Saturday links: trading vs. investing

The weekend is a great time to catch up on some longer items that we passed up on during the week. Thanks for checking in.


On the difference between investing and speculation.  (Inside Investing)

Seriously, are you a trader or an investor?  (Total Return, ibid)

A look at the twenty years of ETPs and their future.  (IndexUniverse)

Four investing methods that have beaten the market historically.  (Monevator)

A 2013 online broker review.  (StockBrokers)


Better and earlier, beat open.  (Daring Fireball)

What Apple and Google’s new headquarters say about their companies.  (Quartz)

Apps and the future of digital news consumption.  (FT Alphaville)


Wall Street pay incentives are out of whack.  (Scientific American)

On the stunning rise of the financial sector since WWII.  (Interfluidity)

Have we reached “Peak Capitalism“?  (Macrofugue)


Charlie Munger on the psychology of human misjudgment.  (Big Picture)

How language affects the way we think.  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

We suck at probabilities.  (Above the Market)

Some great psychological nuggets culled from 50 Psychology Classics: Who We Are, How We Think, What We Do; Insight and Inspiration from 50 Key Books.  (Falkenblog)

A little optimism goes a long way.  (The Atlantic)


How to pinpoint the origin of a pandemic.  (Atlantic Cities)

Ten scientific facts about lists.  (Guardian via Digg)

The hunt for antibiotic candidates goes on deep in caves.  (Bloomberg)


Immigrants are spreading throughout the country to some unexpected places.  (New Geography)

America has largely ignored Simpson-Bowles.  (Businessweek)


Charles Murray, “Poker tables are pure meritocracies.”  (NYTimes)

Meet the world’s top NBA gambler, Bob Voulgaris. Also profiled in Nate Silver’s The Signal and the Noise.  (ESPN via @davpell)


Inside the secret menu of Chipotle Mexican Grill.  (Fast Company)

Why the craze about gluten-free foods?  (Slate)

Marijuana needs its own standards.  (Bloomberg)


A profile of Jimmy Kimmel.  (Rolling Stone)

The annotated wisdom of Louis C. K.  (Splitsider)


An extended interview with Michael Mauboussin author of The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports and Investing.  (Outlook India via Pragmatic Capitalism)

An excerpt from Emily Bazelon’s Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy.  (The Atlantic)

An interview with Samuel Arbesman author of The Half-life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date.  (Klevr)

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