Bubbles, Secret Weapons and IPhone Apps

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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Well, that was weird. For a palate cleanser, try some unified morning train reads:

  • There’s Probably Nothing That Will Change Clinton Or Trump Supporters’ Minds (FiveThirtyEight)
  • Dumb Alpha: Trailing or Forward Earnings? (CFA Institute); see also Separating Decisions (Irrelevant Investor)
  • Read some history before screaming US stocks are in a bubble (Financial Times)
  • What’s (Still) Wrong with Executive Compensation in America (JSTOR); see also How Companies Can Avoid Getting Left Behind in the Talent Wars (Strategy+Business)
  • C.E.O.s Meet in Secret Over the Sorry State of Public Companies (DealBook)
  • Art Sales Suffer Global Slump (Wall Street Journal)
  • Grid hack exposes troubling security gaps for local utilities (E&E)
  • The Libertarians’ Secret Weapon: The third-party candidacy of Gary Johnson might make the most unpredictable election in modern times even weirder. (New Yorker)
  • How the 1990s Became Donald Trump’s Personal Crucible (WSJ)
  • Mossberg: I just deleted half my iPhone apps. You should too. (Recode)

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Stock market called elections 19 out of 22 times

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