Wednesday links: simple rules of thumb

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Quote of the day

Morgan Housel, “You might think successful investors are brilliant minds who can calculate complicated things with precision. They rarely are. The best are more like baseball players, able to solve complicated problems by using simple rules of thumb.”  (Motley Fool)


Does high SKEW mean anything as far as the market looks going forward? (Adam Warner)

High yield dividend payers in the emerging markets trade at a discount.  (John Authers)


Can Twitter ($TWTR) become a “stable, grown-up company”?  (Quartz also NYTimes)


Why M&A volume has been on the rise.  (Sober Look)

Shale gas IPOs are coming on strong.  (MoneyBeat)


What to read to “avoid being addled and stupid” from the July commentary.  (Mutual Fund Observer)

The risk of short-term bond funds.  (Rick Ferri)

Big ETF volume spikes don’t necessarily mean anything.  (ETF)

Why some big money managers are holding out against the ETF trend.  (FT)


The June ADP employment report shows continued strong jobs growth.  (Calculated Risk, Capital Spectator)

The trajectory of home price increases is slowing.  (Calculated Risk)

While auto sales accelerated in June.  (Business Insider)

Looking at some long leading indicators into 2015.  (Bonddad Blog)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

What books Abnormal Returns readers purchased in June 2014.  (Abnormal Returns)

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

Mixed media

An idea for a weekly show about investing.  (A Wealth of Common Sense)

Five ways to keep e-mail from running your life.  (David Pogue)

Why you should ship your bags the next time you fly.  (Brett Arends)

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