Ritholtz's Reads: Words Are the New Numbers

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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The week is over already? How did that happen so soon! No worries, we have your artisanal morning train reads:

  • The Strong Dollar Is Weighing On Major U.S. Exporters (Real Time Economics) see also The Crashing Euro Is Great for American Tourists. But What About the American Economy? (Slate)
  • On its 1 year anniversary, Michael Lewis Reflects on Flash Boys (Vanity Fair)
  • Have Oil Prices Hit Their Floor? (WSJ)
  • Who is the biggest Fed basher of them all? Ben Bernanke! (The Money Illusionsee also Giving QE is Easy -- Taking it Away is Hard (Cassandra Does Tokyo)
  • Why words are the new numbers (Capital Ideas)
  • Michael Jordan Is Now A Billionaire After Increasing Stake In Hornets (Forbes)
  • A Better Way To Find The Best Flights And Avoid The Worst Airports (FiveThirtyEight)
  • The 12 Tech Nuisances That Annoy Us Most (WSJ)
  • Welcome to the neighbourhood: new dwarf galaxies discovered in orbit around the Milky Way (University of Cambridge)
  • Before I Go: Time warps for a young surgeon with metastatic lung cancer (Stanford Medicine)

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