12/27/16 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • • Soaring insulin prices are a case in point: A ‘free market’ in healthcare is doomed (latimes)
  • Andrew Liptak, "By Star Wars standards, Rogue One is a morally complex story." (theverge)
  •  Norm Macdonald Tweeted About The SNL Anniversary & You’re Gonna Want To Read Every Word (gothamist)
  • REITs were having a good year…until they weren’t. (bloomberg)
  • Disney ($DIS) took the Star Wars franchise to the foundation and is building it back up. (bloomberg)
  • Momentum is still supportive of domestic equities. (capitalspectator)
  • • Five doable strategies for financial success in 2017 (usatoday)
  • • The US Is Vulnerable to Drone Attacks. Here’s How to Stop Them (wired)
  • How simple momentum can unskew returns. (econompicdata.blogspot)
  • • A Portrait of the Investing Columnist as a (Very) Young Man (jasonzweig)
  • Try to ignore all the political debate in 2017. (pragcap)
  • • Google’s top results for “Did the Holocaust happen” now expunged of denial sites (searchengineland)
  • Fund boards are increasingly coming under scrutiny. (reuters)
  • Bitcoin: still in a bull market. (businessinsider)
  • Three economic lessons from 2016. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Is is worth trying to time market factors? (blog.thinknewfound)
  • What policymakers can learn from startups. (avc)
  • Mergers don’t on average increase productivity but they do help increase prices. (promarket)
  • • Some States Create Lots of Jobs But Lose People (bloomberg)
  • • Rationally Irrational (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • The six best new headphones for travelers including the Bose QuietComfort Q35. (bloomberg)
  • Home prices increased at a 5.6% rate through October. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Ten lessons learned from investment blogging. (fortunefinancialadvisors)
  • News flash: everybody lies on social media. (wsj)
  • Active management doesn’t work any better in international markets. (etf)
  • How to build a better commodity index. (researchaffiliates)
  • Corporate stock buybacks jumped in December. (wsj)
  • Frontier markets had a rough 2016, comparatively speaking. (wsj)
  • The opportunity in emerging market bonds. (etf)
  • Three recommendations for fund companies not named Vanguard. (beta.morningstar)
  • Commodity futures investing: complicated but worth it. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • The politics of "Rogue One." (politico)
  • Trying to make sense of the factor zoo. (etf)
  • Phi: the hidden variable of performance. (cfainstitute)
  • A new year, a great new offer. Check out how you can get a free e-book and audiobook version of Market Wizard Tony Saliba’s forthcoming "Managing Expectations: Driving Profitable Option Trading Outcomes Through Knowledge, Discipline, and Risk Management." (managingexpectationsbook)
  •  One of the best performances in ‘Rogue One’ is by an actor who died in 1994 (sfgate)
  • The beauty of a single-use device. (medium)
  • Ten economic questions for 2017. (calculatedriskblog)
  • A new year, a great new offer. Check out how you can get a free e-book and audiobook version of Market Wizard Tony Saliba’s forthcoming "Managing Expectations: Driving Profitable Option Trading Outcomes Through Knowledge, Discipline, and Risk Management." (managingexpectationsbook)

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