12/23/16 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The best episode on startups in 2016… (medium)
  • The origins of the modern bank may surprise you. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Eleven Ways to Stop Winter Weather Delays From Ruining Your Travels (bloomberg)
  • Jack Bogle: "Main Street hasn’t been taking its fair share" (businessinsider)
  • Factor returns are really only available to the patient. (bpsandpieces)
  • Great performing funds often go through significant periods of underperformance. (beta.morningstar)
  • Jerry Seinfeld: Comedian, Innovator, Micromanager (hbr)
  • Hedge funds are increasingly offering investors a discount on fees. (ft)
  • Twitter ($TWTR) ended the year pretty much where it started. (techcrunch)
  • Vanguard keeps cutting ETF fees. (etf)
  • Bridgewater wants to automate most of its operations. (wsj)
  • 2016 was a good year for high yield debt. (ft)
  • How investing is like playing the other players. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Brett McKay talks with William Deresiewicz about our crisis in leadership. (artofmanliness)
  • 2016 was a year to forget for prognosticators. (validea)
  • The gifts Bill Gates has given to Redditors as a secret Santa for the last four years (qz)
  • How incentive fees can eat up a hedge fund’s returns. (nytimes)
  • Shane Parrish talks about how to make better decisions. (metalearn)
  • Big flops. Waning studio profits. What Hollywood’s record box office doesn’t tell you (latimes)
  • The downside of conviction for a fund manager. (beta.morningstar)
  • Apple ($AAPL) Airpods are by far and away the best wireless earbuds. (wsj)
  • AWS was the beast driving Amazon’s ($AMZN) stock price this year. (techcrunch)
  • An interesting discussion about the future of food preservation, Apeel. (a16z)
  • Five companies that are buying back shares hand over fist. (chaiwithpabrai)
  • Options on ETFs is the only part of the options market that is growing. (ft)
  • Little Improvements Crowd Out World-Changing Innovation (bloomberg)
  • Airpods disappear to the end-user. (recode)
  • Announcing the 25 stocks for the 2017 Crossing Wall Street Buy List. (crossingwallstreet)
  • The bull case for Apple ($AAPL). (qz)
  • What sneakers can teach us about how financial markets work. (bloomberg)
  • Nate Silver interviews Michael Lewis about his new book "The Undoing Project." (fivethirtyeight)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with technical analyst John Roque. (ritholtz)
  • A (economics) review of the classic movie "Trading Places." (podcast.ft)
  • George Pearkes talks Finance Twitter with Joe Weisenthal of Bloomberg. (bespokepremium)
  • Liquidity issues still bother critics of bond ETFs. (ft)
  • Airpods don’t fall out but you will drop them. (finance.yahoo)
  • Skull and Crossbones Alert: Don’t Mix Politics and Trading (wsj)
  • Peter Levine of Andreessen Horowitz on the "end of cloud computing." (a16z)
  • The Pot-Belly of Ignorance (medium)
  • Neil Cybart takes a deep dive into the world of the Apple ($AAPL) Watch. (aboveavalon)
  • Anthony Crudele talks trading psychology with Dr. Brett Steenbarger. (futuresradioshow)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Jeff Ptak of Morningstar about the future of active management. (investorfieldguide)
  • Facebook Live Audio will be an interesting player in online audio (techcrunch)

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