Ritholtz's Reads: NFL Thinks You're Stupid

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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Nice recovery yesterday leads to green futures today for our morning train reads:

  • Don’t fight the Four Feds: Rout Puts Bond Bears on Wrong Side of Central Banks (Bloomberg)
  • Index funds killed the mutual fund star (MarketWatch)
  • What 50 Years of Data and the Grateful Dead Say About the Economy (Bloombergsee also American Meritocracy Isn’t What It Used To Be (Real Time Economics)
  • Why Verizon’s AOL deal makes sense (Jackdaw Research)
  • U.S. Foreclosure Inventory Down 25.7 Percent Annually (World Property Journalsee also Tight Mortgage Market Keeps Lid on Americans’ Debt Levels (WSJ)
  • Moore’s Law Reaches 50 as Chip Industry Faces New Challenges (Bloomberg)
  • Fed says U.S. wealth inequality hasn’t increased quite as much as you think (FT Alphaville)
  • The NFL Thinks You’re Stupid: League Shows Low Regard for Fan, Media Intelligence in Statement on Patriots’ Penalty (Football By Football)
  • Evidence that the Milky Way has Four Spiral Arms (Universe Today)
  • David Letterman Leaves His Successors a Rich Comedic Bequest (NY Times)

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