Ritholtz's Reads: The Pontiff and the Market

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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Hey, it's FOMC minutes day. If that’s not enough to get you flush with anticipation and excitement, there are always our morning reads:

  • Can Pope Francis Fix Wall Street? (MarketWatch)
  •  The Wall of Worry, Illustrated (Bason Asset Management) see also The Bear Market “Cure” Is Worse Than the Disease (Servo Wealth Management)
  •  Who Gets the Best Return on Stock-Market Investments? Not Finance Professionals (The Guardian)
  •  Wolf: The Curse of Weak Global Demand: Feeble Economic Performance Has Occurred Despite the Most Aggressive Policies (FT) see also Why Japan’s 8% Tax Mauled Economy as Europe Tolerates 20% (Bloomberg)
  •  What Is It Like to Be a Banker? (Epicurean Dealmaker)
  •  Dilbert’s Scott Adams on Why It’s Better to Have a System Than a Goal (Inc.com)
  •  A Startup You’ve Never Heard of Is Changing the Internet (Fiscal Times)
  •  How Music Education Influenced Google CEO Larry Page (Fortune)
  •  Alzheimer’s Test Detects Disease Decade Ahead of Onset (Bloomberg)
  •  Good Game: The Rise of the Professional Cyber Athlete (New Yorker) see also No. 1 With a Bullet: ‘Nadeshot’ Becomes a Call of Duty Star (NY Times)

What are you reading?

Goldman Hits Motherlode on Deals

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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Alex Bruns at abruns@bloomberg.net