Ritholtz's Reads: Bears, Flops and Time Travel

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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Is today the day that oil finally catches a bid? If prices keep falling this fast, Elon Musk won’t need all those batteries. Oh, and the reads:

  • One Hundred Years of Bond History Means Bears Destined to Lose (Bloomberg)
  • Mistakes Maketh the Man (FT) see also Five Life Lessons From the Trading Trenches (TraderFeed)
  • Why the All-Weather Portfolio Is a Wash-Out (Washington Post)
  • Will Hedge Funds Make a Comeback in 2015? (Chief Investment Officer) see also My Holiday Wish List for the Mutual Fund World (MarketWatch)
  • Turns Out the Dot-Com Bust’s Worst Flops Were Actually Fantastic Ideas (Wired)
  • Economists Aren’t as Nonpartisan as We Think (FiveThirtyEight)
  • How to Read the Monthly Jobs Report (Bloomberg View) see also Job Quits Are Blooming as Economy Brightens (USA Today)
  • Simon Johnson: Antonio Weiss Is Not Qualified To Be Under Secretary For Domestic Finance (Baseline Scenario)
  • NPR Music’s 50 Favorite Albums Of 2014 (NPR)
  • Excerpts From Three-Star Yelp Reviews of the World’s First Time Travel Company. (McSweeney’s)

 What are you reading?

 Middle-Class Families Are Worth Less Today Than in 1969

Source: Slate

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