Ritholtz's Reads: American Anger and Gold

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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Start your new week off right with our early-morning train reads:

  • 10 demographic trends that are shaping the U.S. and the world (Pew Research Center)
  • What Stock-Market Return Should Your Financial Plan Assume? (WSJ), see also The Next Big Move: Dow 20,000 (Joe Fahmy)
  • What are the chances of a recession? Not what you’d think. (Washington Post)
  • How Institutional Investors Use ETFs (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • A Warning for Gold Bugs: This Rally Won’t Last (WSJ), but see Gold Lovers Bet Party Isn’t Over After Big First-Quarter Gain (Bloomberg)
  • Tesla’s Newest Electric Enemy: Chevy (Bloomberg)
  • One Year On, Seattle Explores Impact Of $15 Minimum Wage Law (NPR)
  • American Anger: It’s Not the Economy. It’s the Other Party. (Upshot)
  • Giant Leak of Offshore Financial Records Exposes Global Array of Crime and Corruption (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists)
  • Should We Hide From Aliens? (NeuroLogica)

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