The weekend is a great time to catch up on some long form items that we passed up on during the week. Thanks for checking in.


Meet Dylan the day trader.  (Washington Post also TRB)

Is capital loss harvesting overhyped?   (Nerd’s Eye View)

Bad things happen in the markets.  (Morningstar)

Asset allocation, indexing and rebalancing.  (25iq via @researchpuzzler)


How to be a better consumer of the news.  (Learn Bonds)

Seeing is not believing: on the use of charts and R-squared.  (Enterprising Investor)


Does Wikipedia usage presage stock market moves?  (SSRN via @quantivity)

A study looking at the tradeoff between spending rates and shortfall risks in retirement.  (SSRN)


Just how useless is the asset management industry?  (Justin Fox)

The global securities lending industry is in flux.  (Economist)

When too much due diligence is counterproductive.  (A VC)


The Fed should care about blowing bubbles for the sake of the little guy.  (Dealbook)

The changing nature of work.  (Pieria)

Estimating trend growth using the CFNAI.  (Big Picture)

It takes companies and government to affect working conditions in the developing markets.  (New Yorker)

Jamie Dimon

Why JP Morgan Chase ($JPM) needs to split the Chairman and CEO roles.  (The Epicurean Dealmaker)

Why Jamie Dimon is the “indispensable man.”  (Businessweek)

Jamie Dimon needs a boss.  (Felix Salmon)


The Facebook ($FB) IPO one year in.  (WSJ)

Morgan Stanley ($MS) has done pretty well one year after the Facebook debacle.  (Fortune)


On the importance of framing.  (Above the Market)

Our decision making ability is affected by a range of effects.  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

Why rituals work.  (Scientific American)


Are Millenials ever going to drive as much as their parents?  (The Atlantic)

Philanthropy is getting more quantitative.  (WSJ)

Are MOOCs the future of education?  (New Yorker)

How hipsters became so crafty.  (Newsweek)


Your microbiome is more important than you think.  (NYTimes)

On the health hazards of loneliness.  (New Republic)

Why is Indian generic pharmaceutical maker Ranbaxy still in business?  (Fortune)

The Office

Do you remember when The Office was truly great television?  (Grantland)

27 lessons learned from The Office.  (Esquire)

Mixed media

An excerpt from Annalee Newitz’s Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive Mass Extinction.  (Newsweek)

Social networks as evolutionary game theory.  (FT Alphaville)

Baseball is not boring.  (American)

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