02/21/18 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • In Parkland, the Kids Are Already Changing Things on Guns (thedailybeast)
  • Doesn’t Anyone Care About Deficits Anymore? (bloomberg)
  • Wealth Managers Beware: Emerging Fintechs Are Coming for Retirement Planning Next (cbinsights)
  • How the Survivors of Parkland Began the Never Again Movement (newyorker)
  • Russia’s Election Interference Is Digital Marketing 101 (theatlantic)
  • Hedge Fund Fees Are Falling — But Not for Everyone (institutionalinvestor)
  • Podcasting Is the New Soft Diplomacy (theringer)
  •  Slow Burn, a podcast miniseries about Watergate, the scandal that brought down a president (slate)
  • In polarized era, fewer Americans hold a mix of conservative and liberal views (pewresearch)
  • Is a 3% Treasury Yield Good News or Bad? For Now, Investors Say Good&#xA0 (wsj)
  • How Insulin Became Unaffordable (harvardpolitics)
  • Long Before U.S. Election, Russian Trolls Were Spreading Disinformation (wsj)
  • We Know What Will Happen Next&#xA0
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02/19/18 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • HFT, hedge funds and financial literacy: some things Barry Ritholtz has changed his mind on. (bloomberg)
  • Vanguard’s new suite of factor ETFs is going to actively managed. (etf)
  • Why GE ($GE) needs to maintain a good credit rating. (brontecapital.blogspot)
  • Have REITs already discounted higher rates? (barrons)
  • It’s hard to get too excited about GE ($GE) at this point. (barrons)
  • A talk with Jonathan Steinberg and Jeremy Siegel about the origin story of WisdomTree Investments ($WETF). (businessradio.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • A portfolio that freaks you out during a decline will ultimately fail you. (dashofinsight)
  • How a liquidity provider like Jane Street works with institutions trading ETFs. (etf)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • There is always someone out there calling for the end of the (financial)
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02/17/18 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Scott DeRue, the dean of University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, talks about the future of the MBA. (hbr)
  • Managed futures have had a historically bad month. (rcmalternatives)
  • 1-star review are not necessarily filled with grammatical errors. (priceonomics)
  • Florida orange production is down to 1945 levels. (nbcnews)
  • Decision regret is inevitable. Three steps to fight that feeling. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy undercuts the rest of the industry on price. (arstechnica)
  • Some parents pay for their kids’ MBAs. (ft)
  • New homebuilders are still pretty darn optimistic. (calculatedriskblog)
  • A look at Ikigagi or the Japanese concept meaning ‘a reason for being.’ (hackernoon)
  • SpaceX is getting into the global, satellite Internet business. (ft)
  • How the flu vaccine has stacked up by age and by virus type. (npr)
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02/16/18 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway talk with Annie Duke author of "Thinking in Bets." (bloomberg)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims ticked up last week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • China’s population is older than you think: some investment implications. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Will Amazon Go Capture the Holy Grail of Retail? (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • The ‘short the $VIX’ crowd was much more instutionalized than commonly thought. (wsj)
  • Strategic faith (dpegan)
  • Can you get your alternatives exposure some other (cheaper) way? (morningstar)
  • Tim Ferriss on how he built up his podcast and blog. (tim.blog)
  • What Millennials will be investing in over the next decade. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Why “Black Panther” Is a Defining Moment for Black America (nytimes)
  • It’s Different This Time (themacrotourist)
  • The turnaround in $VIX futures positioning over the past week has been dramatic. (wired)
  • 15 Minutes
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02/14/18 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  •  The left’s civil war over climate change (axios)
  • US shale output is increasing at a record pace. (wsj)
  • Five steps to a better 401(k). (humbledollar)
  • How Pittsburgh has been able to hold its own. (bloomberg)
  • 9 questions about the Senate immigration debate you were too embarrassed to ask (vox)
  • Female Trouble (nybooks)
  • Taking stock of your portfolio during a market correction. (humbledollar)
