Black Boxes, Predictions and Kindred Spirits

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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Back to a short week with our gluten-free morning train reads:

  • Inside a Moneymaking Machine Like No Other: Medallion quant fund at Renaissance Technologies is the blackest box in all of finance (Bloomberg)
  • How to Get Better Prices on Amazon Automatically (Medium)
  • Sustainable Sources of Competitive Advantage (Collaborative Fund)
  • The Perennial Obsession With Constantly Predicting Recessions (Capital Spectator)
  • Eichengreen: Globalization’s Last Gasp? (Project Syndicate)
  • Even Trump Is a Keynesian (Bloomberg View)
  • Frozen Accidents: Why the Future Is So Unpredictable (Farnam Street)
  • Facebook and the manufacture of consent (FT Alphaville)
  • In Jared Kushner, Trump finds a kindred spirit (Politico)
  • Miniature Space Telescope Could Boost the Hunt for “Earth Proxima” (Scientific American); see also Dark Matter and Dark Energy (NeuroLogica)

2016 Holiday Hiring Softening

Source: Deutsche Bank Securities

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