broker on BrokerCheck. (papers.ssrn)
  • Understanding the volatility of Treasury bond returns (ETF.com)
  • Automating your finances only takes so far. At some point you need to notice what you are doing. (nytimes)
  • What do you mean when you are talking about “returns”? (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Credit Suisse auctions off its “private bankers” (brokers) to Wells Fargo (Reuters)
  • Gold’s Role as Safe-Haven Investment Wanes (wsj)
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘Massive Change’ Is Coming to the Auto Industry (recode)
  • The story of how First Data ($FDC) came back to market. (fortune)
  • Defying a Taboo, Trump Condemns George W. Bush for 9/11 attacks (newsweek)
  • Brand name IPOs, like Ferrari ($RACE) are still getting done. (wsj)
  • Money has been flowing out of high yield bond funds all year. (ft)
  • The Freedom Caucus’ Unprecedented Insurgency: At least since the Civil War, there hasn’t been a faction fighting both parties at the same time. (politico)
  • Why a Yum Brands ($YUM) break-up makes sense. (nytimes)
  • What to expect from Draghi & Co tomorrow (Wall Street Journal)
  • Yahoo is still a melting iceberg (New York Times)
  • On the difference between a portfolio manager and portfolio management. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • It’s almost as if the Fed were designed to confound explanation of it (New York Times)
  • Low rates are here to stay. (bloombergview)
  • NY Fed’s Dudley says too early to think about a rate rise (reuters)
  • 9 ways in which introverts can make it work for them. (inc)
  • Why the newly rich love to blow money on tangible items like real estate. (investingcaffeine)
  • Saudis Risk Draining Financial Assets in 5 Years (Bloomberg)
  • The future of fantasy sports depends on this one question (washingtonpost)
  • Why you shouldn’t be surprised that yieldcos ran into trouble. (alphabaskets)
  • Don’t be an index fund zealot. It is fees that matter. (maliceforall)
  • Is Wall Street eating your 401(k) returns? (npr)
  • The best argument for the Fed to raise rates right now is capital misallocation. (pointsandfigures)
  • The shadiest hedge fund with the best returns (Bloomberg)
  • Why Google Ventures didn’t invest in Theranos (businessinsider)
  • Nobody cares how hard you work. (99u)
  • There is an inherent problem with the short $VIX complex. (zerohedge)
  • Equity market performance is highly correlated with credit spreads. (econompicdata.blogspot)
  • Yahoo ($YHOO) is need of new strategic leadership. (realmoney.thestreet)
  • A little school called Harvard tops BusinessWeek’s list of the top business schools for 2015. (bloomberg)
  • Always be skeptical when looking at historical returns. (mebfaber)
  • How to fix the “broken” ETF market. (etf)
  • Do you have any idea how much you are paying in investment fees? (mebfaber)
  • Fed’s Williams Sees Reasons to Increase Rates Soon and Slowly (bloomberg)
  • Why companies SHOULD offer earnings guidance. (alephblog)
  • New hope for cancer medicine: Researchers have found a way to fine-tune treatments that use a patient’s own immune system to attack cancer. (cosmosmagazine)
  • Dry Powder (theirrelevantinvestor.wordpress)
  • The Ideological Flip Over Shareholder Primacy and Corporate Citizenship (clsbluesky.law.columbia.edu)
  • Where did all the tech IPOs go? (fortune)
  • A timeline of some of the best investment books (pretty sure Mike’s read all of these) (Irrelevant Investor)
  • Don’t expect too much from sustainable investing strategies. (bloomberg)
  • Companies are nudging their employees to save more for retirement. (wsj)

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