Bears, Bacon and Bias

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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Heckuva week! Finish it strong with our free-range morning train reads:

  • Which Institution Has The Best Asset Allocation Model? (Meb Faber)
  • Treasury bears: heading for extinction? (FT)
  • Complexity, Chaos and Chance (Above the Market)
  • The Commodity That No One Knows About But Everybody Wants to Buy (Bloomberg)
  • The Real Bias Built In at Facebook (New York Times)
  • Florence’s Rich Stay Rich -- for 600 Years. New research documents an extraordinary fact: The wealthiest families in Florence today are descended from the wealthiest families of the city nearly 600 years ago (Wall Street Journal)
  • How Wall Street Led LendingClub Into Crisis (Bloomberg)
  • The Music Industry Buried More Than 150 Startups -- Now They are Left to Dance with the Giants (Medium), but see Do You Love Music? Silicon Valley Doesn’t (NYT)
  • When Run-DMC Met Aerosmith and Changed Music Forever (Washington Post)
  • Just Add Salt: How to Make Bacon and Pancetta at Home (NYT Food), but see When Your Doctor Is Your Chef: How cooking is changing medicine. (Bloomberg)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Jeff deGraaf, chief technical analyst at Renaissance Macro.

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