Tuesday links: the goal of trading

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Quote of the day

KD, “You’re trading/investing to make money – not to feel good about yourself, or to feel “proud” that you were right.”  (Kid Dynamite)

Chart of the day

SPXPECESI 0712 624x363 Tuesday links:  the goal of trading

Stock investors should hope for a reversal in economic surprises.  (Dr. Ed’s Blog)

Markets

European worries have been pushed aside by the US.  (Money Game)

The commodities rally is grains driven. (Sober Look)

How can an investment “con” go on for so long?  (research puzzle pix)

How much is safe haven demand driving Treasury yields?  (Learn Bonds)

How to use options to trade corn.  (VIX and More)

Strategy

Investors ten most common behavioral biases.  (Above the Market)

Who is the real competition for “robo-advisors“?  (Nerd’s Eye View)

Five (bad) reasons you are worried about the market.  (Bucks Blog)

Why global stock market crash probabilities have increased over time.  (SSRN via @quantivity)

In defense of the use of 13-F filings to guide decision making.  (AlphaClone)

Companies

No-lose situations don’t come around too often, the case of Yahoo’s ($YHOO) new CEO.  (The Reformed Broker also A VC)

Why are corporations holding so much more cash than they need to operate?  (Reuters)

What companies have spent the most on stock buybacks.  (Herb Greenberg)

EMC ($EMC) is reportedly preparing another spinoff, Cloud Foundry.  (Stock Spinoffs)

Finance

Institutional demand for established hedge funds are forcing them to change their business models.  (Institutional Investor)

How to fix Libor.  (FT Alphaville)

David really liked John Staddon’s The Malign Hand of the Markets: The Insidious Forces on Wall Street that are Destroying Financial Markets – and What We Can Do About it.  (Aleph Blog)

ETFs

ETF “platforms” are popping up making it easier for independent firms to launch ETFs.  (IndexUniverse)

Why $VXX should do another reverse split.  (Tyler’s Trading)

Investors are using ETFs to focus on high dividend equities.  (IndexUniverse)

Global

The Eurozone needs an FDIC-like entity to efficiently kill off a “450-odd” banks.  (FT)

How much can a falling Euro help the European economy?  (WSJ also Spiegel Online)

The IMF warns of risks to the 2013 global economy.  (FT, Global Macro Monitor)

The complicated future for the Chinese economy.  (Econbrowser)

The average Canadian is now wealthier than the average American.  (Time)

Economy

Industrial production grew in June.  (Calculated Risk, Capital Spectator)

What states could earn if they taxed online sales.  (Real Time Economics)

Signs that the labor economy is improving.  (Conversable Economist)

Homebuilders are getting more optimistic.  (Real Time Economics, Bespoke, Carpe Diem)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

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

Mixed media

The next iPhone is going to have a thinner (and maybe bigger) screen.  (WSJ, GigaOM)

Take note, wireless sensors are about to change everything.  (Fast Company)

You can’t have long-term success if you don’t have staying power.  (Eric Jackson)

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