12/28/17 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  •  Here’s an Easy Checklist to Evaluate Any ETF (bloomberg)
  • Scott Walker's big Foxconn factory deal is going to cost taxpayers a fortune (news.vice)
  • How to use a blog as a creative resource in your trading. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • The future of grocery shopping has arrived — in China (qz)
  • Fred Wilson, "We have a digital advertising duopoly." (avc)
  • No matter how you slice it, 2017 was a great year for fund performance. (beta.morningstar)
  • Whatever alpha long-short equity mutual funds generate gets eaten up by fees (and more). (beta.morningstar)
  • A look at just how calm the stock market was in 2017. (jlfmi.tumblr)
  • How did half of the great Florida coral reef system disappear? (theguardian)
  • Seth Godin, "We overdo our response to news, good or bad, and let it distract us from the long-term job of living a useful life." (sethgodin.typepad)
  • How Peter read more books in 2017 including "A Man for All Markets" by Ed Thorp. (peterlazaroff)
  • For Facebook ($FB), 2018 is going to be a big fight about its reputation. (axios)
  • Socially Responsible Investing’s Status (etf)
  • Galactic Glow, Thought to Be Dark Matter, Now Points to Hidden Pulsars (quantamagazine)
  • 40 Percent of Comments Critical of Fiduciary Rule Are Fake (wsj)
  • The 50 Best Podcasts of 2017 (theatlantic)
  • Patrick Runyen, "Unlike stocks or corporate bonds, it is not clear that bitcoins offer investors positive expected returns." (independenceadvisors)
  • Why technology hasn’t unleashed (yet) a general economic boom. (wsj)
  • Some exercises that will get your creative juices flowing. (medium)
  • "Appraisal arbitrage" is going to be more difficult moving forward. (ft)
  • The muni bond market is taking a breather headed into year-end. (bloomberg)
  • In praise of FinTwit community. (thefinancialbodyguard)
  • Mean reversion is not the same thing as contrary thinking. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • The US could learn a lot about how Netherlands handles pensions. (bloomberg)
  • These States Are Likely to Legalize Marijuana in 2018 (forbes)
  • Want to read better stuff? Use your damn browser! (mashable)
  • Five questions for the Fed in 2018. (bloomberg)
  • Ten economic questions for 2018. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Market patterns change. (priceactionlab)

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