10/28/15 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Law schools are lowering their admission standards. (nytimes)
  • Universities need to work with industry or get left behind. (washingtonpost)
  • The logic behind State Street ($STT) and Invesco ($IVZ) launching their own robo-advisors. (investmentnews)
  • I’m sorry, I can’t face being a doctor any more: My family and I won’t survive the junior doctor contract financially or personally – I’m giving up (theguardian)
  • You’ve been offered a lump sum payout. Should you take it? (bloomberg)
  • The Chinese are trying to buy Starwood Hotels (Wall Street Journal)
  • Why Apple’s going higher (Barron’s)
  • The 401(k) crisis is getting worse. (bloomberg)
  • U.S., Support for Tea Party Drops to New Low (gallup)
  • Two-step investment bets are usually a bad idea. (aqr)
  • Was there anything to be done to avoid the MLP disaster? (managed-futures-blog.attaincapital)
  • “Rather than focusing on perfection, look to minimize the errors.” (millennialplanners)
  • The Tech Giant Way to Do 401(k) (ai-cio)
  • What’s more important than having a lot of money? Not needing a lot of money. (blog.petetheplanner)
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals ($VRX) and the challenges of cloning hedge fund positions. (nytimes)
  • The knives are out for the ETF industry. (ft)
  • Expectations for Q3 GDP are still too high. (capitalspectator)
  • Apple’s ($AAPL) Q4 earnings in charts. (qz)
  • Start saving for college now. (nytimes)
  • Twitter ($TWTR) is having a hard time attracting new users. (buzzfeed)
  • On the insidious nature of hindsight bias in investing. (seeitmarket)
  • Mean Reversion, Small Sample Size and the Mets (rpseawright.wordpress)
  • Washington’s blockbuster budget deal could be the end of an era (businessinsider)
  • 5 bad reasons to invest. (bankers-anonymous)
  • You knew this was coming…an actively managed robo-advisor. (barrons)
  • How Goldman ($GS) and Morgan Stanley ($MS) are wooing the current crop of startups. (ft)
  • The upside of addressing climate change: Moving to a credible path away from disaster is imaginable and economically beneficial (ft)
  • Climate change will be an economic disaster for rich and poor, new study says (latimes)
  • An explanation for the mysterious rise in the prime age non-working population. (bonddad.blogspot)
  • Apple ($AAPL) should buy a university. (marginalrevolution)
  • Carl Icahn is urging a break up of AIG ($AIG). (nytimes)
  • Surviving the next downturn – meet with Ben Carlson in New York! (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
  • Baby Boomers underestimate what they need for retirement. (blogs.wsj)
  • Abenomics is doing just fine. (bloombergview)
  • Sizing up the Apple ($AAPL) TV. (sixcolors)
  • The market has pushed off a Fed rate hike well into 2016. (shortsideoflong)
  • Why Donald Trump Could Win the Republican Nomination (bloomberg)
  • Apple predicting record holiday quarter earnings after quarter trillion dollar year (9 to 5 Mac)
  • What the Superforecasters Say About When the Fed Will Lift Rates (Bloomberg)
  • On the hunt for the financial free lunch? Don’t. (washingtonpost)
  • China’s steel industry is in distress. (businessinsider)
  • Are emerging markets already responding to Fed rate hikes? (econbrowser)
  • Some estate planning basics. (blog.abglobal)
  • Nasdaq has acquired SecondMarkets in an attempt to push into the market for private shares. (techcrunch)
  • Six Key Signals for the U.S. Economy (Advisor Perspectives)
  • 6 facts about 529 plans. (news.morningstar)
  • Some (interesting) advice for Twitter ($TWTR). (interfluidity)
  • How bond trading startup TruMid plans to enhance liquidity. (businessinsider)
  • Apple’s Sales Forecast Indicates Another Record Holiday Quarter (bloomberg)
  • You can no longer work your way through college. (bloomberg)
  • Things have changed for the better for investors over the past 30 years. (vanguardblog)
  • Small cap outperformance: in search of a real-time track record. (theirrelevantinvestor.wordpress)
  • Analysts react to Twitter’s meh quarterly earnings call (Business Insider)

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