Tuesday links: decoupling redux

Still on a non-standard schedule today so a less than full linkfest today. In the mean time read our book and we will catch you tomorrow. Good luck out there.

Markets

The upside of lower trading volumes: disinterested investors.  (The Reformed Broker)

Secular bear markets end amidst apathy not panic.  (Big Picture)

The subpriming of commodities.  (FT Alphaville)

Strategy

James Montier on the attraction of using “simple models.”  (Above the Market)

What are the “four horsemen of your personal financial apocalypse“?  (Bucks Blog)

Companies

Facebook ($FB) has “star power” on Wall Street.  (WSJ, Nancy Miller)

Investors want Chesapeake Energy ($CHK) to stop what they are doing and sell the company.  (FT also WSJ)

Yahoo! ($YHOO) is so turned around it needs to start thinking about doing the opposite.  (Pando Daily)

Accounting questions at ZAGG Inc. ($ZAGG).  (Grumpy Old Accountants via @mickwe)

Berkshire Hathaway

Do outspoken political view dims the star power of Warren Buffett?  (Dealbook)

What’s Warren Buffett doing with all that cash?  (Zero Hedge)

Finance

More traders are quitting banks for hedge funds.  (Bloomberg)

Venture capital is “broken.”  (Felix Salmon)

When will “mirrored trading” take off?  (BetaBeat)

Traditional financial planners should fear “virtual” planning firms.  (InvestmentNews)

Inside the world of ETF market making.  (IndexUniverse)

Global

Decoupling redux: investors look to emerging markets as a safe haven.  (WSJ)

Spain has got a big banking problem.  (FT, Money Game)

Investors are beginning to sift through the debt wreckage in Europe.  (Bloomberg)

Which Argentinian default should Euro countries hope to emulate?  (Dallas Fed)

Economy

Small business optimism is rising.  (Calculated Risk, Real Time Economics)

Tax cut time: gasoline prices are falling.  (WSJ)

How much of the decline in the declining participation rate is due to demographic factors?  (Calculated Risk)

Good news! The world is getting older.  (FT Alphaville)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

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

Mixed media

What it’s like to fly on the Boeing Dreamliner.  (ReadWriteWeb)

Life after Seinfeld.  (Guardian via @danprimack)

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