Ritholtz's Reads: Inflation Hawks, Walmart and Losing Weight

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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Will we see a seven handle on crude? That certainly is possible as we work our way through our morning train reads:

  • What the 200 Period Moving Average Means to Me (All Star Charts)
  • The Chief Investment Officer Power 100 (aiCIO)
  • The $11 Trillion Advantage That Shields U.S. From Turmoil (Bloomberg), see also Don't Sell Consumer Spending Short, a Report Says (The Upshot)
  • Is Quality Cheap? (Morningstar)
  • Inflation hawks keep insisting they're right. Reality disagrees (WaPo), but see Asness: The Inflation Imputation (RCM)
  • Oil Falls to Four-Year Low as Bond Yields Drop to Records (Bloomberg)
  • Rich and on the dole: Walmart's latest health-care move highlights a nasty phenomenon in the American economy (Daily News)
  • Inside MakerBot, Brooklyn's 3-D-printing phenomenon (WaPo)
  • Which Diet Will Help You Lose The Most Weight? (FiveThirtyEight)
  • How the Internet, Dopamine and your Brain are Working Together to Screw Your Potential. (Medium)

What are you reading?

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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Zara Kessler at zkessler@bloomberg.net