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Monday, December 18, 2017 9:15 am

Holiday Gifts for the Financier in Your Life A few ideas for what to give your favorite alpha- and beta-generators. Bloomberg December 18, 2017     We have only a week of Shopmas left, and if your list is anything like mine, you are down to those folks where it’s hard to decide. Choosing just the right bauble…

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Monday, December 18, 2017 6:00 am

Source: How Much     Last month, I noted the impact of “Millennials leaving the basement to buy homes. This points to a rise in spending on furniture, appliances, electronics and cars that will lift earnings and power stocks.” All of the data since then has confirmed that perception: Home sales among the younger generation…

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Monday, December 18, 2017 4:44 am

The year is rapidly drawing to a close. Finish strong with our morning train reads: o Pessimists Guide to 2028 (Bloomberg) o Does wealth actually lead to greater happiness for the very wealthy? And, does inheriting wealth--versus earning it yourself--play a role in how happy that wealth makes us? (Wall Street Journal) o ESG: The X-Ray of Finance (CFA Institute)…

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Monday, December 18, 2017 3:30 am

Uber’s crises have come so fast that they’ve piled on top of one another. Here are some of the companies most infamous milestones.   A Timeline of Uber’s Unfolding Source: Wired  

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Monday, December 18, 2017 2:00 am
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Sunday, December 17, 2017 6:00 pm

Source: New York Times Source: New York Times

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Sunday, December 17, 2017 9:00 am

  The feedback to last week’s podcast with Ray Dalio was great; there were multiple requests for a transcript. We managed to turn that around pretty quickly, and it worked out well enough that I am going to try to make this a regular weekly feature of MiB. You will find the transcript of our conversation…

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Sunday, December 17, 2017 4:00 am

My easy like Sunday morning reads: o Shaking Up the Market for Municipal Bonds (Barron’s) o Worse Than Marxism? (HumbleDollar) o Business Is Booming for America's Survival Food King (Bloomberg Businessweek) o No Silver Bullets: 8 Ideas for Financial Planning in a Low-Return Environment (Flirting with Models) o The Dangerous Delusion of Price Stability (Project Syndicate) o Don't get caught up in blockchain…

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 1:00 pm

James Harris Simons has been described as “the world’s smartest billionaire”, amassing a fortune through the clever use of mathematics and computers. He is now a renowned philanthropist. Source: Numberphile

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 7:00 am

This week I sat down with Jeffrey Sherman, Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Doubleline Capital. Sherman, a CFA charter holder, is also a member of DoubleLine's executive management and fixed income asset allocation committees. He serves as a portfolio manager for derivative-based and multi-asset strategies. Previously, he was a statistics and mathematics instructor at University of the…

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