You would think that weekends are for relaxing, but around here it means…linkfest!

Barry Ritholtz points to an indicator, negative year-over-year new car sales, that is signalling a recession.

breakingviews (via the Wall Street Journal) believes value investing will lose its allure as economic conditions change.

Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed on the changing conditions for trend following systems.

Adam Warner points to a funny/scary post at the Swing Trading Guide on “Top 10 Ways to Lose All the Money In Your Trading Account in 30 Days or Less.”

Dan Vergano in the USA Today on brain imaging studies that document the “framing effect.” (via Weekend Linkfest at

Roger Lowenstein in the New York Times reviews the investment banking tell-all book, “The Accidental Investment Banker.” Peter Lauria in the New York Post examines a theme of the book, the death of relationship banking.

Paul Kedrosky points to an example of how alternative investments have become de rigueur at university endowment funds.

On the topic of venture capital, The Deal looks at “seven easy steps to a billion dollar startup.”

Going Private examines the effect of the flood of capital into private equity and its continuing lead over venture capital in terms of fundraising.

Speaking of buyouts, DealBook highlights some comments by a Wall Street strategist on the potential for reports on the rapid demise for a new hedge fund run by a LTCM alumnus.

Chuck Jaffe at on why investors should think of their brokerage “sweep accounts” as an investment, like any other.

Speaking of cash, Conrad De Aenlle at the New York Times on the quest for returns in cash equivalents.

Roger Ehrenberg at Information Arbitrage is able to wrangle an informative post out of the Snakes on a Plane phenomenon.

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