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Barry Ritholtz

Market Psychology, Short-Selling and Sci-Fi

Random observations, thoughts and brain-ticklers as a midsummer weekend approaches.
So much to do, so little time.

So much to do, so little time.

Photographer: Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Getty Images

Rather than bury you on this midsummer day in a column full of opinion and data, I want to offer some interesting ideas worth exploring. Some of these may eventually become columns, while others will persist on my things-to-do list, until I either delete them or die. But all of these are, in a word, fascinating.

Quote of the Day: Let’s start off with a quote from Meir Statman, finance professor at Santa Clara University. He is the author of “What Investors Really Want,” and made the following observation: “Markets may be crazy, but this does not make you a psychiatrist.” So true.