Apple Watches, Baby Boomers and Shakespeare

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 week right, with the finest morning train reads in the land:

  • Big Money Poll: The Pros Turn Cautious. Only 38% of the money managers in our latest survey are bullish. (Barron’s)
  • Bad Active Management Can’t Survive the Internet (Reformed Broker), see also The High Fees You Don’t See Can Hurt You (NYT)
  • Mark Hulbert: Which one of these indicators for the stock market is lying? (MarketWatch)
  • Apple’s Watch Outpaced the iPhone in First Year: Despite sizable sales, Apple’s latest product has challenges to overcome (WSJ)
  • The Billion Prices Project: Using online data for measurement and research (VoxEU)
  • Aging Baby Boomers Push Spam, Diaper Stocks to Record Valuations (Bloomberg)
  • Trump’s ‘System Is Rigged’ Argument Is Working: He’s gaining in the polls, and the media is playing along. (FiveThirtyEight)
  • What’s in a number? William Shakespeare’s legacy analysed (Guardian)
  • Silicon Valley’s unicorn fantasy is collapsing in on itself (Quartz)
  • The Commercial Origins of American Gun Culture (WSJ)

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

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Source: WSJ

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