Ritholtz's Reads: Optimism and Oil Prices

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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My straight-from-Brooklyn, ironically-goateed morning reads: 

  • Lower Gas Prices: How Big a Boost for the Economy? (Real Time Economics) see also A Glut of Oil? (Econbrowser)
  •  Central Banks Likely to Stay Easy in 2015 as Normalcy Is Elusive (Bloomberg)
  •  The Spider Of Silicon Valley: Inside ‘Zuck & Friends’ Secret Billionaire Fund (Forbes)
  •  Yet Another Billion Dollar Business (Asymco) see also Apple’s Share Repurchases Have Benefited Shareholders by $80 Billion (Above Avalon)
  •  Yes, I am Optimistic (Tim Duy’s Fed Watch)
  •  Emerging Markets Are Cheap! (The Short Side of Long) see also  Not Everyone Sucks at Investing (Philosophical Economics)
  •  Congress on the Brink: Funding Deadline, Tax Breaks Come Down to the Wire. (Politico)
  •  George Will:  The 2003 invasion of Iraq was the worst foreign policy decision in U.S. history (Washington Post) see also The Real Benghazi Scandal (The Boston Globe)
  •  Here’s What We Know About North Korea’s Cyberwar Army (Re/Code)
  •  Daniel Pink: Behavioral Economics Conquered Books -- Can It Be a Hit on TV? (The Atlantic)

 What are you reading? 

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Source: Bloomberg Briefs

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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Alex Bruns at abruns@bloomberg.net