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Quote of the day

Dan Solin, “Many investors are unable to distinguish between sound, evidence-based advice…and the wacky entertainment provided by Cramer.”  (Huffington Post)

Chart of the day

EWW Total Return Price Chart

EWW Total Return Price data by YCharts

Emerging market investors are souring on Mexico.  (WSJ)


The bull and bear case.  (Big Picture)

Two looks at the 10 year Treasury yield when the Fed was raising rates.  (Market Anthropology)

The economic consequences of bad investing decisions.  (Wonkblog via CR)


Is diversification dead?  (Larry Swedroe also Morningstar)

On the challenge of measuring value across asset classes.  (Capital Spectator)

Why most investors should pass on the Twitter ($TWTR) IPO.  (An Objective View via TRB)


Is Angela Ahrendts the next CEO of Apple ($AAPL)?  (GigaOM)

Don’t forget that Apple is selling luxury goods.  (stratechery, Daring Fireball)

How did Twitter do in Q3?  (Dealbook, WSJ, FT)

Yahoo! ($YHOO) is going to keep a big Alibaba stake post-IPO.  (FT, Time)

Four stocks that attract activist investors.  (Unexpected Returns)


Nasdaq ($NDAQ) loses the Twitter IPO and is somewhat stuck.  (Quartz)

Can robo-advisors actually change investor behavior?  (InvestmentNews)

Humans are getting cut out of the corporate bond trading game.  (Bloomberg)

Content is attracting big slugs of venture capital.  (Pando Daily)


Two popular corporate bond ETFs are getting short-dated cousins.  (IndexUniverse)

Smart beta is a misnomer.  (FT)

One year in iShares core ETFs are doing just fine, thank you.  (IndexUniverse)


Homebuilder confidence is stalling out.  (Calculated Risk)

What has changed since 2007?  (Avondale Asset)

What the EMH is good for and not.  (Noahpinion)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

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

Mixed media

Is Square Cash going to change how we send money?  (The Verge, AllThingsD, TechCrunch, Quartz)

There is a bull market in cocoa.  (FT)

On the use (and abuse) of the word “cool.”  (Slate)

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