My early morning reads:

  • Seeker, Doer, Giver, Ponderer: Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies (NYT)
  • GMO Versus Blackrock: Divergent Views of Global Markets (Advisor Perspectives) see also Buybacks tend to peak when bull markets do (WSJ)
  • Looking for Short Seller Abuse -- and not finding any (FT Alphaville)
  • Tim Cook’s recasting of Apple is in full bloom (WSJ) see also Video: This Is the Sapphire Crystal Display From the iPhone 6 (Tech Block)
  • Potential game changer? U.S. Seen as Biggest Oil Producer After Overtaking Saudi Arabia (Bloomberg)
  • The Curse of Smart People (Apenwarr) see also Just Think: The Challenges of a Disengaged Mind (Science Magazine)
  • I have no opinion on this: Why Chicken Is Better Than Beef (Quartz)
  • It’s Getting Harder to Tell What’s a Real Silicon Valley Startup and What’s a Parody (GigaOm) see also Yo vs. Potato Salad (Re/Code)
  • How to Fly on a Private Jet for Under $200 Per Person (MarketWatch)
  • The Geographic Legacy of ‘Seinfeld’ (CityLab) see also 25 Future Stars Who Appeared on ‘Seinfeld’ (Mental Floss)

What are you reading?

Downward revisions ahead of 2Q14 earnings season: Much less dramatic than in prior quarters

Source: FactSet, First Call, BofA Merrill Lynch US Equity and Quant<br>Strategy
Source: FactSet, First Call, BofA Merrill Lynch US Equity and Quant
Strategy

To contact the author of this article: Barry Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net.

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