Ritholtz's Reads: Keep Climbing

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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It’s finally Friday, the end of a rough week that saw oil heading to $50. Here are our morning train reads:

  • The Stock Market Isn’t Even Close to Topping Out (MarketWatch)
  • Lessons Learned in 2014 (AllianceBernstein) see also Burt Malkiel: Walk Away From 2015 Know-It-Alls (Bloomberg)
  • Misreading the Lessons From Financial Crises (NYT)
  • November retail results show that survey data suggesting weak post-Thanksgiving Black Friday sales were wrong (Upshot)
  • My 2015 Wish List for DOL, SEC, States, CFP Board, NAPFA and You (Scholarly Financial Planner)
  • 19 Secrets of UPS Drivers (Mental Floss)
  • Network TV Is Suffering Through a Great Sitcom Recession. Here’s How to Pull Out of It (Vulture) see also The One Where I Counted the Jokes in Popular Sitcoms (The Atlantic)
  • How to Understand the Google-Apple Smartphone War (Re/Code)
  • Jeb Bush Has a Mitt Romney Problem (Bloomberg Politics) see also Unimpressed With the GOP Field, Romney More Open to 2016 Run (Politico)
  • What Happened to All the Music Blogs? (Brooklyn Magazine)

 This weekend’s Masters in Business is with William Grueskin, former managing editor of WSJ.com and dean of the Columbia School of Journalism.

Source: Real Time Economics

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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Alex Bruns at abruns@bloomberg.net