The weekend is a great time to catch up on some posts that were either too long or simply didn’t fit in during the week. Hope you enjoy!


Five thoughts on the existence of stock market bubbles.  (Musings on Markets)

Is the stock market efficient? Kinda, sorta.  (Think Advisor)

Why diversification helps to smooth our emotions.  (A Wealth of Common Sense)


Three keys to investing: philosophy, strategy and discipline.  (Rick Ferri)

Has indexing gotten too big?  (Vanguard)

Quotations on index investing.  (Carpe Diem)

Financial advisors

What is the point of financial advisors?  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

Three ways financial advisors can compete with robo-advisors.  (Michael Kitces)

Why are young people not interested in financial planning as a career?  (Dealbook)

Personal finance

The crisis in retirement planning.  (HBR)

On the importance of eliminating liabilities upon entering retirement.  (John Rekenthaler)

Should investors include their home and Social Security in their asset allocation?  (WSJ)

How to actually save money.  (Motley Fool)


Salil Mehta, “The conclusions from this research here show that despite its importance, it is next to impossible to add significant value from macroeconomic forecasting.”  (Statistical Ideas)

Why prognostication is so difficult.  (Om Malik)


According to Jim Barksdale business is all about ‘bundling and unbundling.’  (HBR)

Why Silicon Valley has come in for criticism.  (Noah Smith)

Is the most powerful man in mobile?  (Businessweek)

Why high growth companies don’t want to go public anymore.  (Vox)

Why is the Internet so blue?  (The Awl)


The future of the electric grid is microgrids.  (Scientific American)

Five frontiers on the edge of human biology.  (lux capital)


Why doctors like Dr. Oz can say pretty much whatever they want.  (Vox)

Your priobiotics are worthless.  (The Daily Beast)


Americans are falling out of love with frozen foods.  (WSJ)

Just how healthy is a gluten-free diet?  (WSJ)

How to make a killer burger.  (NYTimes)

Butter for the win.  (WSJ)


How to win $20 million playing poker.  (Bloomberg View)

How the Houston Astros are trying to rebuild.  (SI)

Why we are prone to the “hot hand fallacy.”  (NYTimes)

How to raise a world chess champion.  (WSJ)

Video gamers can now earn a college scholarship.  (Chicago Tribune)

How University of Michigan alienated its loyal football fans.  (The Post Game)


Justin Fox talks with Gerd Gigerenzer, author of Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions.  (HBR)

Top ten non-investing books for investors including Against the Gods by Peter Bernstein.  (Above the Market)

A conversation with Joe Peta author of Trading Bases: A Story About Wall Street, Gambling and Baseball.  (Compounding my Interests)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

The problem with positive thinking: an excerpt from Tim Richards’ Investing Psychology: The Effects of Behavioral Finance on Investment Choice and Bias(Abnormal Returns)

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

Mixed media

Three unfortunate realities you need to get used to. (Morgan Housel)

The pitchforks are coming for the plutocracy.  (Politico)

A dozen things learned from Vinod Khosla.  (25iq)

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