Friday links: the price of quiet
- April 6th, 2012
This is an abbreviated, market holiday edition of the linkfest. The Kindle version of our book is now available. Check it out!
Quote of the day
Justin Fox, “There’s more than one valid way to do macroeconomics.” (HBR)
Chart of the day
The percentage of NYSE stocks above their 50 day moving average has not been this low all year. (@jackdamn)
The price of gold tell us little about inflation. (Felix Salmon)
Individual investors are looking for the easy way out. (Mortality Sucks)
Understanding technical analysis in 500 words. (Dragonfly Capital)
A look at a TAA model for April 2012. (MarketSci Blog)
Companies still prefer buybacks to dividends. (World Beta)
Emerging market corporates are the new sovereigns. (The Reformed Broker)
Hedge funds are digging emerging markets because of their more “rational” policies. (Reuters)
On the rise in emerging market dividend funds. (beyondbrics)
High-speed trading hurts ETFs. (IndexUniverse)
Beware of in-house fund of mutual funds. (Marketwatch)
The shortage of safe assets in the shadow banking system is ongoing. (FT Alphaville)
Clearing houses are now a part of the “too big to fail” problem. (Economist)
How HFT benefits us all. (Felix Salmon)
“Free” and “no-fee” or often anything but. (Information Arbitrage)
Higher dividend payouts would be a boost for the economy. (Fortune)
How to replace Iran’s oil. (Econbrowser)
Check out rail traffic. (ValuePlays)
Finding the price of quiet. (Political Calculations)
F*ck cancer. (Brad Feld)
Abnormal Returns is a founding member of the StockTwits Blog Network.
Abnormal Returns is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. If you click on my Amazon.com links and buy anything, even something other than the product advertised, I earn a small commission, yet you don't pay any extra. Thank you for your support.
The information in this blog post represents my own opinions and does not contain a recommendation for any particular security or investment. I or my affiliates may hold positions or other interests in securities mentioned in the Blog, please see my Disclaimer page for my full disclaimer.
Abnormal Returns has over its seven-year life become a fixture in the financial blogosphere. Over thousands of posts we have striven to bring the best of the financial blogosphere to readers. In that time the idea of a “forecast-free investment blog” remains as useful as it did six years ago. More »
- Sunday links: slow money
- Top clicks this week on Abnormal Returns
- Saturday links: unavoidable risks
- Friday links: stark-raving lunacy
- Podcast Friday: feeling fresh
- Thursday links: a potentially false doctrine
- A perfect example of the behavior gap at work
- Wednesday links: consistent outperformers
- Should you buy what Tony Robbins is selling?
- Finance and digital journalism: Charlie Rose edition