Wednesday links: scrambling for ideas

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Quote of the day

Andy Kessler, ” Teach yourself how to think ahead of those who are scrambling for ideas. When everyone else is thinking short term, start thinking long term. Embrace ideas when everyone else hates them.”  (WSJ)

Chart of the day

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Asset price volatility and the level of interest rates.  (Marginal Revolution)

Markets

Anatomy of a short-squeeze.  (Avondale Asset)

What happens after a 90% down day?  (The Reformed Broker, MoneyBeat)

Is gold once again a safe haven?  (Alpha Capture)

The performance spread in asset classes YTD is pretty wide.  (Capital Spectator)

There are good oversold conditions and bad oversold conditions.  (Charts etc.)

Corporate debt issuance has ground to a halt.  (FT)

Strategy

There is a difference between risk and fear.  (A Dash of Insight)

Dividend stocks are more highly interest rate sensitive.  (Morningstar)

How to become a first quartile manager: don’t try.  (research puzzle pieces)

Companies

Amazon.com ($AMZN) sells more online than its next 12 biggest competitors combined…  (WSJ)

Charles Schwab ($SCHW) is growing its commission-free ETF marketplace.  (FT)

Airlines are ramping up capacity.  (The Daily Beast)

Finance

A look at how some of the biggest private equity deals have fared.  (Reuters)

Analysts who do verticals research do better.  (YCharts Blog)

BATS wants to ramp up its IPO business.  (MoneyBeat)

CNBC’s ratings plumb new lows.  (Zero Hedge)

Global

The Indian economy is at-risk of stagflation.  (Sober Look)

The emerging market sell-off is not uniform.  (WSJ, Quartz)

The Mexican economy is slowing.  (Bonddad Blog)

Economy

Four reasons the Fed should start tapering in September.  (MoneyBeat)

The only bargain in college right now may be off-campus housing.  (WSJ)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

Words have consequences: bond edition. On the need to be a more savvy consumer of financial media.  (Abnormal Returns)

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

Mixed media

Everybody carries a phone these days but young professionals are reluctant to actually use them.  (WSJ)

FeeX wants to help consumers cut finance fees.  (GigaOM)

What next for AllThingsD?  (Felix Salmon)

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