Investor Fears and Civil War

(Bloomberg View) -- My Tuesday morning train reads:

  • What Investors Need to Know About the New Tax Law (Wall Street Journal); see also The Tax Law Is About to Make Analyzing Earnings Trickier (Wall Street Journal)
  • Eichengreen: The Lessons of Black Monday (Project Syndicate)
  • How to tell a bear market from a bull market blip (USA Today); see also What Investors Really Fear (the Atlantic)
  • Amazon Becomes PR Genius, for Good or Ill (Bloomberg Businessweek)
  • There’s a Global Race to Control Batteries -- and China Is Winning (Wall Street Journal); see also The left’s civil war over climate change (Axios)
  • 9 questions about the Senate immigration debate you were too embarrassed to ask (Vox)
  • Congress is spending as if we’re in a recession (Wonkblog); see also 5 Biggest Losers From the 2018 Budget Deal Are … (Forbes)
  • Facebook Has a Big Tobacco Problem (Monday Note)
  • What If Clinton Had Done All This? (New York Times); see also Female Trouble (New York Review of Books)
  • Who Is Robert Cialdini? Meet the Master of Influence and Persuasion (Farnam Street)

What are you reading?

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Investor Fears and Civil War

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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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