12/11/15 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Delayed Gratification and the Brain (theness)
  • Citi on GoPro: Oops, sorry about that! (Benzinga)
  • Junk Fund’s Demise Fuels Concern Over Bond Rout (Wall Street Journal)
  • Retail sales are flattening out. (bonddad.blogspot)
  • Season 2 of the blockbuster podcast series Serial is no up. (serialpodcast)
  • What If Republicans Can’t Pick A Nominee Before Their Convention? (fivethirtyeight)
  • Investors Switch Out of U.S. Stocks and Into European Equities (bloomberg)
  • Stephen Curry on copying the Warriors’ way: “You won’t have the personnel” (espn.go)
  • High-Yield Fund Blocks Investor Withdrawals (New York Times)
  • Vanguard is launching factor ETFs in the UK. (monevator)
  • Three lies Wall Street tells. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • A discussion with Richard Sylla about the long history of interest rates. (bloomberg)
  • A discussion with Patrick O’Shaughnessy author of “Millennial Money.”* (theinvestorspodcast)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Roger Lowenstein author of “America’s Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve.”* (ritholtz)
  • UPS ($UPS) is struggling to keep up with holiday shipping demand. (wsj)
  • The global savings glut is helping drive the boom/bust economy. (pimco)
  • Marc Maron talks with Adam Resnick comedy writer and author of “Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation.”* (wtfpod)
  • A not-so-great experience with Twitter ($TWTR) Ads. (ibankcoin)
  • Cast can be a one-stop shop for your podcasting needs. (sixcolors)
  • The downside of focused funds. (pragcap)
  • Shane Parrish talks with Philip Tetlock co-author of “Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction.”* (farnamstreetblog)
  • What it’s like to raise a Series A round. (gimletmedia)
  • “Big Short” hero goes long mortgage start-up (cnbc)
  • New York’s Biggest Rental Tower Is a Stand-Alone City, Pet Spa Included (bloomberg)
  • Economists: Buckle Up, Climate Change Is Going to Be a Rough Ride (slate)
  • Caveat Lector: Jason Zweig on the infernal jargon of finance (personal.vanguard)
  • Where ETF Investors Have Been Putting Their Money (ETF Trends)
  • Don’t be so quick to bet on the relationship between demographics and asset valuations. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • “ETFs are tax-efficient, but they’re not immune from taxation.” (morningstar)
  • Lessons learned from eating 100 cheeseburgers in a year. (freakonomics)
  • Why the Great Merger Frenzy of 2015 signals another recession (The Week)
  • All-stock deals are on the rise. (bloomberg)
  • Relax, rate hike virgins! Fed shouldn’t kill stocks (money.cnn)
  • Biohacking and the rise of “nootropics.” (a16z)
  • Five Charts That Show American Exceptionalism Is a Myth (bloomberg)
  • The path to raising a Series A round. (blog.semilshah)
  • Companies can only cook the books for so long. (economist)
  • Cheaper oil is not leading to a surge in retail spending. (wsj)
  • Balance of Power Between Home Buyers and Sellers is Shifting in U.S. (worldpropertyjournal)
  • How expensive are stocks on a median P/E basis. (marketwatch)
  • Hedge funds are having trouble hiring, and it’s changing the Wall Street ecosystem (businessinsider)
  • A rousing recommendation for the new Sonos Play:5 and Play:1. (next.ft)
  • The pace of business dynamism and entrepreneurship in the U.S. has declined over recent decades. (papers.ssrn)
  • Dow ($DOW) and DuPont ($DD) will merge and then split into three separate companies. (wsj)
  • Reggie Miller Sizes Up Steph Curry (newyorker)
  • The risk/reward ratio for stocks is just not that favorable. (thefelderreport)
  • Diversification only gets you so far these days. (alephblog)
  • What you wear affects how you feel. (nytimes)

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