12/14/16 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Want more public equity? Get rid of the tax-deductability of interest. (fortunefinancialadvisors)
  • You can’t help your clients if you are not helping yourself stay fit. (behaviorgap)
  • Keep your eye on the risk-free rate. (jonathanclements)
  • The upside of working another decade or so. (nytimes)
  • There’s a difference between working hard and working at the right time. (m.signalvnoise)
  • Does your practice need to employ a secret shopper? (theclientdrivenpractice)
  • You are doing your charitable giving incorrectly. (wsj)
  • It’s hard to come up with decent S&P 500 returns going forward. (econompicdata.blogspot)
  • This Is What Aleppo Looked Like This Year (buzzfeed)
  • It’s Like Reddit, Without the Trolls: Imzy, started by two former Reddit employees, wants to be a kinder, gentler version of the controversial discussion site.&#xA0 (bloomberg)
  • Investors say they have a long term focus but few really do. (basehitinvesting)
  • Seth Godin, “Bigger isn’t better. It’s merely bigger.” (sethgodin.typepad)
  • AT&T ($T) and Time Warner ($TWX) is a deal too far. (theverge)
  • What Would Bertrand Russell Say About Russell Index? (realclearmarkets)
  • Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKB) now accounts for the majority of value at Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKA). (blogs.wsj)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) Prime Video is going global. (techcrunch)
  • The graffiti kids: How an act of teenage rebellion sparked the Syrian war (theglobeandmail)
  • 99 Reasons Why 2016 Was a Good Year (medium)
  • Keynesian economics: is it time for the theory to rise from the dead? (theguardian)
  • Intentionality and the challenge of ESG scores. (citywireusa)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is dropping the battery life estimates on its new Macbook Pros. (engadget)
  • Researchers identify the benefits to home ownership. (papers.ssrn)
  • High valuations make for higher potential market volatility. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Work longer, live longer. (theguardian)
  • Disruption is alive and well in the fund management business. (aswathdamodaran.blogspot)
  • Reporting returns, pre-fee, is kind of ridiculous. (ariadnewa)
  • The Irrationality Within Us: Why we are not as rational as we think, and why that matters&#xA0 (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • The numbers behind the “arbitrage” that is delaying Social Security benefits. (papers.ssrn)
  • Examples of errant financial forecasts in 2016. (bloomberg)
  • If you have a public pension, prepare to stress test your retirement assumptions. (timmaurer)
  • Apple’s ($AAPL) new TV app is a mess. (theverge)
  • The Macbook Pro launch is a sign that Apple’s ($AAPL) culture is ossifying. (mondaynote)
  • What to do with inherited stock? (wsj)
  • You can now broadcast live from the Twitter ($TWTR) app. (theverge)
  • Mutual fund bigwigs are sitting down trying to save their cash cows. (wsj)
  • Short-term funding costs are at a eight-year high. (wsj)
  • Six ways to fix the mutual fund implosion. (thereformedbroker)
  • A look at the distressing trend of dividend cuts. (politicalcalculations.blogspot)
  • On the existential risk to college towns. (bloomberg)
  • The Amazon ($AMZN) Fire TV Stick is the best streaming device under $50. (theverge)
  • The family limited partnership discount is bye-bye. (barrons)
  • Startups increasingly want to automate your finances. (nytimes)
  • iMessage is becoming a big business. (fastcompany)
  • Do financial advisors actually have to manage money? (investmentnews)

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