Wednesday links: paying their tuition

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Quote of the day

Barry Ritholtz, “There are some people who have yet to pay their tuition to Wall Street University. They shall do that over the course of their investing lifetimes through high fees, unnecessary taxes, costs and expenses.”  (Big Picture)

Chart of the day

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On the relationship between Treasury yields and nominal GDP growth.  (Dr. Ed’s Blog)

Strategy

Why you need a “Benchmark of You.”  (Ari Weinberg)

Why diversification matters.  (Larry Swedroe)

Robert Seawright, “Information may be cheap, but meaning is expensive and elusive.”  (Real Clear Markets)

Companies

What Tesla ($TSLA) needs to do become a mainstream brand.  (GigaOM)

Amazon’s ($AMZN) investment in technology is driving retail.  (Technology Review via @ritholtz)

“Daily deals” are no longer a thing for Groupon ($GRPN).  (Time)

Why Snapchat is a billion dollar company.  (Business Insider)

Finance

The idiocy of the much hyped IPO pop.  (Nerd’s Eye View)

The financial system cannot be built assuming zero failures.  (John Kay)

Why banks want their traders out of chat rooms.  (Buzzfeed Business)

The last time investment banks tried to treat their analysts like human beings was the boom of the late 90’s.  (The Epicurean Dealmaker)

Funds

The risk to bond funds: a run on liquidity.  (IndexUniverse)

There is a bull market in short duration bond funds.  (Income Investing)

Global

You can thank 2008 for today’s falling oil prices.  (FT Alphaville)

The Mexican stock market is breaking down.  (Bonddad Blog)

Jim O’Neil is swapping BRICs for MINTs.  (Bloomberg)

Economy

Has potential GDP taken a permanent hit?  (Business Insider)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

What you may have missed in our Tuesday linkfest.  (Abnormal Returns)

Mixed media

Lasers are the new lights.  (Quartz)

Walt Mossberg compares LTE speeds of the big four carriers.  (WSJ)

Americans recognize actors and athletes much more than entrepreneurs.  (Kauffman Foundation)

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