Ritholtz's Reads: Warren Buffett Goes to China

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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Welcome to mid-week. Here are our local, organically grown morning train reads:

  • Warren Buffett Is Winning Fans in China: Growing enthusiasm about stocks adds to interest in Berkshire Hathaway CEO (WSJ)
  • Calling the Turns: Why Market Timing Is So Hard (Research Affiliatessee also Are You a Closet Technician? (Irrelevant Investor)
  • Tech Startups Woo Investors With Unconventional Financial Terms -- but Do Numbers Add Up? Critics say the practice is inflating some companies’ valuations (WSJ)
  • Top 25 Highest-Rated CEOs in America, as Judged by Their Employees (Bloomberg)
  • Number of US job openings jumped to a 15-year high in April (AP) see also Job Openings Rise to Record (Real Time Economics)
  • Iceland put bankers in jail rather than bailing them out -- and it worked (Vox)
  • Where Uber and Amazon rule: welcome to the world of the platform (The Guardian)
  • Why Sushi Is One of the Most American Things You Can Eat (Vice)
  • Privacy vs. User Experience (Dustin Curtissee also The Online Privacy Lie Is Unraveling (TechCrunch)
  • Concussions in the NFL: Are players beginning to value their brains more than the game? (Behind the Steel Curtain)

What are you reading?

Industry Groups: Transports have the weakest relative strength, Consumer Services the strongest

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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Cameron Abadi at cabadi2@bloomberg.net