Ritholtz's Reads: How to Understand China's Plunge

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-fer-Tuesday morning train reads:

  • Yanis Varoufakis: Angela Merkel has a red and a yellow button. One ends the crisis. Which does she push? (Guardiansee also How Greece leaving the euro would actually work (Vox)
  • Buybacks and Dividends Are Making CEOs Even Richer, without creating any value (Bloomberg)
  • How to Make Sense of China’s Plummeting Stock Market (NYTsee also Musings on China Market Mania (Baldings World)
  • Uncharted Territory in the Fed Funds Rate Cycle (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • Forget Bitcoin -- What Is the Blockchain and Why Should You Care? (Re/Codebut see Bitcoin being forked? (FT Alphaville)
  • Luxury Brands Have a Big Problem -- Their Own Outlet Stores (BI)
  • Hacking Team hacked, attackers claim 400GB in dumped data (CSOsee also Hacking Team, the Surveillance Tech Firm, Gets Hacked (WSJ)
  • Search After the Search Box: Google Now Pushes Into the Next Frontier of Mobile Behavior (Re/Code)
  • A solar future isn’t just likely -- it’s inevitable (Vox)
  • Wall Street is this medical-marijuana bidder’s secret weapon (Crain’s New York) but see FDA Cloud Hangs Over Vape Shops (WSJ)

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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