Ritholtz's 10 Monday Reads: Companies, Investors and the Clash Over Spending

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 to start off your workweek:

• 'Smart Beta' Investing Lets the Yardstick Pick the Stocks (NY Times)
• Investors want companies to start spending again. Companies have other ideas, says S&P (MoneyBeat) see also Stocks' Biggest Gains Are an Inside Job (MoneyBeat)
• Swagger: Alpha (AI-CIO)
• Zweig: Huge Returns at Low Risk? Not So Fast (MoneyBeat)
• I'm Shocked, Shocked, to Find Us in a Low Vol Environment (FT Alphaville)
• Are Fuel Cells the Solution to American Cities' Energy Woes? (Slate)
• Why the iPhone 6 -- not the iWatch -- Is Apple's Biggest Launch This Year (Quartz)
• Tim Cook and Apple Celebrate #ApplePride in San Francisco Today (9 to 5 Mac) see also John Browne, Former Chief of BP, on Being a Closeted Executive (NY Times)
• The New Warmal: Global Temps Break Another Record (Bloomberg)
• The 10 Best 24-Hour Restaurants in New York (NewYork.com)

What are you reading?

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net