Ritholtz's Reads: 10 Year Love Affair With Hedge Funds

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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Another interesting five-day run hurtles toward the weekend -- we have your back with our morning train reads: 

• A Ten-Year Love Affair With Hedge Funds. Part four of CIO’s Google Trends series: How investors fell in and out of love with hedge funds—and how the relationship survives (Chief Investment Officer

• Flat stock markets: It’s not all doom and gloom (Fortunesee also Breadth and Major Market Tops (Irrelevant Investor

• U.S. Banks Take Global Lead (WSJ

• Why Greece’s Lenders Need to Suffer (NYT Magsee also Which Was Bigger: The Greek or American Bailout? (NYT

• How Dare You Say That! The Evolution of Profanity (WSJ

• That ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket (Forbes

• Study: We’ve wiped out half the world’s wildlife since 1970 (Vox

• Tired of Rosé? Eight Great Other Wines to Drink in the Summer Sun (Bloombergsee also American Way of Wine: It’s not always a pretty sight, but we do get there (Wine Spectator

• At 79, Woody Allen Says There’s Still Time To Do His Best Work (NPR

• A Brief Illustrated History of Ferrari, Just in Time for an IPO (Bloombergbut see 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible review notes: A Ferrari killer at half the price (Auto Week

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with former Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt.  

U.S. Economy Picks Up, but Stays in Its Rut   

Source: WSJ

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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James Greiff at jgreiff@bloomberg.net