Ritholtz's Reads: Uncharted Territory in Rates

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 interminable soap opera is almost over. The Federal Reserve announces its decision on rates today; start it right with a healthy breakfast and our morning train reads: 

• Fed’s Historic Liftoff and Everything After: Decision Day Guide (Bloombergsee also Uncharted Territory in the Fed Funds Rate Cycle (A Wealth of Common Sense

• Shining new light on fees (Pensions & Investments)

• Most Billionaires Can’t Stay That Rich After 20 Years, UBS Says (Bloombergbut see Battered, Apologetic and Still Pitching Their Hedge Funds (NYT)

• Swedroe: Key Market Value Metric Outdated (ETF.com)

• The Engineering of Volkswagen’s Aggressive Ambition (NYT)

• CEO compensation study examines factors in excess returns (EurekAlert)

• U.S. Luxury Home Prices Dip in Q3, First Time in Four Years (World Property Journalsee also New Build Supply: A Panacea? (Pieria)

• Change how you see the countries of the world: This time with infographics (Decision Science News)

• Apple and Star Wars together explain why much of the world around you looks the way it does (Quartz)

• Is Howard Stern going soft or just getting sharper? (Washington Post

What are you reading? 

REITs Find It Easy to Raise Money

Source: WSJ

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