Ritholtz's Reads: Characteristics of Good Financial Advice

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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Made it to mid-week. We have your Brooklyn sourced, locally grown, morning train reads:

  • "It is incorrect to refer to FIFA as being ‘fraught’ with corruption or ‘riddled’ with crime. FIFA is itself a corrupt act. FIFA is itself the crime.” (Grantland)
  • Companies’ Borrowing Spree Darkens Stock Market Future (Bloomberg)
  • The Characteristics of Good Financial Advice (Certifiable Planner)
  • Forget GDP: Here’s the new way Wall Street is measuring the US economy (Business Insiderbut see Inflation Misses Fed’s 2% Target for 36th Straight Month (Real Time Economics)
  • Facebook’s Algorithm Matters Because a Majority of Millennials Get Their News There (Fortune)
  • Apple’s Tim Cook Delivers Blistering Speech On Encryption, Privacy (TechCrunch)
  • The Surprising Persuasiveness of a Sticky Note (Harvard Business Review)
  • An Interview With Richard Thaler (Bloomberg Viewsee also Understanding Psychology Makes Economics Better (Bloomberg View)
  • TSA missed weapons, explosives in 95% of security tests (MarketWatch)
  • Waterworlds: Never mind planets. The solar system’s icy moons may well be the best places to hunt for aliens (The Economist)

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To contact the author on this story:
Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor on this story:
Cameron Abadi at cabadi2@bloomberg.net