Worth considering 

Google’s New AI Is Better at Creating AI Than the Company’s Engineers – Futurismhttps://apple.news/AZGL3hrwTThuTdhEG_Tm3Jw

https://www.ft.com/content/4b8cd546-3bf1-11e7-821a-6027b8a20f23
The story above points out the difficulty of investing in emerging markets. But portfolio volatility maybe the necessary price we pay for Alpha going forward. A world awash in bank reserves (if not money supply, which is why no inflation and slow growth) has seemingly dampened volatility in developed the markets 

The Stock Picker Behind the S&P 500 https://www.wsj.com/articles/david-m-blitzer-stock-picker-behind-the-s-p-500-1495186202

Story above reiterates an exhausting truth –there is no passive investing. But go ahead keep deceiving  yourself

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/it-s-not-just-chris-cornell-suicide-rates-highest-among-n762221 It’s Not Just Chris Cornell: Suicide Rates Highest Among Middle-Aged Men NBCNews.com – 20m ago The news that 52-year-old Seattle grunge rock icon Chris Cornell had killed himself after a concert in Detroit shocked and saddened fans of the Soundgarden frontman.

The crisis of meaning continues. It is somewhat like a neo nihilism. As if a generation wants to say –nothing matters enough to change anything. Tragic. 

http://assets.realclear.com/files/2017/05/576_debt.pdf
Good research. The next time you hear someone say with breathless tone that household debt  is at an all-time high. Enjoy a moment of snooty insight and say to yourself “yes, but debt to income is shrinking.” Nerds just want to have fun too. 

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-05-18/oh-no-not-another-debt-crisis
http://blog.yardeni.com/2017/05/death-by-amazon.html

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