Ritholtz's Reads: Slumping Euro and Rising Bonds

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 hump day, following an ugly intra-day reversal yesterday. Futures look soft, as we seem to be taking directions from Europe. Oh, and our morning train reads:

  • What’s Behind the Drop in Oil Prices? Simple Economics (NYT)
  • Job Openings Rise Near 14-Year High In November (Real Time Economics) see also Three Signs Pointing to Bigger Raises in 2015 (Upshot)
  • The Most (Not) Hated Bull Market (Meb Faber)
  • Private Equity’s Soaring Valuations, Rampant Deal-Making (CIO)
  • Euro Slumps to 9-Year Low Against Dollar on ECB Easing Expectations (WSJ) see also Yield on Five-Year Japanese Government Bond Falls to Zero (WSJ)
  • Rethinking Retirement Guidelines (AIER)
  • The World Built a Record Number of Skyscrapers in 2014 (Climateer Investing)
  • In Paris’s Muslim Suburbs, Some Blame Jews for Charlie (Daily Beast)
  • Apple Granted a Patent for a Superior GoPro-like Camera System (Patently Apple)
  • The economics of Woody Allen and Amazon (Marketplace)

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