Goldman Sachs, Marijuana and Prince

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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Quite a week -- finish it strong with the finest morning train reads in the land:

  • Bill Gurley: 2015 Was Peak Unicorn (Above the Crowd)
  • Morningstar: The more you pay, the less you get from funds (InvestmentNews)
  • Why the S.E.C. Didn’t Hit Goldman Sachs Harder (New Yorker), see also Why I Blew the Whistle on the SEC Investigation of Goldman Sachs (Watch the Circus)
  • For Robo-Advisers, the Next Bear Market Is Make or Break (Bloomberg)
  • Companies Wind Up in the ‘Penalty Box’ on Executive Pay (WSJ), see also Wall St. Regulators Propose Stricter Pay Rules for Bankers (NYT)
  • Your Email Marketing Sucks (Big Picture)
  • Canada to introduce legislation in 2017 to legalize sale of marijuana (Washington Post), see also Ten Quick Thoughts About Pot (Medium)
  • A geek plays darts (DataGenetics)
  • The problem with John Kasich? He’s not apocalyptic. (Washington Post)
  • 24 Outrageous Prince Stories (Vulture), see also Prince’s 40 Biggest Billboard Hits (Billboard)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Robert Johnson, president of the American College of Financial Services, and previously a senior member of the CFA Institute.

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