Goldman's Mystique and One Great Secret Santa

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! Start the day right with our morning train reads:

  • The eternal mystique of Goldman Sachs (Washington Post)
  • Sommer: Wall Street’s Annual Stock Forecasts: Bullish, and Often Wrong (New York Times)
  • The Emerging Markets Hat Trick: Time to Throw Your Hat In? (Research Affiliates)
  • How the Richest Economist in History Got That Way (Climateer Investing)
  • Nine New Findings About Inequality in the United States (New York Times)
  • Kudlow: Why Not 100-Year U.S. Treasury Bonds? (CNS News)
  • Locked & Loaded: The Gun Industry’s Lucrative Relationship With Hollywood (Hollywood Reporter)
  • 9 years after the iPhone, Apple still gets no respect (BGR)
  • Bill Gates is apparently the world’s greatest Secret Santa (Daily Dot)
  • Tangled Up in Spacetime: Hundreds of researchers in a collaborative project called “It from Qubit” say space and time may spring up from the quantum entanglement of tiny bits of information (Scientific American)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business podcast with John Roque, technical analyst for the George Soros fund.

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