12/17/15 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • New doctors are smart and successful. So why are they so miserable? (qz)
  • Momentum Investing Predates the Civil War (theirrelevantinvestor.wordpress)
  • Facebook ($FB) Messenger is making a move to become an all-in-one platform. (next.ft)
  • The ‘Star Wars’ Reviews Are Here — Is It Any Good? (digg)
  • Is Michael Bloomberg going to wreck Bloomberg LP? (spiegel.de)
  • Jeff Gundlach likes REITs and closed-end bond funds. (blogs.barrons)
  • A redacted version of the December 2015 FOMC statement. (alephblog)
  • Two important questions you need to answer about a backtesting strategy. (philosophicaleconomics)
  • How Cruz and Rubio exposed the GOP’s rift on foreign policy (politico)
  • Bundling can still work under certain circumstances. (thewaiterspad)
  • Elegant Design: How Would Steve Jobs Design Income? (researchaffiliates)
  • How personality traits affect what music we like. (qz)
  • Jefferies is bad at trading (Business Insider)
  • The Best TV of 2015 (hollywoodreporter)
  • The Third Avenue Focused Credit Fund was a distressed debt fund in drag. (bloomberg)
  • What does the Fed think is the natural rate of interest? (crossingwallstreet)
  • A profile of the guy who invented Auto-Tune. (priceonomics)
  • We have officially reached the end of the financial crisis. (fusion)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims continue to show few layoffs. (calculatedriskblog)
  • The Blockchain grows up (Fortune)
  • The sad economics of Internet “fame.” (fusion)
  • Remember when your favorite financial pundit “never”? (awealthofcommonsense)
  • A Christmas Letter from the Fund Industry (Evidence Based Investor)
  • Checking Out a Paycheck Mystery: An upward revision last month to government figures on workers’ pay left a mystery: Where did the gain come from? (wsj)
  • Share buybacks pay off for executives paid on per-share metrics. (reuters)
  • Wow this will keep me busy – all of Michael Mauboussin’s research papers for Credit Suisse (Value Walk)
  • The Fed surprised no one yesterday. (economistsview.typepad)
  • What Critics Think About the New Star Wars Film (bloomberg)
  • We are in the midst of the “Messaging Epoch.” Slack is well-positioned for what comes next. (stratechery)
  • Keep an eye on the shallow industrial recession. (bonddad.blogspot)
  • The History of the Black-Scholes Formula (priceonomics)
  • The Guinness brewer who revolutionized statistics. (priceonomics)
  • Highly educated women are no longer having fewer children. (voxeu)
  • A Year in Search 2015 (google)
  • We all cheat. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Commodities Bust? Love It! (bloomberg)
  • Men are attracted to nonconformist women. (scientificamerican)
  • Let’s hope the US hasn’t missed an opportunity use cheap money to re-build fading infrastructure. (nytimes)
  • On the value of acquiring ‘career capital.’ (thewaiterspad)
  • WeChat is taking on WhatsApp in Africa. (qz)
  • A cash cushion goes only so far for mutual funds. (bloomberg)
  • Often times it takes a long time for market efficiency to kick in: the case of $CUBA. (pensionpartners)
  • The “crappy” mobile web experience is in trouble. (fusion)
  • The upside of the Fed paying 50bp for IOR. (economicmusings)
  • Just The Good Stuff From The Republican Debate (digg)
  • Blackrock ($BLK) has a $32 billion problem: meh hedge funds. (bloomberg)
  • FBI arrests Frodo Baggins for securities fraud (Bloomberg)
  • Why buy junk bonds when you can buy ‘junk stocks.’ (ftalphaville.ft)

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