Ritholtz's Reads: Computers Are the New Dumb Money

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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What a week! You are almost to the goal line. Our morning train reads will see you through:

  • Computers are the new Dumb Money (TRBsee also How ETF investors messed up during this week’s market scramble (Yahoo Finance)
  • 37 Bears! (TBP)
  • Hedge Funds Bruised by Stocks’ Meltdown: A tumble in share prices stunned many hedge-fund managers and erased the year’s gains for some (WSJsee also When to ditch an underperforming hedge fund (FT)
  • Risk: Your Best Friend and Worst Enemy (Motley Fool)
  • Now’s the right time for Yellen to kill the ‘Greenspan put’ (Marketwatchsee also Reminder: Stocks Go Up AND Down ... (TBP) 
  • Will the Next Recession Be Made in China? When China sneezes, the world just might catch a cold (Bloomberg)
  • The Power Revolutions: Natural gas, solar power and data-driven efficiency are making big gains, but history shows that the shift away from coal and oil won’t be fast or neat (WSJ)
  • The Widening World of Hand-Picked Truths (NYTsee also Why People Oppose GMOs Even Though Science Says They Are Safe (Scientific American)
  • The Upside of a Downturn in Silicon Valley (NYT)
  • The Beatles’ 10 Greatest Guitar Moments (Guitar World)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Paul McCulley, former chief economist of PIMCO.

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