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Markets There is always a handful of stocks dominating the market. (awealthofcommonsense.com) It's easy to overthink things in markets. (theirrelevantinvestor.com) Netflix Don't be fooled by hindsight bias, Netflix's ($NFLX) success was never certain. (pensionpartners.com) What would happen if Netflix ($NFLX) cracked down on password sharing? (qz.com) Netflix ($NFLX) now recognizes that each show it makes needs to garner a decent audience. (qz.com) Netflix ($NFLX) continues to push its way on the turf of the big movie studios. ...
Posted: Jul 21 2017 @ 12:50 PM
The biz Podcasts are great, but are they a business? (hunterwalk.com) Why Malcolm Gladwell has embraced podcasting. (poynter.org) Some of Ben Carlson's favorite podcasts. (awealthofcommonsense.com) Barry Ritholtz's Masters in Business is three years old. (ritholtz.com) Can a musical podcast change the genre? (wired.com) Finance Making the argument for the index fund as a great, modern invention. (bbc.co.uk) Barry Ritholtz talks with Ed Thorp author of "A Man for All Markets." (ritholtz.com) Patrick O'Shaughnessy talks with Rishi Ganti, who invests ...
Posted: Jul 21 2017 @ 8:27 AM
Markets How today's bull markets are different than prior ones. (macromon.wordpress.com) Markets are pretty simple at the moment. (bclund.com) Return on equity in corporate America is really low. (ritholtz.com) Strategy Can you use computational biology to beat the market? (bloomberg.com) Have managed futures gone mainstream? (rcmalternatives.com) Offers "Game of Thrones" is back! Sign up for a free trial to HBO through Amazon Channels. (amazon.com) Buy (or sell) $100 of digital coins on Coinbase and get $10 in Bitcoin free! ...
Posted: Jul 20 2017 @ 4:41 PM
Companies Lyft's opportunity is now. (fortune.com) How SurveyMonkey has moved foward after the passing of CEO Dave Goldberg. (fastcompany.com) How is Venmo going to make money? (theatlantic.com) Venture capital Research on how VCs make decisions. (medium.com) Succession planning in investment partnerships require transparency and time. (avc.com) Founders Eleven mistakes one founder made, and lived to talk about. (medium.com) It's never too late to get started. (fundersandfounders.com) Being an entrepreneur is a lonely business. (feld.com) Startups Starting a company is cheaper than ever. ...
Posted: Jul 20 2017 @ 2:05 PM
Markets Dips are pretty much nonexistent this year. (wsj.com) Consumer sentiment is an iffy stock market indicator. (beta.morningstar.com) Cryptocurrencies Josh Brown with some thoughts on getting involved in the blockchain. (thereformedbroker.com) Why the token economy is just getting started. (vinnylingham.com) New Coinbase customers can get $10 in Bitcoin after their first trade. (coinbase.com) The ICO game is way overheated. (bloomberg.com) It's hard to understand Bitcoin unless you own it. (marketwatch.com) Companies JBG Smith Properties ($JGBS) is a pure-play on ...
Posted: Jul 19 2017 @ 2:50 PM
Advisors If it isn't portfolio management, what is the true value-add of a financial advisor? (thebackcourtreport.com) How to split equity and compensation in a multi-manager advisory firm. (kitces.com) A big part of Charles Schwab's ($SCHW) business is as a custodian to the growing crowd of RIAs. (nytimes.com) Avoid advisors who are too focused on the superficial. (thereformedbroker.com) Retirement plans Solo 401(k)s are not as paperwork intensive as they used to be. (aplaceofpossibility.com) Some additional uses for Roth ...
Posted: Jul 19 2017 @ 7:55 AM
Markets Emerging market cycles can run more than just a year or so. (markdow.tumblr.com) "Low volatility is different than cheap volatility." (barrons.com) Strategy Index funds are not a panacea in a bear market. (pragcap.com) Trend-following strategies have underperformed since the financial crisis. (priceactionlab.com) Offers Cass Sunstein and Reid Hastie's "Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter" is just $2.99 for the Kindle. (amazon.com) "Game of Thrones" is back! Sign up for a free trial to HBO through ...
Posted: Jul 18 2017 @ 1:53 PM
Small Lottery stocks suck. (blog.alphaarchitect.com) Are we mis-estimating the risk of distressed stocks? (papers.ssrn.com) Why analyst coverage matters. (blog.alphaarchitect.com) Fund management Do team-managed funds exhibit less overconfidence? (citywireusa.com) On the negative relationship between fund size and performance. (papers.ssrn.com) Prime brokers throw liquidating funds to the wolves. (dealbreaker.com) Research Why momentum is the least loved anomaly. (dualmomentum.net) Why smart beta strategies disappoint. (bloomberg.com) Too many use the CAPE ratio without really understanding it. (etf.com) Volatility is not enough for the success of managed ...
Posted: Jul 18 2017 @ 12:05 PM
Markets Last week was a good week in the global capital markets, especially in the emerging markets. (capitalspectator.com) Emerging markets are beginning to outperform. (thereformedbroker.com) Strategy Not all CTAs are alike. (mrzepczynski.blogspot.com) The how and why of portfolio rebalancing. (beta.morningstar.com) Offers Cass Sunstein and Reid Hastie's "Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter" is just $2.99 for the Kindle. (amazon.com) "Game of Thrones" is back! Sign up for a free trial to HBO through Amazon Channels. (amazon.com) Summer ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 12:01 PM
The biz Blackrock ($BLK) is growing AUM and revenue but profits are suffering. (wsj.com) Charles Schwab ($SCHW) is growing its commission-free list of ETFs. (citywireusa.com) Charles Schwab ($SCHW) is launching its first new ETF since 2013. (bloomberg.com) State Street ($STT) is closing 19 international ETFs. (etf.com) CICC just bought a majority stake in KraneShares. (etf.com) ETFs The fundamentals of fundamental indexation. (beta.morningstar.com) Big weighting differences in emerging market ETFs (etf.com) The smart beta bond ETF space is getting ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 10:15 AM


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