Bitcoin Whales, Amazon Deals and Starbucks Myths
(Bloomberg View) -- My back-to-work-after-the-first-snowstorm-of-the-season morning train reads:
- A stunning new study shows that Fox News is more powerful than we ever imagined (Vox)
- Index Funds Rule the World, But Should They Rule You? (MoneyBeat)
- Benoit Mandelbrot’s Ideas About Investing and Markets (Made as Simple as Possible, But Not Simpler). (25iq)
- The Bitcoin Whales: 1,000 People Who Own 40 Percent of the Market (Bloomberg Businessweek)
- Tax Changes Are Coming Next Year, But You Can Plan for Them Now (New York Times); see also Must-have tools and tips for year-end retirement planning (USA Today)
- How Amazon Picks Its Seemingly Random Deals of the Day (Wall Street Journal)
- Five myths about Starbucks (Washington Post)
- The Bad Product Fallacy: Don’t confuse “I don’t like it” with “That’s a bad product and it’ll fail” (Andrew Chen)
- No Deal: How Secret Talks With Russia to Prevent Election Meddling Collapsed (BuzzFeed)
- 52 things I learned in 2017 (Medium)
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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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