Wednesday Reading List

Stuff worth sharing from the past week

But first, early reviews are in for my book, Beyond the Basics – check them out here!


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The first modern pandemic: The scientific advances we need to stop COVID-19 by Bill Gates


Oil traded at minus $37. You paid someone to buy it from you.

Inside the Oil Market: The 20 Minutes That Broke the U.S. Sector Bloomberg News


Lots are asking why the market can be up during this employment meltdown.

Making sense of a stock market just 16% off its high while a pandemic costs 26 million jobs by Michael Santoli


Early look at the buyer vs. seller dynamic in this season’s real estate market

Home Buyers Are Looking for Price Cuts. Realtors Say Sellers Aren’t Budging. by William D. Cohan


Our smart phones are ratting us out.

‘Quarantine fatigue’: Researchers find more Americans venturing out against coronavirus stay-at-home orders by Katherine Shaver


Anyone else hoping their college kid can go back to school in the Fall?

College Campuses Must Reopen in the Fall. Here’s How We Do It. by Christina Paxson

Book Recommendation

The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution by Gregory Zuckerman

Renaissance Technologies main hedge fund was reportedly up 39% before fees year-to-date through April 14. Before you run to give them a call, it’s been closed to new investors since the early 1990’s.

“The unbelievable story of a secretive mathematician who pioneered the era of the algorithm–and made $23 billion doing it.”