Ritholtz's Reads: The Reason the Fed Wants to Raise Now

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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Our early morning train reads, brought to you directly without a middleman taking 10 percent of our links:

• The real reason the Fed is eager to raise interest rates now (Quartzsee also Onto The Next Question (Tim Duy’s Fed Watch)

• Apple’s Tim Cook declares the end of the PC and hints at new medical product (Telegraph)

• AUM Growth Is Hedge Funds’ #1 Goal (CIOsee also State Pensions Funding Gap: Challenges Persist (Pew Trusts)

• Coming to a Balance Sheet Near You: $2 Trillion Leases (WSJ)

• ‘Other People’s Money’: Mum and Dad Investors vs the Professionals (SSRN)

• How To Tell Good Studies From Bad? Bet On Them (FiveThirtyEight)

• Are You Superstitious? Are You Stupid? (Bloombergbut see Dunning-Kruger in Groups (NeuroLogica)

• No more fillings as dentists reveal new tooth decay treatment (The Guardian)

• Debate Exposes the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party  (Bloomberg)

• The Manual Gearbox Preservation Society: Do You Drive Stick? Fans of Manual Transmission Can’t Let Go (WSJ)

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Source: Quartz

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