Ritholtz's Reads: Pushing Back on Buybacks

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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Almost recovered. Who ever would have imagined it would be this easy?! Don’t relax just yet -- you still have our morning train reads:

  • Margin Calls Bite Investors: Banks Loans secured by investment portfolios have become a booming business for Wall Street brokerages; the bill comes due (WSJ)
  • Corrections: What Do People Hear? (Irrelevant Investor)
  • Dudley Puts The Kibosh On September (Tim Duy’s Fed Watch)
  • Pushback on Buybacks: A closer look at the numbers indicates buybacks aren’t as good for the companies, the market, or investors as previously thought (Barron’s)
  • Art Collectors Were Busy Looking for Liquidity During Market Rout (Bloomberg)
  • China’s ‘major correction’, charted and extrapolated (FT Alphaville)
  • @GSELevator and the Decline of the Trading-Desk Memoir (New Yorker)
  • Iran’s Moderates Used Nuclear Deal to Save the Revolution (Bloomberg View)
  • America’s unique gun violence problem, in 17 maps and charts (Voxsee also America’s Top Killing Machine: Gun deaths are poised to surpass automobile deaths in the United States this year. (The Atlantic)
  • What is dark energy? (ExtremeTech)

What are you reading?

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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Cameron Abadi at cabadi2@bloomberg.net