Ritholtz's Reads: Apple, BlackRock and the Panama Papers

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 mid-week, post-Panama morning train reads:

  • Myth Busting: Stock Buybacks aren’t Propping up the Stock Market (Pragmatic Capitalism), but see Dividend payers are crushing big buybackers (CNBC)
  • As an Investor, Osama bin Laden Was Bullish on Gold (NYT)
  • Data collection is the ultimate public good (FT)
  • An Activism-Shy BlackRock Throws a Surprise Punch (Dealbook)
  • Wind and Solar Are Crushing Fossil Fuels (Bloomberg)
  • Peak Millennial, So Instead Lets Talk About A $2 Million Housing Market Record (Miller Samuel Inc.)
  • 400 reporters kept the Panama Papers secret for a year. Here’s how they pulled it off. (Mashable), see also How Reporters Pulled Off the Panama Papers, the Biggest Leak in Whistleblower History (Wired)
  • Investors are overlooking Apple’s next $50 billion business (Business Insider)
  • Why is the U.S. unwilling to pay for good public transportation? (Conversation), see also Don’t Dismantle Government—Fix It (American Prospect)
  • The ages of distraction: Busy, distracted, inattentive? Everybody has been since at least 1710. (Aeon)

What are you reading?

An Arms Race in Southeast Asia

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