12/16/15 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Pershing Square’s return since inception is now back to even with the S&P 500. But it was waaaaay more fun! (ZeroHedge)
  • A new Essential Listening is up with takes on Superforecasting, A/B Testing and the search for the perfect cheeseburger. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Maybe Yahoo’s problem is that Marissa isn’t throwing *enough* Great Gatsby-themed parties (Motherboard)
  • New Build Supply: A Panacea? (pieria.co.uk)
  • Now is the time for seasonality to kick in. (thereformedbroker)
  • The upside (and downside) of automated bill payment. (nytimes)
  • Larry Swedroe: Investors place too much emphasis on recent, short-term performance when making investment decisions (ETF.com)
  • A bad year is not stopping some hedge funds from pitching new funds. (nytimes)
  • Stocks may have felt volatile this year but you would be mistaken. (theirrelevantinvestor.wordpress)
  • Fed’s Historic Liftoff and Everything After: Decision Day Guide (bloomberg)
  • Why the Fed is justified in raising rates. (scottgrannis.blogspot)
  • 6 financial to-do’s to check off before year-end (vanguardblog)
  • Don’t worry, rates aren’t actually going to rise IRL (Upshot)
  • Advisors still don’t have a good way of getting clients to commit to an investment strategy over time. (wsj)
  • CEO compensation study examines factors in excess returns (eurekalert)
  • Is Howard Stern going soft or just getting sharper? (washingtonpost)
  • Swedroe: Key Market Value Metric Outdated (etf)
  • Is it time to start talking reflationary strategies? (marketanthropology)
  • Millennials are driving the robo-advisor revolution. (fortune)
  • Congressional Leaders Agree to Lift 40-Year Ban on Oil Exports (Wall Street Journal)
  • Costco ($COST) is a bigger disrupter than Amazon ($AMZN). (bloombergview)
  • State governments are getting into the retirement savings game. (riabiz)
  • The new Star Wars is full “grinning like a maniac” moments. (io9.gizmodo)
  • China is sitting on an excess of cotton. (qz)
  • Why are so many 403(b) plans so awful? (tonyisola)
  • U.S. Luxury Home Prices Dip in Q3, First Time in Four Years (worldpropertyjournal)
  • What critics are saying about “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” (blogs.wsj)
  • Investing is about behavior not markets. (bankers-anonymous)
  • Meb Faber’s favorite posts from 2015. (mebfaber)
  • Most Billionaires Can’t Stay That Rich After 20 Years, UBS Says (bloomberg)
  • Your most important asset is your human capital. (nytimes)
  • This is the most anticipated Fed rate hike in history. (macro-man.blogspot)
  • Active managers are finally jumping on the ETF bandwagon. Are they too late? (next.ft)
  • David Merkel’s 7 thoughts about the current market environment (Aleph Blog)
  • Change how you see the countries of the world: This time with infographics (decisionsciencenews)
  • Online lenders are down 50% on the year. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • 5 things young people should do to save for retirement. (vanguardblog)
  • Reverse mortgages are going increasingly be a part of retiree’s plans. (advisorperspectives)
  • Shining new light on fees (pionline)
  • The (many) cultural influences that went into the original Star Wars. (slate)
  • Would you buy a climate change-themed ETF from Goldman? (ETF Trends)
  • Why is value underperforming? (ai-cio)
  • Why the US needs mandatory retirement savings. (nytimes)
  • Why you should be optimistic about the future of retail investing. (evidenceinvestor.co.uk)
  • The Dow ($DOW)-DuPont ($DD) is riskier than it looks. (nytimes)
  • Fed Poised to Mark the End of an Era (Wall Street Journal)
  • The Engineering of Volkswagen’s Aggressive Ambition (nytimes)
  • Low-vol strategies are overvalued and crowded. (blogs.barrons)
  • Apple and Star Wars together explain why much of the world around you looks the way it does (qz)
  • Hedge funds got destroyed this year, managers like “IDGAF” though (DealBook)
  • Uncharted Territory in the Fed Funds Rate Cycle (awealthofcommonsense)

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