Ritholtz's Reads: New Ways to Crash the Market

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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European bond yield spikes, new all time highs on S&P500 -- it was a heckuva of a week! Wrap it up with out free-range morning train reads:

  • Wall Street is starting to wonder: What if everything’s going to be OK? (Business Insidersee also Epic global bond rout is a QE success story (Telegraph)
  • Rosenberg: Look beyond retail sales for what’s really happening with the U.S. economy (Financial Post)
  • Picasso is not just a valuable abstract: The financial worth of any work of art remains as mysterious and unknowable as Mona Lisa’s smile (FTsee also Christie’s Has Art World’s First $1 Billion Week (NYT)
  • Surowiecki: New Ways to Crash the Market (New Yorker)
  • Why Wall Street investors and Chinese firms are buying farmland all over the world (Vox)
  • Passive, but Powerful: How Index Funds Exercise Their Clout (Wharton)
  • Outsmart Your Own Biases (Harvard Business Reviewsee also Behind the Buzz of Behavioral Data (Digitopoly)
  • Google’s Homemade Self-Driving Cars to Hit Roads This Summer (Re/Code)
  • Honeybees dying, situation ‘unheard of’ (Washington Post)
  • 10 Hot Rooftop Scenes in NYC (Zagat)

Be sure to check out this week’s Masters in Business interview with Bill McNabb, CEO and Chairman of the Vanguard Group.

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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