Witches, Mind Control and Blockbuster’s Last Days

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- My end-of-week morning train reads:

  • Buy the Tweet, Sell the Blog Post (Irrelevant Investor)
  • An environmental run on the bank (Alphaville)
  • Quant Funds Are Getting a Bad Rap (Bloomberg Opinion)
  • How to Prepare for a Stock Market Surprise (New York Times)
  • Hidden From View: The Astonishingly High Administrative Costs of U.S. Health Care (the Upshot); see also HHS Plans to Delete 20 Years of Critical Medical Guidelines Next Week (Daily Beast)
  • Disney, Economic Gravity and Vibranium Physics (Redef)
  • Mueller’s Latest Indictments Show That “Witches” Are Very Real (National Review)
  • How to Spend It: the shopping list for the 1% (the Guardian)
  • A case study in Trump’s GOP mind control (Axios); see also For Republicans, “The Dam Has Broken.” But for How Long? (New York Times)
  • The Last Days of Blockbuster Video: For One Last Night, Make It a Blockbuster Night (the Ringer)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with John Carreyrou, the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who exposed wrongdoing at the much-hyped startup Theranos. His new book is “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup.”

Various bearish narratives that have evolved over this bull market

Witches, Mind Control and Blockbuster’s Last Days

Source: Merrill Lynch via @cullenroche

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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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