Ritholtz's Reads: Let's Talk About Inflation and the '90s

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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Yesterday was my bad, for mentioning what a “quiet, uneventful week” it was; no matter, it's Friday, and that means the weekend is almost here. Finish the week strong with our morning train reads:

• Three Reasons Why It Is Still a Good Time to Talk About Inflation (CFA Institute)
• May 1994 – What Happened When the Fed Last Diverged With Europe (Bloombergsee also Boom times for US corporate bond sales (FT)
• The Economy Is Better — Why Don’t Voters Believe It? (FiveThirtyEight)
• Six Strange Things That Have Been Happening in Financial Markets (Bloomberg)
• What Interest Rates Can Teach Us About Behavioral Biases (A Wealth of Common Sense)
• Morgan Stanley: No Limit to What Amazon’s Web Services Can Disrupt (Barron’s)
• SEC Nominee Works at Think Tank Dedicated to Blocking SEC Regulation (The Intercept)
• Pethokoukis: A last hurrah for Republican tax slashers (FT) see also What Republicans Get Wrong About the Gold Standard (Real Time Economics)
• Candidates: “If there were another financial crisis, I would bail out the banks.” (Washington Post)
• YouTube Music is here, and it’s a game changer (The Verge)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with David Rosenberg, chief economist at Gluskin Sheff.

China’s Central Bank Shifted Its Currency Controls to Calm Investors

Source: WSJ

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