Ritholtz's Reads: A Drop of Oil

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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I’m back from the holiday and five pounds heavier. Our morning train reads, however, are the same lean format you’ve come to know and love: 

  • A Simple Guide to the Sudden Collapse in Oil Prices (Wonkblog) see also Lessons From Oil’s 1869 Black Friday (MoneyBeat)
  • Bond Secrets Decoded 9,539 Miles From Wall Street in Parking Lot (Bloomberg)
  • 78% of Swiss Voters Reject “Save Our Swiss Gold” Initiative, Dismiss Right-Wing Swiss People’s Party (Reuters)
  • Hiring Good Managers Is Hard? Ha! Try Keeping Them (Research Affiliates)
  • How the Media Gets the Price of Thanksgiving Dinner Wrong (CJR)
  • A Dozen Things I’ve Learned From Bill Murray About Business, Money, Startups, Investing and Life in General (25IQ)
  • Russian Doctor Rebellion Causes Headache for Putin (Yahoo)
  • How Dozens of Failing For-Profit Schools Found an Unlikely Savior: a Debt Collector (Washington Post)
  • Thanksgiving and Gratitude: The Science of Happier Holidays (WSJ) but see Why Your Family Drives You Crazy (Vox)
  • How to Feel Old (Thought Catalog)

 What are you reading?

 OPEC Fail = Win For U.S. Consumers 

Source: BCA Research

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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Alex Bruns at abruns@bloomberg.net