11/18/15 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • There’s never been a more interesting time to be alive. (pragcap)
  • Uber Is Not the Future of Work: Gig-enabling apps are a distraction from the uncertainties that affect far more people: Will workers get paid enough and are their jobs safe? (theatlantic)
  • Human advisors can’t compete with robo-advisors on price. (kitces)
  • Why a test run of a new career can prevent some big mistakes. (thebamalliance)
  • The best performing stock over the past 34 years may surprise you. (ivanhoff)
  • A closer look at the Match.com ($MTCH) IPO. (mahesh-vc)
  • Estate planing for the never-married. (nytimes)
  • More fund companies are marking down their private share values. (fortune)
  • The Square ($SQ) IPO as a harbinger for future tech IPOs. (wsj)
  • The latest edition of Essential Listening is up with talks from Ben Bernanke and Dan Ariely. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Foreclosure Starts Hit Lowest Level Since 2005 (blogs.wsj)
  • Some hedge fund picks from the Robin Hood Conference. (bloomberg)
  • Saudi Arabia: A Kingdom Stumbles (dispatchesfromtheedgeblog.wordpress)
  • Unconstrained bond funds have captured a bunch of inflows. Now for the performance… (ft)
  • Charles Schwab ($SCHW) continues to cut fees to remain a low-cost provider. (blogs.barrons)
  • Five things that smart beta CAN’T do for you. (thereformedbroker)
  • Why is corporate investment structurally weak? (ft)
  • The Drug Industry Is In Denial About Its Pricing Problem (bloomberg)
  • Mortgage Foreclosures and Delinquencies Continue to Drop (mba)
  • Can a $150 laptop be any good? (theverge)
  • Multiple gadgets and devices are making charging a big problem. Some solutions. (wsj)
  • What should you do with money you find on the ground? (slate)
  • How to Decrease Prices for an Expensive Class of Drugs (nytimes)
  • Why the housing recovery should continue. (valueplays)
  • Wouldn’t it be great if car repairs were only a click away. (nytimes)
  • Carros de Cuba, an automotive landscape frozen in time (classicdriver)
  • Why you should take a pass on non-traded REITs. (blogs.wsj)
  • Ron Rhoades Threatens to Oppose Any Weakening of Fiduciary Standard (fiduciarynews)
  • Tuition is not the only cost at top MBA schools. (bloomberg)
  • 23 Science-Backed Ways to Feel Happier (mentalfloss)
  • The CRB Index has been below its 200 day moving average for a year and a half. (shortsideoflong)
  • Blackrock ($BLK) is shutting down a macro hedge fund. (nytimes)
  • How to tell if your financial advisor actually knows what they are doing. (nytimes)
  • The many challenges facing the utility sector. (crossingwallstreet)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is becoming more of a services company. (blogs.wsj)
  • GE ($GE) Capital is going to look radically different in a couple of years. (bloomberg)
  • The 2 year Treasury note is showing confidence in a rate hike. (capitalspectator)
  • Hotel points are a fantastic business for Starwood ($HOT). (fusion)
  • Buy Side vs. Sell Side (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Why equal-weighted portfolios are a better benchmark for active managers. (evidenceinvestor.co.uk)
  • Why aren’t Americans moving more? (bloombergview)
  • Death of Bond Market-Making Is Greatly Exaggerated (bloomberg)

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