Ritholtz's Reads: The Great Stock Market Crash of 2016

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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I can tell you one thing: It's good not to have a job that requires annual testimony in front of idiots. Selecting 10 bulleted morning train reads is much less stressful:

  • Can stocks rise in spite of weak earnings growth? (SKrisiloff)
  • What is Google’s Market Share for Search? (Priceonomicssee also YouTube: 1 Billion Viewers, No Profit (WSJ)
  • On Scarcity (TRB)
  • New-Home Sales Are Surging. Why Aren’t Existing Homes As Hot? (Real Time Economicssee also America’s Fixer-Upper Housing Market (WSJ)
  • The Popular (But Risky) Habit Of Cherry-Picking Economic Data For Business-Cycle Analysis (The Capital Spectator)
  • Stock-market crash of 2016: The countdown begins (MarketWatchBut see Pundits Predicting ‘Crisis’ and ‘Crash’ Deserve Our Haughty Laughter (RCM)
  • Facebook conspiracy theorists fooled by even the most obvious anti-science trolling: study (Raw Story)
  • Margins might be the worst argument against the Apple Car (Voxsee also Secret to the Apple Car Is the Battery (Bloomberg View)
  • Gov. Christie Shifted Pension Cash to Wall Street, Costing New Jersey Taxpayers $3.8 Billion (IB Times)
  • The 20 Best Investing Blogs of 2015 (College Investor)

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FTSE100 Making New Highs (2000-2015)

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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Cameron Abadi at cabadi2@bloomberg.net