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.


Value investing is not dead.  (I Heart Wall Street)

The danger of overdiversification or in praise of a “best ideas fund.”  (SumZero)

Do investors trade ETFs more frequently, and badly to boot?  (Mark Hulbert, SSRN)

Ten questions for Michael Mauboussin, author of The Success Equation, on luck, skill and investing.  (Morningstar)


Notes from the Doubleline lunch with Jeffrey Gundlach.  (The Reformed Broker)

For those who missed it a recap of the 2013 MTA Symposium.  (All Star Charts)

Financial advice

Where does financial planning end and the government safety net begin?   (Nerd’s Eye View)

Why financial advisors complicate the asset allocation process.  (Financial Advisor)

Financial illiteracy

Why do we tolerate financial illiteracy?  (Morningstar)

How can business journalists affect financial literacy?  (AHBJ)


What would we miss in a world without macroeconomists?  (Noahpinion)

Americans are “incurable property gamblers…”   (Economist)


Default rules have a great deal of power.  (Bloomberg)

The upside of introversion.  (Time)


Buzzfeed is the future of media.  (NYMag)

What’s awesome about SCOTUSblog.  (Pando Daily)

How content diffuses through different social networks.  (Social Media Today)


The mail order bride business is booming.  (Fortune)

A tacography of Mexico.  (Big Think)


Why C. diff is spreading: hospitals.  (Scientific American)

Great scientists need not by great mathematicians.  (WSJ)


The man who Google ($GOOG) paid $100 million to stay.  (SAI)

Why Hollywood hates Dish Netowrk’s ($DISH) Charlie Ergen.  (THR)

What drives Felix Baumgartner?  (Vanity Fair)


Diamonds are BS.  (Priceonomics via @ritholtz)

The evolution of luxury markets.  (FT Alphaville)

Mixed media

How to lighten the crush of e-mail.  (NYTimes)

The comeback of New Orleans.  (The Atlantic)

Are company provided meals taxable?  (WSJ)

Chess is the new hot sport in colleges.  (WashingtonPost)

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