What We’re Reading – Week of 09/08/2017

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.


There are some ETFs that could go “poof” in a single day. 

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


Star Wars and Marvel films will be part of Disney’s new subscription offering at the expense of Netflix. Maybe content owners really are king after all?

Article via Variety


As Irma makes landfall catastrophe bond investors are panicking.  Sometimes exotic new asset classes are best left alone.  Reinsurers are surely glad to have offloaded some of their risk onto “investors” though.

Article via Financial Times ($)


Inflation is dead.  Or is it?  Making assumptions might be dangerous.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


Tensions with North Korea are rattling the markets.  The New Yorker had an interesting piece about the risks of war with North Korea.

Article via the New Yorker