Election Fatigue, Refinancing (Again) and Mike Pence

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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What a week! Finish strong with our morning train plane reads:

  • The Bull Market You Haven’t Seen (Bloomberg)
  • Misconceptions About Diversification (Wealth of Common Sense)
  • Swedroe: Have We Reached the Tipping Point in the Active Versus Passive Debate? (MutualFunds.com)
  • It’s Time to Think About Refinancing Your Mortgage (Again) (Upshot)
  • Another tough year for CalPERS as retirement fund loses billions (Orange County Register)
  • 1945-2016: Here’s Basically What Happened (Motley Fool)
  • An open letter from technology sector leaders on Donald Trump’s candidacy (Mediumbut see Peter Thiel Confirmed as a Speaker at Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention (Forbes)
  • Inside ISIS: Quietly preparing for the loss of the "caliphate" (Washington Post)
  • “Smoking Doesn’t Kill” and Other Great Old Mike Pence Op-Eds (BuzzFeed); see also Mike Pence (Ballotpedia)
  • 5 Fascinating, Unexpected Destinations for Wine Lovers (Bloomberg)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, discussing events overseas.

And it's only July

Source: Quartz

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