Ritholtz's Reads: Apple’s Insurmountable Advantage

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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My midweek, free-range, hand-curated, corn-fed, morning train reads:

• On Apple’s Insurmountable Platform Advantage (Steve Cheney)

• Bad News for Janus, Franklin and T. Rowe: Market share gains for ETFs are accelerating (Forbes)

• Dell Will Issue a Lot of Not-Quite-Stock to Pay for EMC (Bloomberg Viewbut see Why General Electric Is Unwinding Its Finance Arm (WSJ)

• Why Falling Oil Prices Startled MLP Investors (MoneyBeat)

• Don’t let the Nobel prize fool you. Economics is not a science (The Guardian)

• What’s the Difference Between Data Science and Statistics? (Priceonomics)

• The world is a complicated place and that reducing it to simple theories is almost always dangerous (New Yorker)

• Bitcoins are a waste of energy – literally (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

• Pondering the ‘Star Trek’ Economy with Paul Krugman and Brad DeLong  (Speakeasy)

• Coffee Talk: How It Stacks Up Against Water (WSJ)

What are you reading?

Combining Dell and EMC

Source: WSJ

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