10/22/17 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Tom Petty: Friends and Bandmates on His Life and Legacy (rollingstone)
  • The curious case of the $629 Band-Aid (art19)
  • Putting a value on how much Amazon Prime has added to Amazon ($AMZN). (aswathdamodaran.blogspot)
  • Just how clearly does company management think about share buybacks? (humbledollar)
  • We Should Be Talking About the Effect of Climate Change on Cities: But we’re not. Instead, the effects on cities tend to be edited out or statistically minimized (longreads)
  • There is no shortage of bearish commentators today, or three years ago, or six years ago…. (thereformedbroker)
  • The stock market is horribly overbought. (pensionpartners)
  • Still relatively few signs of an economic recession. (econbrowser)
  • It’s amazing mutual funds can perform this badly and still exist. (beta.morningstar)
  • Is it still a hedge fund if it charges a 0% performance fee? (wsj)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Everyone’s Mad at Google and Sundar Pichai Has to Fix It (bloomberg)
  • How to make a better PowerPoint presentation. (ft)
  • The case for health care stocks. (fortunefinancialadvisors)
  • The future of money: How cryptocurrencies with real backing will become the ultimate disruptive technology (caymanfinancialreview)
  • How the ‘smart money’ is playing cryptocurrencies. (thereformedbroker)
  • The Secret History of FEMA (wired)
  • If decision making were easy everyone would do it well. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • A great example of the sunk cost fallacy. (cacophonyandcheese)
  • A take on just how different the world was back in October 1987. (albertbridgecapital)
  • Why a rules-based Fed is one destined to fail. (bloomberg)
  • Abnormal Returns appeared in the 2017 RiversHedge Best-of Awards. (rivershedge.blogspot)
  • Has the US shale revolution peaked? (ft)
  • Bearish sentiment is nearly nonexistent. (jlfmi.tumblr)
  • The Citigroup Economic Surprise Indices were not built to forecast the stock market. (disciplinedinvesting.blogspot)
  • Facebook ($FB) Messenger now sends money via PayPal ($PYPL). (venturebeat)
  • The shareholder base of MLPs is shifting. (sl-advisors)
  • Why Black Monday was such a surprise. (sigma-squared)
  • Low volatility reigns supreme. (capitalspectator)
  • Early or late? That is the question with Bitcoin. (wsj)
  • How Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Drives Relentless Forward Thinking (fortune)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • Multilevel-marketing companies like LuLaRoe are forcing people into debt and psychological crisis (qz)
  • What CEOs had to say about the economy this week. (avondaleam)
  • Five lessons learned from Black Monday. (beta.morningstar)
  • 15 cheap potentially transformational technology companies. (beta.morningstar)
  • Alex Gurivich, "despite the rise and fall of various alt coins and fork considerations, “time” works FOR bitcoin, not AGAINST it. Every day it doesn’t disappear, it gets one step closer to a permanent status of digital gold." (alexgurevich.tumblr)

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