Ritholtz's Reads: Incumbents and Snoop Dogg

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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It's election day, or as I like to call it, incumbent re-election day! As noted by John Oliver, the Senate is a distraction; it's really all about the local races. Oh, and our morning train reads:

  • After Ferocious Advance, What's Next for Stocks? (Barron's) see also Stocks Just Stormed Back Into the Lead Against Bonds (Quartz)
  • For Pot Inc., the Rush to Cash In Is Underway (NYT)
  • The Takeaway From Six Years of Economic Troubles? Keynes Was Right. (Anatole Kaletsky)
  • A WSJ commodities twofer: Cooling Chinese Demand for Gold Adds to Metal's Gloomy Global Outlook (WSJ) and Saudi Oil-Price Cut Upends Market (WSJ)
  • Romer and Romer vs. Reinhart and Rogoff (MoneyBeat)
  • An Opportunity in Precious Metals Stocks? (A Wealth of Common Sense) see also A Quick Note on Portfolio Construction and Gold (cc: Professor Mankiw) (The Reformed Broker)
  • Snoop Dogg, Investor: How the famed rapper claimed his spot among serious celeb VCs (Fast Company)
  • Giving Money Away Makes Us Happy. Then Why Do So Few of Us Do It? (Vox)
  • How Tech Industry Money Is Shaping the Midterm Elections (Daily Dot) see also The Economy Elects Presidents. Presidents Elect Congress. (The Upshot)
  • The 10 greatest changes of the past 1,000 years: In Europe, the last millennium has been shaped by successive waves of change, but which shifts, in which centuries, have really shaped the modern world? (The Guardian)

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net