Welcome to July. Here are some morning reads to start the second half of 2014:

  • Active Management Is Alive and Kicking (FT)
  • Everything Wrong With Investor Behavior in One Article (Reformed Broker)
  • What Kind of Investor Are You? (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • Many bond-fund managers are worrying that their 2014 gains are too good to last. (WSJ) see also Countries previously off many investors' radars -- including Zambia -- issued debt in the second quarter. (WSJ)
  • Where in the World Is the Kuwait Investment Authority? (AI-CIO)
  • The Pitchforks Are Coming ... For Us Plutocrats (Politico) see also Why Are the Super-Rich So Angry? (New Yorker)
  • The Japanese Government's Bet Against Tesla (Slate)
  • These Are Not the Wearables We've Been Waiting For (Quartz) see also Additional Thoughts on iWatch and Android Wear (stratechery)
  • The Semiotics of the Speedo: Why Won't Straight American Guys Wear Swim Briefs? (Slate)
  • Sleep as a Competitive Advantage (DealBook)

What are you reading?

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