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Barry Ritholtz

Does Anyone Play It Straight in Markets?

Everyone has a reason for telling you the things they do in financial markets.
Just one of the roles a good investor must play. Photographer: Graham Barclay/Bloomberg News
Just one of the roles a good investor must play. Photographer: Graham Barclay/Bloomberg News

Ever wonder what motivates various pundits, strategists and fund managers to spout off about whatever it is they are yammering on about?

Step back and examine all of the various words spilled on markets. Scratch a little beneath the surface, and you quickly realize that not all participants are in a relentless search for the truth.