Friday links: leaving the office

Quote of the day

Roger Nusbaum, “Any stock can go to zero…If you can accept that anything can fail then the issue of position sizing becomes critical.”  (Random Roger)

Chart of the day

SPXCRB 0412 624x289 Friday links:  leaving the office

Why don’t stocks care about what is happening with commodities?  (Market Anthropology)

Natural gas

On the uneven dynamics in the natural gas market.  (Sober Look)

The prospects for natural gas are overhyped.  (Macro Rants)

Could the US run out of natural gas storage capacity?  (FT Alphaville)

The Fed

Don’t get into a fight with an entity that can print money.  (Price Action Lab)

Don’t fight the Fed, ignore it.  (Vanguard Blog)

Trading

Hey traders, check out the “leave the office” strategy.  (Stock Sage)

What it means to put on your “market personality.”  (StockCharts Blog)

Yet another reason, a “stock picking robot,” to avoid penny stocks.  (Clusterstock)

Research

Why the ‘low volatility anomaly‘ still startles.  (InvestmentNews)

On the downside of “performance derbies.”  (research puzzle pix)

About that Twitter predicting the stock market paper… (Sell the News via TRB)

Apple

Apple ($AAPL) is dropping despite increases in earnings estimates.  (Bespoke)

The case for selling puts on Apple.  (VIX and More)

Companies

Lessons to take away from the long-term success of Fastenal ($FAST).  (HBR)

The runaway freight train that is Chipotle Mexican Grill ($CMG).  (Market Montage)

Nokia ($NOK) as example of just how fast a company can lose “brand value.”  (Asymco)

Top ten growing (and dying) US industries.  (Big Picture)

Finance

For the luck few a new Renaissance fund.  (Bloomberg)

Ah the irony, TBTF banks are bigger than ever before.  (BusinessWeek)

Corporate bond issuance surges, despite lower dealer inventories.  (Dealbook)

Why are bank valuations seemingly so low? Because no one can figure out how much they really make.  (MarketBeat, WSJ)

Global

Peak Oil and its impact on the world economy.  (Economist, FT Alphaville)

Foreign car makers keep building new plants in China. How much is too much?  (beyondbrics)

How much is a good central banker worth?  (The Atlantic)

Economy

Why you shouldn’t put too much stock in the LEI.  (Sober Look, Capital Spectator)

The ECRI WLI finally drops.  (MarketBeat)

How gasoline seasonality affect economic growth.  (Bonddad Blog)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

The top 10 investment bloggers to follow on Twitter.  (WealthLift)

What you missed in our Friday morning linkfest.  (Abnormal Returns)

Mixed media

The stuff they never discuss on Wall Street per Backstage Wall Street.  (Huffington Post)

Crowdfunding and the difference between giving and investing.  (Chuck Jaffe)

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