Ritholtz's Reads: The Psychology of Financial Mismanagement

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 the workweek -- here are our "pre-Juno snowstorm of the century" morning train reads (while the trains are still running):

  • Tsipras declares end to ‘vicious cycle of austerity’ after Syriza wins Greek election (The Guardiansee also Greece Chooses Anti-Austerity Party in Major Shift (NYT)
  • The Swiss franc appreciation and the sorry saga of FX lending (Fistful of Euros)
  • The Past Imperfect: Mr. Neuger and Mr. Fitzmaurice Would Like Your Money, Again (SIRF)
  • No, the U.S. economy isn’t about to fall into recession (Washington Post)
  • The Financial Problems in Your Head: Psychology Explains Why Many People Mismanage Money (WSJ)
  • An ECB QEsplainer (Medium)
  • Andreessen Horowitz reveals the 16 trends it’s closely watching (Quartz)
  • Satya Nadella’s Got a Plan to Make You Care About Microsoft. The First Step? Holograms (Wiredsee also Microsoft HoloLens: A Sensational Vision of the PC’s Future (NY Times)
  • The East Coast May Be About To Get One Of The Worst Blizzards It’s Ever Seen (fivethirtyeight)
  • 10 Amazing Facts About Black Holes (Universe Today)

What are you reading?

Greek Election Results


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