Ritholtz's Reads: The Fed Isn't Driving the 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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Here are my morning atonement reads:

• Santoli: No, the Fed is not driving the markets (Yahoo Financebut see Fundamentals are only half the story (Reformed Broker)

• Investing from a simple premise (Abnormal Returns)

• Volkswagen’s appalling clean diesel scandal, explained (Voxsee also Volkswagen’s Disastrous American Strategy (Bloomberg View)

• The Risk of a Billion-Dollar Valuation in Silicon Valley (Dealbook)

• The Ballad of a Wall Street Research Analyst, Told by Brad Hintz (Bloombergsee also Wall Street Cracks Down on Free Sharing of Analysts’ Notes (Bloomberg)

• In 10 years, banking will look like a sci-fi film (Telegraph)

• Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing (Quartz)

• Exxon’s Own Research Confirmed Fossil Fuels’ Role in Global Warming Decades Ago (Inside Climate Newssee also Exxon Believed Deep Dive Into Climate Research Would Protect Its Business (Inside Climate News)

• Political Split Awaits Pope Francis on Eve of U.S. Visit (NYT)

• BrightScope Updates List of the Top 100 Most Social Financial Advisors (Sys Con)

What are you reading?

Bonds for Buybacks

Source: WSJ

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