Tuesday links: getting it right

This is an early (and less than complete) edition of the linkfest. Good luck out there.

Quote of the day

Thorsten Heins, CEO of Research in Motion: “We needed to get our act together and get it right.”  (Wired)

Chart of the day

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GRPN data by YCharts

Tiger Global owns nearly 10% of Groupon ($GRPN).  (WSJ, Dealbook)

Markets

Rydex traders are getting pretty bearish.  (StockCharts Blog)

Things to worry about besides the fiscal cliff.  (Big Picture)

Mortgage REITs continue to get squeezed.  (Sober Look)

Ten stocks the “ultimate stock pickers” are buying.  (Morningstar)

Expect more dividends to get pushed into 2012.  (NYTimes)

Strategy

Another overnight return puzzle.  (Falkenblog)

Knowledge vs. skill: what’s more important to DIY investors.  (Monevator)

Companies

Expectations are pretty low for Intel ($INTC).  (The Exchange also YCharts Blog, WSJ, Quartz)

Hewlett-Packard ($HPQ) has some regrets over buying Autonomy.  (Dealbook)

Is this the end of the AIG ($AIG) saga?  (Dealbreaker)

Finance

Machines have made the forex markets more efficient.  (MarketBeat)

Are dark pools hurting market quality?  (CFA Institute also FT)

The SEC is probing exchange order types, among other things.  (WSJ)

IPOs

The IPO pipeline is shrinking.  (FT)

Archstone, Lehman Brothers’ REIT, is going public.  (Reuters)

Why do we make such a big deal about the expiration of IPO lockups?  (Musings on Markets)

Funds

The correction for high yield bonds is here.  (FT)

The money seems to be flowing in part into bank loan funds.  (Sober Look)

Managed futures mutual funds catch a break, because they need it.  (InvestmentNews)

Global

Moody’s no longer thinks France is worth of a Aaa rating.  (WSJ, FT Alphaville)

Why traders hate the Japanese yen.  (Money Game)

Is Norway the last safe haven?  (Institutional Investor)

Does corruption harm economic growth?  (Marginal Revolution)

Economy

Industrial production has stalled.  (Economist’s View)

Manufacturing has made a comeback, but manufacturing jobs have not.  (Wonkblog)

Maybe it’s time to raise interest rates to get the economy going.  (Real Time Economics)

Sports

The geography of college football fans.  (The Quad)

Can too many stats ruin the enjoyment of the game?  (ESPN)

How caffeine can give a boost to endurance athletes.  (NPR)

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