Today’s linkfest is a short one. For more check out posts by Matt Levine, MoneyBeat and FT Alphaville.

John Gapper, “There is, however, a syndrome among star managers – call it Gross’s Law. They start out being most valuable for their investing talent and end up being most valuable for their marketing charisma.”  (FT)

Setting up for a commodities rally.  (Humble Student)

How to build an investing ‘Frankenstein.’  (The Reformed Broker)

An interview with Eddy Elfenbein of Crossing Wall Street fame.  (Jeff Fleishman)

Why don’t more investment managers formally train their analysts?  (the research puzzle)

Options-holding CEOs like to make money.  (Alpha Architect)

What is the real value add of financial advisors?  (Dave Nadig)

Why go public when VCs are happy to fund your startup?  (WSJ)

Introducing the Fed’s new Labor Market Conditions Index.  (Capital Spectator)

Value investing in the financial blogosphere: five recent undervalued posts.  (Enterprising Investor)

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

Uber and Airbnb are facing an increasingly complicated landscape.  (TechCrunch)

Why top-rated students are getting rejected by in-state schools.  (WSJ)

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