10 Morning Reads: Taming the Hedge-Fund Beast

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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My morning reads, fresh from northern Connecticut:

• 3 Reasons Stocks Could Move Significantly Higher (Ciavacco Capital) but see 3 signs the market is primed for a fall (MSN)

• Investors need to starve the hedge fund beast (FT)

• Not a lot of Fresh Ideas on Wall Street (DealBook) except for criminalsMarkets Evolve, as Does Financial Fraud (DealBook)

• Could Iran Be on Investors' Radar? (Businessweek)

• It looks like the economy might actually recover in 2014. But will it? (Washington Post)

• Here's Why That Story About The Fed Guy Apologizing For QE Is Total Nonsense (Business Insider) see also For Yellen, Fed's Dual Mandate Guides Thinking (WSJ)

• Netflix's New Look Is a Glimpse at the Future of TV (Wired)

• Reinventing The Dwindling Middle Class May Take A Revolution (NPR) see also Switzerland's Proposal to Pay People for Being Alive (NY Times)

• Profits? Amazon Prefers Technology (MIT Technology Review)

• Hydropower is back. The largest source of renewable energy is surging with mega dams, dam conversions, upgrades and new ideas. (WSJ)

What are you reading?

The Future of Energy

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