Sunday links: pretty good investing

Quote of the day

David Merkel, “Aim for “pretty good” investing, and you might succeed. Aim for “best” investing, and you will likely fail.”  (Aleph Blog)

Chart of the day

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Is the shakeout in Apple ($AAPL) nearing its end?  (AllThingsD, ArsTechnica)

Video of the day

John Bogle talking about the lessons from his new book: The Clash of Cultures: Investment vs. Speculation.  (Wealthrack)


There’s no reason to rush back into the market.  (Dynamic Hedge)

Where market stand at week-end.  (Global Macro Monitor)

Tax loss (and gain) harvesting: what are the critical variables?  (Jason Zweig)


A long-term look at the performance of Target ($TGT).  (research puzzle pix)

Starbucks ($SBUX) plans to do for tea what it has done for coffee.  (Deal Journal)

Two Japanese companies are looking to become a new and better Zynga ($ZNGA).  (Economist)


How money manager Francis Chou got his start.  (WSJ)

Why hedge fund replication has never really taken off.  (FT)

How long will the window to buy homes on the cheap last?  Blackstone ($BX) says two years.  (Bloomberg)

Private equity is none too happy that capital gains taxes are at risk of going higher.  (Economist)

Crowdfunding will soon be a thing, but will it be a good thing?  (Dave Moon, Businessweek)


What is the payoff to Schwab ($SCHW) for running ultra low-cost ETFs?  (IndexUniverse)

Should you avoid small ETFs?  (Barron’s)


Austerity doesn’t work: the Euro edition.  (Quartz)

Why Germany might give up on the Euro.  (Money Game)

Just how big a deal is the energy revolution?  (Dynamic Hedge)


A look back at the economic week that was.  (Bonddad Blog, Calculated Risk)

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

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

What you missed in our Saturday long form linkfest.  (Abnormal Returns)

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

Mixed media

Nine rules for creating digital (financial) content.  (The Slant)

The 13″ Macbook Pro is darn near the perfect laptop.  (TechCrunch)

The great social media company has yet to be built.  (Howard Lindzon)

Twitter is pivoting to become a media company.  (dalton also 37signals)

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