Job Killers, Myths and Wise Words

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 work, 7 pounds heavier. Start your run to the end of the year here with our morning train reads:

  • Big Data Is a Big Mess for Hedge Funds Hunting Signals (Bloomberg)
  • Technology, Not Trade or Regulations, Killed Manufacturing Jobs (Fat Pitch)
  • Some of the Wisest Words Ever Spoken About Investing (Wall Street Journal)
  • The Hidden Variable of Investment Performance (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • Investors Turn Toward Evidence (Morningstar)
  • America’s First All-Renewable-Energy City: Burlington’s decades-long commitment to sustainability has paid off with cheap electricity -- and some pretty great homegrown food. (Politico)
  • Five myths about the alt-right (Washington Post)
  • Why legal pot is suddenly in big danger (Wonkblog); see also Pot is legal in Massachusetts. What do opposing towns do now? (Christian Science Monitor)
  • Wisconsin’s gerrymander being struck down should scare Republicans nationwide (Wonkblog)
  • Time’s 100 Most Influential Images of All Time (Time)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Louise Yamada of Yamada Technical Research Advisors.

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