10 Wednesday AM Reads

Rookies manning the terminals! Let’s help you navigate them, with our morning train plane reads:

• The Stock Market Is Not As Expensive Or Growth As Low As It Appears (Forbes)
• How Amazon Has Clouded Wall Street’s Vision (WSJ)
• Why Long/Short Funds Have Performed So Poorly? (A Wealth of Common Sense)
• ZIRP, And The Factors That Launched 1,000 ETFs (Investor Field Guide)
• 2015: The Year in Charts (NYT) see also Don’t Blame Uncertainty for the Slow Recovery (Bloomberg View)
• Investment Advice That Will Pass Time’s Test (Think Advisor)
• How the internet misled you in 2015 (BBC)
• The Genetics of Intelligence (NeuroLogica)
• Best Cars to Buy in 2016 (Bloomberg)
• Why Preventing Cancer Is Not the Priority in Drug Development (The Upshot)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Venture Capitalist Bill Janeway of Warburg Pincus.


The Lowest-Rated Securities Are Getting the Least Love

Source: Bloomberg

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  1. VennData commented on Dec 30

    Noah Smith’s article summarizing the GOP meme about “Uncertainty” that this blog’s eloquent host trashed is fabulous (and quotes this blog’s eloquent host.)

    An even broader message is to be sceptical of sociological nostrums the Republicans pluck from whole cloth to paint an emotionally appealing picture for Democrats..

    I do question how universities like Northwestern can keep tabloid spinners like Steven Davis on staff. It reflects not on Northwestern seeking diverse views but harboring hacks. Their choice. Like all those fund directors hiring big-fee loving financial managers, the Northwestern talent managers obviously don’t know what they’re doing.

    • VennData commented on Dec 30

      …emotionally appealing picture against Democrats.

  2. NoKidding commented on Dec 30

    The Genetics of Intelligence: Comment section is a typical battle over whether IQ measures anything.

  3. VennData commented on Dec 30

    American Banks with their ridiculous three months of online activity and then pdfs for the rest is ridiculous.

    Pdfs suck. Put my transactions online.

  4. willid3 commented on Dec 30

    so there is a down side to the ‘free market’ health care system (besides the high cost, and rationing based on incomes). that being the lack of drugs that actually prevent disease. and while they do seem to be able to accomplish some improvement in life, its at an extremely high cost

  5. N commented on Dec 30

    If you subtract the energy sector and the impact of the stronger dollar, the corporate revenues and profits don’t look that bad, says the Forbes article. True but nobody subtracted the energy sector and the falling dollar back when the going was good to show that revenues and profits were not as good as they looked. After all if you subtract this or add that everything will look whatever you want it to be.

  6. RW commented on Dec 30

    Corporate greed ain’t the only reason your insurance rates keep going up.

    27 Americans were shot and killed on Christmas day
    In a grim reminder that violence in America never takes a holiday, 27 people were killed and 63 injured in shooting incidents on Christmas Day this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive. This tally does not include people who shot themselves in suicide.

    The number of Americans killed in gun homicides on Christmas Day is comparable to the number of people killed in gun homicides in an entire year in places like Australia or Britain. ….

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