Ritholtz's Reads: Mean Reversion, Small Samples and the Mets

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, gluten-free organic morning train reads:

• Mean Reversion, Small Sample Size and the Mets (Above the Market

• This is the Small Cap Secret No One Ever Told You (Irrelevant Investor

• On the hunt for the financial free lunch? Don’t. (Washington Post

• Apple’s Q4 earnings: iPhones = 63% of Apple’s revenue; non-iPhone business = $80 billion 2015 fiscal year. (Quartzsee also Apple’s Sales Forecast Indicates Another Record Holiday Quarter (Bloomberg

• The Sounds-Good-In-Theory-Portfolio (A Wealth of Common Sense

• The Tech Giant Way to Do 401(k) (Chief Investment Officer

• The upside of addressing climate change: Moving to a credible path away from disaster is imaginable and economically beneficial (FTbut see Climate change will be an economic disaster for rich and poor, new study says (LA Times

• Washington’s blockbuster budget deal could be the end of an era (Business Insider

• Why Donald Trump Could Win the Republican Nomination (Bloombergsee also  U.S., Support for Tea Party Drops to New Low (Gallup

•  I’m sorry, I can’t face being a doctor any more: My family and I won’t survive the junior doctor contract financially or personally – I’m giving up (The Guardian)

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 Source: Bloomberg View

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