Berkshire Hathaway's Meeting and Abe Lincoln's Dad

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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It's a brand new week! Start it right with our straight-from-the-Long-Island-Rail-Road morning train reads:

  • Sell Stocks in May? Tempting but Not Very Smart (WSJ)
  • Commodities Overtake Stocks, Bonds With Best Rally Since 2010 (Bloomberg)
  • Fading risks of global recession (FT), see also Central Banks: Buying Into Risk-On (Yardeni Research)
  • Don’t Use The CAPE Ratio (Meb Faber Research)
  • Recap: The 2016 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting (MoneyBeat)
  • One of These People Could Be the Next U.S. Treasury Secretary (Bloomberg)
  • Energy expenditures as a percentage of personal consumption expenditures hit another All Time Low in March (Calculated Risk), see also Teen birthrate hits all-time low, led by 50 percent decline among Hispanics and blacks (Washington Post)
  • Indiana Is Weird: Or, why Abe Lincoln’s dad would be a Trump voter. (FiveThirtyEight)
  • The Bulletproof Diet is everything wrong with eating in America (Vox)
  • The 50 best restaurants in America (Business Insider)

Be sure to check out our new Masters in Business interview with Kelly Coffey, chief executive officer of JPMorgan U.S. Private Bank, with more than $650 billion in client assets.

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