12/16/16 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • 100 of the best personal finance posts from 2016. (thewaystowealth)
  • Have you checked out Castro, a well-reviewed podcast app? (nytimes)
  • John Bloom author of "Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story" gets the Google Talk treatment. (youtube)
  • What Dave Pell liked in 2016. (medium)
  • The 50 Best Wines Under $50 to Buy in 2017 (bloomberg)
  • Chicago is still the listed derivatives capital of the world. (ft)
  • America’s Largest Pension Fund: A 7.5% Annual Return Is No Longer Realistic (wsj)
  • How Yvon Chouinard built Patagonia. (overcast.fm)
  • 2017 is going to be a big year for ESG ETFs. (etf)
  • Three things the hedge fund industry can learn from the rise of ETFs. (tradersmagazine)
  • There’s never been this much Star Wars. (fivethirtyeight)
  • A look back at the rough year for hedge funds. (valuewalk)
  • Brett Steenbarger, "A self-aware trader can describe in detail his or her trading process." (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Foot In Mouth: 33 Quotes From Big Corporate Execs Who Laughed Off Disruption When It Hit (cbinsights)
  • Justin Long and John Hodgman look back at the Mac-PC ads which aired 10 years ago. (campaignlive)
  • Michael Lewis, author of "The Undoing Project," talks with Charlie Rose. (charlierose)
  • Jake Taylor talks with Benjamin Bergen author of "What The F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves." (fivegoodquestions.co)
  • A discussion between Cardiff Garcia and Joe Weisenthal is self-recommending. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • The Fateful Vote That Made New York City Rents So High (propublica)
  • Tim Ferriss visits with Brett McKay is jam packed with actionable advice. (artofmanliness)
  • Bonds, in general, are riskier than you think. (beta.morningstar)
  • Why investors should care about a shrinking stock market. (dealbreaker)
  • There really are only three players left in the smartwatch category. (aboveavalon)
  • A look at just how dependent the Russian economy is on oil and gas. (bloomberg)
  • Five investing podcasts you should be listening to. (blogs.wsj)
  • Part one of Barry Ritholtz’s discussion with Michael Lewis author of "The Undoing Project." (ritholtz)
  • Too many investors accept fund mediocrity. (marketwatch)
  • Speculative flows are ebbing from the forex markets. (economist)
  • Meb Faber talks with Brew Johnson and Brett Crosby co-founders of PeerStreet. (mebfaber)
  • These Are the Worst Airports in America (bloomberg)
  • The Drone Files (cjr)
  • John Authers talks with Charlie Ellis author of "The Index Revolution: Why Investors Should Join It Now." (ft)
  • You’re not holding enough cash. (mebfaber)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) keeps looking more and more like a logistics company. (businessinsider)
  • Tyler Cowen talks with anthropologist Joseph Henrich author of "The Secret of Our Success." (medium)
  • Germany is experiencing a mini-baby boom. (bloomberg)
  • Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway talk with Victor Haghani about the math of investing. (bloomberg)
  • Bitcoin is up 71% year-to-date. (avc)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Eric Maddox about empathy, listening and Saddam Hussein. (investorfieldguide)
  • What Was James Comey Thinking? (esquire)
  • OPEC Threatened by Tiny Oklahoma Town With Soaring Supplies (bloomberg)
  • Leveraged buyouts are on the wane in Europe. (ft)
  • James Altucher talks with author and screenwriter Steven Pressfield about his new book "The Knowledge. (jamesaltucher)

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