Ritholtz's Reads: Tesla's Liberating New Battery

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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Happy Cinco de Mayo. Here are our West Coast derived, not so early morning reads:

  • The 2015 Rich List: The Highest Earning Hedge Fund Managers of the Past Year (Institutional Investors Alpha)
  • The Merger Boom Is Far From Over: Regulators scotched two major acquisitions, but that doesn’t mean corporate deal-making will slow. The key driver: excess cash. (Barron’s)
  • Buffett and Gross Agree: Slump in 30-Year Bonds Makes Good Sense (Bloombergsee also Global growth report card -- is the world slowdown temporary? (FT)
  • U.S. Homeownership at 25 Year Low, Non-Occupant Owners at Record High (World Property Journal)
  • Most People in the World Have No Idea How to Manage Their Money: Many couldn’t pass a simple finance quiz. Can you? (The Atlantic)
  • The Revolution Will Be Periscoped (Reformed Broker)
  • Tesla’s New Home-Based Battery Isn’t Just Nifty. It’s Liberating. (Slate)
  • 37 ‘Star Wars’ Facts for Star Wars Day (Mental Floss)
  • The cult of healthy eating has more in common with religion than science (Quartz)
  • 7 Important Life Lessons Everyone Learns the Hard Way (Marc and Angel Hack Life)

What are you reading?

The Palmer Drought Index

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-16/the-drought-s-latest-victim-out-west-is-the-housing-market

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