The 401(K) Monster and Donald Trump's Tweets

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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My mid-week, gluten-free morning train reads:

  • David Booth Brings Academic Research to Life (Institutional Investor)
  • Hedge Fund Bosses Make Too Much? Get Used to It (Bloomberg View), but see Giant Hedge Fund’s Radical Idea: Performance Guaranteed or Your Money Back (WSJ)
  • The inventor of the 401(k) says he created a "monster" (MarketWatch)
  • Tech Startups Come Up With Some Creative Definitions for "Profitable" (Bloomberg)
  • Venezuela Is Falling Apart (The Atlantic)
  • Bond Buyers Can’t Stop Themselves as Risks Hit a 15-Year High (WSJ)
  • The Music Industry Buried More Than 150 Startups. Now They Are Left To Dance With The Giants. (Medium)
  • What I learned analyzing 7 months of Donald Trump’s tweets (Vox); see also The Mind of Donald Trump: Narcissism, disagreeableness, grandiosity -- a psychologist investigates how Trump’s extraordinary personality might shape his possible presidency. (The Atlantic)
  • How Does a Mathematician’s Brain Differ from That of a Mere Mortal? (Scientific American)
  • One reason for rooftop solar’s rapid growth? It’s contagious. (Vox); see also Solar shift: Falling costs make owning better than leasing (Computer World)

What are you reading?

Kanye West’s Tidal Flop

Source: Priceonomics


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