Drawing upon the ideas and popular talent featured in his well-regarded blog, The Big Picture (www.ritholtz.com), Barry Ritholtz presents The Big Picture Conference, a one-day, on-demand event that offers sharp insight into the financial markets, the economy and the dangerous intersection between government and Wall Street.
Barry Ritholtz blogs at the popular The Big Picture, offering up his macro perspectives on the capital markets, the economy, technology and digital media. He is also CEO and director of equity research of Fusion IQ, a quantitative research firm.
Ritholtz holds a bachelor's degree in political science (with a concentration in philosophy) from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he studied corporate law and economics.
Barry Ritholtz, author of Bailout Nation, describes one human tendency that can hinder successful stock trading: our preference for narratives over data. When an analyst or CEO tells a convincing anecdote, he explains, stockholders are likely to trust the narrative over objective data.