Fair Value, Neanderthals and Google Brain

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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Get ahead of today's presidential primary results with our Tuesday morning train reads:

  • “Melt-Up” (Reformed Broker)
  • Michael Dell Bought His Company Too Cheaply (Bloomberg Viewbut see Who Decides "Fair Value?" In Dell’s Case, a Judge (New York Times)
  • You Know Almost Nothing About the Economy; Get Used to It (Wall Street Journal)
  • SEC Moves to Curb Leveraged ETFs (WSJ); see also The worst mutual fund in history (ValueWalk)
  • On Trade: Make The Neanderthals Great Again! (Teachable Moment)
  • Can We Build Tomorrow’s Breakthroughs? (MIT Technology Review); see also Want to Do Corporate Innovation Right? Go Inside Google Brain (Harvard Business Review)
  • Tim and Eric’s Joke Empire (Businessweek)
  • Wind Energy’s Rustic Years Are Over (Slate); see also Could Coal Have Survived by Going Green? (Slate) 
  • The dark side of the universe -- a primer (Cosmos)
  • Donald Trump’s Campaign Is a Strategic Garbage Fire (New York); see also Donald Trump does not have a campaign (MSNBC)

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