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Weekend Reads for Advisers: Love and Math, Luck versus Skill

The art of algorithmic war, GMO's latest quarterly letter, and why most back-tested performance histories are bunk.

Weekend Reads for Advisers: Twitter, Retirement, and the Shutdown Showdown

One story that got my attention this week came from the Guardian: Sometime in the first half of 2014, the Financial Times will launch a single edition, global print product. In a memo to staff, editor Lionel Barber said: "The 1970s-style newspaper publishing process — making incremental changes to multiple editions through the night is dead. In future, our print product will derive from the web offering — not vice versa."

Weekend Reads for Investors: The Rising Influence of Activists, Africa, and Twitter

David Larrabee, CFA, rounds up the most interesting reads for equity investors from the last couple weeks.

Inside Bloomberg’s Twitter A-List (Well, At Least a Fraction of It)

Bloomberg recently announced that it had become the first financial information platform to integrate real-time Twitter feeds "directly into the investment workflows of market professionals." A network analysis of a partial list of Twitter accounts included in the terminal service yields some interesting insights.

The Financial Adviser’s Guide to Twitter

Have you ever wondered why some tweets are valued more than others? (Think of the people you’ve followed, or “unfollowed,” in recent months and why.) Well, the wait is over. A new study, “Who Gives a Tweet? Evaluating Microblog Content Value,” provides some answers.

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