Ritholtz's Reads: That Time You Failed

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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We live in most interesting times. Start your day off with our most interesting morning train reads:

  • Beware the Minuses of Negative Interest Rates (Barron’s), see also Fed vs. the Dollar: Why Yellen Can’t Win (WSJ)
  • What to Make of the Buyback Bonanza (Morningstar)
  • Why We’re Terrified of Typical: Most of the time, swans are white. (The Motley Fool), see also What ‘Panic’ Meant to Investors 143 Years Ago (MoneyBeat)
  • Here’s What Oil and Gas’s Ugly 2015 Did to Business Investment (Real Time Economics)
  • Behind China’s woes, myth of competent autocrats (Nikkei Asian Review)
  • A Calm Voice and a Steady Hand (Drifting to Fifty)
  • Stop Saying Twitter Is Doomed. That’s a False Narrative. (Slate), see also Twitter Has Become Secret-Handshake Software (Re/code)
  • “Tell me about when you failed” (Quartz)
  • Battlestar Galactica Has Great Parallels To The Modern Military (Task & Purpose), see also This is what regret looks like for the Pentagon (Business Insider)
  • Culture, mathematical models, and Neandertal extinction (John Hawks)

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