Ritholtz's Reads: Masters of the Game and Mom-and-Pop Traders

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 back to a holiday shortened work week. By the time you read this, I will be winging west to Seattle, but no worries -- we have your hand-curated morning train reads ready to go:

  • Barron’s Roundtable: Masters of the Game (Barron’s)
  • The State of the Economy, in Eight Charts (Real Time Economicssee also Predicting the Next Recession (Calculated Risk)
  • Six in Ten Mom-and-Pop Currency Traders Lose Money Each Quarter (MoneyBeat)
  • It’s time to market forecasters to admit the errors of their ways (Washington Post)
  • Obama Proposes New Muni Bonds for Public-Private Investments (Bloomberg)
  • Since antiquity, moneymen have been the target of vitriol. (History Todaybut see also Global Wealth Is Flowing to the Richest, Study Finds (NY Times)
  • Lunch with the FT: Marc Andreessen (FT)
  • The coming revolution in much cheaper life-saving drugs (WonkBlog)
  • Why GOP leaders are reckless on global warming (Post-Partisan)
  • At Oscars, They Coulda Been Contenders: The films of the past that should have been invited to the Best Picture party (WSJ)

What are you reading?

2014 Was the Warmest Year Ever Recorded on Earth

New York Times

Source: NY Times

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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Cameron Abadi at cabadi2@bloomberg.net