Ritholtz's Reads: How Bears and Bulls Brawl

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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Good Monday morning. Markets are closed for the Martin Luther King Day holiday in the states -- so no train for me -- but no worries, we still have your reads queued up:

  • No One Was Supposed to Lose This Much Money on Swiss Francs (Bloomberg View)
  • The long and short of it: How bull and bear markets fight and co-exist (Financial Post)
  • The casualties of cheap oil (WonkBlogbut see Finance can cope with cheap oil (FT)
  • California Zooms Past Russia, Italy and Soon Brazil in Economic Might (Bloomberg)
  • The Next Growth Area in Energy Has Nothing to Do With Oil, Wind, or Solar. It’s Batteries. (Slate)
  • A 12-Hour Window for a Healthy Weight (Wellsee also Minifasting: How Occasionally Skipping Meals May Boost Health (NPR)
  • Experience is Simply the Name We Give Our Mistakes (Notes from the Hedge)
  • Cruz Immigration Crusade Has Republicans Fretting Over Backlash (Bloomberg)
  • Pope Francis Is Taking Action On Climate Change (Business Insidersee also New Pew survey shows Americans might finally be getting serious about global warming (WonkBlog)
  • Formation-flying satellites link up to create giant virtual telescope in orbit (The Guardian)

What are you reading?

Falling Rates Spur Revival in Market for Mortgages

WSJ

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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