Ritholtz's Reads: Japan Is Back

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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My two-for-Tuesday morning train reads:

  • Nearing Peak, U.S. Home Price Gains to Slow (Barron’ssee also Housing Bubble? Despite Rising Prices, Most Economists Still Say No (Real Time Economics)
  • The world forgot about Japan. But it’s back (Quartz)
  • Here’s a Few Facts and Charts That Gold Bugs Might Not Like: Should you be holding gold? (Bloomberg) see also Hulbert: This bear market in gold still has too many bulls (MarketWatch)
  • 10 Big Lies in the Financial Services Industry (Above the Market)
  • McDonald’s Global Sales Have Fallen Every Month for the Last Year (Slate)
  • What you need to know about the NOAA global warming faux pause paper (Guardiansee also Possible artifacts of data biases in the recent global surface warming hiatus (Science)
  • Drought Is Bearing Fruit for Washington Wineries (NY Times)
  • Apple’s WWDC By The Numbers (Buzzfeedsee also Apple Unveils Apple Music, New Software, puts spotlight on music streaming service, news app at its developers conference (WSJ)
  • Fintech’s Forgotten Markets (TechCrunch)
  • Hot, young stars shine in Hubble telescope’s 25th anniversary photo (Mashablesee also Mind-boggling images from 25 years of the Hubble Telescope (Mashable)

What are you reading?

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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