12/03/15 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Emerging markets that import oil are going to see gains. (wsj)
  • How is the big management experiment at Zappo’s going? (washingtonpost)
  • Demographics are only part of the housing equation. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • ETFs have drawbacks. Get over it. (alphabaskets)
  • Just how revolutionary is Al Gore’s Revolution Investing? (fusion)
  • Will there ever be another Charlie Munger? (25iq)
  • What do you get when you combine concentrated portfolios? (blog.abglobal)
  • Anthony Bourdain is betting big on a new global, mega-food market in NYC. (thedailybeast)
  • Directional calls are a waste of time for investors. (theirrelevantinvestor.wordpress)
  • 10 questions (and answers) about ETFs. (alephblog)
  • Now M&A is getting the technology treatment. (bloomberg)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims continue to indicate few layoffs. (calculatedriskblog)
  • The services economy is still expanding in November. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Five major challenges to hedge fund investing. (thereformedbroker)
  • The Quantitative Momentum Investing Philosophy (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • Credit-Card Rules Have Cut $16 Billion in Fees: Report (wsj)
  • The race to build Elon Musk’s Hyperloop is on. (wsj)
  • Why critical thinking is in such short supply. (thinkadvisor)
  • Many Americans have claims on property in Cuba. (slate)
  • Sell-side bond traders are in retreat. (wsj)
  • The Zuckerbergs are smart to separate business from philanthropy. (ft)
  • The simple reason why the shootings won’t stop (washingtonpost)
  • Hedge Funds Brace for Redemptions (bloomberg)
  • U.S. debt limit threat defanged on Wall Street (reuters)
  • Advertisers don’t think much of Yahoo ($YHOO). (nytimes)
  • An interview with successful comedy writer/producer Steve Schur of SNL, The Office, Parks and Rec and Brooklyn Nine Nine fame. (believermag)
  • What makes for success in the alternative asset mutual fund game? (managed-futures-blog.attaincapital)
  • Yahoo ($YHOO) is still the third largest site in the US. (wsj)
  • Why don’t more rich people use LLCs for charity? (cnbc)
  • Private equity performance has flattened out. So why does money continue to pour in? (fortune)
  • Capitalism needs more Mark Zuckerbergs. (pragcap)
  • Cultural “fact polarization” trumps cultural “value” polarization — a fragment (culturalcognition)
  • Mass Shootings Have Become More Common In The U.S. (fivethirtyeight)
  • The brain’s ‘on-off switch’ for human consciousness is even more intriguing than we thought (extremetech)
  • Global company debt sales eclipse $2tn (ft)
  • How Bill Murray rose to the level of secular saint. (mobile.nytimes)

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