Ritholtz's Reads: The Bull Run Grows Legs

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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It's time for our Tuesday morning reads:

• Why this bull run is starting to grow legs, as it rapidly approaches the milestone as the second-longest ever (Telegraphbut see A Bear Market in the Shadows (Bloomberg

• The Most Important Lesson I Learned This Year (Mulloly

• U.S. retailers at risk of missing modest holiday sales goals (Reutersbut see U.S. holiday retail sales grow a ‘solid’ 7.9 percent: MasterCard (Reuters

• Fannie and Freddie Give Birth to New Mortgage Bond: Government hopes to get taxpayers off the hook if another mortgage crisis arrives (WSJ

• Hedge Funds Just Had Their Worst Quarter Since the Crisis (Bloombergsee also Hedge Funds Struggle With Steep Losses and High Expectations (NYT

• Want to See Technology Taking Over Finance? Look at China (WSJ

• The secret to finding the best mobile apps: try everything (Vergesee also 12 Travel Apps Worth Keeping in 2016 (NYT

• Oil-Producing States Battered as Tax-Gushing Wells Are Shut Down (Bloomberg

• Michael Burry, Real-Life Market Genius From The Big Short, Thinks Another Financial Crisis Is Looming (New York magazine) see also ‘The Big Short,’ Housing Bubbles and Retold Lies (NYT

• After a transformative 2015, Taylor Swift joins the ranks of pop music’s all-time greats (Quartz)

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Big Companies Massage Their Earnings

 Source: Bloomberg

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