Ritholtz's Reads: Gold Looks Like a 'Textbook' Short

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 Friday reads, U2-delayed, but still in time for the morning train:

• An open letter to investors who are bullish on gold (Marketwatchsee also Gold Looks Like a ‘Textbook’ Short, even from here (Bloomberg

• Should you still own bonds? (Fidelity

• Seeing Both Sides of the Market Debate  (A Wealth of Common Sense)

• Institutional Investor Participation, Distressed Home Sales in U.S. at Record Low (World Property Journal

• Debate On Uber’s Impact In NYC Is Based on Thin and Misleading Data (fivethirtyeight

• Discovery of ‘Habitable’ Earth-Like Planet Announced (Observersee also NASA Has Discovered a Planet That Seems a Lot Like Earth (Bloomberg

• CrossFit’s extremely lucrative business plan is also deceptively simple (Quartz

• Why This Man Supports Iran Deal — Despite Bibi’s Bluster (Forwardsee also The clown show that was the Senate Iran hearing, in one tweet (Vox

• For a Show About Nothing, Seinfeld Changed a Lot Over Its Nine-Year Run (Slate

• Trump threatens third-party run (The Hillsee also Admit It: You People Want To See How Far This Goes, Don’t You? (The Onion)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with global economist Dambisa Moyo .                                                      

Emerging Markets Don’t Get Lift From Weak Currency

Source: WSJ

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