Barry Ritholtz

Fusion IQ

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CEO and Director of Equity Research for Fusion IQ, an asset management firm, and blogger at The Big Picture; author of the forthcoming Bailout Nation: How Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy

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