Ritholtz's Reads: The Case for Talking to Strangers

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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It's the middle of the week and we're approaching the end of the summer. Have no fear, though, our expertly-curated morning train reads are here to help you:

  • Buffett: "If you've got 160 IQ, sell 30 points to somebody else because you won't need it in investing." (Farnam Street)
  • Stock Market Bubble? The Warnings Grow Louder (CNN Money) but see Jim Cramer: This Stock Market Is Despised (The Street)
  • Google's Growth Since Its IPO Is Simply Amazing (Quartz)
  • The Cost of Looking for Luck (Chief Investment Officer) see also Do Superstitious Traders Lose Money? (SSRN)
  • Shiller's CAPE and Math (Statistical Ideas)
  • First-Time Buyer Comparisons Can Be Deceiving in Housing Market (Real Time Economics) see also With Rentals in Fashion, Apartment Construction Hits 25-Year High (Real Time Economics)
  • Can Anyone Stop Comcast? (The Verge)
  • Delaware Becomes the First State to Give Heirs Broad Digital Assets Access (Ars Technica)
  • Always Talk to Strangers (The Atlantic)
  • Nobody Knows How Many Americans the Police Kill Each Year (FiveThirtyEight)

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net