James Picerno and Barry Ritholtz on the weakish 1Q GDP report.

Maoxian on the continued rise in shipping rates.

Eddy Elfenbein at Crossing Wall Street on the rise in the market’s P/E ratio and the continued relative rise of cyclical stocks.

Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed on what net new highs are telling us about the state of the market’s current rise.

The Economist.com on the long term implications of the surge in corporate stock buybacks.

John Carney at DealBreaker.com asks, “What’s Behind Private Equity’s Warnings About Debt?”

All About Alpha and FT Alphaville on the debate over hedge fund fees.

DealBook on what it takes for a sidelined hedge fund manager to “get back in the game.”

Jeff Matthews identifies Apple’s “secret weapon” for rising Mac sales.

David Merkel at the Aleph Blog on the opportunities (and challenges) of launching an investment blog.

Daniel Gross at Slate.com on the “societal ill” bottled water represents and how it is we got to this point.

Felix Salmon at Market Movers on the “…beginning of the end of imported bottled water.”

Much is made about the role of large gifts to university endowments. June Kronholz at WSJ.com on the real-life implications of a modest gift to Brown University.

Going Private gets way more interesting e-mail than we do.

Thanks for checking in with Abnormal Returns. Your feedback is always appreciated (and read).

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.