11/28/17 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Why should we suspect that ETF investors will behave differently than others? (citywire.co.uk)
  • 13 lessons learned about the fund business. (beta.morningstar)
  • How cryptocurrencies are like Continental currencies. Seriously. (tomtunguz)
  • As Bitcoin Scrapes $10,000, an Investment Boom Like No Other (New York Times)
  • Why are property taxes so unpopular? (bloomberg)
  • Chicago is becoming quite the Bitcoin hub. (chicagobusiness)
  • Why now is a great time to diversify globally. (schwab)
  • A handful of quotes from Gene Fama. (review.chicagobooth.edu)
  • If you want to see what America would be like if it ditched net neutrality, just look at Portugal (businessinsider)
  • Holiday Sales Forecasts Still Stink (bloomberg)
  • Bitcoin will help fuel future technologies. (bloomberg)
  • Need things to worry about? Read this. (bloomberg)
  • Millennials are set to be the most unequal generation (qz)
  •  More than a Million Pro-Repeal Net Neutrality Comments Were Likely Faked (hackernoon)
  • Is This the End of the NFL? (nymag)
  • Don’t look now but international REITs are showing good 12-month performance. (capitalspectator)
  • A handful of solid investment rules will outperform a more complicated process. (ofdollarsanddata)
  • A Decade After the Crisis, King Dollar Is the World’s Tyrant (wsj)
  • Coinbase is not only the most popular crypto app it is also one of the most popular iPhone apps. (qz)
  • There are still a number of institutional hurdles for funds to invest in Bitcoin. (bloomberg)
  • The Tech Giants’ Secret War Against Fake News Is Too Secret (bloomberg)
  • The Internet Broke the Media, and There's No Turning Back (bloomberg)
  • It’s hard to argue with market breadth. (thereformedbroker)
  • Low yields are still a fixture on the investment landscape. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • Thirteen books to give this holiday season including "Tribe of Mentors" by Tim Ferriss. (medium)
  • "ETF promoters need to accept fee pressure as a permanent feature of the industry…" (institutionalinvestor)
  • Companies whose CEOs have daughters seem to do better on measures of social responsibility. (alphaarchitect)
  • How big a role does shorting play in anomaly research? (quantpedia)
  • People visiting U.S. stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday fell 4 percent from last year (wsj)
  • Index providers have a disproportionate effect on emerging markets. (bloomberg)
  • Billionaire Saudi prince learns he doesn’t have that many real friends after all (Bloomberg)
  • Excel, Microsoft ($MSFT) and the future. (bloomberg)
  • Barbara Novick, "Indexing is only one component of a diverse, robust and constantly innovating ecosystem." (wsj)
  • Q&A: Why a Value Investor Decided to Buy Bitcoin (Barron’s)
  • How to translate options-implied probabilities into real-world probabilities. (blog.thinknewfound)
  • Factor-based bond funds don’t look all that different than the competition. (institutionalinvestor)
  • How Traveling Back In Time Could Really, Physically Be Possible (medium)
  • I’m on the FCC. Please stop us from killing net neutrality (latimes)
  • Supply will eventually catch with demand for Bitcoin. (bloomberg)
  • The Bitcoin universe is much broader than it was a couple of years ago. (nytimes)
  • Pay attention, we are witnessing the first post-crisis mania. (thereformedbroker)
  • Fibonacci levels working out perfectly for crypto trading (All Star Charts)
  • Full-Throated Capitalist (l2inc)
  • You need to know the difference between your ‘investing pile’ and your ‘dumbass pile’ (pragcap)
  • Books about money worth giving as gifts including "The Opposite of Spoiled" by Ron Lieber. (getrichslowly)
  • Bitcoin futures: an (arbitrage) primer. (kiddynamitesworld)
  • What to Worry About in This Surreal Bull Market (Bloomberg)
  • Why did firms start increasingly pay dividends around 2000? (papers.ssrn)
  •  What Leonardo da Vinci Tells You About Bitcoin Prices (bloomberg)
  • Why isn’t the SEC cracking down on ICOs? (nytimes)
  • UBS exits the broker protocol (Investment News)
  • Where’s the Mutual Fund Deathwatch? (theetfeducator)
  • 29 books that people like to give away (or recommend). (farnamstreetblog)
  • Hooray for Fiona the Hippo, Our Bundle of Social-Media Joy (nytimes)
  • On the dangers of giving advice outside the mainstream. (beta.morningstar)
  • The US Mint charges a mint for proof gold and silver coins. (wsj)
  •  The S&P 500 Record Run No One Saw Coming (wsj)
  • Institutional investors are no better at trading than random. (etf)
  • Six Laws of Technology Everyone Should Know (wsj)
  • What’s going on with consumer tech this holiday season? (techpinions)
  • 11 books including, Peter Bernstein’s "Against the Gods," to understand investing. (ofdollarsanddata)
  • Attention, 401(k) investors: Own quality, purebred stocks (usatoday)
  • Is Amazon ($AMZN) a special case or the new norm? (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • SoftBank Bids to Buy Uber Shares for 30% Less Than Current Value (Bloomberg)
  • The climate has changed before. But this is different – look at the archaeological record (theguardian)
  • Businesses are not interested in taking on more bank loans. (wsj)
  • Beyond Modern Portfolio Theory: Liability-Driven Investment Strategies (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • The housing economy just continues to grind higher. (pragcap)
  • Private equity is taking off in Japan. (bloomberg)
  • How big a portfolio do you need to effectively capture factor exposures? (factorresearch)
  • What are we to make of the mushrooming number of indices wrought by self-indexing? (ft)
  • On the civil war between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. (bespokepremium)
  • 3 secrets to a more meaningful life. (bakadesuyo)
  • Wells Fargo Bankers, Chasing Bonuses, Overcharged Hundreds of Clients (Wall Street Journal)
  • Five ways to combat procrastination. (heleo)
  • All the ETFs affected by how S&P classifies global industries. (etf)
  • How Tecent could help Snap ($SNAP). (hans.vc)
  • Empirical economics is coming under some much needed (statistical) scrutiny. (bloomberg)
  • How DRW Holdings became a big-time Bitcoin trader. (wsj)
  • Exploring the sleight-of-hand managers use to tout active management. (etf)
  • What you should think when you see a pundit on TV. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Low inflation aside, the Fed is likely to hike rates again in December. (blogs.uoregon.edu)
  • Ousted for sexual misconduct, stars leave trail of unemployed in their wake (nbcnews)
  • On the difference between public and private safe assets. (libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed)
  • 12 secrets of FedEx drivers. (mentalfloss)
  • Is Your Stockpicker Lucky or Good? (wsj)
  • Uber vs. Lyft: Blood in the water (radiofreemobile)

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