Ritholtz's 10 Friday Reads: Calm Markets and Dark Pools

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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Hey now, it's Friday!

  • 10 Macro Indicators That Point to No Recession (Pragmatic Capitalism) see also How the Recession Reshaped the Economy, in 255 Charts (NY Times)
  • Convertible Bonds: Nice Yield, Lower Risk (Barron's)
  • Why Is a Calm Market So Scary? (MSN Money) see also The Relentless Bid's Impact on Volume and Volatility (Reformed Broker)
  • What Our Reasons for Moving Say About the State of the Economy (WonkBlog)
  • SEC Will Keep Thinking About High Frequency Trading (Bloomberg View) see also SEC Targets Dark Pools, High-Speed Trading in Rule Proposals (WSJ)
  • Tim Geithner Leads the Con-Artist Wing of the Democratic Party (VICE)
  • All Colbert watchers are super geniuses (Daily Beast) see also Study: Stephen Colbert More Effective Than Journalists at Explaining Campaign Financing During Last Election Cycle (Deadline)
  • Digesting WWDC: Cloudy (Ben Evans) see also What Steve Jobs Wouldn't Have Done (stratechery)
  • 9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day (This Is Colossal)
  • How to transform your backyard barbecue grill into a smoker (WSJ)

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net