11/17/15 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Why do so many people hate this economic recovery? (bloombergview)
  • Lessons learned from successful founders. (calacanis)
  • Many of the NSA’s Loudest Defenders Have Financial Ties to NSA Contractors (theintercept)
  • Filings Show Rocky Quarter for Many Hedge Funds (nytimes)
  • Australia Gets Student Loans Right—and It Should Make Americans Very Jealous (slate)
  • The end of non-traded REITs is nigh. Hallelujah! (thereformedbroker)
  • Why are CEOs generally so mediocre? (ft)
  • Encrypted Messaging Apps Face New Scrutiny Over Possible Role in Paris Attacks (nytimes)
  • How Muni Bonds ‘Yield’ 4% in a 2% World (jasonzweig)
  • The email habits of Tim Cook, Bill Gates and 11 other highly successful people (businessinsider)
  • We will not see NextShares until next year. (blogs.barrons)
  • How Islamic State Teaches Tech Savvy to Evade Detection (wsj)
  • Is the energy sector a “buy”? (capitalspectator)
  • …and he joins Icahn in a bet on PayPal (Business Insider)
  • The tricky question of splitting equity. (medium)
  • US dollar screams to a 7 year high (Bloomberg)
  • Individuals vs. Institutions: who has the upper hand? (qoppac.blogspot)
  • Investment banks’ revenue set to decline again in 2015 (Reuters)
  • What the Rise of the Yuan Means for the Global Economy (bloomberg)
  • Children born today will most likely live on average to their late 80’s (Upshot)
  • How Brooklyn Bridge Ventures operates as a one-man-band. (techcrunch)
  • Stocks: Top 10 High-Conviction and New-Money Purchases (Morningstar)
  • Home Depot continues to crush it. Another flawless quarter. (Business Insider)
  • Warren Buffett just can’t quit IBM ($IBM). (wsj)
  • 10 high conviction picks from the ultimate stock pickers. (news.morningstar)
  • What does a 0.2% CPI mean for the Fed? (crossingwallstreet)
  • Industrial production fell in October. (calculatedriskblog)
  • As marijuana gets increasingly legalized startups are trying to make it as easy to buy as a pizza. (nytimes)
  • Trump Is Wrong on China: Beijing’s currency isn’t undervalued, protectionism would backfire, and raising tensions with Beijing could lead to disaster. (barrons)
  • Algorithms are pretty good at hiring. (bloomberg)
  • Every seed stage startup founder should send monthly updates. (medium)
  • Wealthy homebuyers prefer to live in cities (theguardian)
  • Sequoia Capital has used an army of “scouts” to make seed investments in a host startups. (wsj)
  • Soros lightens up his bet against the S&P 500 (MoneyBeat)
  • Ugh. Blackrock ($BLK) wants to launch non-transparent ETFs. (wsj)
  • Retailers hate those new credit card chips (New York Times)
  • What’s different about this housing boom? (frbsf)
  • Alphabet, Amazon Lead A.I. Charge as Machines Take Over, Says UBS (Barron’s)
  • Cliff Asness: Good investing is not about genius, it’s about fortitude (Business Insider)
  • How the rise of “spray and pray” has changed the type of companies VCs will fund. (papers.ssrn)
  • Israel’s Drought Lessons for California (thedailybeast)
  • IEX’s application to become an exchange has attracted a lot of (hypocritical) opposition. (nytimes)
  • Homebuilders are still pretty confident. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Realtors:Home sales in 2016 face headwinds of lack of first-time buyers and rising mortgage rates (blogs.wsj)
  • What motivates angel investors? (nytimes)
  • Why Uber should become a car insurer. (fusion)
  • The cult of productivity is preventing you from being productive (qz)
  • Why unlimited cloud storage offers keep getting rescinded? (fastcompany)
  • Josh Brown, “Investors attempting to be the best must be willing to be the worst.” (thereformedbroker)
  • How We Underestimated ISIL (politico)
  • How to read a convertible debt note term sheet. (medium)
  • Once you take money from investors like Fidelity, and the like, you are effectively public. (mashable)
  • Secondary share sales are on the rise. (bloomberg)
  • CEO of Alerian Index admits that MLPs are sensitive to oil prices after all. So much for the “toll collector” fairy tale (ETF.com)
  • Average stock picking will yield underperformance. (bloombergview)

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