10/29/15 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Liquid alts are marginally better than their hedge fund brethren. (ft)
  • London’s real estate market is the most overheated. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Why the Japanese Yen is headed lower. (athrasher)
  • What the drop in Valeant’s stock says about hedge funds’ herd mentality (fortune)
  • Chicago is experiencing a tech brain drain. (chicagotribune)
  • The logical end of publicly traded private equity firms is them going private at some point. (nytimes)
  • A December rate hike is still on the table. (economistsview.typepad)
  • Top 100 CEO Retirement Savings Equals 41% of U.S. Families (bloomberg)
  • Yeah, Jeb Bush Is Probably Toast (fivethirtyeight)
  • Be careful when analyzing private equity returns. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The rise and fall of the .ly domain. (priceonomics)
  • How the big streaming boxes compare. (cnet)
  • Why you need to approach your investments from a goal-based perspective. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • The Fed is doing a decent job navigating the global economy. (pragcap)
  • Lessons from a lunch with T. Boone Pickens. (fool)
  • Who are better buyers: private equity or strategic buyers/ (ftalphaville.ft)
  • The US economy grew at a 1.5% rate in Q3. (blogs.wsj)
  • Apple TV: Everything We Know (macrumors)
  • Evanston, Illinois is doing a good job of going carless. (politico)
  • The Tantalizing Links between Gut Microbes and the Brain (scientificamerican)
  • Carl Icahn is right. Break up AIG ($AIG). (alephblog)
  • My latest edition of “Essential Listening” up at the Enterprising Investor blog with a look at Yahoo ($YHOO) management and the post-smartphone era. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • The new Apple ($AAPL) TV is firmly a part of the iOS ecosystem. (theverge)
  • What changed in the October FOMC statement. (alephblog)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are at multi-decade lows. (calculatedriskblog)
  • The story of the legendary house above the Comedy Store. (buzzfeed)
  • Meet the guy who pays out when some one hits a hole in one in a contest. (bloomberg)
  • Is It Really Better That Saddam’s Gone? Tony Blair offered a qualified apology for the Iraq War, but found it harder to say sorry for removing a dictator. (theatlantic)
  • We are moving from the age of disruption to the age of deployment. (reactionwheel)
  • Ted Cruz’s best moment of the debate was also completely wrong (vox)
  • The starter apartment is extinct in San Francisco and New York. (bloomberg)
  • The starter apartment is extinct in San Francisco and New York. (bloomberg)
  • The new Apple ($AAPL) TV is a “giant iPhone for your living room.” (wsj)
  • Judging the top 50 restaurants in the world is a ridiculous endeavor. (newyorker)
  • Duy:December Still Very Much A Live Meeting (economistsview.typepad)
  • Why you should trade sector ETFs instead of individual stocks. (blog.thinknewfound)
  • Inconsistent criticism and lunch with Ben Bernanke author of “The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath.”* (ft)
  • Welcome to the world of cloud seeding. (bloomberg)
  • The Homeownership Rate Is Near a 30-Year Low. Could It Be Hitting Bottom? (blogs.wsj)

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