Ritholtz's Reads: Smart Beta and the Model 3

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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My two-for-Tuesday morning train reads:

  • Bull Market in S&P 500 Goes AWOL as History Rewards Patience (Bloomberg)
  • How the Investing Industry Could Change (Motley Fool), see also The tide turns: Consumers are finally revolting against an outdated industry (Economist)
  • The Great Divide over Market Efficiency (Institutional Investor)
  • Smart beta not quite as clever as marketed (FT), see also How Can “Smart Beta” Go Horribly Wrong? (Research Affiliates)
  • Odd Lots: The Fraught Life of the (Dumpster-Diving, Chicken-Farming) American Short Seller (Bloomberg)
  • After this week, the world will know if Elon Musk called the electric-car future correctly (Quartz), see also The 17 Secrets We Think We Know About Tesla’s Model 3 (Bloomberg)
  • VC: “I think we’re in a phase where we’re realizing that the people who have been allocating capital thus far have done a horrendous job.” (Vanity Fair)
  • $15-an-Hour Minimum Wage in California? Plan Has Some Worried (NYT), but see Robots are coming for your job (Los Angeles Times)
  • How Visas Shape the Geopolitical Architecture of the Planet (MIT Technology Review)
  • The game of concentration: The Internet is pushing the American news business to New York and the coasts (Nieman Lab)

What are you reading?

The New Regulatory Hurdle for IRAs

Source: WSJ

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