Ritholtz's Reads: Hong Kong Leads the Way

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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The U.S. stock market: Come for the volatility, stay for the confusing explanations. Here are our morning reads:

  • U.S. Stocks Surge; Nasdaq Up 2.4% (WSJ) but see Hong Kong Stocks Defy Protests to Post World's Best Gain (Bloomberg)
  • Investors Hiring: Mathematicians and Artists Need Apply (Institutional Investor)
  • Cassidy: Is the Chinese Economy About to Fall Off a Cliff? (New Yorker) see also The Top 10 U.S. States Where Chinese Are Investing in Real Estate (Real Time Economics)
  • A Skeptic's View of Today's Investing Religions (AI-CIO)
  • 74 Quotes From the Intelligent Investor, Revised Edition (Arbor Investment Planner)
  • Enforcer at Treasury Is First Line of Attack Against ISIS (NYT) but see U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS. (Daily Beast)
  • Bartlett: Obama Is a Republican: He's the heir to Richard Nixon, Not Saul Alinsky. (The American Conservative)
  • Pentagon Views Global Warming as an 'Immediate' Security Threat (Mashable)
  • You Can Look It Up -- The Wikipedia Story: Walter Isaacson Recounts the Improbable Story of the Online Encyclopedia. (Daily Beast)
  • Paralyzed Man Walks Again After Cell Transplant (BBC) see also The Malaria Fighter (NYT)

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net