Savvy Investors, Robots and Google Searches

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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Does this new Fed funds rate make me look fat? Never you mind. Here are my morning train reads:

  • It’s Almost Dow 20000: Where’s the Party? Where Are the Hats? Planned festivities are modest compared with the hoopla that came with Dow 10000 in 1999 (Wall Street Journal)
  • Active Investing: Rest in Peace or Resurgent Force? (Musings on Markets); see also Stock-Market Believer Jeremy Siegel Gets a "Told You So" Moment (Wall Street Journal)
  • … in which Downtown Josh Brown saves the mutual fund industry (the Reformed Broker)
  • Savvy Investor Awards 2016: The Best White Papers (Savvy Investor)
  • The Top Investing Podcasts Of 2016 (Meb Faber Research)
  • Our Automated Future: How long will it be before you lose your job to a robot? (New Yorker)
  • Want to Research Medical Marijuana? Israel Is Open for Business (Bloomberg)
  • Google’s Year in Search (Google)
  • How Clinton lost Michigan -- and blew the election (Politico)
  • Best comedy of 2016: Samantha Bee and Seth Meyers ace the Trump test (the Guardian)

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Fed Raises Rates for First Time in 2016

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