Ritholtz's Reads: Crash Potential for U.S. Stocks

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 back to the workweek: Tsipras is tweeting, China down $1.2 trillion in market cap, is now officially in a Bear market, and we have your prime cut, dry-aged morning train reads:

  • Estimating Crash-Risk Potential For The US Stock Market (Capital Spectator)
  • How Much Do Silicon Valley Firms Really Earn? This year, earnings of a dozen big technology companies will be overstated by more than $16 billion. Why doesn’t anyone care? (Barron’s)
  • Oh, Snap! The Wit, Wisdom, and Unapologetic Vitriol of Carl Icahn (Bloomberg)
  • Greece: It’s Time (And It’s Going To Be Okay) (Behavioral Macrosee also Some stuff you should know about Greece before you lose your mind (TRB)
  • Stop Blaming Mom & Pop For Everything Bad That Happens in the Markets (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • The U.S. computer industry is dying and I’ll tell you exactly who is killing it and why (I, Cringelysee also Face It, Your Brain Is a Computer (NYT)
  • Lunch with the FT: Thomas Piketty (FT)
  • Change Doesn’t Usually Come This Fast (FiveThirtyEight)
  • Barack Obama is officially one of the most consequential presidents in American history (Voxsee also President Obama made one of history’s greatest stock market calls in March 2009 (Business Insider)
  • ‘You’ve Got a Hit’: How a James Taylor Album Finally Reached Number 1 -- The collapse of the music industry has enabled first-time No. 1 records by a slew of unlikely artists, from Tom Petty to Weird Al to Tony Bennett. (The Atlantic)

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The Greek Damage, in One Chart

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