Ritholtz's Reads: Making Money Is Never Easy

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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Some days the news flow is just weird. Like today. Our morning train reads:

  • The Great Inflation Conundrum: How do you hedge a risk when the tool box is so small -- and everyone wants to use it? (Chief Investment Officerbut see Some Investors Can’t Wait for the Fed to Raise Rates (WSJ)
  • Byron Wien: Population and Productivity (Blackstone)
  • Easy Money? This Was Never Easy (Motley Fool)
  • If Salesforce.com Is in Play, Here Are the Possible Suitors (Re/Code)
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren is Not Impressed with Your Diamond-Encrusted Ring, blasts kickbacks for brokers (Medium)
  • Twitter at the Crossroads: The company knows it’s in trouble, and its options are bleak (Slatesee also Twitter Needs New Leadership (Stratechery)
  • Bill Gates made these 15 predictions in 1999 -- it’s scary how accurate he was (Business Insider)
  • The long, painful and repetitive history of how Baltimore became Baltimore (WaPobut see Baltimore Is Not Ferguson. Here’s What It Really Is (NPR)
  • The real side effect of a gluten-free diet: scientific illiteracy (Vox)
  • Winners of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards (The Atlanticsee also How Sony Makes Money Off Apple’s iPhone (WSJ)

What are you reading?

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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Cameron Abadi at cabadi2@bloomberg.net