During our brief blogging career we have touched on a number of topics, many of which we will revisit today. Feel free to check out some of our previous coverage.
Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed notes the higher returns the S&P 500 has demonstrated at night while the market is closed, whereas during the day the S&P 500 over average has declined.
Adam Warner at the Daily Options Report thinks this observation is very interesting.
We find a graph from Ticker Sense interesting despite our general lack of interest in forecasts.
Barry Ritholtz highlights the rising in short selling that could provide some support to a short-term rally.
Tobias Levkovich of Citigroup thinks large caps outperform the exuberant small caps in part due to this megacap catalyst. (via Globe & Mail)
Jay Walker has a plan for putting his cash to work, thereby avoiding the "cash trap."
Another day, another story on how hedge funds can get into trouble. Today the issue of "side letters" is discussed over at DealBook.
Henny Sender in the Wall Street Journal looks at the singular mortality of current hedge funds, although June could accelerate the trend.
The new inverse ETFs are here! Including symbols. (via IndexUniverse.com)
macroblog has a look at novel measure of inflation that not surprisingly provides fodder for Fed hawks.
Speaking of inflation, Palash R. Ghosh at BusinessWeek.com looks at TIPs and TIP mutual funds.
Eddy Elfenbein at Crossing Wall Street has a very funny take on one company's plan that could lead to "diworsification." However, that company might have little choice.
One would think the market's fall would put a crimp in investment banking earnings, but DealBook has found some analysts who believe the good earnings news can continue.
We have tired (somewhat) of the ethanol story, but Steve Hargreaves at CNNMoney.com looks at the seemingly bright prospects for cellulosic ethanol.
One of our most durable posts was on "art as a really alternative investment." Daniel Gross at Slate.com looks at whether art really is a good investment. Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution is skeptical of the data underlying the case for art market appreciation.
Austin Goolsbee in the New York Times looks at the difficulty some adult immigrants have in learning English.
Thom Lambert at Truth on the Market makes the case for legalizing most forms of insider trading in spite of the "fairness argument."
Greg Mankiw points to an interesting study on the role IQ and self-control play in academic success.
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