Ritholtz's Reads: Silver Bullets and Legal Weed

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 nasty head cold is starting to break, just in time for celebrations this evening. Oh, and our morning reads:

  • Here’s The Brilliant Trading Advice 50-Year NYSE Veteran Art Cashin Has For Investors (Business Insider)
  • Zweig: Lessons From a Year of Market Surprises (WSJ)
  • S&P 500 will finish 2014 without ever having four consecutive down days. That’s never happened before (Moneybeat)
  • Our 33 Weirdest Charts From 2014 (fivethirtyeight)
  • 2014 in Review: Best of the Silver Bullet Awards (Dash of Insight) see also The 2014 Financial Market Awards (Wealth of Common Sense)
  • The 10 most expensive cars auctioned in 2014 totalled $141m (Classic Driver)
  • Legal Weed’s Strange Economics in Colorado (Bloomberg) see also Vermont Governor confronts deadly heroin crisis as public health problem (PBS)
  • We need more sleep (The Boston Globe)
  • The Top 5 Neuroscience Breakthroughs of 2014 (The Connectome)
  • Anchorage, Alaska never saw a day below zero in 2014 (Washington Post)

Where are you celebrating tonight?

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