Ritholtz's Reads: You Won't Believe What You've Been Eating

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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For those of you complaining about the lack of volatility, I hope you are happy now! Our vine-ripened morning train reads:

  • Fund Managers Who Spit Out Their Own Cooking (Morningstarsee also As Activism Rises, U.S. Firms Spend More on Buybacks Than Factories (WSJ)
  • Why the Rich Get Richer (Fox Business)
  • Fed Survey: Americans Feeling Better About Household Finances (Real Time Economicsbut see Irrational exuberance is dooming the stock market (Marketwatch)
  • Business Lending by U.S. Banks on the Rise (WSJ)
  • Paulson & Rubin: Why the U.S. Needs to Listen to China, and vice-versa. The importance of the mutual economic criticisms between two major world powers. (The Atlantic)
  • The Tanker Market Is Sending a Big Warning to Oil Bulls (Bloombergsee also Iraq About to Flood Oil Market in New Front of OPEC Price War (Bloomberg)
  • How FIFA’s Structure Lends Itself To Corruption (fivethirtyeight)
  • GMO Scientists Could Save the World From Hunger, If We Let Them (Newsweeksee also You won’t believe the $%#! you’ve been eating (CNN Money)
  • Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain (Washington Post)
  • Sign Up at irs.gov Before Crooks Do It For You (Krebs on Security)

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