Ritholtz's Reads: Why Investing Is Complicated

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 festival of foreign affairs. China, Greece, Iran and Russia are on the agenda for the week -- and that’s before we even get to a little thing called earnings. Oh, and our free range morning train reads:

  • Why Investing Is So Complicated, and How to Make It Simpler (NYT)
  • Beware: 10 Scams in China To Watch Out For (What’s On Weibo)
  • Fossil fuel firms risk wasting billions by ignoring climate change, says IEA (The Guardian)
  • Apple’s Share of Smartphone Industry’s Profits Soars to 92% with a marketshare of less than 20% (WSJ)
  • China’s Incendiary Market Is Fanned by Borrowers and Manipulation (NYTsee also Memo to China: You Are Doomed to Fail (WSJ)
  • The Global Creativity Index 2015 (Martin Prosperity Institute)
  • Letter to My Younger Self by Pete Sampras (Players’ Tribune)
  • One Million Miles to Go; Pluto is More Intriguing than Ever (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)
  • Our deadliest problem? Not terrorism. ‘Terrorists killed nearly 18,000 people in 2013 -- 1.5 per cent of those killed by traffic’ (FT)
  • Don Draper, Maverick Ad Man, Dead at 88 (MediaPost)

What are you reading?

Greece and the Euro Crisis

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