Ritholtz's Reads: Weak Links and Scalia's Death

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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Nice bounce off the lows; let’s see if it lasts. In the meantime, our morning train reads:

  • The Stock Market Is Not the Economy (strategy+business)
  • Wolf: Banks are still the weak links in the economic chain (FT), see also The Never-Ending Story: Europe’s Banks Face a Frightening Future (Bloomberg)
  • ‘Costcoholics’: Costco’s $113.7 Billion Addicts (Forbes)
  • Why Is It So Hard To Believe That I Don’t Care About the Price of Gold? (Alphatrends), see also In Battle of Havens, Treasuries Outshine Gold for ETF Investors (Bloomberg)
  • Swedroe: Mystery Of Vanishing Premiums (ETF.com)
  • Zenefits and Regulation (Stratechery)
  • New Stadium? Teams Now Want the Whole Neighborhood (Bloomberg View), see also Work zone: Directory of mixed-used projects (SportsBusiness Journal)
  • Crazy Nut Donald Trump Thinks George W. Bush Was President on 9/11 (NY Mag)
  • 5 Ways Scalia’s Death Complicates The 2016 Election (NPR), but see Before Scalia’s Death, a Clash Between G.O.P. and Obama Over Appellate Judges (NYT)

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