10/30/15 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Eurozone unemployment just plunged at the fastest pace in over 8 years (Business Insider)
  • Theranos was such a great story that almost nobody bothered to look closely (New York Times)
  • Don’t outsource your research to third parties. (valueandopportunity)
  • Why the future of indexing will not be market cap-weighted (Investor Field Guide)
  • 15 years of Adwords. What people were searching for back then. (recode)
  • 99% of the time, we can expect S&P 500 returns to be between 20.57% and 1.49% (Greenspring)
  • How Theranos got so far with so little skepticism. (nytimes)
  • Car Repairs a Click Away, Without the Fuss and Bother (nytimes)
  • James Osborne talks with Jason Zweig author of “The Devil’s Financial Dictionary.”* (basonasset)
  • Should you work with your spouse? (gimletmedia)
  • Izzy explains the Nasdaq’s intentions to settle trades using the blockchain (FT Alphaville)
  • Quiz: Could You Cut It as an Art-Buying Billionaire? (bloomberg)
  • How the Fed plans to get rid of $3 trillion. (npr)
  • The Apple TV You’ve Always Wanted Is Finally Here (buzzfeed)
  • Eric Jackson on how to save Yahoo ($YHOO). (businessinsider)
  • Income equality is bad, but retirement equality is even worse (Bloomberg View)
  • No,Tax Cuts Still Don’t Pay for Themselves (nytimes)
  • Investors: Come meet Ben Carlson in NYC next month! (The Big Picture)
  • Mutual funds are having a hard time valuing their stakes in private companies. (wsj)
  • The case for a new bull market in sugar. (martinkronicle)
  • Jerrry Colonna talks with venture capitalist Brad Feld. (reboot.io)
  • Dave Nadig talks about the new ETFs that launched in 2015. (etf)
  • Of course there were deep ties between Goldman and the Valeant dealmaking machine (Bloomberg)
  • The Top GOP Contenders Have a Problem With the Truth, Not the Press (slate)
  • Brian Koppelman talks with comedian Judah Friedlander. (slate)
  • A small number of HFT firms dominate cash Treasury trading. (contrariancorner)
  • Why Pfizer ($PFE) is interested in Allergan ($AGN): taxes. (nytimes)
  • The Chicago Business Barometer jumped in October. (calculatedriskblog)
  • WisdomTree ($WETF) is buying the GreenHaven commodity ETFs. (blogs.barrons)
  • Before Paddles Are Even Raised, $1 Billion of Art Already Has Buyers (bloomberg)
  • Just how big is China’s non-performing loan problem? (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Cap-weighted index funds aren’t perfect. What is the alternative? (canadiancouchpotato)
  • How to Write a Great Quant Blog (quantstart)
  • Too much choice is stressing us out. (theguardian)
  • Byron Wien: Stocks Are Prey to Uncertainties (barrons)
  • Tim Ferriss talks with Marc Goodman author of “Future Crimes.”* (fourhourworkweek)
  • Why China is abandoning its one-child only policy. (washingtonpost)
  • Failed Investment Guy Lenny Dykstra Did Show Flashes Of Creativity (climateerinvest.blogspot)
  • Making the case for a bottom in oil (valueplays)
  • Why Is It So Hard To Save? U.K. Shows It Doesn’t Have To Be (npr)
  • How to be a good client (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
  • A asset manager-backed dark pool, Luminex, is set to launch absent HFTs. (wsj)
  • Bill Simmons is a podcasting god. (digiday)
  • Steven Dubner and James Altucher provide great advice to their younger self. (earwolf)
  • Where’s the replacement for the 60/40 portfolio? (institutionalinvestor)
  • Google ($GOOG) is going to fold Android with ChromeOS. (wsj)
  • Exchanges could slow down the HFTs…if they wanted to. (bloombergview)
  • Bill Simmons talks with writer/director Judd Apatow, author of “Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy.”* (soundcloud)
  • An interview with Barry Ritholtz. (ritholtz)
  • A lot of traders have piled into silver. (shortsideoflong)
  • The subadvisors of famed value fund Sequoia try to explain why 30% of their assets are invested in this shitshow (Sequoia Fund)
  • These are the assets the “super rich” leave behind when they die (Real Time Economics)
  • Marc Maron talks with singer/songwriter James Taylor. (wtfpod)
  • Can Detroit Beat Google to the Self-Driving Car? (bloomberg)
  • Hedge funds and the active management crisis (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Michael Martin talks with Steven Sears on people’s desire for easy, quick trades. (martinkronicle)

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