Ritholtz's Reads: The Most Expensive Place in the World to Live

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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Welcome to autumn! Start it right with our morning train reads:

• Is He Selling You a Stock? Or a Big Fat Lie? (Bloomberg

• The New Bond Market: Regulators Scramble to Keep Up (WSJsee also Algorithms Trump Humans (WSJ

• A Battle for the Stock Market’s Soul (Bloomberg View

• The Most Expensive Place in the World to Live (Real Time Economicssee also Renters Will Continue to Struggle for the Next Decade, Harvard Study Says (Real Time Economics

• Why Volatility Leads to Poor Decisions (Investor’s Paradox

• Volkswagen’s ‘Dieselgate’ is the worst corporate scandal since Lehman Brothers (Fusion) see also Volkswagen Test Rigging Follows a Long Auto Industry Pattern (NYT

• Signs point to deepening China distress (FT

• The first reviews of the iPhone 6S are in — critics love it but say you should buy it only if you have an older iPhone (Business Insidersee also iPhone 6s’s Hands-Free Siri Is an Omen of the Future (NYT

• Documentarian wipes out Warner’s $2M “Happy Birthday” copyright (Ars Technica

• Colbert bests Trump: Facing off with the razor-sharp comedian, a subdued front-runner grins and bears it. (Politicosee also Donald Trump: Fox News is persona non grata, will not be appearing for the ‘foreseeable future’ (EW)

What are you reading?

Cumulative Increases in Health Insurance Deductibles

Source: Vox

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