Ritholtz's 10 Thursday Reads: Setting Records and 'Dr. Strangelove'

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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My morning reads:

  • S&P 500 breaks 1900: Divergences show lack of confirmation (See It Market) but see Stock Markets Had a Rough Second Yesterday (Bloomberg View)
  • Why London's House Prices Are Soaring (Economist)
  • Japan GDP hits 5.9 Percent Amid Massive Shopping Spree (CNN Money) see also Japan's GDP Growth Picks Up Sharply (WSJ)
  • Where Outperformance Comes From (Motley Fool)
  • The Modern Portfolio Theory Flat Earth Society (Institutional Investor) see also Former FDIC Chair on How to Build a Better Financial System (Motley Fool)
  • SEC Peeks Under Private Equity 'Rug'; Finds Remarkable Corruption (LA Times)
  • Christie's Racks up $745M at Contemporary Sale, Largest Auction in History (Art in America) see also Sotheby's Moves $364 Million of Contemporary Art, Setting Eight Records (Art in America)
  • The NSA Infiltrated 50,000 Companies in a Large Scale Industrial Espionage (TechFact)
  • The Half-Century Anniversary of 'Dr. Strangelove' (New Yorker)
  • The 20 Best Cities on the Planet (Business Insider)

What are you reading?

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net