Ritholtz's Reads: Misery Index and Black Holes

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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U.S. equities are flat for the year -- a notable improvement from last month, as the Greek tragedy plays out in slow motion and oil finds a bid. Our morning train reads:

  • The “Misery” Index Falls to an 8 Year Low (Pragmatic Capitalismsee also Fed’s Rate Dilemma: Job Gains vs. Low Inflation (WSJ)
  • Most Innovative Companies 2015 (Fast Company)
  • Hedge Funds Keep Winning Despite Losing (WSJ)
  • Shark Tank: The lost pitches (Fortune)
  • How the Markets Tempt Us Into Making Mistakes (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • Broke young people remain convinced they’ll be millionaires one day (Fusionsee also All the Children Are Above Average (PIMCO)
  • Exploring social media analytics (Behavioral Quant)
  • National Academies Report on Bulk Intelligence Collection (Schneier on Security)
  • Apple Watch: A Superb Economic Moat Years in the Making (Above Avalonsee also Apple Has 93% of Mobile Profits; 650M Users by 2018 (Barron’s)
  • Don’t Look At Black Holes Too Closely, They Might Disappear (Universe Today)

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Oil’s Rebound Lifts U.S. Stocks, but More Obstacles Lurk

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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Cameron Abadi at cabadi2@bloomberg.net