Ritholtz's Reads: What's the Matter With Kansas?

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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Yesterday’s snapback looks to continue today if early futures can be believed. Despite single-digit temps in New York City, we have your early morning reads warmed up and ready to go: 

  • 23 Heartbreaking Cartoons From Artists Responding to the Charlie Hebdo Shooting (Buzzfeed) see also It Is Sadly Unclear Whether This Article Will Put Lives At Risk (The Onion
  • Four Funds Key to Vanguard’s Growth (WSJ)
  • Why Oil Is Dragging Down the S&P (Bloomberg) see also “I Knew It All Along” (Housel)
  • AdvisorHUB Is the Most Important Site in Finance (Reformed Broker)
  • I am Elon Musk, CEO/CTO of a Rocket Company, Ask Me Anything (Reddit)
  •  Deflation Is Back, Freaking Out Markets (Wonkblog)
  •  FBI: “Sloppy” Sony Hacking Pointed to North Korea Servers (Re/Code)
  •  First New Antibiotic in 30 Years Discovered in Major Breakthrough (Telegraph)
  •  Kansas Is Totally Screwed: Sam Brownback’s Tax Cuts Are Wrecking the State’s Budget. (MoJo)
  •  New SiriusXM Channel to Mix Comedy, News (NYT)

 Je suis Charlie!

 Hurdles Appear Higher for the Next Stock Market Bounce

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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