Upsets, Risks, Facebook and Hallelujahs

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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A historic week comes to a close; finish it strong with our morning train reads:

  • Lessons for Investors from Trump’s Upset Victory (Bloomberg View)
  • Hedge Funds Search for Their Real Killers (AQR)
  • Is stimulus spending back on Washington’s agenda? (LA Times); see also Trump Administration Could Test Whether Deficits Help the Economy (Upshot)
  • A Narrative narrative (Polemic's Pains)
  • 2026: A Risk Odyssey (Chief Investment Officer)
  • Globalization is worth saving. Here’s how to do it (World Economic Forum)
  • Some in Silicon Valley wonder: Has Facebook grown too influential? (LA Times); see also Donald Trump Won Because of Facebook (New York)
  • Neuroscience of Rage: To understand this election you must understand the brain’s threat detection mechanism (Scientific American)
  • New Theory of Gravity Might Explain Dark Matter (Delta Institute for Theoretical Physics)
  • Leonard Cohen (1934-2016): One of the greatest songwriters of the folk-rock era died just weeks after releasing his final album (Wall Street Journal); see also Why it took 15 years for Leonard Cohen’s "Hallelujah" to get famous (USA Today)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Lawrence Levy, former CFO of Pixar and author of "To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey With Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History."

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