12/07/15 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Short-sellers trade more on high volume days. (papers.ssrn)
  • The Apple ($AAPL) TV feels like an “incomplete product.” (macworld)
  • There is a relationship between aging societies and lower real interest rates. (etf)
  • What You Can Do About Climate Change (nytimes)
  • A lot of hedge funds lost money on their short Euro positions. (wsj)
  • How much of CEO success can be attributed to luck? (pieria.co.uk)
  • When do analysts impede innovation? (papers.ssrn)
  • Buying Value Stocks Has Been a Losing Strategy: After decades of beating growth stocks, value stocks have fallen out of favor since the financial crisis. (barrons)
  • The Senators Who Voted Against Background Checks Have Received $27 Million From the NRA (mic)
  • Born to Be Conned (nytimes)
  • ‘Killing Ourselves’: 35 years of newspapers making statements about gun violence (washingtonpost)
  • Google ($GOOG) Chromebooks have taken over the classroom. (cnbc)
  • Junk bonds are offering a warning to the stock market. (wsj)
  • What would it mean for finance to be more “organic.” (institutionalinvestor)
  • Wall Street’s golden goose, Hillary Clinton, on how she’d rein in Wall Street (LOL) (New York Times)
  • Gilead ($GILD) has some cash to put to work. (ft)
  • How to find cheap closed-end funds. (wsj)
  • Priceline ($PCLN) is an example of a turnaround that worked. (qz)
  • The mobile ad blocking Armageddon has not happened yet. (niemanlab)
  • Foreign junk bonds had a good week. (capitalspectator)
  • How hedge fund activism jump starts merger activity. (papers.ssrn)
  • Why you shouldn’t be on “recession watch” yet. (calculatedriskblog)
  • A Rare Pattern Has Formed in S&P 500 (Price Action Lab)
  • Downside risk variance seems to be priced. (etf)
  • How Technology Will Transform Retirement (wsj)
  • Why investors still lose in funds that outperform. (blogs.wsj)
  • As Oil Keeps Falling, Nobody Is Blinking (Wall Street Journal)
  • The pros and cons of ETFs. (wsj)
  • Hedge fund M&A is picking up again. (blogs.wsj)
  • The takeover of Green Mountain ($GMCR) at a big premium is putting the hurt on shorts. (bloomberg)
  • Chipotle ($CMG) shares are at a year-and-half low. (blogs.wsj)
  • The secrets of successful financial newsletters. (tsi-blog)
  • Why the ECB did, or didn’t do. (blogs.ft)
  • How much room does the Fed have to raise rates? (pragcap)
  • Does seasonality matter for momentum strategies? (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • The shorts are really going to be hating this one (Zero Hedge)
  • Companies with substantial female leadership have outperformed. (ft)
  • We thought volatility was supposed to be GOOD for hedge funds? (thereformedbroker)
  • Why investors focus on streaks. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • All the Product Reviews Money Can Buy (nytimes)
  • Finance Industry Innovators: Another year of best-in-class investing 2015 (ai-cio)
  • It’s hard to buy a bad smartphone these days. (theverge)
  • Hedge funds lick wounds after tough year (Financial Times)
  • Robotic trading is killing Wall Street jobs (nypost)

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