Family Fights, Murky Markets and Brewing Battles

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- My back-to-work morning train reads:

  • Taxes aren’t the biggest threat to your inheritance. Family squabbles are: Attorneys and accountants point to family conflict as the biggest threat to estate planning (CNBC)
  • Can factor investing kill off the hedge fund? Data-driven funds that systematically exploit human weaknesses are disrupting traditional asset management (Financial Times)
  • Wells Fargo automated high-net-worth wealth management as advisers faced sales pressure (Yahoo)
  • Decade After Crisis, a $600 Trillion Market Remains Murky to Regulators (New York Times)
  • The case for a second Brexit referendum (the Economist)
  • Teslas in the palace signal brewing battle in Beijing (Nikkei Asian Review)
  • The Vindication of Cheese, Butter and Full-Fat Milk: A new study exonerates dairy fats as a cause of early death, even as low-fat products continue to be misperceived as healthier. (the Atlantic)
  • How a hypernationalist, crafty liar exploited political divisions in 1930s Germany (Washington Post); see also Elected Leaders Are Making the World Less Democratic (Bloomberg)
  • Keep Calm and Live in New York City: The Promise of CBD (New Yorker)
  • First Test Drive of the Tesla Model 3 Performance: A Thrilling, Modern Marvel (Wall Street Journal)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview 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.”

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Family Fights, Murky Markets and Brewing Battles

Source: CNN Money

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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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