Ritholtz's Reads: Harvard Is Sick of Losing to Yale

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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Another week, another mass shooting. Plus, our morning train reads:

• Harvard’s Sick of Losing to Yale and Plans to Fix Endowment (Bloombergsee also Hedge Funds Brace for Redemptions (Bloomberg)

• The Credit Markets Are Softening and Funding Is Tightening (CFAsee also Global company debt sales eclipse $2tn (FT)

• The Good Old Days of the Gold Standard? Not Really, Historians Say (NYT)

• The Quantitative Momentum Investing Philosophy (Alpha Architectbut see also Chasing Performance with ETFs (Research Affiliates)

• Uncle Sam Loves Active Mutual Funds (A Wealth of Common Sense)

• Credit-Card Rules Have Cut $16 Billion in Fees: Report (WSJ)

• U.S. debt limit threat defanged on Wall Street (Reuters)

• Mass Shootings Have Become More Common In The U.S. (fivethirtyeightsee also The simple reason why the shootings won’t stop (Wonkblog)

• The brain’s ‘on-off switch’ for human consciousness is even more intriguing than we thought (ExtremeTech)

• Cultural “fact polarization” trumps cultural “value” polarization — a fragment (Cultural Cognition)

What are you reading?

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