12/11/17 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • Bloomberg is struggling to keep its terminal counts steady. (qz)
  • Startup, Prattle, looks to apply NLP techniques to Fed and earnings calls. (bloomberg)
  • The 19 best business books of 2017. (businessinsider)
  • Akuna Capital is going to be a key player in Bitcoin futures. (qz)
  • Must-have tools and tips for year-end retirement planning (usatoday)
  • For hedge funds, 1-or-30 is the new 2-and-20. (pionline)
  • Goldman Sachs ($GS) always wins: the case of Bitcoin. (medium)
  • The Bad Product Fallacy: Don’t confuse “I don’t like it” with “That’s a bad product and it’ll fail” (andrewchen.co)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • ETFs are now coming to replace structured notes. (institutionalinvestor)
  • How Bitcoin miners could hedge with futures. (bespokepremium)
  • If the Bitcoin scene starts levering up, then worry. (businessinsider)
  • We need Bitcoin options, not futures. (bloomberg)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) has more private label brands than you think. (l2inc)
  • A a16z presentation: Decrypting Crypto. (a16z)
  • Fans of active management in fixed income are just wrong. (aqr)
  • 2018 is likely to see political risk rear its ugly head. (thereformedbroker)
  • Want to juice your managed futures returns? Think corporate bonds. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • International equities are now leading the one-year performance chase. (capitalspectator)
  • A look at the rules Ray Dalio uses to manage Bridgewater Associates. (bloomberg)
  • Global ideals of beauty are converging. (businessinsider)
  • Dark pools are ramping up their AI spending. (institutionalinvestor)
  • The best novels of 2017. (pastemagazine)
  • Who knew? Twitter ($TWTR) users love 280 characters. (buzzfeed)
  • Tax Changes Are Coming Next Year, But You Can Plan for Them Now (nytimes)
  • How Amazon ($AMZN) picks its ‘deals of the day.’ (wsj)
  • The AI Powered Equity ETF ($AIEQ) has quickly garnered $75 million in AUM. (marketwatch)
  • Index funds have won. It now may be time to examine among the forgotten stocks. (blogs.wsj)
  • No Deal: How Secret Talks With Russia to Prevent Election Meddling Collapsed (buzzfeed)
  • Fred Wilson, I think we are going through a similar phase of growing pains with crypto/blockchain. And things will be messy for a while. So proceed with caution, don’t get too far out over your skis, don’t invest more than you can afford to lose, and be prudent." (avc)
  • Parallels between Bitcoin the the Dotcom bubble. (medium.freecodecamp)
  • A stunning new study shows that Fox News is more powerful than we ever imagined (vox)
  • ETFs used to be synonymous with index funds. No longer. (marketwatch)
  • What a complacent investor looks like. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Scammers are now using promoted tweets on Twitter ($TWTR). (ftalphaville.ft)
  • JP Morgan ($JPM) is getting into the managed futures space. (etf)
  • The Bitcoin Whales: 1,000 People Who Own 40 Percent of the Market&#xA0 (bloomberg)
  • Your financial plan shouldn’t be predicated on owning every asset that goes bonkers. (peterlazaroff)
  • Benoit Mandelbrot’s Ideas About Investing and Markets (Made as Simple as Possible, But Not Simpler). (25iq)
  • How Bitcoin compares to previous bubbles. (arstechnica)
  • What CEOs had to say on conference calls this week. (avondaleam)
  • Bitcoin futures are now trading. (bloomberg)
  • Gavyn Davies, "The models continue to indicate that the probability of recession in the next 12 months is quite low." (ft)
  • This is historically the most bullish week of the year for the S&P 500. (quantifiableedges)
  • A talk Kip Meadows CEO of startup white label ETF provider Fieldstone. (etf)
  • Man Group is launching a quant hedge fund in China. (ft)
  • An $80 coffee mug? Actually sounds pretty cool. (wired)
  • Bitcoin transactions are taking longer, and costing more, to complete. (arstechnica)
  • Blackrock ($BLK) is valued as an oligopolistic ETF franchise, not a traditional asset manager. (ft)
  • How to talk to clients about ETFs. (etf)
  • How Depeche Model stayed popular. (bloomberg)
  • New Zealand has a homeless problem. (ft)
  • Low vol comes to the high yield space with the IQ S&P High Yield Low Volatility Bond ETF ($HYLV). (beta.morningstar)
  • Why Switzerland is so peaceful. (marginalrevolution)
  • Don’t give up on value now. (etf)
  • The rise of Bitcoin has unleashed a whole mess of other manias. (ft)
  • 11 things you can quit worrying about right now. (medium)
  • The credit markets are wide open: even Tajikistan can raise money. (institutionalinvestor)
  • By all standards 2017 ETF inflows are going to set a record. (wsj)
  • The ‘why’ in markets are best answered in hindsight. (thereformedbroker)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is buying Shazam. (venturebeat)
  • Has global volatility bottomed? (seeitmarket)
  • LSATs are no longer necessary to get into law schools. (wsj)

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