Ritholtz's 10 Thursday Reads: Investors and Silence

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist writing about finance, the economy and the business world. He started the Big Picture blog in 2003 and is the founder of Ritholtz Wealth Management, an asset management and financial planning firm.
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Good morning. Some reads to peruse while we wait for the next geopolitical crisis to erupt:

• Howard Marks: In the End, the Devil Usually Wins (Finanz und Wirtschaft) see also Seth Klarman: Investors Downplaying Risk "Never Turns Out Well" (Value Walk)
• Float up with rates (Fidelity)
• After a Dazzling Early Career, a Star Trader Settles Down (DealBook)
• Meet the World's Luckiest Investor (Motley Fool)
• A Quiet Trend That May Be Boosting Stocks (Barron's)
• Over 1,600 stockbrokers have past bankruptcies or criminal charges that weren't reported to regulators (WSJ)
• How Silence Became a Luxury Product (New Republic)
• The Ever-Expanding Google Juggernaut (USA Today)
• Here Are the American Executives Who Are Working on Behalf of Putin (Business Insider) see also Putin Meets His Match -- Mr. Market (Barron's)
• What Would Plato Think of TV? (The Atlantic)

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(Barry Ritholtz writes about finance, the economy and the business world for Bloomberg View. Follow him on Twitter @Ritholtz.)

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