Ritholtz's Reads: Shine on You Crazy Precious Metals

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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Greetings this morning from Bainbridge Island! No worries, we have your locally-grown morning ferry reads ready to go:

  • S&P Ratings Nears $1.4 Billion in Settlements (WSJand also Behind S&P’s Looming Suspension, an Inside Battle Over Tighter Standards (Bloomberg)
  • Gold, Silver, Platinum Should Keep on Shining (Barron’s)
  • These Unloved Stocks May Beat the S&P 500 Again in 2015 (MarketWatch)
  • What Lost Decade? (Irrelevant Investor)
  • The Real Reason Oil Prices Plunged (Fox Business)
  • Specter of Negative Rates Is Haunting Global Bond Math (Alex Gurevichsee also QE and Central Bank Solvency: What would happen to the Eurosystem’s capital resources if a country defaults? Would this generate a fiscal transfer between members? (Bruegel)
  • Mindfulness, Meditation and Investing (Abnormal Returns)
  • Writing Your Way to Happiness (Well)
  • Smartphones Don’t Make Us Dumb (NY Times)
  • Bettye LaVette ‘Can’t Stop Listening’ to New Album ‘Worthy’ (Speak Easy)

What are you reading?

Dollar Index Still Flying

Source: Bespoke Investment Group

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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Alex Bruns at abruns@bloomberg.net