Threats, Risks, Feuds and Forecasts

(Bloomberg View) -- Start your week off bigly with our 4.3 percent unemployment rate morning train reads:

  • Top Risks 2017: No. 1 is an “Independent America” (Eurasia Group)
  • Do Optimists or Pessimists Manage Their Money Better? (Yahoo Finance)
  • A Disciplined Hand Defies the Urge to Cut Losses: Wesley Gray’s Alpha Architect is an upstart active investment manager that tripled its assets last year (Wall Street Journal)
  • The Incredible Shrinking Consumer: The Surprising Threat to the American Economy (Barron’s)
  • Trump Can’t Stop Corporate America From Fighting Climate Change (Slatebut see The Paris Catastrophe (New York Review of Books)
  • Where are all the space hotels? Why smart people make terrible forecasts. (Christian Science Monitor)
  • The ultra-rich are hiding way more money overseas than anyone realized (Wonkblog)
  • The Radial Tire Lesson for Silicon Valley (Wall Street Journal)
  • #Fakenews: Sorry, a Time Magazine Cover Did Not Predict a Coming Ice Age (Time)
  • I’m Just Here For The Rihanna-Kevin Durant Feud (Deadspin)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview with William Sharpe, winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and creator of the capital asset pricing model and the Sharpe ratio, a method for calculating risk-adjusted return.

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Threats, Risks, Feuds and Forecasts

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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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