Ritholtz's Reads: Investing Is Painful but Coffee Helps

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 October and a quarter to forget. Start it right with our free-range morning train reads: 

• Good Investing Hurts: The best investors enduring years of pain (Motley Fool) see also 2015 Is Turning Out to Be a Terrible Year for Investors (Bloomberg)

• Selling is the Easy Part (A Wealth of Common Sense)

• Tesla’s amazing Model X is finally here, and I got to drive it (The Verge) see also Tesla’s Model X SUV is finally here, and it’s as wonderful as we’d hoped (Wired)

• Understanding ETF “Flash Crashes” (FactSet)

• And now let us remember the worst economic prediction ever (Wonkblog)

• Immigration: How a 1965 law changed the faces of America (The Economist)

• No, Twitter isn’t removing its 140-character limit (CS Monitor)

• How coffee loves us back (Harvard Gazette)

• Behaviorists Show the U.S. How to Improve Government Operations (NYT)

• Silicon Valley’s unique politics explained, in 6 charts (Vox)

What are you reading?

A Painful Quarter for Markets

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