Barry Ritholtz is the CEO and Director of Equity Research for Fusion IQ, an independent quant research firm. He also operates one of today’s most popular economic blogs, www.ritholtz.com/blog. The topics under his watchful gaze include finance, business, digital media, retail, energy, and technology. In addition to his blog, Ritholtz is published regularly at TheStreet.com. He is also a guest blogger at Nouriel Roubini’s Global Economics and his research has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Barrons, Forbes, The Economist, and RealMoney.com. Mr. Ritholtz comments frequently in the media on a range of financial stories.