Ritholtz's Reads: Elon Musk's Most Impressive Company

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 to August! Earnings season is in full swing, and we have a month of data to move the FOMC off their intended path. Oh, and the finest curated morning train reads in the land:

  • Win or Lose, U.S. Stocks Getting Biggest Earnings Bang Since '12 (Bloombergbut see King dollar has cost S&P 500 companies $244 billion of balance sheet pain (Business Insider)
  • Elon Musk's Most Impressive Company Isn't Tesla or SpaceX. It's SolarCity. (Slate)
  • Puerto Rico fails to make Aug. 1 payment, signaling default (Reutersbut see Municipal Bonds Still Safe, Despite Some Ailing Governments (NYT)
  • 17 podcasts that will make you smarter (Business Insider)
  • Declining U.S. dynamism: Story, or non-story? (Noahpinionbut see The long and well-documented decline in family-owned businesses (538)
  • White House Warns States On Job-Licensing Requirements (Real Time Economics)
  • Security issues mean: Goodbye, Android (Vice)
  • What Global Warming Means for 4 of Summer's Worst Pests (Scientific American)
  • Spy Software Gets a Second Life on Wall Street (WSJ)
  • Read Buzz Aldrin's hilarious travel request form to the moon (Vox)

What are you reading?

Tech Firms Beware: Don't Disappoint Investors

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