It has been a busy week here at Abnormal Returns HQ so our sole post today is the linkfest. Enjoy.

It will be interesting to see how the Ticker Sense Blogger Sentiment Poll plays out over time.

A number of traders this week could have used the newly launched double-inverse ETFs from ProShares. (via ETF Trends)

James Picerno at the Capital Spectator looks at how rising geopolitical risks make cash all the more attractive.

Chad Brand at the Peridot Capitalist looks at the tug-of-war between earnings and geopolitical risks.

According to Chart of the Day seasonality will continue to work against lower oil prices until the end of October. Funny how that coincides with the standard “Sell in May” time frame.

Eddy Elfenbein at Crossing Wall Street jumps to the defense of embattled Home Deport (HD).

Barry Ritholtz has another look at how market leadership changes from era to era.

Tennille Tracy in the Wall Street Journal reports on the record setting fundraising pace of U.S.-based private equity firms.

DealBook looks at the question of whether there is too much money in private equity?

It should not be surprising that money continues to flow into private equity funds when they are able to “turnaround” companies like Hertz Corp. in a manner of months. (via Wall Street Journal)

Although it is still early, Eddy Elfenbein (again!) wonders whether Bill Miller’s streak might be in danger.

James Altucher at is now writing a daily blog watch that includes a link to this post by The Art of Streetplay on WisdomTree Investments.

A number of writers at weigh in on the question of ETF proliferation.

Joe Mysak at looks at whether toll road privatizations make all that much financial sense.

Sharon Begley in the Wall Street Journal examines some statistics on how steroids may have positively affected the career path of aging players.

Scott Adams of the Dilbert Blog learns the hard way how much reader investment advice is worth.

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