Ritholtz's Reads: The Trillion Dollar Short

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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Start the workweek -- and the beginning of earnings season -- right with our hand-curated morning train reads:

  • The $9 Trillion Short That May Send the Dollar Even Higher (Bloomberg)
  • Wall Street Banks’ Mutual Funds Can Lag on Returns (NYT)
  • Diversification: The “Impossible Trade” is working (TRB)
  • Mourn the fall of the mall: The symbol of U.S. consumerism, the shopping mall, is crumbling. (Aljazeerabut see Americans Are on a Shopping Spree (Bloomberg View)
  • What Causes Recessions? (Bloomberg View)
  • Brainstorming with Marc Andreessen (Fortune)
  • As encryption spreads, U.S. grapples with clash between privacy, security (Washington Post)
  • Hey, IRS: Here are some Bitcoin users who might need help paying their taxes (Fusion)
  • Clinton Begins The 2016 Campaign, And It’s A Toss-up (fivethirtyeightsee also This is our best look at Hillary Clinton’s economic agenda (Vox)
  • Complex organic molecules discovered in infant star system: Hints that building blocks of chemistry of life are universal (Science Daily)

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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