10/27/17 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • What to Do With Dead Malls: Brick-and-mortar stores are closing at unprecedented rates, creating vast real estate wastelands. But all that empty space offers a blank slate to reinvent retail (wsj)
  • How Snapchat Has Kept Itself Free of Fake News (bloomberg)
  • FEMA Had a Plan for Responding to a Hurricane in Puerto Rico — But It Doesn’t Want You to See It (propublica)
  • Notes from the Capitalize for Kids Conference 2017. (marketfolly)
  • Q3 GDP came in at 3.0%. (capitalspectator)
  • Meb Faber talks with Phil DeMuth about how to minimize your investment taxes. (mebfaber)
  • Urban Carmel, "Conflating prominent, but rare, events with high probability is an ongoing impediment to better investment returns." (fat-pitch.blogspot)
  • Looking for reasons behind the recent MLP sell-off. (sl-advisors)
  • Why tilting the odds in your favor matters. (beta.morningstar)
  • Unconstrained bond funds really haven’t outperformed. (bloomberg)
  • Perma-bears are not playing the odds. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • The US is not in a housing bubble but some markets are bubblicious. (urban)
  • How to describe evidence-based investing in 10 words or less. (bpsandpieces)
  • Meb Faber talks with Toby Carlisle about the challenges of value investing. (mebfaber)
  • Four ways to change 401(k) plans for the better (marketwatch)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Jim Ross, the executive vice president of State Street Global Advisors and chairman of global SPDRs. (ritholtz)
  • The next big step for behavioral economics is putting its findings into practice. (freakonomics)
  • Bill Simmons talks with the king of the modern horror film Jason Blum. (theringer)
  • Will the securities industry get ‘tokenized’? (bloomberg)
  • What is the role of an American Express ($AXP) in a payment-obsessed world? (economist)
  • JC Parets talks with Phil Pearlman about market psychology. (technicalanalysisradio)
  • Why being a card carrying member of FinTwit is so worth it. (allaboutyourbenjamins)
  • Aimee Keane chats with urban studies theorist Richard Florida about his latest book, "The New Urban Crisis." (ftalphaville.ft)
  • A Trillion-Dollar Hedge Against the U.S. Retirement Crisis (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • The market prefers when companies fight back against disruption. (businessinsider)
  • Brett McKay talks with Ty Tashiro author of "Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome." (artofmanliness)
  • Need a pop in your stock? Add blockchain to the title. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • How listening to a podcast could ruin your run. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Tim Urban of ‘Wait, But Why" fame. (investorfieldguide)
  • Can Google Build a City? We’re About to Find Out. (slate)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is now threatening the retail pharmacy business. (bloomberg)
  • Dan Roberts talks with Rich Cohen author of "The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse." (acast)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Paul Wilmott author of "The Money Formula: Dodgy Finance, Pseudo Science, and How Mathematicians Took Over the Markets." (ritholtz)
  • How to Tell If Your Wine Shop Is Any Good (bloomberg)
  • George Pearkes talks with Guillermo Roditi Domínguez, a founder and managing director of New River Investments. (bespokepremium)
  • Bill Miller likes Bitcoin. (blogs.wsj)
  • A talk with Brian Merchant author of "The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone." (ft)
  • Hackers are harnessing computers to mine Bitcoin. (wsj)
  • How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them: Adam Bryant has interviewed 525 chief executives through his years writing the Corner Office column. Here’s what he has learned. (nytimes)
  • Private equity has stubbed its toe on retailers. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is no longer America’s favorite company. (theverge)
  • There’s nothing wrong with Morningstar’s ($MORN) star system except how some people use it. (bloomberg)
  • Why CVS ($CVS) may want to buy Aetna ($AET). (wsj)
  • Supersized Family Farms Are Gobbling Up American Agriculture (wsj)
  • A Freakonomics look at the demonization of gluten. (freakonomics)
  • Americans love weed, except for the politicians. (fivethirtyeight)
  • The future of investing is 0.0%. (bloomberg)

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