Ritholtz's Reads: Rising, Falling and Selling God

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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Good Saturday morning. Settle into your favorite easy chair, pour a hot cup of Joe and enjoy our longer-form weekend reads:

  • Tech Stocks: Sizing Up the New Bubble (Barron’s)
  • Inside Elon Musk’s $1.4 Billion Score (Fortune)
  • Fade to Black: Bill Gross Ends an Era (Chief Investment Officersee also Fall of the Bond King: How Gross Lost Empire as Pimco Cracked (Bloomberg)
  • Everybody Wants to Rule the World: Online businesses can grow very large very fast. Does it also make them unusual threats to competition? (The Economist)
  • Diving With Sharks and the Joy of Fear (Aeon)
  • The Quiet German: The Astonishing Rise of Angela Merkel, the Most Powerful Woman in the World (New Yorkersee also Putin: How He and His Cronies Stole Russia (NYRB)
  • How Do You Sell God in the 21st Century? More Heaven, Less Hell (The Guardian)
  • Polar Bear Man (Vice)
  • How Dozens of Failing For-Profit Schools Found an Unlikely Savior: a Debt Collector (Washington Post)
  • Inside Monopoly’s Secret War Against the Third Reich (EuroGamer)

Be sure to check out this week’s Masters in Business interview with real-estate expert Jonathan Miller.

Global Stock Market Valuation Ratios

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Source: Star Capital

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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Alex Bruns at abruns@bloomberg.net