12/29/15 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • A dozen things learned from Mike Milken about finance. (25iq)
  • Airbnb is becoming a real threat to hotels in big cities. (qz)
  • A closer look at the low volatility ETP landscape. (vixandmore.blogspot)
  • Legg Mason ($LM) is now in the ETF game. (blogs.barrons)
  • When a startup gets sold the employees don’t always make out. (nytimes)
  • Why Apple ($AAPL) Pay will drive big growth. (seeitmarket)
  • Never pay for an introduction. Period. (pointsandfigures)
  • Is debt underutilized as a means of financing a startup? (pointsandfigures)
  • The year in review with Silver Bullet winners. (dashofinsight)
  • How to end online ads forever. (scientificamerican)
  • After a transformative 2015, Taylor Swift joins the ranks of pop music’s all-time greats (qz)
  • Don’t blame uncertainty for the sluggish US economic recovery. (bloombergview)
  • The secret to finding the best mobile apps: try everything (theverge)
  • Some great commentary from 2015 including a post on the nature of risk. (blog.thinknewfound)
  • Checking up on S&P 500 valuations. (valueplays)
  • Startup valuations are correcting. (cnbc)
  • Fannie and Freddie Give Birth to New Mortgage Bond: Government hopes to get taxpayers off the hook if another mortgage crisis arrives (wsj)
  • The case for higher oil prices. (business.financialpost)
  • Hedge Funds Struggle With Steep Losses and High Expectations (nytimes)
  • Why this bull run is starting to grow legs, as it rapidly approaches themilestone as the second-longest ever (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Slack is looking to become a full-blow platform. (medium)
  • How to pick a startup to go work for. (startupljackson)
  • A Bear Market in the Shadows (bloomberg)
  • Oil-Producing States Battered as Tax-Gushing Wells Are Shut Down (bloomberg)
  • Where Michael Burry is investing now. (nymag)
  • The future of cashless payments is happening now in China. (wsj)
  • U.S. retailers at risk of missing modest holiday sales goals (reuters)
  • Howard rounds up some of the “best of” lists from 2015. (howardlindzon)
  • Michael Kitces’ twenty best posts from 2015. (kitces)
  • This company gives departing employees $10,000. (bloomberg)
  • Hedge Funds Just Had Their Worst Quarter Since the Crisis (bloomberg)
  • HFT may be unfair but is it bad for investors? (news.morningstar)
  • Home prices were up 5.2% year-over-year in October per Case-Shiller. (calculatedriskblog)
  • 2015 was a big year for Netflix ($NFLX). (businessinsider)
  • Ten favorite posts from 2015. (fmdcapital)
  • U.S. holiday retail sales grow a ‘solid’ 7.9 percent: MasterCard (reuters)
  • Common stock ownership is becoming more popular with late-stage startups. (bits.blogs.nytimes)
  • 10 articles about alternative assets. (managed-futures-blog.attaincapital)
  • 3 market predictions you are sure to hear for 2016. (schaeffersresearch)
  • Equity trading volume picked up in 2015. (bloomberg)
  • 12 Travel Apps Worth Keeping in 2016 (nytimes)
  • Big ideas on media, tech and Twitter ($TWTR) from Ben Thompson in 2015. (stratechery)

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