Contrarian Funds and Health-Care Hackers

Here are your morning reads.

My Wednesday morning train reads:

  • Nadig: Who’s Buying What ETF? (
  • Are Negative Rates Backfiring? Here’s Some Early Evidence (Wall Street Journal)
  • No easy choices for investors looking to buck the herd with contrarian funds (Investment News); see also PermaBear to English Translation Guide (the Big Picture)
  • Economics Without Math Is Trendy, But It Doesn’t Add Up (Bloomberg View)
  • M.I.T., N.Y.U. and Yale Are Sued Over Retirement Plan Fees (New York Times)
  • Public Mood: White Malaise but Optimism among Blacks, Hispanics (Associated Press-NORC)
  • The Polls Aren’t Skewed: Trump Really Is Losing Badly (FiveThirtyEight); see also Clinton Campaign Now Outspending Trump on Ads -- $52 Million to 0 (NBC News)
  • Watch This Drone Do Something That Isn’t Stupid (Bloomberg)
  • Hackers turn to health care, where records fetch bigger bucks (Boston Globe)
  • The Perseid meteor shower could be twice as awesome this year. Here’s how to watch. (Washington Post)

What are you reading?

Unintended Effects of Low and Negative Rates

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