Money Mistakes, Inflation and Disasters

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 Tuesday morning train reads:

  • The biggest money mistakes we make -- decade by decade (WSJ)
  • The art of doing nothing (A Wealth of Common Sense); see also How successful people work less -- and get more done (Quartz)
  • Ratings inflation is back, subprime style (Bloomberg)
  • What do financial markets think of the 2016 election? (Brookings); see also Brits start to count the cost of Brexit (Bloomberg View)
  • Meet the new corporate power brokers: Passive investors. Index-fund managers such as Vanguard often cast deciding shareholder votes on issues such as mergers and leadership changes (WSJ)
  • Listen up, bond market: Inflation is coming. (Bloomberg Gadfly); see also Why fund investors could roil bonds (WSJ)
  • The Pentagon’s “Terminator conundrum”: Robots that could kill on their Own. The U.S. has put artificial intelligence at the center of its defense strategy (New York Times)
  • The fatal mistake that doomed Samsung’s Galaxy Note (WSJ); see also Microsoft’s tablet deal with the NFL has been a disaster (Yahoo Finance)
  • I am Elon Musk, ask me anything about becoming a spacefaring civ! (Reddit)
  • The next supersonic airliner could be battery-powered (World Economic Forum); see also A year of record heat (Slate)

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Homeownership Slides and Renters Rise

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