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Google Fiber is considering expanding in Utah. This is fantastic news (even though I don't actually live in Salt Lake City).

http://googlefiberblog.blogspot.com/

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So I'm scrolling through my financial feeds today and come across this:
http://www.businessinsider.com/institutional-investors-loving-hedge-funds-2013-12

I'm stunned because all year I've been reading this:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-06/hedge-funds-trail-stocks-by-the-widest-margin-since-2005.html

Why would anyone be happy paying 2 and 20 to make less (A LOT LESS!) than a low cost, highly liquid, ETF, S&P 500 index fund (SPY)? And not just this year, but year after year after year.

If I invested in a hedge fund, I would NOT be happy. What am I paying these guys for? To make sure I consistently lag the overall index?

I've got an idea. I'll start a hedge fund called "U.S. stocks macro opportunities fund," charge 2 and 20, and secretly invest all the money in SPY. I will consistently beat the pants off all the other hedge funds and get filthy rich doing it.

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This is awesome news! The most important thing this country needs right now is good central bankers and this guy is one of the best. 

http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-why-people-are-so-excited-about-stanley-fischer-2013-12

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This is an interesting idea.

"How The "1%" Will Escape" http://feedly.com/k/18cOgzl

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Jeez! I got like 8 of these verbatim in my novel! I'm going to have to reword them on the rewrite.

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The more stories I hear like this, the more likely I think it is that Obamacare will collapse.

http://peterlbrandt.com/personal-horror-story-week-navigating-catastrophe-called-obamacare/

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I just finished this book. It was fantastic and judging by the five star reviews on Amazon, I'm not the only one who thought so.

http://www.amazon.com/Higher-Call-Incredible-Chivalry-War-Torn/dp/0425252868

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The decline in poverty is good news.

"The amazing decline in American poverty" http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Themoneyillusion/~3/sw3fwQsl3eA/

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My brother Jake is the guy behind The Innovative Manager. If you have any interest in innovation, I think you will find his posts interesting. Even if you don't care about innovation, I think many of you will find his posts interesting.

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