Recessions, Driverless Cars and Corvettes

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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The week comes to an end -- finish strong with our morning train reads:

  • Does your company give you stock? Great. Sell it. (Barron’s)
  • Most of what you probably think about investing is wrong (Fortune Financial); see also The future of investment management (Focus 262)
  • The only metric that matters (Reformed Broker)
  • Will the next president face a recession? Don’t assume so (New York Times)
  • Are fully driverless vehicles coming soon? Doubts, and smarter hopes (Human Transit)
  • Brexit’s victory doesn’t mean the polls are wrong about Trump (Vox)
  • What drives Donald Trump? Fear of losing status (New York Times); see also Why we fear: Research suggests we may have evolved to fear threats like snakes. (Psychology Today)
  • Tangled up in spacetime: Researchers say space and time may spring up from the quantum entanglement of tiny bits of information (Scientific American)
  • With the 2017 Grand Sport, it’s time to give Corvette a new chance (Bloomberg Pursuits)
  • The 50 best restaurants in NYC (Zagat)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with valuation expert Aswath Damodaran of New York University’s Stern School of Business, author of 11 books on investing, including the upcoming “Narrative and Numbers: The Value of Stories in Business.”

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