Ritholtz's 10 Thursday Reads: What Traders Learn From Sports

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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Honor Thor's Day with these reads:

• As Stock Picking Comes Back In, ETF Use Goes Out (MoneyBeat)
• Mall traffic is down (Fidelity) see also Are Malls Over? (New Yorker)
• Buyback Binge Takes a Breather (MoneyBeat)
• Traders Beat Market Indexes Borrowing Tools From Sports (Bloomberg)
• Cultural Production of Ignorance Provides Rich Field for Study (LA Times)
• Blame Voters, Not Congress, for Our Budgetary Woes (WonkBlog)
• NSA Has Been Hijacking the Botnets of Other Hackers (Wired)
• Why Is It So Expensive to Build a Bridge in America? (The Week)
• The $100,000 Device That Could Have Solved Missing Plane Mystery (Medium)
• Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Time's Vain Delusions (David Dobbs)

What are you reading?

Buyback Binge Take a Breather

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