Ritholtz's Reads: Piles Upon Piles of Cash

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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Good Friday morning. That week went by quickly. Finish it up with our hand curated morning train reads:

  • The Hierarchy of Alpha (CIO)
  • Housel: What’s Wrong With Finance (Fool)
  • American companies are running out of places to stash their insane pile of cash (Quartz)
  • Letter From Berlin: Why Are the Germans So Hellbent on Austerity? (The Nationsee also How likely are capital controls in Greece? (Open Europe)
  • A $250,000 Tour With One Aim: Get Chinese to Buy a Home (Bloomberg)
  • Inside the Mad, Mad World of TripAdvisor (Outside)
  • SEC Head Backs Fiduciary Standards for Brokers, Advisers (WSJ) see also Surprise: Your broker doesn’t work for you (MarketWatch)
  • The Changing -- and Unchanging -- Structure of TV (stratechery)
  • PowerPoint Karaoke Brings Stress Relief to Silicon Valley’s Embattled Office Workers (WSJ)
  • The CIA Just Declassified the Document That Supposedly Justified the Iraq Invasion (Vice)

What are you reading?

Trade-Weighted Dollar vs. Major Currencies

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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Cameron Abadi at cabadi2@bloomberg.net