Ritholtz's Reads: The Complexities of Pension Funds

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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Busy day today -- be sure to check back for some breaking news. Meanwhile, our morning train reads:

  •  How Pensions Make Investing Too Complex (Fortune)
  •  They’re Old, They’re Rich and, Too Bad for the Economy, They’re Kind of Tight (Bloomberg) see also Everybody’s Favorite New Myth About Millennials: They’re Bad at Saving (Slate)
  •  Stock Funds for Big Chickens (USA Today)
  •  Large Global Benefits From the 2014 Oil Shock (FT)
  •  Why More Homes Are Being Sold at Foreclosure Auctions Even Though the Foreclosure Crisis Is Over (Wonkblog)
  •  U.S. Expects $5 Billion From Program That Funded Solyndra (Businessweek)
  •  Why Wall Street Loves Hillary: She’s trying to sound populist, but the banks are ready to shower her campaign with cash (Politico)
  •  Former Fed Chief Volcker at Odds With How Central Bank Now Makes Policy (Real Time Economics)
  •  Top Republicans Say They Will Attack Rules on Power Plants, Ozone After Seizing Senate (BNA)
  •  Taylor Swift on 1989, Spotify, Her Next Tour and Female Role Models (Time) see also Swift Is the Music Industry (Businessweek)

 This week’s Masters in Business interview this weekend is with former Lehman research chief Jack Rivkin. 

Taylor Swift Is the Music Industry 

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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Alex Bruns at abruns@bloomberg.net