My afternoon train reads:

• Investors Pay for Hedge-Fund Illusions (Bloomberg)
• Most Heavily Shorted Stocks Outperform (Bespoke Investment Group)
• AQR’s Cliff Asness on the Mostly-But-Not-Always Efficient Market (Barron’s)
• 6 steps to dumping a bad mutual fund (Marketwatch) see also Contradictions (Al Hambra Partners)
• O’Shaugnessy: What I’ve Learned in 30 years of Investing: Part 2 (Yahoo Finance)
• Policy Based Evidence Making (Mainly Macro)
• Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit (Globe and Mailsee also The world’s 10 most dangerous foods people actually eat (Salon)
• States Are Turning Down an Insane Amount of Free Money by Refusing to Expand Medicaid (Slate)
• Doing Math Like a Girl (Kottke)

What are you reading?

 
S&P 400 Just Broke the Support of its Five-Year Trend

Source: Chart of the Day

 

Category: Financial Press

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7 Responses to “10 Thursday PM Reads”

  1. Stock Soup says:

    - in the 1750′s Englishmen consumed about 4 lbs of sugar per person per year.
    - in the 1850′s Americans consumed about 10 lbs
    - today Americans consumer 60, soon to be 70 lbs of sugar a year.

    sugar makes you fat, feeds cancers, has zero nutritional value. Oddly, you can consume all the fruits you want and never have issues from sugar. But but not fruit juice.

    out bodies can’t handle 70-lbs/yr.

    • Jojo says:

      Sugar is epidemic in the USA. It seems to be in everything in a variety of forms (many of which are not clearly sugar to lay people). Here is a good article that equates sugar to drugs as far as the brain is concerned. There is also a really good infoporn poster on sugar in the post!
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      What Happens to Your Brain on Sugar, Explained by Science
      By Tom McKay
      April 21, 2014

      On the left is your brain on sugar. On the right side is your brain on drugs. Notice the similarities?

      For comparison, this image shows PET scans of obese and cocaine-addicted brains.

      http://mic.com/articles/88015/what-happens-to-your-brain-on-sugar-explained-by-science

  2. Jojo says:

    “Humans Need Not Apply” — A video about the robot revolution and jobs
    August 14, 2014
    econfuture

    http://econfuture.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/humans-need-not-apply-a-video-about-the-robot-revolution-and-jobs/

  3. Jojo says:

    Freaking amazing! Watch the video….
    ————–
    Written By: Jason Dorrier
    Posted: 08/13/14
    Eavesdrop on Conversations Using a Bag of Chips with MIT’s ‘Visual Microphone’

    http://singularityhub.com/2014/08/13/eavesdrop-on-conversations-using-a-bag-of-chips-with-mits-visual-microphone/

  4. cbatchelor says:

    For hosting Meet the Press, NBC dumps David Gregory and replaces him with… Chuck Todd???

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/business/media/nbc-chooses-chuck-todd-to-replace-david-gregory-on-meet-the-press.html

  5. VennData says:

    Icahn buys 45 million Apple shares.

    I hope he gets complete control.

    I am eager to see what those innovator will bring to their engineering and design teams.

    And he should retain the special carried interest tax cut for what he’s doing for America, otherwise, why bother?  Even though he does care and is a patriot, I’m sure.

    I don’t think he should be burdened with a higher tax rate than me

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