Ritholtz's Reads: The Meaning of 'Smart Beta' and McNuggets

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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Just because it's Tuesday does not mean we don't have you covered with our dry-aged, prime reads:

  • The U.S. bull market looks like the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s, except when it comes to valuations. (Bloomberg) see also What Stage of the Bull Market Are We in? (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • The Federal Reserve Is Not as Powerful as You Think It Is (Slate)
  • The Rise and Fall of Performance Investing (CFA Institute) see also It's Not a Chase For Yield, It's a Chase for Fees (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • What 'Smart Beta' Means to Us (Research Affiliates)
  • Risk Parity and McNuggets: a History (Financial Times)
  • People Think Experiences Bring Happiness, Still Opt for Things (Scientific American) see also You Aren't Crazy: Listening to Sad Songs Actually Makes People Feel Better (New Republic)
  • Big Loser in West Coast Quake: Napa Valley Wineries (WaPo)
  • Conjecture Regarding Larger iPhone Displays (Daring Fireball) see also My Wish List for the Apple iWatch (Re/Code)
  • ISIS as Start-Up: Explosive Growth, Highly Disruptive, Super-Evil (Medium)
  • New York Times Demonstrates How Not to Write About Black Men in America (Mic) see also There Are No Angels -- What the New York Times Won't Tell You (Boston.com)

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net