Retirement, Obsession and Rampant Robocalls

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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The three-day weekend is getting closer. But until then, you have the finest morning train reads to keep you informed:

  • An Industry Is Falling Out of Love With Hedge Funds (Bloomberg)
  • Are You Saving Enough To Retire? Here’s A Better Way To Keep Track (Investor’s Business Daily), but see Indexing Moves Into Dangerous Waters (Think Advisor)
  • Gold: The History of An Obsession (The Irrelevant Investor)
  • How to Make Better Investment Decisions: Optimistic about yourself, pessimistic about everyone else. (Fool)
  • A billion prices can’t be wrong: "A 'big data' approach to inflation is helping us understand the fundamental question of why recessions happen" (Tim Harford)
  • Only About One-Quarter of Corporate Stock is owned by Taxable Shareholders. (Tax Policy Center)
  • The Do Not Call list was supposed to defeat telemarketers. Now scammy robocalls are out of control. What happened? (Slate)
  • Love in the time of climate change: Grizzlies and polar bears are now mating (Washington Post)
  • How the U.S. Tracked and Killed the Leader of the Taliban (Wall Street Journal)

What are you reading?

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