12/28/15 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Ten lessons learned from ten years of blogging. (howardlindzon)
  • Take billionaires’ advice with a big grain of salt. (bloombergview)
  • Like it or not investment strategies go in and out of favor. (mullooly)
  • Why Google’s ($GOOGL) YouTube is twice as valuable as Netflix ($NFLX) . (barrons)
  • Why have long/short hedge funds performed so poorly? (awealthofcommonsense)
  • In 2015, Shattering Records in New York City Real Estate (nytimes)
  • Global equities finally had a good week, last week. (capitalspectator)
  • A final review of five graphs for 2015. (bonddad.blogspot)
  • The distribution of returns and the case for index investing. (etf)
  • The benefits and risks of target-date mutual funds. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • What if saving the economy was the easy part? (washingtonpost)
  • Demand for wealth managers remains high. (investmentnews)
  • The effect of Fed Fund rate hikes on consumer borrowing costs. (libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed)
  • The Past Decade in 50 Headlines (fool)
  • The theoretical effect of tax rates on equity valuations. (philosophicaleconomics)
  • Trading success need not be correlated with outward confidence. (forbes)
  • Good luck trying to sort amongst the growing list of multi-factor ETFs. (ft)
  • Where Your Unwanted Christmas Gifts Get a Second Life: The underbelly of e-commerce is a booming business in which little-known companies collect, process and often resell piles of returned presents (wsj)
  • Recession callers are jumping the gun. (macrofugue)
  • Two Business Lessons From Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard (awealthofcommonsense)
  • How much is the Star Wars franchise worth to Disney ($DIS)? (aswathdamodaran.blogspot)
  • Six lessons from a successful stock picker. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Five secular themes that will carryover into 2016. (csen.tumblr)
  • Where your holiday returns go. Hint, it isn’t back to the retailer. (wsj)
  • Seven Tech Trends From 2015 (recode)
  • Ten economic questions for 2016. (calculatedriskblog)
  • The Year Nothing Worked: Stocks, Bonds, Cash Go Nowhere (bloomberg)
  • Why ETFs are a better choice for a 401(k) plan. (etf)
  • The world’s most breathtaking drone photography in 2015 (qz)
  • Bets on long shots are a sucker’s gae. (crossingwallstreet)
  • ETFs are tax efficient, not tax exempt. (news.morningstar)
  • How have factor returns been affected by ZIRP? (investorfieldguide)
  • Why the Movie ‘Concussion’ Spells Trouble for the NFL (thenation)
  • Some good perspective on how to end the year on a positive note. (joefahmy)
  • Why the SEC should approve the application for the IEX Group to become a stock exchange. (nytimes)
  • Are sideways markets good for anyone? (awealthofcommonsense)
  • All the worst performing funds in 2015 were energy-related. (next.ft)
  • Investment bankers disassociate their identities from their work. (scientificamerican)
  • Simple is the best way to predict market returns. (blogs.wsj)

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