Free exchange (an Economist blog) on the “complicated” nature of U.S. economic volatility.

Mark Thoma at Economist’s View points to a SF Fed piece on the probability of an U.S. recession.

Anna Bernasek in the New York Times on the mixed signals the economy is emitting.

Jeff Miller at A Dash of Insight on the difference between intermediate-term and short-term sentiment measures.

Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed on the poor timing of net mutual fund purchases by investors.

breakingviews (via the Wall Street Journal) on the use of “bridge equity” in recent LBOs.

Chris Anderson at The Long Tail on the “power of free.”

Thanks for checking in with us at Abnormal Returns on this long holiday weekend.

This content, which contains security-related opinions and/or information, is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon in any manner as professional advice, or an endorsement of any practices, products or services. There can be no guarantees or assurances that the views expressed here will be applicable for any particular facts or circumstances, and should not be relied upon in any manner. You should consult your own advisers as to legal, business, tax, and other related matters concerning any investment.

The commentary in this “post” (including any related blog, podcasts, videos, and social media) reflects the personal opinions, viewpoints, and analyses of the Ritholtz Wealth Management employees providing such comments, and should not be regarded the views of Ritholtz Wealth Management LLC. or its respective affiliates or as a description of advisory services provided by Ritholtz Wealth Management or performance returns of any Ritholtz Wealth Management Investments client.

References to any securities or digital assets, or performance data, are for illustrative purposes only and do not constitute an investment recommendation or offer to provide investment advisory services. Charts and graphs provided within are for informational purposes solely and should not be relied upon when making any investment decision. Past performance is not indicative of future results. The content speaks only as of the date indicated. Any projections, estimates, forecasts, targets, prospects, and/or opinions expressed in these materials are subject to change without notice and may differ or be contrary to opinions expressed by others.

Please see disclosures here.

Please see the Terms & Conditions page for a full disclaimer.