Ritholtz's Reads: Can U.S. Stay Calm?

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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What a start to 2016! Finish the week strong with the best morning train reads in the land:

• Can U.S. Remain an Island of Stability in the Global Economy? (Upshotsee also Haven Assets Lose Luster as Refuge From Market Turmoil (WSJ

• Investment Lessons from Genghis Kahn (A Teachable Moment

• Why China Shifted Its Strategy for the Yuan, and How It Backfired (WSJsee also Be Scared of China’s Debt, Not Its Stocks (Bloomberg View

• Millennials Are Outpacing Everyone in Retirement Savings (Time)  

• Why Cheap Gas Isn’t Bad News for Electric Cars: Much bigger changes are driving the automobile industry (Slatebut see 15 Ways for Oil to Bottom (ReformedBroker

• Hedge Fund Liquidations: Shakeout or Blip? (CIO

• How Americans Got So Fat, in Charts (Bloomberg

• Your challenge isn’t finding a better solution. It’s finding a better problem.(Harvard Business Review

• Here’s what I think Donald Trump’s loss will look like (Voxsee also Trump Supporters Appear To Be Misinformed, Not Uninformed (FiveThirtyEight

• Strong magnetic fields discovered in majority of stars (University of Sydney

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Michael Covel, author of "Trend Following" and "Turtle Trader."  

A romance ends

Source: WSJ

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