Ritholtz's Reads: It's Hard to Top Diversification

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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These markets keep getting more interesting, if that’s even possible at this point. Oh, and the best curated morning train reads in the land:

  • Analysts Blow Calls on Oil: In Assessing Energy Companies, Many Failed to Foresee Depth of Crude’s Decline (WSJ)
  • Why Does Bill Gross Have a Financial Advisor? (A Wealth of Common Sensesee also It’s Hard To Top Traditional Diversification (Servo)
  • How do we perceive risk?: Paul Slovic’s landmark analysis (Science Blogs)
  • This currency would be great if it wasn’t for the market, RMB edition (FT Alphavillesee also China Moves to Free Up Money in Its Economy (NYT)
  • Secular stagnation in the Eurozone (VoxEU)
  • Unemployment Has Changed. Unemployment Benefits Haven’t. (FiveThirtyEightsee also U.S. Companies Grow Older and Hire Less (Bloomberg)
  • Twitter is the most compelling story in all of finance (MarketWatch)
  • Is the unemployment rate really just a ‘Big Lie’? (Fortunesee also Economics, Data and Conspiracy Theories (Bloomberg View)
  • Love Hot Sauce? Your Personality May Be A Good Predictor (NPR)
  • How to Have a Year That Counts (Medium)

What are you reading?

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