Hot Links: Return to Normalcy

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning…

Wall Street strategists are betting on a Return to Normalcy as their big theme for 2014.  (BusinessInsider)

Barry reposted my guide to stock market corrections, ICYMI.  (TBP)

Is India’s new central banker making any progress yet?  (TheEconomist)

These are the top ten buys and sells of the Ultimate Stockpickers.  (Morningstar)

Cliff Asness reveals the most annoying things other investors say and think.  (CFA)

Madoff’s top finance lieutenant spoke in court yesterday, dropped a few bombs about the biggest, longest-running ponzi of all time.  (Bloomberg)

Meet the self-styled “Largest Investor in Hedge Funds in the World.”  (DealBook)

The Brazilian economy sucks.  (beyondbrics)

94% of US consumers cannot name a single Chinese brand. Don’t matter.  (QZ)

Apple makes a very key Twitter-related acquisition.  (WSJ)

How to avoid being ignorant.  (FarnamStreet)

Sources confirm that Paul Walker died during  a street race.  (NYP)

It’s J-Law’s world, we’re all just living in it.  (Vulture)

Star Wars VII is rolling forward, official Instagram account complete with Darth Vader selfie confirms it.  (Deadline)

Walmart’s top-selling item on Black Friday will make you weep for America.  (BusinessInsider)

My book, Backstage Wall Street, available at Amazon

This content, which contains security-related opinions and/or information, is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon in any manner as professional advice, or an endorsement of any practices, products or services. There can be no guarantees or assurances that the views expressed here will be applicable for any particular facts or circumstances, and should not be relied upon in any manner. You should consult your own advisers as to legal, business, tax, and other related matters concerning any investment.

The commentary in this “post” (including any related blog, podcasts, videos, and social media) reflects the personal opinions, viewpoints, and analyses of the Ritholtz Wealth Management employees providing such comments, and should not be regarded the views of Ritholtz Wealth Management LLC. or its respective affiliates or as a description of advisory services provided by Ritholtz Wealth Management or performance returns of any Ritholtz Wealth Management Investments client.

References to any securities or digital assets, or performance data, are for illustrative purposes only and do not constitute an investment recommendation or offer to provide investment advisory services. Charts and graphs provided within are for informational purposes solely and should not be relied upon when making any investment decision. Past performance is not indicative of future results. The content speaks only as of the date indicated. Any projections, estimates, forecasts, targets, prospects, and/or opinions expressed in these materials are subject to change without notice and may differ or be contrary to opinions expressed by others.

Wealthcast Media, an affiliate of Ritholtz Wealth Management, receives payment from various entities for advertisements in affiliated podcasts, blogs and emails. Inclusion of such advertisements does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by the Content Creator or by Ritholtz Wealth Management or any of its employees. Investments in securities involve the risk of loss. For additional advertisement disclaimers see here:

Please see disclosures here.