Ritholtz's Reads: Hedge Funds’ Annus Horribilis

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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Between the markets, the bone chilling cold, and the terrorist attack in Paris, this weekemd cannot get here soon enough. Of course, we have your morning train reads:

  • 2014 was Hedge Funds’ Annus Horribilis (CIO)
  • Once the biggest ETF in the land, GLD is No Longer in Top 10 (ETF)
  • Beating the stock market has become even harder (Marketwatch)
  • Why the Media Started Caring About the American Worker Again (Atlantic)
  • A Cult Following for Fed-Themed Tie Commemorating End of Stimulus (Moneybeat)
  • Things We Like for 2015: A Realist’s Guide to CES (Wirecutter)
  • Pope Francis’s 2015 war on climate-denying capitalists (MarketWatch) see also The Politics of Drinking Water (The Atlantic)
  • In Low Gasoline Prices, an Opening Emerges for Higher Taxes (WSJ)
  • Why the Republican Congress’s First Act Was to Declare War on Math (NY Mag) see also The Republican Strategy To Repeal Dodd-Frank (Baseline Scenario)
  • Adam Platt’s Where to Eat 2015 (New York Magazine)

What are you reading?

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