Ritholtz's Reads: A Not-So-Bright Future

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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The week ends with some ugly futures. No worries -- we are sending you into the weekend with our free-range, locally sourced morning train reads:

• Relax, rate hike virgins! Fed shouldn’t kill stocks (CNN Moneybut see Investors Switch Out of U.S. Stocks and Into European Equities (Bloomberg)
• Hedge funds are having trouble hiring, and it’s changing the Wall Street ecosystem (Business Insider)
• The Big Short is The Wolf of Wall Street with a conscience (The Vergesee also "Big Short" hero goes long mortgage start-up (CNBC)
• Five Charts That Show American Exceptionalism Is a Myth (Bloomberg)
• Economists: Buckle Up, Climate Change Is Going to Be a Rough Ride (Slate)
• Balance of Power Between Home Buyers and Sellers is Shifting in U.S. (World Property Journalsee also New York’s Biggest Rental Tower Is a Stand-Alone City, Pet Spa Included (Bloomberg)
• Caveat Lector: Jason Zweig on the infernal jargon of finance (Vanguard)
• Delayed Gratification and the Brain (NeuroLogica)
• Reggie Miller Sizes Up Steph Curry (New Yorkersee also Stephen Curry on copying the Warriors' way: "You won't have the personnel" (ESPN)
• What If Republicans Can’t Pick A Nominee Before Their Convention? (FiveThirtyEight)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli.

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