Responsible Investing, Pet Tech and TV Gold

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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Our Tuesday morning train reads:

  • Outlook 2017: This Bull Market Has Legs (Barron’sbut see Desolated admirers of investment strategists (Statistical Ideas)
  • Nine economic lessons from 2016 (Prospect)
  • Investors Sharpen Focus on Social and Environmental Risks to Stocks (DealBook); see also Swedroe: Socially Responsible Investing Is A (Minor) Drag (
  • The Best Investment Writing 2016 (Meb Faber Research)
  • World Energy Hits a Turning Point: Solar That’s Cheaper Than Wind (Bloomberg Technology); see also Solar power is becoming the cheapest form of electricity (the Independent)
  • Why vitamin pills don’t work, and may be bad for you (BBC)
  • 5 ways of redrawing the U.S. electoral map that actually make sense (Washington Post); see also Why Trump Had an Edge in the Electoral College (Upshot)
  • How "Saturday Night Live" managed to turn 2016’s chaos into TV gold (Washington Post)
  • 12-Plus Apps You Should Delete Before The New Year (Fast Company); see also The 10 Best Apps Of 2016 (Fast Company)
  • The Dumb, Delightful World of Pet Tech (Wall Street Journal)

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