Ritholtz's Reads: Dumped by Wal-Mart

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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From the wild and woolly weirdness that that is Portland, Oregon, my morning hotel reads:

  • The March Madness Theory of Investing (Bloomberg View)
  • How To Be Wrong As An Investor (A Wealth of Common Sense), see also Don’t Make Important Decisions Late in the Day (Harvard Business Review)
  • Dalio, Bridgewater, and Asset Management’s Succession Quandary (Chief Investment Officer)
  • The search for the value of pi (The Conversation), see also The Do’s and Don’ts of Trusting Science (Bloomberg View)
  • What Happens When Walmart Dumps You: The first knock on the retail giant was that it gutted the mom-and-pop businesses of small-town America. So what happens to those towns when it decides to leave? (Daily Beast)
  • Explaining Rage: A Q&A with R. Douglas Fields (Scientific American), see also These Are The Phrases Each GOP Candidate Repeats Most (FiveThirtyEight)
  • Back From the Dead: Interest-Rate Hikes Are Getting Priced in Again (WSJ)
  • Handicapping the five potential nominees to fill the Scalia seat (SCOTUSblog), but see Posner: The Supreme Court is a political court (Washington Post)
  • This Man Ate Every Slice of Pizza in Manhattan (Munchies)
  • Why, Exactly, Is Trump Driving Conservatives So Crazy? (New York Magazine), see also The Week the Republican Party Melted Down (Bloomberg)

Super Two-sday

Source: WSJ

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