Ritholtz's Reads: The Hypnotized Stock Market

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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Welcome back to the working week. Kick it off right with our morning train reads:

  • Time to Buy Bank Stocks (Barron’s)
  • Hulbert: The best-performing market timers are far more bullish than the worst (MarketWatch)
  • Four Theories on How Oil Has Hypnotized the Global Stock Market (Bloomberg)
  • Failure: A Checklist. The surest road to regret. (The Motley Fool)
  • Bank of Japan tries another flavour of QE (FT)
  • Ethanol Mandate, a Boon to Iowa Alone, Faces Rising Resistance (NYT)
  • High expectations: What a big pay rise at Walmart means for the minimum-wage debate (The Economist)
  • Is Apple losing its touch? Don’t count on it (The Telegraph)
  • Why This Is the Iowa Poll That Everyone Was Waiting For (The Upshot)
  • Hawking’s Latest Black Hole Paper Splits Physicists (Scientific American)

U.S. Economy Shoulders Global Burden

Source: WSJ

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