Sunday links: consumer obligations

Quote of the day

Morgan Housel, “Everyone who reads financial news has an obligation to know about themselves what the pundit can’t: Your own risk tolerance, age, job security, time horizon, and level of expertise, to name a few.”  (Motley Fool)

Markets

The economy and stock market are not the same thing, redux.  (Business Insider)

Why market milestones like Dow 17,000 are no big deal.  (Chuck Jaffe)

Strategy

What is the momentum curve?  (TraderFeed)

Jason Zweig, “Before you hire a financial adviser, ask to see his track record in writing.”  (WSJ)

Higher frequency economic data makes lower frequency trading more attractive.  (Dynamic Hedge)

Why you need to own fewer stocks.  (Clear Eyes Investing)

On the value of portfolio transparency.  (Aleph Blog)

Companies

The reason why consumers love Amazon ($AMZN) is why suppliers don’t.  (NYTimes)

Finance

In praise of naked short-selling.  (Matt Levine)

Why shorting is more complicated than going long.  (Climateer Investing)

ETFs

Why using volatility ETPs to hedge market declines are so tricky.  (ETF)

Economy

A new labor crunch is coming.  (Conor Sen)

Why Chinese investors are snapping up US real estate.  (FiveThirtyEight)

A look back at the economic week that was.  (Bonddad Blog, Big Picture)

The economic schedule for the coming week.  (Calculated Risk)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

Top clicks this week on the site.  (Abnormal Returns)

What you might have missed in our Saturday linkfest.  (Abnormal Returns)

Mixed media

The best 15 TV shows of 2014 (so far).  (Paste)

On the extraordinary success of Matt Parker and Trey Stone.  (NYTimes)

RIP, Charlie Haden.  (Slate, The Daily Beast)

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