Ritholtz's Reads: Good Times and Bad Lessons

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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Welcome to the new year! Let’s get you started with our hand curated morning train reads:

  • Sometimes talk of a tech bubble is mostly babble (SF Gate) see e.g., Tech Stocks: Sizing Up the New Bubble (Barron’s)
  • Interview with Mario Draghi, President of the ECB (Europa/ECB)
  • How to Keep Your Portfolio on Track: 31 Rules to Guide Your Investments This Year (WSJ)
  • Good Times Teach Only Bad Lessons (Reformed Broker)
  • Hedge Fund ETFs Outperform Hedge Funds: Exchange-traded funds are criticized for not mimicking Hedgies well enough. In 2014, that proved to be an advantage (Barron’s)
  • The second most powerful banker in America: Stanley Fischer settles in as Janet Yellen’s No. 2 at Fed. (Politico)
  • What Have Climate Scientists Learned from 20-Year Fight with Deniers? (Scientific American)
  • Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence (Harvard Business Review)
  • 5 Stages Of Republican Grief Over Obamacare (Talking Points Memo)
  • And the Winner of the ‘War On Terror’ Financed Dream Home 2014 Giveaway Is… (The Intercept)

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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Cameron Abadi at cabadi2@bloomberg.net