We hope you enjoy this earlier than normal edition of the linkfest.
David Weidner at WSJ.com on the inevitable filing of the Blackstone Group IPO.
The Economist.com views the move as “steeped in irony.”
“Blackstone Group LP employees generate almost nine times more earnings than their counterparts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.” (via Bloomberg.com)
The Economist.com looks at mechanics of how the subprime mortgage market grew (and fell).
Jeff Miller at A Dash of Insight on a shift in the shape of the yield curve.
All About Alpha on changes in how institutional investors buy hedge funds.
IndexUniverse.com on proposed ETFs that will serve as hedge fund replicators.
CXO Advisory Group on research showing some short-selling is manipulative.
Henry Blodget at Slate.com on the most-recent Jim Cramer kerfuffle.
Greg Newton at NakedShorts has a suggestion for them both.
Once again, why would any one entrust their hard-earned capital to this guy? (via WSJ.com)
Daniel Gross at Slate.com with a review of a unheralded “unknown (American) financial superhero.”
Thanks for checking in with Abnormal Returns. You can always send us your questions and/or comments.