Trump, Testosterone and the Super-Rich

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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Looks like we have a presidential contest shaping up. Let’s jump right into our morning train reads:

  • Trump Has Won and the Republican Party Is Broken (New York), but see also Nobody knows anything (Stumbling and Mumbling)
  • The Super Rich Were the First to Bail During the Financial Crisis (Bloomberg)
  • The Hazards of Financial Engineering: How well is financial engineering working out for shareholders? Look at Valeant and SunEdison (WSJ)
  • Death By a Thousand Cuts (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • Shrinkage vs. Growth (Investor’s Field Guide)
  • How Testosterone and Stress Affect Financial Decision-Making (Alpha Architect)
  • Beating Back the Patent Trolls: Repealing a Major Tax on Innovation (Medium), but see Rise of the robots is sparking an investment boom (FT)
  • Down-Ballot Republicans Brace for Chance of Sharing Trump’s Ticket (Bloomberg)
  • This Is Your Brain on Podcasts (NYT)
  • Reading with intention can change your life (Quartz)

What are you reading?

Millennials love clean energy, fear climate change, and don’t vote. This campaign wants to change that.

Source: Vox

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