Bursting Bubbles and the Next Big Short

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 morning train reads:

  • How to Survive a Melt-Up (Wealth of Common Sense); see also The Next Twenty Percent (Irrelevant Investor)
  • The Upside of Losing Half Your Money (Motley Fool)
  • Bursting Fintech’s Bubble (Bloomberg Gadfly)
  • Dividends Eat Up Bigger Slice of Company Profits (WSJ)
  • Steve Eisman’s Next Big Short Is Hedge Fund Fees (Bloomberg)
  • Justice Department says it will end use of private prisons (Washington Post); see also Private prisons are shrouded in secrecy. I took a job as a guard to get inside -- then things got crazy (Mother Jones)
  • Nightmare on Main Street: America’s housing system was at the center of the last crisis. It still hasn’t been properly reformed (the Economist)
  • Counting Apple’s Customers (ASYMCO)
  • The List Of Cities That Could Host The 2088 Olympics Is Very, Very Short (FastCo Design); see also There may only be three North American cities cool enough to host the 2088 Olympics (Geek)
  • This Is the “Most Exceptional Classic Car” in the World (Bloomberg)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Jeff Gramm, son of Senator Phil Gramm and author of “Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism.”

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