Top 5 Reads of the Week | May 29, 2019

Top 5 Reads of the Week | CNetSamsung deepfake AI could fabricate
a video of you from a single profile pic

by Joan E. Solsman | CNet

“The rapid advancement of artificial intelligence means that any time a researcher shares a breakthrough in deepfake creation, bad actors can begin scraping together their own jury-rigged tools to mimic it. Samsung’s techniques are likely to find their way into more people’s hands before long.”


Top 5 Reads of the Week | ValideaDifferences in Value
by Justin J. Carbonneau | Validea Blog

“While there may not be any stocks that meet all of the value models at the same time, the one thing we do see is that the performance of the portfolios of many of the value strategies are correlated with each other. For example, the deepest value models have all struggled considerably over the past 12 months (and few years) while some of the others that are less focused on the absolute cheapest parts of the market have held up better.”

Top 5 Reads of the Week | WSJAt the Spelling Bee, a New Word
Is M-O-N-E-Y

by Shalini Shankar | The Wall Street Journal

“If the college admissions scandal has shown us anything, it is that the stakes are higher for Generation Z kids, and they are being expected to do more at a younger age to keep up. This means not only intense competition, but family support to develop the kind of human capital needed to succeed.”


Top 5 Reads of the Week | Irrelevant InvestorWhat I Learned from Doing a Financial Plan
by Michael Batnick, CFA | The Irrelevant Investor

“And this is the thing about a financial plan that I think a lot of people misunderstand. Financial plans are not written on stone, but rather in sand. Expected returns turn into realized returns, people grow, and goals change. The plan is a reflection of your future life today, which will look almost certainly look different tomorrow.”


Top 5 Reads of the Week | Bloomberg

The Wealth Detective Who Finds the
Hidden Money of the Super Rich

by Ben Steverman | Bloomberg Businessweek

“The data showed the extent of the problem and the absence of a solution: In the aftermath of the financial crisis, while middle-class Americans were burdened by job losses and debt, the rich had swiftly resumed their party. Wealth that had vanished from financial markets after Lehman’s collapse had reappeared, doubling and tripling the portfolios of well-off investors.”