Stock-Market Records, Tall Trees and Old Sharks

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Your morning train reads:

• Stocks Just Hit a Record. Thank the Fed. (New York Timessee also Why Trump Should Leave the Fed Alone (Foreign Affairs)
• Why Alts Are Burgeoning: Naked Fear (CIO)
• How Twitter Users Compare to the General Public (Pew Research)
• Tesla’s 2020 self-driving car promise sounds too good to be true because it is (Recode)
• The Instagram Aesthetic Is Over: The look made famous by the platform just doesn’t resonate anymore. (The Atlantic)
• The Kids Use TikTok Now Because Data-Mined Videos Are So Much Fun (Bloomberg Businessweek)
• A History of the Influencer, from Shakespeare to Instagram (New Yorker)
• This Is the Emotional Quality That the World’s Greatest Leaders All Share (Fortune)
• The Man Who Solved ‘Jeopardy!’ (FiveThirtyEight)
• California scientists unravel genetic mysteries of world’s tallest trees (San Francisco Chroniclesee also 400-year-old shark ‘oldest vertebrate’ (BBC)

What are you reading? 

A Dearth of Recessions

Stock-Market Records, Tall Trees and Old Sharks

Source: Torsten Slok, Deutsche Bank Research 

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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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