Ritholtz's Reads: QE's Stock-Market Returns

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 back to the workweek. Be sure to thank a veteran for their services this week. On to our morning train reads:       

  • Quantitative Easing Didn’t Build Those Stock Market Returns! (The Blaze)
  •  Stock Market Super Fans (Reformed Broker).  Also see, The stock market doesn’t care how you feel (MarketWatch)
  •  Dunning: We Are All Confident Idiots (Pacific Standard)
  •  Employment: Party Like It’s 1999! (Calculated Risk).  Also see, The Rise of Invisible Unemployment (Atlantic)
  •  My Dream Investor (Motley Fool)
  •  The New Era of Communication Among Americans (Gallup)
  •  Berlin’s digital exiles: where tech activists go to escape the NSA (The Guardian)
  •  Why offering 3 percent down payment mortgages is not a return to lax lending (WonkBlog)
  •  Meet the Mysterious Creator of Rumor-Debunking Site Snopes.com (io9)
  •  Launch desktop applications from Google Drive in Chrome (Google Drive)

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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James Greiff at jgreiff@bloomberg.net