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Ritholtz's Reads: Amazon's Long Game

Here are your Thursday morning reads.

Our all-natural, gluten-free, morning train reads:

• How Amazon’s Long Game Yielded a Retail Juggernaut (NYT

• Dollar’s Revival Poses New Threat to Commodities (WSJ

• Five Things Smart Beta Can’t Do For You (Reformed Broker

• The U.S. May Be the World’s Richest Country, But It Ranks 14th in Financial Literacy (Real Time Economics

• An Essential Part of Job Creation Policy is Missing (Fiscal Times

• Banks and Fintech Firms’ Relationship Status: It’s Complicated (WSJ

• Clay Christensen says everyone misunderstands his theory of disruption — here’s what it really means (Business Insidersee also Why Rdio Died: The service had a year’s head start on Spotify in America, but it didn’t matter (The Verge

• Why U.S. Efforts to Cut Off Islamic State’s Funds Have Failed (Bloomberg Businessweek

• The 8 best explanations of the Donald Trump-Ben Carson phenomenon (Washington Postsee also Time for GOP panic? Establishment worried Carson or Trump might win (Washington Post

• Islamic State Dominates the Digital Battlefield (Bloomberg View)

What are you reading?

Percentage of mortgages entering foreclosure at 10-year low


Source: Real Time Economics

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