Bloomberg brings in Barry Ritholtz

Bloomberg News made waves today upon welcoming market analyst and financial guru Barry Ritholtz as a columnist. The money manager behind the celebrated investment and economics blog The Big Picture, Ritholtz is now charged with covering the economy, finance, and business in general for Bloomberg View.

"One of the 1st Wall St blogs I read during the crisis got snatched up by Bloomberg. Congrats to @ritholtz," ReutersRyan McCarthy remarked.

"Whoa, @ritholtz to Bloomberg View. What does this mean for The Big Picture?" Reuters finance blogger Felix Salmon wondered, before answering his own question: "Very interesting: Bloomberg has acquired the Big Picture domain from @ritholtz, per @ReformedBroker."

Former Newsweek Global editor and Daily Beast contributor Tunku Varadarajan also spread the news, tweeting with enthusiasm, "DELIGHTED to hear that the irrepressible @ritholtz is joining Bloomberg View as a columnist! (or so I'm told...)."

As for Ritholtz's own words ... "Announcing My New Bloomberg Gig," he shared the original Bloomberg post on Twitter, and punctuated his tweet with dollar signs. As one does, of course.

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