Quote of the day

Michael Harris author of The End of Absence, “It is not really about abstinence, it’s about trying to be conscious every day and of feeding myself a healthy media diet.”  (Bits)

Chart of the day


Life insurers lover higher rates.  (StockCharts Blog)


American households have loaded up stocks.  (Dana Lyons)

The bull market is growing narrower.  (TraderFeed)

Smallcaps have struggled YTD.  (Bespoke also The Fat Pitch)

There is always a market divergence somewhere.  (A Dash of Insight)

What now for Bitcoin?  (The Reformed Broker)


Passive investors need less hand holding.  (Wealthfront Blog)

The longer we go without a pullback the tougher it will be for investors to ride it out.  (Morgan Housel)

Some lessons from Guy Spier’s The Education of a Value Investor.  (A Wealth of Common Sense)


The crux of the matter with Alibaba ($BABA).  (Pando Daily)

Just how big is Alibaba?  (Bespoke)


Vanguard is pushing onto robo-advisor turf with low fee financial planning services.  (Jason Zweig)

It’s a great time to be an asset allocator.   (Pragmatic Capitalism)


A look back at the economic week that was.  (Bonddad Blog, Big Picture)

The economic schedule for the coming week.  (Calculated Risk)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

Top clicks this week on the site.  (Abnormal Returns)

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

Mixed media

The lines between journalism and PR are blurring.  (FT)

The story of Digg’s comeback.  (Vox)

Some lessons learned from 30,000 blog posts.  (Barry Ritholtz)

Some good old fashioned blogs worth following.  (Shane Ferro)

Farewell TED.  (The Epicurean Dealmaker)

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