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Weekend Reading List (March 12-13, 2016)

First of all, make sure you catch up with any Vintage Value Investing articles you might have missed this week!

What I’m reading this weekend:

Book(s)

  • Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (Ashlee Vance)

Links

  • Everything You Need to Know About Negative Rates (WSJ)
  • How Slightly Negative Rates Can Tear Into Bank Profits (WSJ)
  • Are negative interest rates an adventure in financial Wonderland? (BBC News)

  • China Economic Data Paints Gloomy Picture (WSJ)
  • Wall Street’s Frustrated Chinese Bankers Are Heading Back Home (Bloomberg Business)
  • Buffett’s Berkshire taps heavy demand for bond (Financial Times)
  • The four commandments of reinsurance, according to Warren Buffett (Artemis)
  • Cash Is Now a Sin (WSJ | The Intelligent Investor)
  • How ETFs Work (Bloomberg Business)
  • The ETF Files: How the U.S. government inadvertently launched a $3 trillion industry (Bloomberg Business)
  • Is Passive Investment Actively Hurting the Economy? (The New Yorker)
  • How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth (McKinsey & Co.)
  • Software Is Disrupting Venture-Capital SectorSoftware Is Disrupting Venture-Capital Sector (WSJ)
  • Hulbert: Key lessons from the Internet bubble (USA Today)
  • More Street Gangs Turn to Financial Crimes (WSJ)
  • Why We’re Terrible at Predicting Happiness (The Motley Fool)
  • Read More Books And Fewer Articles; Read More History and Fewer Forecasts (The Motley Fool)
  • Picking the Best Presidential Candidate for Markets (Bloomberg View)

  • ELON MUSK: TESLA, SPACEX, AND THE QUEST FOR A FANTASTIC FUTURE is a great book. Listened to it a few months ago. Musk is a very interesting and inspiring person. And it really shows how one man’s “crazy vision” can have such a large impact. It’s quite amazing what SpaceX has managed to do in a relatively short period compared to NASA.

    • Elon Musk is pretty amazing – he’s started or been involved with 5 groundbreaking and successful companies (Zip2, Paypal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity). And now OpenAI and the Hyperloop.

      Interestingly, there are a couple of recent articles about Buffett vs. Musk in the Nevada energy market: http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-solar-power-buffett-vs-musk/