11/22/16 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How Surgeons Stay Focused for Hours (wsj)
  • Cashing in BIGLY in Argentina! (talkingpointsmemo)
  • Are GPS Apps Messing With Our Brains? (motherjones)
  • Government-supported R&D has declined over time. (wsj)
  • A Dallas pension fund is undergoing a run on assets. (wsj)
  • What you should know about "Mad Dog" Mattis, our likely next Defense Sec (Foreign Policy)
  • Forecasting The Next Recession Based On The Calendar And The Presidency (fat-pitch.blogspot)
  • 9 Mistakes Quants Make that Cause Backtests to Lie (blog.quantopian)
  • Low vol isn’t worth the hassle. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • The ‘do half’ rule applied. (alephblog)
  • When does it make sense to buy put protection? (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • University of Maryland students got to pick Warren Buffett’s brain for two and half hours (Dr. David Kass)
  • Are there capacity limits for smart beta ETFs? (papers.ssrn)
  • Hedge funds are starting to have to tighten their belts. (reuters)
  • A link to all the Q-Group papers from their Fall conference including "Sharpening Your Forecasting Skills" by Michael Mauboussin. (q-group)
  • What fraction of international smart beta is dumb beta? (abwinsights)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) wants to take on Ticketmaster. (arstechnica)
  • Investors just can’t avoid falling for a "good story." (systematicrelativestrength)
  • The US money management industry is having a rough time. (businessinsider)
  • Research shows that low priced stocks are not necessarily cheap. (etf)
  • The Liberal’s Guide for Surviving Thanksgiving 2016 (huffingtonpost)
  • Are You Backtesting Correctly? Six Common Technical Mistakes That Will Make Your Simulations Useless (mechanicalforex)
  • Morningstar finds that its star ratings system is not useful over meaningful time frames (Morningstar)
  • The major stock market averages have broken out. (thereformedbroker)
  • NYSE to List Cannabis REIT (forbes)
  • Does risk-parity maximize risk adjusted returns? (markovprocesses)
  • Stocks jump as Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq, Russell 2000 close at records (USA Today)
  • Nadig: The Outlook For ETFs In 2017 (etf)
  • These 14 major retailers are each closing at least 100 stores (clark)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is reportedly interested in acquiring live sports programming. (fortune)
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for a huge opening. (hollywoodreporter)
  • News you can use: how much to tip at coat check. (bloomberg)
  • All-time highs are not bearish. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Your bottle of aloe vera likely has no actual aloe vera inside. (consumerist)
  • The Case Against Reality: A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.&#xA0 (theatlantic)
  • There is no correlation between the US dollar and stocks. (thereformedbroker)
  • On the difference between real investors and fake investors. (nytimes)
  • Steve Cohen bought a stake in millennial investing app Acorns. (wsj)
  • This Stock Rally Has Little To Do With Fundamentals (Price Action Lab)

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