Ritholtz's Reads: Less Risk, More Return

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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Well, did you get what you wanted? (I know I did!) Brew up a rich foamy cup of cappuccino, and settle in for our longer form, weekend reads:

• The 50 Best Investing Insights of 2015 (Fund Reference)

• Less Risk, More Return: The curious tale of less-liquid stocks. (Morningstar)

• How to Be the Ultimate Contrarian Investor in 2016 (Bloomberg)

• Can a French Friar End the 21st-Century Slave Trade? (Vanity Fair)

• You Can Have Millions Of Subscribers On YouTube—And Still Be Flat Broke (Fusion)

• Who Won 2015? (Vulture)

• A Fight for the Soul of Science: String theory, the multiverse and other ideas of modern physics are potentially untestable. At a historic meeting in Munich, scientists and philosophers asked: should we trust them anyway? (Quanta)

• Why ISIS has the potential to be a world-altering revolution (Aeon)

• Hillary Clinton Is Whitewashing the Financial Catastrophe (The Nationsee also Is America Is Moving Left? Republicans may have a lock on Congress and the nation’s statehouses—and could well win the presidency—but the liberal era ushered in by Barack Obama is only just beginning. (National Journal)

• The Best Eleven Minutes in Sports in 2015 (New Yorker)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Harry Shearer of the Simpsons. 

2015 Stock Market Report 

Source: Fidelity

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