11/01/17 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The best personal finance books for physicians. (whitecoatinvestor)
  • The PayPal Mafia of Self-Driving Cars Has Been at It a Decade (bloomberg)
  • Why the Dow Jones Industrial Average Crushed the S&P 500 in October (Wall Street Journal)
  • Why you need to look behind the ‘fee-only’ label. (blogs.wsj)
  • The Apple ($AAPL) iPhone X launch was ‘bizarre.’ (venturebeat)
  • Barry on Understanding Evidence Based Investing (ETF.com)
  • World’s witnessing a new Gilded Age as billionaires’ wealth swells to $6 trillion (theguardian)
  • Robinhood is coming to the web. (techcrunch)
  • Some common reasons why financial advisors’ businesses suffer. (smartleaf)
  • On the parallels between hiring a financial advisor and a personal trainer. (zoefin)
  • The pros and cons of structured notes. (beta.morningstar)
  • ADP private employment increased by 235k in October. (capitalspectator)
  • You are spending way too much time on your credit card rewards. (xkcd)
  • How much of the Japan rally is your ETF catching? (ETF.com)
  • Is Volatility A Good Predictor Of Financial Bubbles? (See It Market)
  • Robinhood now has in excess of 3 million customers. (dealbreaker)
  • Emerging markets equity led major asset class performance in October. (capitalspectator)
  • Both Fundamentally and Technically, 2017 Differs From 2000 and 2007 (fortunefinancialadvisors)
  • Wall Street is now bullish on oil once again (Wall Street Journal)
  • Why the 401(k) shouldn’t be how we organize retirement savings. (theatlantic)
  • A New Theory on Why SEC Workers Are Such Winning Stock Traders (Bloomberg)
  • Human garbage attacks New York, accomplishes nothing for his bullshit cause (Daily Mail)
  • There’s precedent for Amazon competing with so many companies. It doesn’t end well. (qz)
  • Harry Dent is a charlatan (ValueWalk)
  • Another month, another month of payoff to beta. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • The only metric for financial advisors is client retention. (thereformedbroker)
  • Why alternatives shouldn’t be a part of your portfolio. (peterlazaroff)
  • October Was a Month of Records in the Stock Market (MoneyBeat)
  • How some advisors use managed futures funds. (fa-mag)
  • "I want to quit": Fox News employees say their network’s Russia coverage was "an embarrassment" (money.cnn)
  • Where the wealthy get their financial news. (spectrem)
  • Bitcoin futures could mean lower volatility (wsj)
  • There is nothing magical about 401(k) plans but you still need a replacement. (bloomberg)
  • If you have a stock making new lows in this environment, it probably sucks (All Star Charts)
  • Why don’t more Americans use appreciated stock to fulfill charitable donations? (humbledollar)
  • A quick look at the Apple ($AAPL) iPhone X. (daringfireball)
  • Why stock-market bulls should be wary of rising tide of earnings shenanigans (marketwatch)
  • The End of QE Didn’t Kill The Bull Market. The Start of QT Won’t Either (The Fat Pitch)
  • The Truth About the 10 Biggest Brexit Myths (bloomberg)
  • Traditional economic indicators are no longer working. (bloomberg)
  • Nir Kaissar, "There’s a wide variation in TIAA’s fund fees." (bloomberg)
  • Ben on the increasing importance of the 401(k) (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
  • The ISM Manufacturing index for October was still strong. (calculatedriskblog)
  • How one allocator does manager research. (citywireusa)
  • Americans Are Officially Freaking Out (Bloomberg)
  • A financial advisor answers ’19 questions to ask your financial advisor.’ (basonasset)
  • Firms that do a good job explaining performance to clients are rewarded for it. (institutionalinvestor)
  • What Is My Podcast Obsession Doing to My Brain? (thecut)
  • You have to be disciplined to maximize credit card rewards. (humbledollar)
  • In praise of the CVS – Aetna merger (Morningstar)
  • It’s hard to argue against teaching kids more about money, earlier. (tonyisola)
  • Three big misconceptions about retirement savings. (caniretireyet)
  • How Apple ($AAPL) built the iPhone X. (mashable)
  • Funny people are more intelligent than their po-faced peers (theconversation)
  • How long should you plan to be in retirement? (obliviousinvestor)
  • Inside the Decline of Sears, the Amazon of the 20th Century: The latest sign of trouble for the retail icon comes from manufacturers demanding early payment and withholding products (wsj)
  • Why Bitcoin futures are a huge development for the hot money crowd. (dealbreaker)
  • The technological risk for most jobs is overblown. (vanguardblog)
  • What skills are asset managers looking for now? (news.efinancialcareers)
  • "After accounting for inflation and costs many more investors end up losing than winning." (Bloomberg View)
  • Why the asset management industry needs to take radical steps to increase diversity. (behaviouralinvestment)

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