Ritholtz's Reads: Precious Metals and Irrational Fear

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 November -- and the best six months of the year for equities. Oh, and the midterm elections are tomorrow. Our morning reads are here:

  • Returns on Muni Bonds Soar (WSJ)
  • U.S. Stocks Headed Into a Sweet Spot (WSJ) but see What Goes Up Must at Least Slow Down (NYT)
  • Mark Dow: Precious Metals. The Second Wave of the Bubble Unwind Is Upon Us (Behavioral Macro)
  • The Best Advice in Business: 40 Execs Reveal Their Secrets to Success (Fortune)
  • Mega-Influence: These 42 Dominate Super PAC Donations (USA Today)
  • The Psychology of Irrational Fear: Why we're more afraid of sharks than car accidents, and of Ebola than flu (The Atlantic)
  • Why Turning Our Clocks Back Sunday Makes No Sense (Washington Post)
  • How Congress Crippled the Recovery (Bloomberg View)
  • Apple Has Forced A Huge Change At Samsung -- As These Two Phones Unveiled Last Night Show (Business Insider) see also Faster Followed (Asymco)
  • Nate Silver: Are The State Polls Skewed? (fivethirtyeight.com)

What are you reading?

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net