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Friday, 5 October 2018

Weekly Reading: Some Interesting Reading

I’ve been trading for 15 years now and we’ve made over 50 percent compounded, as a rate of return (each year),” he says, adding, “Nobody can teach you trading; it’s more of a learn by experience kind of a job—each time you make a mistake, you learn from it, and try and avoid that mistake in the future.” -- Nikhil Kamath of Zerodha in Forbes

An extremely good article on how "fake news" is created to manipulate us by using our existing beliefs.
Fake news may now represent an existential threat to democracy, not just because it can be used to subvert and countermand the will of the people, but also because it can be used to destroy the people’s will to act together.
The term “fake news” should not be used to refer to something the reader dislikes or disagrees with.  Likewise, fake news no longer refers to a simple lie. Modern fake news is carefully designed so that its intended readers will not be able to detect that it is false. As importantly, it is crafted individually for each group of readers, to resonate with those readers and to produce the strongest possible emotional response.

A look at how Google is thinking about changing search - moving from answers to journeys, queryless way to get information and use of more visual way of searching.

Google is paying Apple $9 billion in 2018 and $12 billion for remaining the default search engine in Safari browser. All this money for a "free" search service!! So, the question is who owns a user's private data? This article tries to grapple with this question.

Segregating money managers into categories, this article provides an interesting take on the potential evolution of a money manager

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