Ritholtz's 10 Friday Reads: Stocks Still Rule

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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Here comes the three-day weekend!

  • Stocks are STILL the best bet (The Buzz) but see Penny stocks rally, fueling big-dollar dreams (WSJ) (See VIX chart below)
  • CAPE, Forward Returns and You (Reformed Broker)
  • Fear 'the banksters,' not the stock market (The Week) see also It Wasn't Household Debt That Caused the Great Recession (The Atlantic)
  • Checklist: How to Spot a Bubble in Real Time (TBP)
  • Coincidence? Goldman Sachs' 50 stocks most loved by hedge funds (MoneyBeat) see also Why Fund Managers Underperform (FT)
  • Why Is Econ 101 So Bad? (Bloomberg View)
  • Can You Be Too Rich? (Harvard Business Review) see also As Tech Millionaires Multiply, Wealth Advisors Struggle to Connect (Reuters)
  • Here's What Happened When This Woman Went to Vegas With 1,800 Hedge Fund Managers (Business Insider)
  • Are We Totally Screwed? What Antarctica's 'Collapsing' Ice Sheet Means for Us (Mashable)
  • Four Myths About Apple Design, From An Ex-Apple Designer (FastCo Design)

What's up for the long weekend?

VIX Volatility Index Falls to Lowest Level in Over a Year

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net