Ritholtz's Reads: DIY Quants and Free Media

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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Hey, our run in Portland, Oregon, is over, and by the time you read this, I will be winging my way eastward. My morning reads:

  • Meet the DIY Quants Who Ditched Wall Street for the Desert (Bloomberg)
  • "Jack Bogle has won." (Quartz)
  • Amazon’s Ingenious Plot to Take Over Your Living Room (Slate)
  • CEO Pay Depends on Board’s Independence (WSJ)
  • Hard Truths For Investors to Wrap Their Heads Around (Motley Fool)
  • The Real Reason to Worry About China (Bloomberg View)
  • Treasury eases restrictions on travel, other dealings with Cuba (Washington Post)
  • Measuring Donald Trump’s Mammoth Advantage in Free Media (Upshot)
  • February breaks global temperature records by ‘shocking’ amount (Guardian), see also Global Weather Volatility is a Strong Buy (Short UnScience) (Big Picture)
  • How Gut Bacteria Are Shaking Up Cancer Research (Bloomberg)

What are you reading?

A Recent Rally

Source: WSJ

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