Ritholtz's Reads: The Economics of Uber

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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We're midway through the week. Will this torrid rally take a breather or is the snapback just an oversold bounce? We'll explore in our morning reads:

  • The Timeless Allure of Stock-Market Timers (Barron's)
  • The Stock Market Bottomed Ten Days Ago (Irrelevant Investor) see also Why Americans Will Believe Anything You Tell Them, in One Chart (Businessweek)
  • The Worst Possible Case for the Worst Possible Idea, the Gold Standard (WonkBlog)
  • The Downside to Stock Buybacks: There Could Be Better Uses for the Money (WSJ)
  • Facts and Rubbish About Bank Leverage Ratios (Medium) see also Europe's Banks Are Too Feeble to Spur Growth (FT)
  • Is (Teaching) Economics Doing More Harm Than Good? (Brian Lucey)
  • Where Did the Deepwater Horizon Oil Go? To Davy Jones' Locker at the Bottom of the Sea (National Science Foundation)
  • In Search of Uber's Unicorn (Slate) see also Ubering While Black (Medium)
  • Why Google Wants to Replace Gmail (Computer World)
  • Flying Car Approaches Liftoff as Most Advanced Prototype Yet Is Unveiled (The Guardian)

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net