Ritholtz's Reads: Practice Doesn't Make Perfect

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 October -- my favorite month! October does occasionally bring some (ahem) disruptions in the markets because we're transitioning from September, the worst month for investors, to the best part of the year. Read all about it:

  • Bill Gross, Calpers and the End of the Investment Guru (Upshot) see also The Moment Bill Gross' Days at Pimco Became Numbered: A Broker's View (LA Times)
  • Luster Restored: Huge Demand for Classic Cars Revs Up Interest in Refurbishments (Barron's Penta)
  • Abenomics: Will the Sun Rise on Japan Again? (Telegraph) see also Helicopter Money: The Best Policy to Address High Public Debt and Deflation (Vox)
  • Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hour Rule for Deliberate Practice Is Wrong: Practice Does Not Make Perfect (Slate)
  • Apple Pay Signals New Era at Cash Register (NYT)
  • Wolf: Why Inequality Is Such a Drag on Economies (Financial Times)
  • The Real Truth About the Wall Street Bailouts: It Happens to Be the One We Already Know (Time)
  • A Startling Look at How Profits Elude the Taxman (Upshot)
  • 15-Step Guide To Understanding Why Hong Kong Has Erupted In Protest (Buzzfeed)
  • Why You Should Never Wear Orange to An Interview (Fast Company)

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Hong Kong's Autonomy

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net