11/11/15 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Tony Robbins is coming for high-fee 401(k) plans. (buzzfeed)
  • “Valuation matters. It just doesn’t matter all that much tomorrow or the next day.” (thereformedbroker)
  • Silver is down 10 days in a row. (shortsideoflong)
  • New York State AG: Fanduel and Draft Kings are illegal (New York Times)
  • The ETF price war continue with Charles Schwab ($SCHW) weighing in. (wsj)
  • Barnes & Noble put the local bookstore out of business. Robo-advisors will do the same to advisors. (thinkadvisor)
  • 5 takeaways from the GOP debate (Politico)
  • Bow down to the raw, unmitigated power of long-term compounded returns (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
  • What is SnapChat worth? (pointsandfigures)
  • Inside the murky world of financial advisor shows on the radio. (bostonglobe)
  • Dunning-Kruger in Groups (theness)
  • How to use deferred annuities in retirement. (barrons)
  • Mutual funds are cutting the value of their private investments. (nytimes)
  • How To Tell Good Studies From Bad? Bet On Them (fivethirtyeight)
  • “average index returns depend heavily on the relatively small set of winners.” (Bloomberg View)
  • Municipal Bonds Shine in Bleak Landscape (wsj)
  • Are You Superstitious? Are You Stupid? (bloomberg)
  • The iPad Pro is not for the average user. (theverge)
  • The AB Inbev ($BUD)-SABMiller deal is a go (for now). (bloomberg)
  • Is it moral to own stock in Coca-Cola ($KO)? (blogs.wsj)
  • Financial Engines ($FNGN) is expanding into brick-and-mortar with the acquisition of The Mutual Fund Store. (investmentnews)
  • A number of big companies are going to have to change how leases are reflected on their balance sheets. (wsj)
  • What should you do with a lump-sum distribution? (alephblog)
  • 9 hidden costs to owning a home. (businessinsider)
  • Apple’s Tim Cook declares the end of the PC and hints at new medical product (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Alibaba Smashes Singles’ Day Sales Record; on Track to Hit $13 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  • 10 ways to destroy your wealth. (business.financialpost)
  • Does the historical evidence support market-timing strategies based on valuations? (ETF.com)
  • No more fillings as dentists reveal new tooth decay treatment (theguardian)
  • Don’t call it robo-advising call it “algorithm-driven investments.” (washingtonpost)
  • The case for Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKA) is grossly undervalued. (businessinsider)
  • Trying to build an all-weather portfolio is a fool’s errand. (nytimes)
  • Gen X is becoming a force in wealth management. (thereformedbroker)
  • Debate Exposes the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party (bloomberg)
  • Merrill Lynch is going to get into the robo-advising game. (bloomberg)
  • Why the Fed is eager to raise rates now: surging consumer borrowing. (qz)
  • On the state of robo-advising including which VCs are investing. (medium)
  • Why management loves share buybacks. (bloombergview)
  • State Pensions Funding Gap: Challenges Persist (pewtrusts)
  • The Fed was once made up with bankers. Now it is filled with economists. (graphics.wsj)
  • Has the Fed waited too long? (economistsview.typepad)
  • A mostly positive review of the newly released iPad Pro. (wsj)
  • ‘Other People’s Money’: Mum and Dad Investors vs the Professionals (papers.ssrn)
  • For many an iPad Pro could be a Macbook replacement. (daringfireball)
  • Las Vegas is hot again. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Alibaba’s Singles Day Blowout Racks Up $5B in Sales in First 90 Minutes (Wired)
  • You really can build a simple portfolio. (monevator)
  • Are women best served by female advisors? (nytimes)
  • Robo-advisor Betterment now has $3 billion in AUM. (washingtonpost)
  • The #1 goal of hedge funds is to grow AUM. (ai-cio)
  • It’s time to start talking about inflation risks again to clients. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Inflation expectations can turn on a dime. (econbrowser)
  • Five charts that show the labor economy is still improving. (bonddad.blogspot)
  • The myRA program is finally here. (washingtonpost)
  • The Manual Gearbox Preservation Society: Do You Drive Stick? Fans of Manual Transmission Can’t Let Go (wsj)

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