Ritholtz's Reads: You Shouldn’t Trust Most Financial Research

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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The dog days of summer grind on as markets hunt for direction. While we await that trend, enjoy our morning train reads:

  • Why You Shouldn’t Trust Most Financial Research (Advisor Perspectives)
  • From $6,000 to $67 billion: Warren Buffett’s wealth through the ages (Marketwatchbut see 70% of Rich Families Lose Their Wealth by the Second Generation (Time)
  • Paul Tudor Jones, Analogs, and Jeff Bezos (Irrelevant Investor)
  • Should You Own Foreign Stocks? (Rick Ferrisee also Why you may need more international stock (Fidelity)
  • Mario Gabelli: Stock-Picking Treasure or Relic? (WSJ)
  • Start Soul Searching, CalPERS CIO Tells Private Equity (CIO)
  • Low Oil Prices Pose Threat to Texas Fracking Bonanza (NYT)
  • Clown Genius (Scott Adams)
  • The Lowly Lightbulb Outshines Solar and Wind on U.S. Power Grids (Bloomberg)
  • How to rewire your ageing brain (Well & Good)

What are you reading?

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