Ritholtz's Reads: The Power of the Almighty Dollar

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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Once more unto the breach, with the latest morning reads:

  • The Folklore of Finance: Beliefs That Contribute to Investors’ Failure (NY Times)
  • Why the U.S. Has the Most Powerful Currency on the Planet (Quartz) see also The Inflation News Just Got Better (MoneyBeat)
  • Abe’s Choice Between Recovery and Fiscal Sustainability in Japan (FT)
  • Borrowers, Beware: The Robo-signers Aren’t Finished Yet (NY Times) see also The Unfinished Suburbs of America (The Atlantic)
  • IEA Suggests Oil Prices Rout Could Continue Unless Output Cut (WSJ)
  • Pimco’s Obscene Payouts (NY Magsee also Annals of Income Inequality, Pimco Edition (Medium)
  • Islamic State to Mint Gold Coins (MoneyBeat)
  • John Oliver Is Outdoing Steven Colbert and Jon Stewart.  (Vulture) see also John Oliver’s Complicated Fun Connects for HBO (NYT)
  • The Most Popular Drug in America Is an Antipsychotic -- and No One Really Knows How It Works (RawStory)
  • This Amazing Interactive 6GB Photo of Our Galaxy Took NASA 10 Years to Capture (BGR) see also Catching a GLIMPSE of the Milky Way (YouTube)

What are you reading?

European Investors Show Faith in ECB

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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