What We’re Reading – Week of 05/08/2015

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.


Tren Griffen shares a dozen things he learned from investment star Peter Lynch.

Via 25iq Blog


Silicon Valley raids university campuses for Artificial Intelligence (AI) professors.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


If hedge funds can’t beat stocks, at least they can beat bonds.

Article via Financial Times ($)


The Boston Globe doesn’t think the new strategy of shorting drug companies (many are based in Boston it should be noted) and challenging their patents will work.

Article via Boston Globe


There is an Uber for everything now (massages, drinks, valet parking, etc.).  The Wall Street Journal says most of them actually work too.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


Fed chairwoman, Janet Yellen, says stock prices are high on an absolute basis, but not relative to the paltry income on bonds.

Article via Reuters


Africa’s budding pension funds invest in infrastructure.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


Global food companies face increased risks from water shortages.

Article via Ceres