Ritholtz's Reads: Don't Blame the Fed for Stock Markets

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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China's 8.5 percent drop has set the tone for the day. No matter, we have you covered with our forecast-free morning train reads:

  • These Charts Show How Hard China Has Hit Global Markets (Bloombergsee also Emerging Markets Lead the Plunge (Barron’s)
  • Why are the markets dropping? Don’t blame the Fed. (WonkBlog)
  • How low the stock market can go (USATsee also Why the stock market has to go down (TRB)
  • Waiting to be right (Statistical Ideas)
  • Who’s the Boss of Your IRA? (WSJ)
  • 3 Simple Pieces of Advice I’ve Received About Investing (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • Krugman: Debt Is Good (NYTbut see Collender: Paul Krugman Is Wrong (Forbes)
  • 16 Startup Metrics (Andreessen Horowitz)
  • How Autistic People Helped Shape the Modern World (Wired)
  • ‘Peak TV in America’: Is there really too much good scripted television? (Hit Fix)

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