Investment Fads and Themes: Ritholtz Chart

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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Every year, my colleague Josh Brown puts out a collection of "Investment Fads and Themes." This year is no different.

His half dozen themes for 2013 (in no particular order) are Elon Musk Stocks, Smart Beta, Long Nikkei/Short Yen, Bitcoin, Buybacks, and Carl Icahn: American Badass.

Rather than try to explain any of these, I will instead suggest you check out the multicolored chart attached, then read Josh's full commentary here. Makes for good weekend reading!

Source: The Reformed Broker

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net