Ritholtz's Reads: Facebook, Hedge Funds and Overconfidence

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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An interesting week so far (to say the least). Bring it round the bend with our morning train reads:

  • Facebook is eating the world (Columbia Journalism Review)
  • As Some Hedge Funds Falter, Others Prove Staying Power (InsideSources)
  • Are We Due For A Recession? (Irrelevant Investor), but see Largest Drop in S&P 500 EPS Estimate Over First Two Months of a Quarter since Q1 2009 (FactSet)
  • When Measures Become Targets: How Index Investing Changes Indexes (Investor's Field Guide)
  • A Sales Model that Makes Revenue Sharing Look Investor Friendly (A Teachable Moment)
  • Where Progress Comes From: The four factors of success. (Motley Fool)
  • Are Central Banks Really Out of Ammunition? (Project Syndicate)
  • The Weird Claim That the Obama Administration Is Coming After Personal Finance Gurus (Slate), based on How Fiduciary Rule May Censor Financial Broadcasters Like Dave Ramsey (Forbes)
  • What Causes Overconfidence? (NeuroLogica)
  • Six Things That Happen to You After a Year in Space (Bloomberg)

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