Ritholtz's Reads: Science Is Harder Than You Think

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 week that volatility returned draws to a close; finish strong with our morning train reads:

  • American economy blues: Everything you need to worry about (or not) (Fortune)
  • Clock is ticking on U.S. equity correction (FTsee also Dow Tumbles, Hitting 2015 Low on Growth Worries (WSJ)
  • Its easy to find reasons to sell; what’s hard is finding reasons not to -- every single day (Behavioral Macro)
  • A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from David Einhorn About Investing (25iq)
  • Meet the author of one of Wall Street’s most-read blogs (Marketwatch)
  • Finding a pattern in the numbers (Fido)
  • Science Isn’t Broken: It’s just a hell of a lot harder than we give it credit for. (FiveThirtyEight)
  • How is the Apple Watch doing? (Benedict Evans)
  • Meet the Most Powerful Political Players in Silicon Valley (Re/code)
  • Trump Has Done Well, but Not as Well as the Stock Market (NYT)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with fivethirtyeight.com’s Nate Silver.


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