Ritholtz's 10 Monday Reads: Farmland, Forecasting and Apple

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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Tanned and rested: I'm back from vacation and raring to go:

• Investors have been pouring money into European stock funds, pulling back on U.S. shares (WSJ) see also Worst Value Opportunity Set in 25 Years (Greenbackd)
• Housing Weakness: Temporary or Enduring? (Calculated Risk)
• The Perfectly Dangerous Thing Your Clients Want (Think Advisor) see also The Two Most Important Questions For Investors (Ciovacco Capital)
• Half of U.S. Farmland Being Eyed by Private Equity (Climateer Investing)
• Is Poor Forecasting the Achilles Heel of Economics? (Fiscal Times)
• Japanese Inflation Isn't as High as You Think (Noahpinion) see also Red Flag for Gold: Fear May Be Fading (MoneyBeat)
• North Dakota No. 1 in Well-Being, West Virginia Still Last (Gallup)
• The Nation's Entirely Objective Think Tanks and Consultants Want You to Know Comcast Deal Is Secretly Awesome (Techdirt)
• Actually, Climate Trolls, January Ended Up Being the Fourth-Warmest on Record (Salon)
• For Hints at Apple's Plans, Read Its Shopping List (NY Times) see also Apple Is Already Building Its Next Massive Business and No One Seems to Have Noticed (Business Insider)

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Source: Wonkblog

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