Ritholtz's 10 Friday Reads: Calm Markets and Dark Pools

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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Hey now, it's Friday!

  • 10 Macro Indicators That Point to No Recession (Pragmatic Capitalism) see also How the Recession Reshaped the Economy, in 255 Charts (NY Times)
  • Convertible Bonds: Nice Yield, Lower Risk (Barron's)
  • Why Is a Calm Market So Scary? (MSN Money) see also The Relentless Bid's Impact on Volume and Volatility (Reformed Broker)
  • What Our Reasons for Moving Say About the State of the Economy (WonkBlog)
  • SEC Will Keep Thinking About High Frequency Trading (Bloomberg View) see also SEC Targets Dark Pools, High-Speed Trading in Rule Proposals (WSJ)
  • Tim Geithner Leads the Con-Artist Wing of the Democratic Party (VICE)
  • All Colbert watchers are super geniuses (Daily Beast) see also Study: Stephen Colbert More Effective Than Journalists at Explaining Campaign Financing During Last Election Cycle (Deadline)
  • Digesting WWDC: Cloudy (Ben Evans) see also What Steve Jobs Wouldn't Have Done (stratechery)
  • 9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day (This Is Colossal)
  • How to transform your backyard barbecue grill into a smoker (WSJ)

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