11/03/15 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • William Bernstein on the attraction of precious metals equities. (news.morningstar)
  • “Don’t buy VC backed IPOs until 1-2 years after their debut on public exchanges.” (ibankcoin)
  • Two studios, Disney ($DIS) and Universal, have dominated this year’s box office. (washingtonpost)
  • The continued case for Micron ($MU) stock. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Why Tim Ferriss is quitting the startup game (for now). (fourhourworkweek)
  • In a bull market all tactical strategies are going to look bad. (priceactionlab)
  • Apple’s giant cash pile—and everything you need to know about it (qz)
  • What’s Uber worth? Why it matters for fund investors. (news.morningstar)
  • A Q&A with Chris Sacca of Lowercase Capital. (mashable)
  • What it takes to start your own venture capital fund. (medium)
  • The Hidden Reasons People Spend Too Much (wsj)
  • Why aren’t gasoline prices lower? (wsj)
  • A new theory on why real interest rates are so low: portfolio diversification. (marginalrevolution)
  • Goldman: Nearly 25% of all annual buyback activity happens, on average, in the final two months of the year (MoneyBeat)
  • That time Tracy and Izzy tried to trade physical crude oil with each other (Bloomberg)
  • Did all the ‘Shark Tank’ investors make a mistake investing in this drone startup? (slate)
  • Investing in startups isn’t for everyone. (pointsandfigures)
  • Activision Blizzard ($ATVI) is buying Candy Crush maker King Digtal ($KING). (nytimes)
  • In defense of short sellers. (thereformedbroker)
  • William Bernstein: here’s where the investments are “good and cheap” (Morningstar)
  • What to do if you have been approached for an acquisition? (shockwaveinnovations)
  • Should driverless cars kill their own passengers to save a pedestrian? (qz)
  • How rate hikes could affect startup investing (valuations). (pointsandfigures)
  • LOL Amazon trolling Barnes & Noble so hard right now (Seattle Times)
  • The Tech Bust of 2015 (blog.samaltman)
  • ESPN should have killed Grantland earlier. (poynter)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is opening a brick and mortar store. (washingtonpost)
  • Here’s how the Chinese send billions abroad to buy homes (Bloomberg)
  • Silicon Valley has poured a lot of money into secondhand clothes startups. (bloomberg)
  • Jeb Can’t Fix It: Bush’s campaign reboot flops as Twitter demolishes his dopey new slogan (rawstory)
  • Must-read: Here’s How Much QE Helped Wall Street Steamroll Main Street (Bloomberg)
  • US population trends are more positive than China’s. (marketwatch)
  • This bull market has been built on continued fears of a financial crisis. (pragcap)
  • How Laypeople Understand Economics (papers.ssrn)
  • How our perception of time affects our investing. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • More companies are using ‘adjusted EBITDA’ in their SEC filings. (footnoted)
  • Middle aged white Americans death rates are going up. (vox)
  • How Uber’s Autonomous Cars Will Destroy 10 Million Jobs and Reshape the Economy by 2025 (zackkanter)
  • Vice Media is so hot right now (Wall Street Journal)
  • 30 pieces of VC jargon you should know. (medium)
  • Boston stock pickers see glimmer of hope (bostonglobe)
  • 25 years of hedge fund behemoth Citadel. (nytimes)
  • What happens when you overpay for the NFL: expect more cuts at ESPN. (forbes)
  • How Jeb Bush Lost The Internet (buzzfeed)
  • Startup or corporate job? It is often a tough call for recent college grads. (pointsandfigures)

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