Ritholtz's Reads: Bonds and Bots

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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Our two-for-Tuesday morning train reads:

  • Travails of the active fund manager may only just be beginning (FT), see also Active asset managers knocked by shift to passive strategies (FT)
  • Long-Term Government Bonds Shine as Fed Goes Slow (WSJ)
  • E-Commerce, Strong Demand Put U.S. Industrial Availability at 15-Year Low (World Property Journal), but see Why no economic boost from lower oil prices? (Econbrowser)
  • Less You and Me, More We: How Land-Use Regulation Impacts Inventory, Rents and Roommates (Zillow)
  • Reflections on Craig Venter’s synbio creation: Life, from scratch (Genetic Literacy Project), see also Origin of life: An artificial comet holds the missing piece (ScienceDaily)
  • Best Interests Contract Exemption Under DoL Fiduciary (Kitces)
  • Kenneth Rogoff: Anti-Trade America? (Project Syndicate), but see The Case for Free Trade Is Weaker Than You Think (Real Time Economics)
  • PC Shipments Hit 9-Year Low in Q1, Says Gartner; Apple, Asustek, Grow Shipments (Barron’s)
  • Can We Please Retire the Notion That Donald Trump Is Hijacking the Republican Party? (NY Mag), see also Rush Limbaugh’s GOP Primary Season From Hell (Media Matters for America)
  • Bots, explained (Re/code)

What are you reading?

Passivity

Source: FT

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