Ritholtz's Reads: Hedge Funds vs. Dart-Throwing Monkeys

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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Friday is here, as is the best set of morning train reads you will see:

  • The Fear Factor Behind Stock Prices (Bloomberg Viewbut see Jeremy Grantham: Markets Headed to ‘Bubbleland,’ (MoneyBeat)
  • Housel: Investing is a great way to learn about human behavior -- and about yourself  (WSJ)
  • Here’s What Happens to Your Stock Market After Suffering a Trouncing Like Greece: If history is any guide, Greek stock investors will likely have a long wait to make their money back (Bloomberg)
  • Jurassic World: 7 reminders for investors (Fortune)
  • With All Due Respect, Mr. Icahn (Irrelevant Investorsee also How hedge-fund geniuses got beaten by dart throwing monkeys -- again (Marketwatch)
  • Scientific Retractions are on the Rise, and That May Be a Good Thing (Priceonomics)
  • Building a Better Valve: A new approach to replacing narrowed heart valves (NYTsee also A Sea Change in Treating Heart Attacks: Death rate from coronary heart disease down 38 percent thanks to streamlined ER treatment (NYT)
  • Bush vs Clinton 2: How two political dynasties captured the American people (New Statesman)
  • How Israel defies drought (CS Monitor)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Evercore ISI’s Ed Hyman.

Hedge Funds Score Big Gains

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