Ritholtz's Reads: How to Spot Crowded Trades

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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Our remarkably, purposely, blessedly Greek-free morning train reads:

  • Americans’ Net Worth Reaches High of $84.9 Trillion (WSJ)
  • Don’t Fight The Market (Alhambra Partnersbut see Why Chasing Stock Returns Could Cost You $1.9 Million (The Street)
  • How to Spot Crowded Trades That the Shoeshine Boy Missed (Bloomberg)
  • Home Values in Half of Top 300 U.S. Markets Achieve Full Price Recovery (World Property Journaldespite It got way harder to buy a house last year (Washington Post)
  • What’s Your Philosophy? (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • Krugman Battles the Austerians! (BloombergThe most amazing bit of media you will see today!
  • Wal-Mart, American bellwether, and the Confederate flag (Washington Postsee also Wal-Mart, EBay pulling Confederate flag products (LA Times)
  • Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Explain Your Mood? (NYT)
  • The Republicans have a pope problem (The Economistbut see This group is waging war on the Pope’s climate change plans (CNN)
  • Taylor Swift Is a Music Business Genius: A Reading List (LongReads)

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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