Terrible Tacos, Flying Dogs and Big Surprises

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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My Perihelion day morning train reads:

  • Make America Mate Again (Bloomberg View)
  • Blackstone’s Byron Wien unveils his big surprises for 2017 (Business Insider)
  • Earnings, Not Donald Trump, Are Stocks’ Best Friend in 2017: Corporate profit rebound, not DC policies, will drive stocks (Wall Street Journal)
  • No One Questioned This Hedge Fund’s Madoff-Like Returns (Bloomberg)
  • How To Sell Finance Books Like Harry Dent (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • Solar Panels Now So Cheap Manufacturers Likely Selling at a Loss (Industry Week)
  • Tornado Town, USA: Four devastating tornadoes hit Moore, Oklahoma, in 16 years. Was it geography or just bad luck? (FiveThirtyEight)
  • Brain activity is too complicated for humans to decipher. Machines can decode it for us. (Vox)
  • What you should know about that dog flying in the seat behind you (Washington Post)
  • Americans Eat 554 Million Jack in the Box Tacos a Year, and No One Knows Why (I know why -- they are delicious!) (Wall Street Journal)

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