Ritholtz's Reads: How Retailers Manipulate Shoppers

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 morning reads, straight out of Chicago:

• The single biggest way shoppers are manipulated by retailers (Business Insider

• Recognizing those who have improved our financial lives (Chicago Tribune

• Preparing For Lower Returns (Irrelevant Investor), see also Welcome to the Flat Stock Society (Bloomberg

• Google Will Help You Shop on Black Friday (And Help Advertisers See Where You Went) (Re/code

• The secret stock market accounting trick (NY Post

• Black Friday Sales Numbers Are Useless And Wrong (FiveThirtyEight

• ‘NRA’s Sick Jihad’: N.Y. tabloid declares war on the NRA (Wonkblog

• 2016 Design of the Year: Ford GT (Automobile

• Even Ballet Dancers Are in Awe of Stephen Curry’s Moves (NYT

• The Biblical Rheology of Deep-Dish Pizza: A visit to Illinois—home to snow, slaughterhouse romance, and a fraught geology masquerading as pizza (Longreads

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Ken Fisher of Fisher Investments, who manages $68 billion dollars. 

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Source: WSJ

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