Penny Stocks, Robot Wars and Arnold Palmer

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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My mid-week early morning train reads:

  • China’s Ambitious Plan to Make the Yuan the World’s Go-To Currency (Bloomberg)
  • For-Profit Colleges: The Industry That Was Crushed By Obama (BuzzFeed)
  • The Penny Stock Chronicles -- An Investigative Series (the Intercept)
  • I Trashed the Economy When I Was Head of the Fed (Bloomberg View)
  • The Hot New Millennial Housing Trend Is a Repeat of Tradition from the Middle Ages (the Atlantic)
  • We went to China’s Silicon Valley to see the front lines of the robot wars (the Verge)
  • Did I Kill Marc Andreessen’s Twitter? (Gizmodo)
  • Now -- And The Physics Of Time (NPR)
  • This is the story of Alicia Machado -- the woman who said Trump called her "Miss Housekeeping" (Business Insider)
  • How Arnold Palmer Revolutionized the Business of Sports (Wall Street Journal)

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