Ritholtz's Reads: Low Rates May Stick Around

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: 

• Why Very Low Interest Rates May Stick Around (The Upshotbut see The Fed may be about to atone for the “mistake” of 1998 (FT Alphaville

• Five Mind-Blowing Stats from the Selloff in the Biggest Junk Bond ETF (Bloomberg

• 6 financial to-do’s to check off before year-end (Vanguardsee also 3 stock-market lessons to learn for next year (USA Today

• Don’t Blame Lack Of Dispersion (ETF.com

• The lawyer looking to kill the ‘gig economy’ (Marketwatchsee also When Will Labor Laws Catch Up With the Gig Economy? Companies such as Uber will get regulated eventually—but whether that’s the best way to help on-demand workers is still being debated. (The Atlantic

• Glass Is Critical to the Future of Tech (Re/Code

• Who’s investigating fake Chinese goods? Fake investigators (APsee also Why China Is Loosening the Yuan’s Ties to the Dollar (WSJ

• FAA announces drone owners must register by Feb. 19th (Verge

• Billionaires Just Can’t Seem to Buy This Election (NY Magazinesee also Iowa Isn’t The State Presidential Candidates Pretend It Is (FiveThirtyEight

• Why Hoverboards Keep Exploding (Wired

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