DealBook has the highly anticipated stock picks from notable investors at the Ira W. Sohn Investment Research Conference.

There is a new buy-write ETN in town and Adam Warner at the Daily Options Report is on the case.

Bill Luby at VIX and More has an interesting market indicator.

Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed on what happens after a bout of “indiscriminate selling.”

Bespoke Investment Group takes a look at market performance as we enter summer trading.

The Epicurean Dealmaker looks behind the curtain of a notable takeover battle.

Aaron Pressman at looks at the increasing number of publicly traded hedge funds.

CXO Advisory Group reports that media attention, not forecasting accuracy, drives attention.

What happened to all that talk about the Yen carry trade? (via FT Alphaville)

Tom Lydon at ETF Trends on the surge in bond ETF offerings.

Jeff Miller at A Dash of Insight looks at the divergence between crude oil and gasoline prices.

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture has amassed some cool graphs on gasoline prices.

Caroline Baum at on how the rest of the world might withstand a U.S. recession.

John Authers at on who listens to Alan Greenspan these days.

Zero Beta looks at the use of weather as an excuse for poor retail sales.

Robert X. Cringley at I, Cringley on why the biggest threat to Google (GOOG) may come from inside the company.

All About Alpha on why huge salaries for hedge fund managers might make sense and the stagnation in asset growth at sub-top 100 hedge funds.

Eduardo Porter in the New York Times on the widening gap between executive pay and the average worker.

Jonah Lehrer at the Frontal Cortex on the “winner’s curse” and the recent performance of the New York Yankees.

Caren Chesler at with a profile of Justin Wolfers and his research into prediction markets. on what the “new breed of art buyers” is doing to the art market.

What’s new in backyard grilling? If you guessed “infrared, an ultra-high radiant heat” you would be correct. (via

Speaking of backyard grilling, here’s wishing all Abnormal Returns readers a pleasant holiday weekend.

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