Ritholtz's Reads: The Bank of Mom and Dad

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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Welcome to Fall! Here are our autumnal equinox reads to start off the new season:

  • The U.S. Economy Chugs Along (Fidelity)
  • Bond Losses Wiped Out for Treasuries as Dollar Conquers All (Bloomberg) see also What Is the Dollar Saying? (Market Anthropology)
  • The Short-Sighted U.S. Buyback Boom: Unless the Roots of the Problem Are Fixed, Boardrooms Will Keep on Draining Their Treasuries (FT)
  • Small Stocks May Drag Entire Market Down (Barron's) see also Three Reasons to Get More Cautious on Stocks (Humble Student of the Markets)
  • Dangers Aside, Railways Reshape Crude Market (WSJ)
  • Why First-Time Homebuyers Should Get Their Checkbooks Ready (Fiscal Times) see also Bank of Mom-and-Dad Step Up Aid to First-Time Home Buyers (Bloomberg)
  • How Smiling Can Backfire: You May Fool Others, But It Is Hard to Fool Yourself (Scientific American)
  • Why Men Never Remember Anything (Science of Us)
  • The PayPal Mafia: Who Are They And Where Are Silicon Valley's Richest Group of Men Now? (Telegraph) see also Who Will Replace the Four Lords of Technology? (MarketWatch)
  • Paul Shaffer's Life With Letterman (Daily Beast)

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Small Caps Continue to Struggle

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net