Ritholtz's Reads: Don't Panic About Rising Rates

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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Happy Chinese New Year -- the year of the goat. No goats, though, in our morning train reads:

  • Why the Alarms About a Slight Rate Hike? (WSJsee also Fed Appears to Hesitate on Raising Interest Rate (NYT)
  • Bull Signal: Basic Material Stocks Starting to Rally (Barron’s)
  • The Miracle of Minneapolis: No other place mixes affordability, opportunity, and wealth so well. What’s its secret? (The Atlantic)
  • Negative rates as global cash burn (FT Alphavillesee also Unbalanced hopes for the world economy (FT)
  • Oil Is Cratering. American Oil Isn’t. What Gives? (Slate)
  • How Our Memories Shape Market Cycles (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • Last Year Saw Pivot In New-Home Sizes (Real Time Economics)
  • Microsoft Has Suddenly Gotten Serious With Mobile (NYTsee also Redmond and Reality (stratechery)
  • The (Mobile) Investor of the Future (Medium)
  • Norm Macdonald Tweeted About The SNL Anniversary & You’re Gonna Want To Read Every Word (Gothamist)

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