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What We’re Reading – Week of 11/30/2018

Below you will find the articles on economics, investing, and finance that we found most interesting for the week.

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.

 

The corporate bond market is beginning to wobble.  This bears watching because when bonds catch a cold, equities often get the flu.

Article Wall Street Journal ($)

 

If GE gets junked will debt markets swoon?

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

It’s probably a sign that fees are too high when investing in private equity managers generates better returns than the private funds themselves.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

Amazon.com emerges as an ad giant.  They make more money from ads than selling things.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

The media loves to build them up and take them down.  Vanity Fair goes after Sheryl Sandberg.

Article via Vanity Fair

 

There are no easy answers for Disney on how to modernize the hugely successful “princess” franchise.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

Health insurers can use the Apple Watch to incentivize the behavior they want in their insureds.

Article via Financial Times ($)

 

John Bogle, the father of index investing, says it presents corporate governance problems.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)