Holiday book alert: this weekend you can an extra 30% off of any book at Amazon. If you have been waiting to buy Gary Antonacci’s Dual Momentum Investing: An Innovative Strategy for Higher Returns with Lower Risk or Toby Carlisle’s Deep Value: Why Activist Investors and Other Contrarians Battle for Control of Losing Corporations now is your chance!


Monish Pabrai with advice to a 12-year old on how to become an investor.  (Forbes via ValueWalk)

Why Millennials should pay down student loans before investing in the stock market.  (Noah Smith)

It’s your money. Don’t forget it.  (Aleph Blog)

Personal finance

Professional athletes go bankrupt all the time. What they can do to avoid financial ruin.  (Barry Ritholtz)

Some financial advisors who blogged have turned into “overnight” sensations.  (I Heart Wall Street)

An educated client is a better client.  (The Reformed Broker)

The dual mandate of a financial advisor.  (Irrelevant Investor)


A eulogy for RadioShack ($RSH).  (SB Nation)

The big player in Netflix’s ($NFLX) battle against HBO.  (WashingtonPost)

Does free food make for a happier office?  (BBC via @digg)


Is crowdfunding a durable trend or a bull market phenomenon?  (Information Arbitrage)

Entrepreneurs should only give up equity for cash or work.  (TechCrunch)


Megacities are the next phase for college graduates.  (Conor Sen)

The death (and rebirth) of the American mall.  (Smithsonian)

The coyotes of Chicago.  (National Geographic)


Why Uber fights: the opportunity is so darn large.  (stratechery)

Does Uber, and the like, make cities more energy efficient?  (Scientific American)

Taxi medallion prices are falling where Uber operates.  (The Upshot)


The case against early cancer detection.  (FiveThirtyEight)


Why our families drive us crazy.  (Vox)

Five reasons to become more grateful(Science of Us)

How to avoid the pull of short-termism.  (Credit Suisse)

How to defeat impulse buying.  (NYTimes)

A powerful predictor of relationship health. Insights from Mind Gym: Achieve More by Thinking Differently by Sebastian Bailey.   (Farnam Street)


Why are organic turkey so darn expensive?  (Vox)

Canadian ranches have a cowboy shortage.  (Bloomberg)

Why it’s not okay to have a second refrigerator.   (Wonkblog)


Americans now drink more craft beer than Budweiser.  (Slate)

Is brewing beer going to be as simple as brewing coffee?  Brewbot wants to find out.  (NYTimes)


Why overuse injuries are on the rise for young athletes.  (WSJ)

Evidence that athletes don’t need to take vitamins.  (Well)


An interesting interview with Christopher Kimball of Cook’s Illustrated.  (The Federalist via @ezraklein)

A dozen things learned from Bill Murray.  (25iq)


On the economics of an indie band concert tour.  (Medium via @balajis)


The best science books of 2014 including The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew by Alan Lightman.  (Brain Pickings)

The best non-fiction books of 2014 including Jonathan Rottenberg, The Depths: The Evolutionary Origins of the Depression Epidemic.  (Marginal Revolution)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

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

Mixed media

The history of digital media has led us to a period of “deep exploration.”  (Medium)

Is increasing automation going to make us all stupid?  (Nicholas Carr)

Chaos is an inherent part of life.  (Above the Market)

Support Abnormal Returns by visiting Amazon, signing up for our daily e-mail or following us on StockTwits, Yahoo Finance and Twitter.

This content, which contains security-related opinions and/or information, is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon in any manner as professional advice, or an endorsement of any practices, products or services. There can be no guarantees or assurances that the views expressed here will be applicable for any particular facts or circumstances, and should not be relied upon in any manner. You should consult your own advisers as to legal, business, tax, and other related matters concerning any investment.

The commentary in this “post” (including any related blog, podcasts, videos, and social media) reflects the personal opinions, viewpoints, and analyses of the Ritholtz Wealth Management employees providing such comments, and should not be regarded the views of Ritholtz Wealth Management LLC. or its respective affiliates or as a description of advisory services provided by Ritholtz Wealth Management or performance returns of any Ritholtz Wealth Management Investments client.

References to any securities or digital assets, or performance data, are for illustrative purposes only and do not constitute an investment recommendation or offer to provide investment advisory services. Charts and graphs provided within are for informational purposes solely and should not be relied upon when making any investment decision. Past performance is not indicative of future results. The content speaks only as of the date indicated. Any projections, estimates, forecasts, targets, prospects, and/or opinions expressed in these materials are subject to change without notice and may differ or be contrary to opinions expressed by others.

Please see disclosures here.

Please see the Terms & Conditions page for a full disclaimer.