Gold, Nikes and Cheap Food

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- My midweek morning train reads:

• Stock-Pickers Don’t Know How to Sell; Random selling outperforms PMs  (Bloomberg)
• Bigger Gold Companies Still Aren’t Glitterati Heftier companies aren’t likely to solve the industry’s fundamental problems (Wall Street Journal)
• If Earnings Have Peaked, Will a Stock Wipeout Follow? Corporate profits likely crested in last year’s 3rd quarter. But that might not be too bad. (CIOsee also Diversification is (Almost) Undefeated (Wealth of Common Sense)
• The Real Cost of Cheap Groceries (Fortune)
• In a Month You’ll Wish the Shutdown Were Only as Bad as Today (Bloomberg)
• Nike’s New Self-Lacing Basketball Shoe Is Actually Smart (WiredSee also Nike’s big bet on the future of connected shoes (Fast Company)
• Is having the most popular photo on Instagram worth anything? We’re about to find out. (Recode)
• Google’s Research Efforts in 2018 (Google AI blog)
• Our pets: the key to the obesity crisis? (BBC)
• Microbes Might Be the Key to a Mars Mission (Scientific American)

What are you reading?

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Gold, Nikes and Cheap Food

Source: New York Times 

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Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He is the author of “Bailout Nation.”

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