Ritholtz's Reads: Trump Is Wrong on China

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 Tuesday morning train reads: 

• Trump Is Wrong on China: Beijing’s currency isn’t undervalued, protectionism would backfire, and raising tensions with Beijing could lead to disaster. (Barron’ssee also What the Rise of the Yuan Means for the Global Economy (Bloomberg

• How Muni Bonds ‘Yield’ 4% in a 2% World (Jason Zweig

• Regret Minimization (A Wealth of Common Sensesee also Filings Show Rocky Quarter for Many Hedge Funds (NYT

• Israel’s Drought Lessons for California (Daily Beast

• Wealthy homebuyers prefer to live in cities (The Guardiansee also Realtors: Home sales in 2016 face headwinds of lack of first-time buyers and rising mortgage rates  (Real Time Economics

• Australia Gets Student Loans Right—and It Should Make Americans Very Jealous (Slate

• The cult of productivity is preventing you from being productive (Quartzsee also The email habits of Tim Cook, Bill Gates and 11 other highly successful people (Business Insider

• How We Underestimated ISIL (Politico

• Encrypted Messaging Apps Face New Scrutiny Over Possible Role in Paris Attacks (NYTsee also How Islamic State Teaches Tech Savvy to Evade Detection (WSJ

• Many of the NSA’s Loudest Defenders Have Financial Ties to NSA Contractors (The Intercept

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