  • Small business optimism is at record-highs. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Each of us experiences market environments in very different ways. (ofdollarsanddata)
  • Nobody Knows Nothing (tonyisola)
  • It’s time to re-think the 4% retirement ‘rule.’ (wsj)
  • Why Millennials should embrace a bear market. (bloomberg)
  • Who Is Robert Cialdini? Meet the Master of Influence and Persuasion (fs.blog)
  • New Study Finds Sea Level Rise Accelerating (nasa.gov)
  • Reg A+ offerings have been a big disappointment to-date. (barrons)
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02/12/18 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The Real Reason NASA Created Makeup for Women Astronauts (racked)
  • Just because a fund is passively managed doesn’t mean investors won’t trade it. (thereformedbroker)
  • How Robinhood came to include crypto into their platform. (bloomberg)
  • When Investing in Stocks Makes You Feel Like Throwing Up and You Do It Anyway (blogs.wsj)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Why hedge funds pay the big brokers so much in fees. (bloomberg)
  • There are good reasons why short-sellers don’t want to have to disclose their positions. (brontecapital.blogspot.de)
  • Market Time Bomb Bigger Than VIX: Loan funds could have a destabilizing effect. (bloomberg)
  • Short sellers are the market’s detectives. (bloomberg)
  • Some crypto-wealthy are locking in their gains and hiring wealth managers. (techcrunch)
  • Price drives market narratives. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • What if Big Tech
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02/10/18 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Canadian companies are gearing up to take cannabis global. (business.financialpost)
  • What loneliness does to the body. (medium)
  • Why big utilities are embracing solar and wind power. (mobile.nytimes)
  • Talking through a child’s troubles is healthy in moderation…but avoid "co-rumination." (wsj)
  • Tear-free onions are here. (npr)
  • Who’s to blame for the quiet MLB off-season. (wsj)
  • We really don’t have good data on how much we are using voice UI, like Alexa or Siri. (mondaynote)
  • Tamiflu is soon to get some much needed competition. (bloomberg)
  • How to sort through all the new types of craft beers. (wsj)
  • Are delivery apps killing the restaurant? (newyorker)
  • Paid sick leave is a good investment for companies. (nytimes)
  • New Orleans is sinking and it can’t be stopped. (theatlantic)
  • Putting “May It Last,â€
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02/09/18 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The many steps toward a market bottom. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Why Competitive Advantages Die (collaborativefund)
  • How Amazon ($AMZN) is transforming Whole Foods. (theatlantic)
  • College kids are flocking to class on cryptocurrencies and blockchain. (nytimes)
  • Bitcoin has been no hedge for stock market losses. (economist)
  • No decision is perfect, but they move thing forward. (hackernoon)
  • The relationship between volatility and stock prices broke down spectacularly this week (wsj)
  • Quantitative models make their biases transparent. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • Are interest rates really all that low historically? (papers.ssrn)
  • The US is facing a shortage of truck drivers. (bloomberg)
  • The Military Has Been Fighting Sexual Assault For Decades, But Women Say It’s Still Happening (taskandpurpose)
  • Two theaters or 1,000? How to release an Oscar-winning film (marketwatch)
  • U.S. body brokers supply world with tons of limbs,
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02/08/18 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • End of a Bull Market, or Nowhere Near? Making the Case for Both (bloomberg)
  • Drivers don’t trust Uber. This is how it’s trying to win them back. (recode)
  • The prime working age population is at a new high. (calculatedriskblog)
  • The stock market’s decline could take some pressure off the Fed. (bloomberg)
  • The economy is still abnormally dependent on low interest rates and richly priced assets (wsj)
  • A LOT of people watched the SpaceX livestream. (theverge)
  • Someone is wrong on the internet, wages and the stock market edition (ftalphaville.ft)
  • SpaceX lost the center core of Falcon Heavy. (engadget)
  • Bitcoin Miners Fried in Game of Chicken (bloomberg)
  • Why newsletters are a good way to pay for content. (niemanlab)
  • Astronomers may have found rogue planets … in another galaxy (syfy)
  • Saying risk-parity
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02/05/18 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

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