Wednesday links: automated banks

MarketsA review of January 2020 major asset class performance. (capitalspectator.com)2020 has already one of the worst (and best) quarters for the S&P 500 in history. (awealthofcommonsense.com)136 of the S&P 500 stocks are positive year-to-date, not including dividends. (novelinvestor.com)2020 markets are nothing if not unsettled. (basonasset.com)Why everyone is talking about gold. (thereformedbroker.com)FacebookFacebook ($FB) is working hard to convince advertisers to stay on board. (nytimes.com)Over 400 companies have joined the Facebook ($FB) boycott. (npr.org)What if Facebook (($FB) can’t be fixed? (venturebeat.com)Like it or not, every company is a media company. (thebasispoint.com)FinanceA big fight is brewing between insurers and companies over ‘business interruption’ coverage in pandemic. (wsj.com)Dun & Bradstreet ($DNB) is once again publicly traded. (bloomberg.com)Uncle Sam just bought a 29.6% equity stake in trucking company YRC Worldwide ($YRCW). (wsj.com)The stock market has rebounded. Why aren’t more companies going public? (institutionalinvestor.com)FundsThe most over and under-sold benefits of ETFs. (morningstar.com)Q1 2020 saw a surge in hedge fund liquidations. (institutionalinvestor.com)EconomyADP said that private payrolls increased by 2.369 million in June. (crossingwallstreet.com)The ISM manufacturing index indicated expansion in June. (calculatedriskblog.com)Why you can’t read too much into economic indicators in this environment. (ftalphaville.ft.com)Earlier on Abnormal ReturnsPersonal finance links: good reasons to sell. (abnormalreturns.com)What you missed in our Tuesday linkfest. (abnormalreturns.com)Research links: broken strategies. (abnormalreturns.com)Sign up for our weekly adviser-focused e-mail that goes on Fridays. Five links to make you think headed into the weekend. (newsletter.abnormalreturns.com)Mixed mediaRobert Seawright, “Your most dangerous bias is the one you don’t know about.” (rpseawright.wordpress.com)Three reasons why your decision making is terrible. (markmanson.net)Our ability to do risk assessment is shaky, at best. (nytimes.com)Chances

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