Bill Ackman, Gold and Women Investors

(Bloomberg View) -- My morning train reads:

• Women Investors Get a Bad Rap (Next Avenue)

• Emerging Markets Shrug Off Crises For Best Gains in Eight Years (Bloomberg)

• El-Erian: Financial Investors’ Wish List for 2018  (Project Syndicate)

• For Factor Investors, It Pays to Go Small (Morningstar)

• The Amazon Machine (Benedict Evanssee also How 2017 Became a Turning Point for Tech Giants (New York Times)

• ‘Impact Investing’ Can Put a Profitable Spin on Charity (Fortune)

• What’s Eating Bill Ackman? (Institutional Investor)

• All That’s Gold Does Not Glitter (Financial Analysts Journal)

• 8 numbers out of Alabama to terrify the GOP (CNN)

• How Star Wars Obsessives Found the Actual Millennium Falcon—in a Field (Wall Street Journal)

What are you reading? 

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Bill Ackman, Gold and Women Investors

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Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”

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