Ritholtz's 10 Thursday Reads: High Rollers and Gold Bulls

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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Good morning. Here's my reading list to start off your first day of new year work:

• The Economy's Secret Success in 2013 (Daily Beast); see also High Rollers in a Buying Mood (NY Times)
• Headlines from a Mathematically Literate World (Math With Bad Drawings)
• U.S. Investors Not Sold on Stock Market as Wealth Creator (Gallup); see also The Great (Sort Of) Rotation (Reformed Broker)
• 13 Technical Signs That Preceded Major Tops (All Star Charts)
• Gold Bulls Retrench as Price Drops Most in 32 Years (Bloomberg); see also Gold Caps Biggest Annual Rout Since '81 as Investors Lose Faith (Bloomberg)
• Save like Dave Ramsey ... just don't invest like him (CNN)
• Companies Sell Record $1.111 Trillion of Bonds in 2013 (WSJ)
• Wall Street Lobbyists Got Clobbered in 2013 (New Republic)
• Here's what small business owners want from Washington in 2014 (Washington Post)
• State of the Manual (Jalopnik)

What are you reading?

The Best and Worst Performing Assets of 2013

Source: The Economist

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net